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BBC Worldwide expands South Asian sales team

BBC Worldwide has promoted Sunil Joshi (pictured, left) to head of distribution for BBC Global News in South Asia, and appointed Stanley Fernandes (right) as sales director for South Asia.
June 18, 2013

BBC Worldwide has promoted Sunil Joshi (pictured, left) to head of distribution for BBC Global News in South Asia, and appointed Stanley Fernandes (right) as sales director for South Asia.

Joshi was upped from his prior role of heading up distribution for the North and Western India. In his new role, he will oversee the distribution sales of BBC Global News’ content, including television, online and mobile productions.

Both will be based in Mumbai and report to Myleeta Aga, SVP and general manager for India and content head for Asia.

Joshi will work alongside Sirsendu Chakravarty, who handles the Eastern region; Hemang Pathak, who handles the West; Sethuraman Sathyanarayanan, for the Southern region as well as digital; and Sandra Fernandes, for corporate.

In Fernandes’ new role, he will build and lead BBC Worldwide’s television content sales to linear channels and digital platforms in India and the subcontinent. Previously, he was the senior manager at Disney Media Distribution.

“Sunil has a great depth of relationships in the distribution network and wealth of insights that will help contribute to our next phase of growth in South Asia,” said Aga. “Stanley has joined us at a very important time as we move into the new regional structure with strong market focus.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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