Former UTV New Media CEO Manish Agarwal will join Reliance Entertaiment as Chief Operating Officer (Digital), MediaNama had learned from multiple reliable sources. Rohit Sharma, CEO (Digital) at Reliance Entertainment confirmed the development to MediaNama, saying that Agarwal will be responsible for all digital businesses, including Zapak, BigFlix, BigAdda and Jump Games, and has been brought in particularly keeping in mind an expected growth in the companys digital business with broadband and 3G.

Agarwal is expected to join on March 1st 2011, and will report to Rohit Sharma; he has a total experience of 14 years with 6 years in the digital industry, with experience in companies like Microsoft, Rediff and UTV New Media. He had joined UTV New Media from Microsoft in June 2009. He holds a post graduate degree in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad and a bachelor’s degree in Technology from NIT, Warangal.

At UTV, MK Anand, CEO for Broadcasting, has been given additional charge of UTV Interactive (previously UTV New Media).

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