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Done my bit at AXN, says Sunil Punjabi

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MUMBAI: In 2012, AXN Network had created a new position to focus on one of its fast-growing markets, leading it was Sunil Punjabi.



However, Punjabi has decided to move on from the network as AXN Networks India business head and Multi Screen Media EVP. Confirming the news to Indiantelevision.com, Punjabi whose last day in the network is 15 December says, ?I thought it was time to move on as I think I have done my bit here. Today AXN is at a good place.?



In a move to kill piracy, he can be credited for showcasing some programmes like ?Sherlock?, ?Top Gear? and ?Orphan Black? in the same week of their UK/ US releases.



Punjabi , who was based in Mumbai, was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the channel, with the development of business opportunities and channel equity. In May this year, MSM named Pix EVP and business head Saurabh Yagnik as head of the English channels which meant Punjabi was reporting to Yagnik.



Prior to AXN, Punjabi was CEO at multiplex company Cinemax and also headed the film production and distribution strategy at Fox Star Studios India for two years.



On his next move, he says, ?I have always been on a run. But will take a break till New Year.?

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