Sony Names Man Jit Singh as President of Home Entertainment Division

Sony Pictures

Exec comes from operating company of Sony Television's networks in India

Highlighting the continued focus on international markets, Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Man Jit Singh as president of the studio’s home entertainment division. Singh comes from Multi Screen Media, the operating company of Sony Television’s networks in India.

Singh will replace former Sony home entertainment head David Bishop, who exits the studio in March.

While transitioning into his new role in the home entertainment division, Singh will manage Sony’s Indian TV networks as CEO, reporting to Andy Kaplan, president of Sony Television’s worldwide networks. Singh will continue to develop local-language programming for MSM.

As head of Sony home entertainment, meanwhile, Singh will report to Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO for Sony Entertainment, and Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures.

“Man Jit is a savvy global executive with a long track record of success at Sony Pictures, having built our Indian TV channels into high-performance, high-margin businesses,” Lynton said. “I am confident in his vision for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and his ability to provide strong leadership for the division as the marketplace continues to evolve.”

Singh joined MSM in 1999 and has been chief operating officer of the company since 2004. He has served in positions focusing on global operations for more than 20 years.

In the latest quarterly earnings report, Sony reported a loss of $181 million, which the studio attributed, in part, to a decline in home entertainment sales. Singh will be tasked with helping offset flagging homevid sales with international output deals.

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  1. Mike says:

    I think he can bring in some freshness , ideas and aggression . First advise – David Bishop’s management team especially on the physical side of the business is a malignant cancerous body refusing to die .They need to be shown the exit door for stalling growth ideas and getting this division on its knees.

    • Billy c says:

      Mike is right
      bishops domestic team beginning with SVP, VP’s and almost all exec directors are useless. Rampant ethics violations and generally unqualified to lead sony at this time. They rode in with david and now they can ride out. They do nothing to enhance the culture at SPHE. Begin to run the company and control expenses like it is 2014′ not 1999

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