BBC Worldwide India ramps up production business with team rejig

BBC Worldwide India has announced two personnel changes to up the ante of its production business here. 

Soniya Kulkarni, in addition to her Creative Head position, has been tasked with the job of business development. In her newly minted role of Creative and Business Head, Productions, India, Kulkarni will lead the charge in winning new business while continuing to oversee the productions and creative teams. 

Deepali Handa has been promoted to Commercial Head, Productions, India. She continues to oversee BBC Worldwide India’s non-fiction production and production accounts as well as operational performance. 

Kulkarni and Handa will carry on reporting to Myleeta Aga, SVP and GM, South & South East Asia. 

“BBC Worldwide already enjoys a reputation as a leading producer in India, making high quality and popular fiction and non-scripted content,” said Myleeta Aga, SVP and GM, South and Southeast Asia. “I am confident that their efforts, vision and creative force will enhance BBC Worldwide’s strategic growth and business here.” 

BBC Worldwide in India recently won awards for its production of ‘Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa’ (BBC Worldwide format of ‘Dancing with the Stars’), ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi’ (BBC Worldwide format of ‘Tonight’s the Night’) and Star Parivaar Awards. It also recently produced ‘India Banega Manch’, ‘2MAD’, ‘MTV’s Girls on Top’, ‘Taste Match’ and ‘Spell Bee’.


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