Danish Khan gets charge of SPNI’s digital biz as Uday Sodhi moves on
MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) business head of digital business Uday Sodhi has decided to move on from the company. After building the digital business (SonyLIV) of SPNI for almost five years, Uday will now pursue his entrepreneurial passion in the start-up space.
Sony Entertainment Television (SET) business head Danish Khan has replaced Sodhi as the head of the digital business. This will be in addition to Danish’s responsibilities as Business Head of Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and Studio NEXT.
Both Danish and Uday will work on a transition plan over the next month, in consultation and partnership with relevant stakeholders. Uday’s last working day at SPN will be 15th November.
During his stint, Uday 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 sports 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, Danish has successfully managed teams across marketing and programming having worked with Sony MAX, SET 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 SET and created our own IPs with unique shows like Super Dancer and Superstar Singer, which have received widespread recognition across the industry.
Danish 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.