Kunal Shah, ITV Studios' Sales Director for South Asia
ITV Studios has appointed former NBCUniversal executive, Kunal Shah as new Sales Director for South Asia. He will be based in Mumbai and report into Augustus Dulgaro, Executive Vice President - Distribution, Asia Pacific.
Dulgaro said: “ITV Studios’ Indian business has grown significantly over the last few years due to our excellent content and the strength of our client relationships on the ground. Kunal's authority and depth of experience in the Indian market is a welcome addition to ITV Studios and I am delighted to welcome him to the APAC team."
Shah said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining ITV Studios and looking forward to seeing what more we can do in India. ITV Studios has some great stories to tell and it’s really exciting. There’s a whole lot of scope to localise the content and grow the business on licensing too.”
Shah will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities and maximising the value of ITV Studios’ 46,000+ hour-strong catalogue of finished programming across the region. Shah will also be tasked with driving revenue across the tape and scripted formats business, whilst managing the end to end sales process for one of the world’s largest and fastest growing international distribution companies.
"THE CHASE" CONQUERS TWO NEW TERRITORIES
ITV Studios’ award winning quiz show "The Chase" has been commissioned by TV Nova in the Czech Republic and by MEGA Tv in Greece. This brings the territories conquered for the ever-exciting quiz to an impressive total of 17 countries. In the Czech Republic, the show will launch later this year as a daily, to be broadcast on channel Nova. In Greece, The Chase will air early 2022 on MEGA Tv.
Silvia Majeská, Program Director at TV Nova says, "We are happy that 'The Chase', a quiz competition with tremendous global success, will soon hit Czech TV screens too. We are especially thrilled that the show will be aired on TV Nova. 'The Chase' combines entertainment and knowledge with excitement about how competitors will perform, and about who will take home marvellous winnings."
Kostas Sousoulas, Chief content Officer MEGA Tv says, "'The Chase' is one of the most exciting quiz shows. We are happy to announce that MEGA Tv will present it to the greek audience in season 2021-2022. It is a real pleasure to work with the ITV Studios team on this project,"