Saugata Mukherjee

Head of Content – SonyLIV, Sony Pictures Network India

Saugata Mukherjee is the Head of Content for SonyLIV, the digital business of Sony Pictures Networks. He was previously the Head of Content at HBO Max, India and was instrumental in setting up and producing the first originals slate for Disney+ Hotstar. Before Hotstar he worked as Senior Vice President and Editor at the Content Studio of Star India (now Disney India) networks. Saugata also spent several years in publishing — he was the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Pan Macmillan and Picador India and Managing Editor at HarperCollins India.

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation, Japan. SPNI has wide portfolio of several TV channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET and SET HD), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; various Hindi movies channels; family-oriented Hindi comedy entertainment channels; premium factual entertainment channels; a Bangla entertainment channel; a the kids entertainment channel; and various sports entertainment channels. SPNI brands also include SonyLIV, a leading digital entertainment VOD platform and Studio NEXT, the independent production venture for original content and IPs for TV and digital media. SPNI reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in 167 countries.