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Roma Khanna joins Revolt as CEO

Former MGM Studios president Roma Khanna is joining Sean “Diddy” Combs’ music-centric digital cable net Revolt Media and TV as CEO. Khanna, reporting to Combs and the company’s board of directors, ...
September 6, 2017

Former MGM Studios president Roma Khanna is joining Sean “Diddy” Combs’ music-centric digital cable net Revolt Media and TV as CEO.
Khanna, reporting to Combs and the company’s board of directors, will oversee Revolt’s efforts to grow as a multi-platform content creator and brand.
“As Revolt continues to grow as a brand and expand globally, I knew we needed a seasoned executive with a proven track record to keep the momentum going and help me lead the network into the future,” said Combs in a statement. “Roma is that person. She has the experience and tenacity to build on Revolt’s success and as we continue to influence content and culture around the world.”
Khanna served as president of MGM Studios Television Group and Digital from June of 2011 to December of 2015, when Mark Burnett was named president, following MGM’s buyout of United Artists Media Group.
Under her oversight, the company developed such scripted properties as History’s Vikings and Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale, among others.
Prior to MGM, Khanna served as president of NBCUniversal’s International Networks and Digital, overseeing the Peacock’s stable of cable entertainment channels and growing the roster from 14 to more than 70 worldwide.
Revolt’s programming, while skewing primarily towards hip-hop music and culture, features music videos, artist interviews and non-fiction content across various musical genres.
“After decades of building large scale businesses in TV and media, I am excited to have the opportunity to work alongside visionary Sean Combs to get hands-on and redefine content models with a view to building a modern, relevant, global cultural brand,” said Khanna. “Revolt is ready to create and curate content and super-serve its audience on its own TV platform and beyond, living and breathing with its audience wherever they might be

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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