~In This New Role Abhishek will also lead the Mandate for the Company’s Growing Film Division~
Mumbai, India, September 01, 2016 – Endemol Shine India today announced the elevation of Abhishek Rege as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Television & Films, Abhishek currently leads the television business of the company as COO for Television. One of the leading and most valuable content production companies in India across television, film and digital content, Endemol Shine India is currently the premier content provider in the Sub-Continent, producing over 800 hours of programming annually for the biggest broadcasters across mainstream & regional. The company has also recently forayed into the movie making business and has co-produced films like Brothers, Traffic and Te3n. In his new role, Abhishek will be responsible to nurture and further grow the company’s film business in India, in addition to overlooking Endemol Shine India’s robust Television Business. Abhishek will continue to report into Deepak Dhar, MD and CEO, Endemol Shine India.
Abhishek has been pivotal in driving growth for the television business at Endemol Shine India by developing franchises of high performing contents/shows, implementing regional diversification and ensuring strategic presence in production across most of the key markets in India. An accomplished professional with an in-depth knowledge in all aspects of the media industry, Abhishek has a proven success record and is proficient in leveraging comprehensive markets and industry knowledge to ensure high momentum business growth, build a high performance team and forecast future business needs. Abhishek is an empowering leader skilled in attracting and retaining industry talent, building positive employee relationships and tailoring management style to accommodate diverse personalities, skill sets and experience levels.
“Having worked with Abhishek closely for many years, I have great confidence in his understanding and capabilities of the business. Leading such a diverse portfolio in today's dynamic environment is a mammoth task. Under Abhishek’s able leadership our television business continues to grow and I am confident that he will also evolve our burgeoning film business”, said Deepak Dhar, MD & CEO, Endemol Shine India, about the new appointment.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to spearhead the film business for Endemol Shine India. By venturing into films, we have embarked on an ambitious growth path, not just from a business perspective, but also as creative professionals. I look forward to working closely with Deepak to grow the business further.” said Abhishek Rege.
Prior to Endemol Shine, Abhishek was a Director of Business Operations for Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd, New Jersey, USA and was responsible for its revenues and subscriptions by spearheading strategic, multilingual and local marketing campaigns. Abhishek started his career at Star India where he played a key role in scheduling and acquisition of content for the International beams and for the premium channels for the Tata Sky DTH service in addition to handling key commercial and compliance roles for the STAR channels.
About Endemol Shine India
Endemol Shine India is one of the leading and most valuable content production companies in India across television, film and digital content. The company is a 51:49 strategic alliances between Endemol Shine Group - a joint venture between Endemol, Shine and CORE Media and CA Media – the Asian investment arm of The Chernin Group (TCG). Endemol Shine India is currently the premier content provider in the Sub- Continent, producing over 800 hours of programming annually for the biggest broadcasters; mainstream & regional. With a penchant for bringing in the Biggest Bollywood names on the small screen, Endemol India, ever since its conception in 2006 – has steadily emerged as a market leader with successful television shows like Bigg Boss (Hindi, Kannada, Bangla), Fear Factor, MasterChef India, So You Think You Can Dance, The Voice India, The Voice India Kids, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Love School, Life Mein Ek Baar, over 400 episodes of Deal or No Deal and The Money Drop for Sun Network amongst others. Endemol Shine India has also forayed into the movie making business with the remake of blockbuster Kahaani in Tamil & Telugu and Te3n, Traffic and Brothers in Hindi.
Internationally The Endemol Shine Group is a global content creator, producer and distributor with a portfolio of international hits with creative operations in over 30 markets and a diverse portfolio of over 600 revenue generating formats across scripted and non-scripted genres; coupled with digital, gaming, and distribution operations.