Vice President, Digital Counsel, Hotstar, Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited
As Vice President, Amrita Mukherjee leads Hotstar's legal team,where she strives to strike the correct balance between the legal and commercial interests of the company, and is responsible for all the legal and policy issues concerning the online streaming platform. Apart from advising Hotstar on technology transactions and other legal issues relevant to the business, Ms Mukherjee has been particularly instrumental in making available unspoilt premium English content to Indian viewers on Hotstar as it is broadcast in the United States.
Her legal career spans over 14 years and she has worked across law firms such as Crawford Bayley & Co, Talwar Thakore & Associates and HSA Advocates where her practice focused on M&A, Capital Markets and Infrastructure. Since joining Hotstar's parent company Star India over 8 years ago, she has gained diverse experience advising the array of Hindi, English and regional language general entertainment channels of Star. At Star, Ms Mukherjee played a vital role in advising the company to continually push the envelope on the kind of content that can be shown on television in India, which yielded a slew of popular shows such as Saavdhan India.