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Sajith Sivanandan Appointed as the Head of Disney+Hotstar

Sajith Sivanandan has been appointed as the executive vice-president and head of Disney+Hotstar. Disney’s International Content and Operations is India’s largest streaming service and Sajith Sivanandan has previously worked with Google. Sajith Sivanandan will be reporting to Chairman of Disney’s International Content and Operations Group, Rebecca Campbell, and President of Disney Star, K. Madhavan. He will start working with Disney+Hotstar in October with a dual reporting line of Disney Star.

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Key Points:

  • Sajith Sivanandan will join Disney in October, and he will be in charge of overall business operations in India.
  • He will be taking direct responsibility for developing the streaming service’s strategic business goals.
  • He will take care of outlining a product roadmap for sustained and exponential development in the coming years for Disney Star.
  • He will collaborate with the local leadership in foreign countries and the US Disney Star team to support the expansion of Disney+Hotstar.

Who is Sajith Sivanandan?

Sajith Sivanandan was formerly the MD and Business Head of Google Pay and the Next Billion User initiative for the APAC region. He was also the head of Google Pay India. He started his career with Star TV in 1996. He has worked in renowned companies like The Gallup Organization, Affle UK Ltd, and XA Networks. He has been working with Google for almost 14 years and before that, his responsibilities in Google Pay India were to build the business from the ground up, define and design the overall strategy, and grow the service in the country.

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