ESPN elevates Ramesh Kumar as VP, head of India and S Asia
Dated: December 10, 2015
Sports broadcaster ESPN, which is making a comeback in the Indian sub-continent in collaboration with Sony, has announced elevation of Head of ESPN cricinfo and ESPN India Ramesh Kumar as Vice President, Head of ESPN India and South Asia.
Ramesh Kumar will oversee day-to-day operations of ESPN's multimedia future in India and help drive the strategic growth of ESPN in India and the sub-continent. It includes oversight of ESPN's leading digital properties including ESPNcricinfo, ESPN FC and the forthcoming local edition of multisport ESPN site and app in India.
"Ramesh has been a strong business leader who understands the richness and complexity of India and the competitive marketplace and product dynamics across the subcontinent. Under Ramesh’s leadership, our business in India has continued to evolve and grow, serving Indian fans in new ways, while also becoming an important part of ESPN’s business regionally and globally.” said Russell Wolff, EVP, ESPN International.
ESPN had on October 7 announced collaboration with Multi Screen Media (MSM), which owns and operates television channels under Sony entertainment network, for co-branded SONY ESPN channels and digital media.