Television

BBC Global News ropes in Rahul Sood as south Asia, India MD

He will lead the strategic growth of commercial activities across the business.

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2019/12/17/sood.jpg?itok=0newoz4t

MUMBAI: The Beeb has a new Indian boss. In an announcement earlier today, BBC Global News stated that former NDTV India professional Rahul Sood will be taking over as its managing director for India and south Asia, come January 2020. Sood will have responsibility for leading the strategic growth of commercial activities across the business which is the International commercial news, sport and features arm of the BBC.

In fact, a new position has been created for the media vet, reflecting India and the wider region’s position as a key market for BBC Global News. India is BBC News’ largest overseas market, with an audience of over 50 million people. Its India bureau is one of BBC’s largest outside the UK, becoming a video, TV and digital content production hub for the whole of South Asia.

Sood will report to global EVP marketing and distribution Chris Davies and SVP commercial development, Asia and ANZ Alistair McEwan. He will assume management of the commercial sales teams across the region with distribution head Sunil Joshi, and advertising sales director Vishal Bhatnagar, reporting directly to him. 

Sood has had experience at NDTV (New Delhi Television Ltd) where, as sales and business development head he successfully launched NDTV channels across linear and digital in over 70 countries. He previously worked for Fox International channels in Singapore, monetising and expanding their south east Asian markets, and started his media career at Turner Broadcasting.

BBC Global News SVP commercial development, Asia & ANZ, Alistair McEwan says: “We are delighted to be welcoming Rahul to the new post of managing director of BBC Global News, India and South Asia. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience which is sure to add great value as we continue to realise our significant ambitions in the region, bringing together the expertise of our current teams on the ground.”

Says Sood: “Working for the BBC in the current news environment is a privilege. My goal will be to further develop the BBC’s presence and profit across the region, ensuring audiences across India and South Asia can benefit from the BBC’s impartial, trusted journalism.”

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/28/photogrid_plus_1632813517578.jpg?itok=_cgyhD9Y
GoQuest Media secures sales for two titles in Eastern Europe

Mumbai: Global independent content distributor GoQuest Media has secured sales for two titles in Eastern Europe. TV3 Group, a leading media house in the Baltics has acquired linear and on-demand rights for Go3, and Slovenian multimedia company Pro Plus has acquired SVOD rights for its digital...

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/28/photogrid_plus_1632807907244.jpg?itok=J5I5cZlg
'Mayaadweepam' returns on Zee Telugu starting 3 October

Mumbai: Zee Telugu has revived its kids reality show “Mayaadweepam” after seven years. The show will be led by Ohmkar as host along with fictional characters Pillamarriraju and Ontu Kannu Rakshasudu starting from 3 October at 9 p.m on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD. This season’s sponsors include...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/28/rep.jpg?itok=iSn5jJjd
Republic Media Network organises its first-ever Social Media Summit

The potential for digital & social media in India is unmatched, from the perspective of creators, platforms, engines as well as the audience. To address India’s Social Media Powerhouse, Republic Media Network hosted the first edition of the ‘Social Media Summit.' The event will be telecast on...

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/27/rajaraman-s.jpg?itok=R1c_qzsV
Rajaraman Sundaram appointed as business head of Colors Tamil

Viacom18 has announced the appointment of Rajaraman Sundaram as Colors Tamil business head.

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/27/photogrid_plus_1632748936605.jpg?itok=iW9S7t2E
PTC Punjabi launches new show 'Jurm Te Jazbaat'

Mumbai: Embarking a new genre of entertainment for the audience, PTC Network will now make another stellar addition with the new crime thriller show "Jurm Te Jazbaa."  This is the first crime fiction show on PTC Network which is set to be premiered on 27 September at 9:30 p.m only on PTC Punjabi....

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/27/photogrid_plus_1632744257167.jpg?itok=OoOdL2al
&TV set to bring new show 'Mauka-E-Vardaat: Operation Vijay'

Mumbai: &TV is set to bring a new crime show titled "Mauka-E-Vardaat: Operation Vijay" on Monday at 7 p.m.  The show is the new edition of its popular series "Mauka-E-Vardaat" featuring stories of fantasy supervillains and how 'Operation Vijay' - a special task force comprising the sharpest and...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/27/photogrid_plus_1632740667326.jpg?itok=cAuvbb71
Mirchi launches new show 'Sunday Suspense Hindi'

Mumbai: Music and entertainment company Mirchi has launched its new show "Mirchi Sunday Suspense Hindi." The radio show presents dramatic readings from Indian literature across suspense, crime, horror genres and it airs every Sunday between 3 p.m and 4 p.m on Radio Mirchi.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/27/photogrid_plus_1632739368400.jpg?itok=J1KdTeru
Rajat Sharma elected as president of NBDA

Mumbai: The News Broadcasters and Digital Association (NBDA) has elected Rajat Sharma as president at a meeting held on Monday. The board also elected ABP Network chief executive officer Avinash Pandey as vice president and Times Network managing director and chief executive officer MK Anand as...

Television TV Channels People
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/09/27/photogrid_plus_1632729620834.jpg?itok=-kHxXqps
Rahul Gangwani named editor-in-chief of Lifestyle Asia India

Mumbai: International media company Burda Media on Monday named Rahul Gangwani as editor-in-chief for Lifestyle Asia India. In this role, Gangwani will oversee the Lifestyle Asia’s editorial team, developing the brand’s editorial strategy and spearheading the rollout of new brand campaigns and...

Television TV Channels People

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required