Following the news of ESPN's collaboration with Sony for co-branded channels and digital media, there have been elevations at the company.
Ramesh Kumar will take on the new role of vice president, head of ESPN India and South Asia. He will report to Russell Wolff, EVP, ESPN International. Kumar joined the company 15 years ago and was most recently head of ESPNcricinfo and ESPN India, overseeing the former.
Wolff said, "Ramesh has been a strong business leader who understands the richness and complexity of India and the competitive marketplace and product dynamics across the subcontinent. Under Ramesh’s leadership, our business in India has continued to evolve and grow, serving Indian fans in new ways, while also becoming an important part of ESPN’s business regionally and globally.”
Sambit Bal, who was editor of ESPNCricinfo since 2003 has now been appointed editor-in-chief, ESPN India/South Asia. He will report to both Kumar and Patrick Stiegman, vice president and editorial director, digital and print media.