Mumbai: The Walt Disney Company has expanded Harry Griffith’s role to head rights acquisition and syndication sports for Disney Star. He will report to Disney Star head sports Sanjog Gupta.
Harry will be taking over additional responsibilities of rights acquisition and key licensor relationships in addition to his current responsibility of heading global syndication and sales for sports. Harry has been a part of the sports team since July 2015. He started his journey with the sales team and proceeded to take on global syndication of sports rights. Over the last year, Harry has managed tough negotiations in the Middle East and facilitated rights deal renewals across the world.
Griffith has over 15 years of experience working in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. His expertise lies in TV/digital media rights, ad sales solutions, rights acquisition, syndication, sponsorship, digital, monetisation and business development for the world’s leading rights owners, agencies and broadcasters in multiple territories.
Prior to joining Star TV Network in 2015, he was associated with Eurosport as international sales and partnerships manager. He has also been with IMG Media for eight years before he quit as commercial sales and partnerships manager.