Sony Pictures Networks India appoints Indranil Chakravorty as the Head of StudioNEXT

Chakravorty was previously CEO of Big Synergy and has over 30 years experience in various areas of marketing and sales

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Oct 24, 2018 1:04 PM  | 2 min read

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has appointed Indranil Chakravorty as the Head of StudioNEXT, its independent production venture. Chakravorty will report to Danish Khan, Business Head at Sony Entertainment Television (SET).

A seasoned professional with proven success record, Chakravorty, along with Khan will set up the studio business. StudioNEXT has been mandated to create original content and IPs for TV and Digital media.

An independent business unit of SPN, StudioNEXT will function as a content creator for SPN media business as well as for other Channels, Networks and OTT players within India and globally. This newly formed venture began its journey with co-producing Season 10 of KBC in partnership with Big Synergy. Going forward, StudioNEXT will produce new IPs whilst leveraging the existing ones under SPN media.

Indranil Chakravorty is an engineer from IIT Kharagpur and has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Lucknow. He has rich and wide experience of around 30 years, working with organisations across sectors, handling varied job functions across business verticals such as marketing and sales.

His most recent stint was as the CEO of Big Synergy, where over a period of 8 years he spearheaded its expansion in different geographies while creating high impact properties.

Speaking on the appointment, Danish Khan, Business Head at Sony Entertainment Television (SET) said, "I am excited to have Indranil spearhead StudioNEXT. I am confident that Indranil, with his excellent understanding of the entertainment ecosystem, along with his abilities to nurture creative talent and build a creative culture, will make StudioNEXT a cutting-edge content creator."

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