P. Sean Gupta is the SVP of Strategy & Business Operations at ViacomCBS’s owned BET Networks and a Board Of Director of BET+ (BET’s OTT streaming service). He leads network-wide strategy, business development and expansion initiatives for the operation. Sean co-led the executive team that conceived of, planned and launched the BET+ premium streaming service, which launched in 2019. He was also a member of the deal team that negotiated and structured the joint venture with Tyler Perry Studios. In 2020 and 2021 he also co-led the operations of BET’s digital division.
Before BET, Gupta held executive positions at Time Warner Cable and was a media investment banker at Deutsche Bank on Wall Street. Gupta is an Emmy voter, was featured in a 2018 HBS case study, a national BOD member of T-Howard and NAMIC (which champion diversity across the media industry), and a co-founder of Socks-For- Shelters. In 2020, Gupta was recognized by the industry publication, CableFax, as one of the Most Influential Multi-Ethnic Media Executives. Gupta is also currently an EP/CP on a comedy series in predevelopment.
He lives in NYC and holds a BA from The University of Chicago and an MBA from Columbia Business School where he focused on Media and Finance studies and was Cluster Chair, GSB CFO, and in Follies!