Paras Sharma

Sharma, Bates upped in regional Viacom rejig

Paras Sharma and Simon Bates have gained promotions in a restructuring at Viacom International Media Networks in Asia-Pacific. Sharma was promoted to senior VP of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Channels and digital media in January this year, and now has been upped to SVP and general manager for Southeast Asia. Sharma has been investigating […]

Chinese SVOD net grabs Nick awards show

China’s LeEco is bringing the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards into the territory for the first time. A licensing agreement with Viacom International Media Networks hands LeEco’s subscription on-demand platform, LeEco VIP, rights to the show as of this year. The deal also hands LeEco select Mandarin-dubbed episodes of Nickelodeon shows. “We are elated to be […]

Viacom ups Sharma in Asia

Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Paras Sharma to senior VP, MTV and Comedy Central brands and digital media in Asia. The new post sees Sharma exploring opportunities to launch new Viacom adult-skewing brands in Asia, along with his existing duties. Male-skewed Spike is one possibility, with Viacom last year debuting the brand in UK […]

News brief: Viacom poaches Fox exec for Comedy Central Asia

Viacom International Media Networks in Asia has recruited Paras Sharma as vice president, MTV, Comedy Central and digital media. Sharma joins from Fox International Channels where he was VP and worked across the channel operator’s services throughout Asia. Starting in mid-March, he will replace Sian Ju Tan who is leaving VIMN after almost two decades. […]