NDTV head of distribution Rahul Sood has quit and will be joining Fox International Channels (FIC) Asia in a newly created position as Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Commercial.
Rahul Sood will take up his new role with effect from 9 December. He will operate out of Singapore and will be responsible for FIC’s sales and channel development of new markets across the region, with emphasis on newly emerging markets.
Sood will also be developing FIC’s sales strategy for commercial establishments such as hotels and other out-of-home opportunities. In addition, he will focus on the international distribution beyond APAC and the Middle East of FIC’s suite of Chinese channels, which includes SCM, the network’s powerhouse Chinese movies channel.
Sood brings over 17 years of leadership experience in various roles in Asia’s TV industry. Prior to joining FIC, he spent 10 years as the Head of Affiliate Sales and Network Distribution at NDTV, one of India’s leading news networks. Prior to that he held the role of Executive Director of Affiliate Sales for South Asia at Turner Broadcasting and was part of the initial core team who established the New Delhi office.
Sood will report to Alex Lambeek, Executive Vice President of Affiliate Partnerships and Syndication for Asia Pacific and the Middle East at FIC.