Man Jit Singh Named President of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment6 Jan, 2014 By: Stephanie Prange
Man Jit Singh, an executive at Sony Pictures Television, has been named president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
He reports to Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, and Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Man Jit Singh, who was previously CEO of Multi Screen Media (MSM), the operating company that manages Sony Pictures Television’s TV networks in India, will continue as non-executive chairman at MSM while transitioning to his new role.
N.P. Singh, formerly COO at MSM, has been appointed CEO, managing Sony Pictures Television’s Indian TV networks. He will report to Andy Kaplan, president of worldwide networks for Sony Pictures Television.
“Man Jit is a savvy global executive with a long track record of success at Sony Pictures,” Lynton said. “Having built our Indian TV channels into high-performance, high-margin businesses, I am confident in his vision for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and his ability to provide strong leadership for the division as the marketplace continues to evolve.”
“Under Man Jit Singh, Sony Pictures Television’s Indian TV networks leveraged changing technologies and consumer behaviors to grow into some of the most profitable and highest-rated channels in the market,” a Sony release stated. “At SPHE, Man Jit Singh will continue the studio’s focus on reducing overhead costs, while growing high-margin businesses.”
“As the ways in which consumers experience our content continue to change and multiply, our organization and its strategy for delivering content must evolve to meet the demands of the market,” Man Jit Singh said. “I look forward to building on the foundation of innovation and operational discipline at SPHE to position this business for future growth.”
Last month, the studio announced that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment president David Bishop was stepping down from the position he’s held since 2006. He will leave the company in March.
In a statement, Bishop said, “It’s been a rewarding run at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and I am extremely proud of the organization and all we have accomplished in an exciting evolving marketplace.”