Sodhi will be responsible for heading Sony Entertainment Television’s digital business, including its entertainment site Sony LIV and sports site LIV Sports. He will also be looking after the company’s mobile apps and mobile games businesses. Sodhi is taking over from Nitesh Kripalani, who had quit in June this year.
Prior to HeadHonchos.com, Sodhi was the CEO of New Media at Balaji Telefilms, where he was responsible for the company’s mobile entertainment, mobile VAS and internet businesses. He is also involved in launching the online audition portal Hoonur.com, during his tenure at the company.
Before Balaji, Sodhi has served as the Senior Vice President of interactive services at Rediff.com, CEO at Net4India Ltd, Group product manager at Bausch and Lomb India, Associate VP at Gadgil Western Group and Branch Manager at Madura Coats. He currently has over 14 years of experience in various Indian internet media and service companies.
FIFA World Cup John Doe Order: In July this year, as many as 472 websites including Google Docs, Google Video and Google’s URL shortener goo.gl were blocked in the country, following a complaint from MSM that had the official mobile, Internet and television broadcasting rights for FIFA World Cup 2014.
The list was later revised to 219 websites after ISP’s appealed and the new list didn’t include any Google websites. Strangely however, the blocks weren’t removed even two weeks after the World Cup 2014 ended.
In January this year, MSM that had acquired exclusive rights to the India-New Zealand TV series, had also received an interim injunction from the Delhi High Court, preventing cricket websites ESPNCricinfo, Cricbuzz and the online version of Radio One, from providing live commentary or updates online. (Also read: The War On News, Live)