Singh emerging at MTV Nets Int'l


NEW DELHI -- MTV Networks International announced Tuesday the promotion of London-based Bhavneet Singh to senior vp and managing director, MTVNI emerging markets.

Singh was previously deputy general manager, emerging markets, a post he had held since last year. The appointment was announced by MTVNI COO Alex Ferrari, to whom Singh will report.

In his new role, Singh will be responsible for all aspects of MTVNI's business across its portfolio of music, kids and comedy brands in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He also is charged with developing MTVNI's portfolio of channels in key countries across emerging markets as well as launching mobile and online digital platforms.

Said Ferrari: "I have known Bhavneet since he first joined the company, and I have no doubt that his strategic and commercial background makes him the right person to take MTVNI's emerging markets business to the next level in its development."

Since joining MTVNI's emerging markets group as deputy general manager, Singh has overseen the launch of MTV Turkey and Comedy Central in Poland. MTVNI's emerging markets team operates 17 channels across the MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central brands.