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Akhila Khanna

Akhila is Vice President of Partnerships and Business Development, UK, at Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS). Her remit spans the business’ portfolio of free-to-air and pay TV channels, including Channel 5 and MTV, as well as Paramount’s streaming services in the UK, across SVOD (Paramount+), FAST (Pluto TV) and AVOD/BVOD (My5).  

Prior to joining Paramount in 2017, Akhila spent eight years at A+E Networks, eventually leading VOD and OTT sales as Director of International Business Development. She began her career in TV production and development, with stints at CNBC in Mumbai and NBC Universal in Los Angeles. 

Khanna graduated magna cum laude from New York’s Syracuse University, with an MA in TV and Film Management. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Production from Occidental College, Los Angeles, and executive accreditation from The London School of Economics.