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Disney-ABC elevates Swati Shetty to TV distribution head in India

MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Company?s Disney-ABC International Television (Asia Pacific), the international TV distribution arm, has appointed Swati Shetty as director, India, responsible for Disney-ABC International Television?s TV distribution business across all platforms in India.


Shetty replaces Amit Malhotra who was promoted in June 2007 to regional sales director, Pan-Asia, India and Singapore.


Shetty will be based in Mumbai and report directly to Malhotra in Hong Kong as well as the managing director for Walt Disney Company (India) currently overseen by , Walt Disney International president Andy Bird. She joins Disney-ABC International Television in early August.








The announcement was made today by Disney-ABC International Television?s vice president of sales for Asia Pacific Greg Johnson.


Shetty joins from her earlier position as associate director, advertising sales, Disney Channel in India where she played an instrumental role in launching Disney Channel in the country.


Previously, Shetty held sales and business development positions at major Indian broadcasters including Star India and Sahara India.


Commenting on the new appointment in India Johnson said, "Swati?s strong sales experience combined with her deep understanding of the Indian television market will be integral to the continued growth of our distribution business in India, a key strategic market for the Company. We?re very excited to welcome her to the TV sales team.

 

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