Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia has appointed Suniil Punjabi to lead its Indian operations for AXN Networks India.
Based in the company’s Mumbai office, Punjabi will don the newly-created role of business head and will be responsible for the profitability of AXN and Animax in India.
Apart from overseeing the day-to-day management of these two channels, Punjabi will develop business opportunities and channel equity. He will lead the team in developing the go-to-market strategy for new channels, as well as oversee the development, acquisition and production of a content mix for SPT’s networks in India.
Punjabi will report to Ricky Ow, executive vice president and general manager, networks, Asia, Sony Pictures Television, who is based in the company’s regional head office in Singapore.
“We are pleased to welcome Sunil to drive our business in India. His acumen and experience across all functions will be key assets to lead our channels to greater heights in one of Asia’s largest and most competitive TV markets,” said Ow.
Prior to this, Punjabi was the chief executive officer at Cinemax India Ltd which he joined in 2010. From 2006- 2010, Punjabi was with Fox Star Studios, the joint venture between Twentieth Century Fox and Star TV. He has around 12 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry.