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BBC Worldwide Channels taps Discovery India head Deepak Shourie
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BBC Worldwide Channels has roped in former Discovery India head to spearhead its channels in South Asia.

Shourie has joined as director of BBC Worldwide Channels, South Asia. Based in New Delhi, he will take on responsibility for BBC Worldwide Channel operations across South Asia.

Shourie was Discovery Communications India EVP and managing director. During his seven years at the helm, he also launched Discovery Travel & Living in India in India, and made the company's India business profitable. He was also responsible for Discovery's distribution joint venture with Sony Entertainment Television India.

After being the Group GM at Living Media - publishers of India Today, he conceived and launched a competitive weekly news magazine Outlook. He was then the Executive President for The Hindustan Times and CEO at Zee TV.

Working with the senior management strategy team in Singapore and London, Deepak will report into Mark Whitehead, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BBC Worldwide Channels Asia.

Mark Whitehead said, "We are very excited to have Deepak join us to make further inroads into South Asia. He brings a great depth of knowledge, experience and numerous personal relationships that will enable us to shift into the next stage of growth for the channels business in the region."

Commenting on his new role, Deepak Shourie added, "I am thrilled to be working with one of the world's most respected television brands and be part of the expansion of BBC Worldwide's Channels business in South Asia. The business is going through a tremendous period of growth, and I am excited to be part of it."

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