Rohit Jain to Head Lionsgate India Operations23 Oct, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Lionsgate Oct. 23 named media executive Rohit Jain head of its new Indian operations based in Mumbai.
Lionsgate India will spearhead all movie and TV series licensing to local linear and digital platforms under the Lionsgate and Starz brands. It will work closely with the studio’s theatrical distribution partners and local production companies to develop intellectual property for theatrical release as well as distribution across other media platforms.
The office will also explore investment opportunities throughout the Indian media market.
Jain most recently served as deputy CEO of Videocon d2h, a media company he helped grow from start-up to more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Jain helped orchestrate Videocon’s listing on Nasdaq in 2015, followed by its merger with Dish TV India in 2016.
“We've been focused on the enormous opportunity created by the Indian marketplace for years, and Rohit checks off all the boxes as the right executive to lead our business there," CEO Jon Feltheimer said in a statement.
The executive Lionsgate brings a global content platform, entrepreneurial mind set, and the agility of a next generation digital age company to India.
“Rohit is ideally qualified to leverage these strengths into accelerating growth and new business initiatives in the years ahead,” he said.