Reliance Entertainment has just announced the appointment of Manish Agarwal as the Chief Operating Officer for its Digital businesses. Manish Agarwal has 14 years of experience and 6 of these were dedicated to the digital space with companies like Rediff, Microsoft and UTV New Media.
Manish Agarwal will oversee the operations for Bigflix, Bigadda, Zapak Digital Entertainment Limited and Jump Games, and he will report Rohit Sharma, who is the CEO of Reliance Entertainment – Digital Business. The appointment will be effective from March 1st, 2011.
Stating that India was at its digital inflection point and expecting huge growth in areas such as gaming, e-commerce and VOD across various platforms like PC, Mobile and even DTH, Rohit Sharma said that Manish Agarwal’s experience in the digital space will help the company to achieve scale and business growth. While Manish Agarwal said, “I am looking forward to joining Reliance Entertainment and work with the team in creating world class digital entertainment destinations. With the impending 3G era and the scale which Reliance Entertainment offers, I am excited with the opportunity of offering great consumer experience to millions of Indians consuming entertainment across all touch points.”
He joins Reliance Entertainment from UTV New Media where he was CEO.