Uday Sodhi is stepping down as the SonyLIV business head to start his own enterprise in the start-up space. The man has been credited with building up the Sony Picture Networks digital business.
SPN’s insider Danish Khan will take charge from Sodhi
During his stint with SPNI, 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.
With Uday’s movement, the mantle of SonyLIV will now be shouldered by Khan as the newly appointed business head of SPN’s digital business. This will be in addition to Danish’s responsibilities as Business Head of Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and Studio NEXT.
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.
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 15 November 2019.
SPN wishes Uday success in his future endeavours and continued success to Danish in his expanded responsibilities.