Debkumar Dasgupta joins Merzigo Asia as VP & business head of content

Debkumar Dasgupta joins Merzigo Asia as VP & business head of content

He was previously associated with IndiaCast Media Distribution.

Debkumar Dasgupta

Mumbai: Debkumar Dasgupta has joined Turkey-based Merzigo as vice president and business head – content for Asia. He was previously with media distribution company IndiaCast as media syndication head for the Middle East and Africa.

Merzigo provides a range of services including digital curation, directly for broadcasters, distributors and producers including Fox, The Walt Disney Company and KanalD.

In his new role, Dasgupta will be responsible for the syndication of Turkish drama series in the Asia region focusing on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Korea, Malaysia and Indonesia. He will be leading the content planning, governance, acquisition and delivery operations of the company in the region. 

Over a career spanning 35 years, Dasgupta’s longest stint was at Viacom18 Media and IndiaCast Media Distribution where he worked for 24 years. He initially managed the domestic distribution of the TV channel Colors and was later appointed to manage the Asia Pacific channel distribution and global content sales and syndication. Later, he was elevated to manage the channel business including subscription, ad sales, syndication in the Middle East and Africa.