Uday Sodhi has resigned from his position of Business Head at Sony Pictures Networks (SPN), digital business, Sony LIV, after five years. Sodhi will now pursue his entrepreneurial passion in the start-up space.
The responsibility of handling the business of SonyLIV will now be given to Danish Khan, as the newly appointed Business Head of SPN’s digital business. This will be in addition to Khan’s responsibilities as Business Head of Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and Studio NEXT.
SonyLIV is the pioneer in the OTT space in India. During his stint, Sodhi was responsible for the introduction of its subscription model, SonyLIV’s relaunch and the international launch of SonyLIV subscriptions, among many others. Under his leadership sport tournaments like Euro 2016, FIFA World Cup 2018 and India Australia series 2018 saw phenomenal success in terms of digital viewership.
In a career spanning over two decades, Khan has successfully managed teams across marketing and programming having worked with Sony MAX, Sony TV and Star Plus in his previous avatars. Under his leadership as business head for SET, the channel has become the #1 Hindi General Entertainment Channel (GEC) in the country. He has brought marquee properties like ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ to Sony TV and created our own IPs with unique shows like ‘Super Dancer’ and ‘Superstar Singer’, which have received widespread recognition across the industry. Khan has also been instrumental in launching and nurturing the Studio NEXT business, armed with the ambition of making SPN a content leader in the M&E industry.
Both, Khan and Sodhi will work on a transition plan over the next month, in consultation and partnership with relevant stakeholders. Sodhi’s last working day at SPN will be 15th November 2019.