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Disney UTV Media Networks MD MK Anand Quits

MK Anand

MK Anand has stepped down as the Managing Director of Disney UTV Media Networks, reports Exchange4Media citing industry sources. Note that Anand has not confirmed this resignation to Exchange4Media, and was not available for a response when we tried to contact him. MediaNama had contacted Anand in October to confirm his resignation, (following a tip-off), and at that point in time, he had denied having any plans to resign. This was around the time that Ronnie Screwvala had quit Disney.

MK Anand had joined as the CEO of UTV Global Broadcasting in October 2009 and was made the Managing Director of Disney UTV Media Networks, after Disney acquired UTV in February 2012. Disney UTV Media Networks currently includes channels like Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Hungama, Bindass, UTV Stars, UTV Movies, UTV Action and UTV World Movies. Prior to that, Anand was the vice president of BCCL’s Zoom Entertainment Network for five years and had joined BCCL in its response department in 1990.

Exits At Disney India: After the company restructuring in August 2012, Disney India has been facing significant number of exits at the top management in the past year or two. Former Disney India MD Ronnie Screwvala had quit in October 2013, while former Disney India MD (Digital) Vishal Gondal had quit in April 2013 and Samir Bangara had quit in October 2012.  Sameer Pitalwalla, Director (Video & Celebrity) for Disney India had also quit in June 2013, to launch a YouTube multi-channel network Culture Machine.

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