Head of Content Syndication and Licensing
Akshada Bhalerao is the Head of Content Syndication and Licensing at Pocket Aces, India’s leading digital media entertainment company.
Akshada is responsible for setting up and leading the syndication vertical and successfully capitalizing on the Pocket Aces IP, along with content and music licensing. Across the company’s channels, she has established and grown the distribution network across OTTs, In-Flight Entertainment, DTH, Telecom. Akshada also closed Pocket Aces’ content syndication deal with Web TV Asia and Youku Tudou, making Pocket Aces one of the first digital companies from India to have their content distributed in China. She led the music licensing for Little Things Season 2 on Netflix as well.
Prior to joining Pocket Aces, Akshada worked with Vuclip and Walt Disney India, where for the latter, she acquired content for their global territories with a focus on English entertainment content and struck key deals with Hollywood studios such as BBC Studios, PVR Pictures, etc. At Disney, she syndicated the global catalog in APAC regions and built key relationships with platforms like Star, HBO, Viacom. etc.