Television

Subhash Chandra's ASC Enterprises gets new chief in Punit Goenka

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/03/17/Untitled-1_17.jpg?itok=jj2alXxB

One more piece of the big picture that media mogul Subhash Chandra has envisioned for his group of companies has been fit into its slot. Elder son Punit Goenka, who has been groomed for the job, formally takes over as group president & CEO of ASC Enterprises Limited (ASCEL) Group of Companies effective 1 February.

Current CEO Jai Singh, who oversaw the building of the new ASC as a holding company for multiple businesses, steps down at close of business tomorrow. Singh will continue to be on the board of Agrani Satellite Services Limited (ASSL) in an advisory role but it will be Goenka, currently senior V-P business development, who will be running things. 

Punit Goenka takes over at a time when Chandra's long in gestation Agrani satellite project is all set to finally kick off with, according to Singh, financial closure just weeks away. Singh sees 18 months as the lead time required for the satellite to be up and operational once closure comes through.

Announcing the change, Chandra "expressed his regret at Jai Singh's decision to step down in order to return to UK to spend more time with his family, but said that he understood the need. Chandra thanked Jai Singh for his leadership role in and contributions to the building of the new and expressed satisfaction that his advice and guidance will continue to be available," an official release states. 

Jai Singh said that it had been his privilege to have worked over the last 41 months with Chandra and the ASC Team in making the new ASCEL. The new, recast ASCEL as a holding Company has given birth to three companies - Agrani Convergence Ltd, rolling out Agrani Switch technology retail stores with 12 stores already in operation; Agrani Wireless Services Ltd which, with the acquisition of four operating public mobile radio trunking services (PMRTS) companies within the group in 2001, now has India's largest PMRTS operations; and Agrani Satellite at the threshold of transitioning into its implementation phase.

In addition, during this period Chandra, through Agrani Holdings (Mauritius) Limited, also partnered Craig McCaw, the US Wireless Pioneer, in New ICO.

With top class basic teams and leadership already in place in ASC and its enterprises, which are only going to get stronger with time, Jai Singh said it was a "convenient time for him as well as ASC for him to step down in order to return to his family in the UK."

Punit Goenka began his career in 1993 with the Essel Group, he has held various senior full-time positions in other Group Companies. Since December 1997, he has been involved in ASCEL, initially as V-P, co-ordination and operations.

Punit Goenka takes the reins at ASCEL exactly five months after Chandra's younger son Amit Goenka took over as MD of Zee Interactive Learning Systems Limited on 1 September 2001. Amit Goenka took over from Uma Ganesh who resigned from ZILS, after steering the company for a few years.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/23/padman.jpg?itok=svNrYSEl
Zee Cinema to air the World TV Premiere of the family entertainer Pad Man on Saturday, 26th May at 8PM

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. A movie that dared to break stereotypes and talk about a tabooed topic, Pad Man was instrumental in creating a platform to discuss female hygiene in the country. Helmed by the celebrated director R Balki, Pad...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/23/tv-today.jpg?itok=iaYwQGzp
TV Today board recommends 45% dividend; numbers up

The board of directors of TV Today Network Ltd (TVTN) has recommended a dividend of Rs 2.25 (45 per cent) per equity share of face value of Rs 5 each for the financial year ended 31 March 2018 (FY 2018, year, fiscal under review). The company has reported 10.7 per cent growth in consolidated total...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/23/danish.jpg?itok=-Z_X3LE1
Sony takes audiences to the crossroads with new show

MUMBAI: After being a leader in introducing mythological shows, Sony Entertainment Television (SET) is taking a different route. The channel’s latest offering is Zindagi ke Crossroads, a 39-episodic interactive show where the studio audiences will put forward their opinions on the challenges faced...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/cosmos.jpg?itok=2FqpgpcO
Cosmos-Maya’s next international co-production is a spin-off series of the much talked about 3D Animation feature film Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa

is another high quality 3D animation international co-production - a spin-off series based on the recently released film Leo da Vinci: Mission Mona Lisa.

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/devlok.jpg?itok=PQY6P734
EPIC TV & Penguin Present The Third Book Of The Devlok With Devdutt Pattanaik Series

Where did the name Radha come from? When did Christianity first come to India? What is the connection between sanskar and dharma? After the enormous success of the first two books in the ‘Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik’ series, India’s favourite mythologist, Devdutt Pattanaik, is back with a third...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/image.jpg?itok=nszHwY7X
Banijay Asia and Salman Khan TV collaborates to create content for digital and tv

World’s largest independent content creation group, Banijay Group recently entered Indian & South East Asian market under the guidance of Deepak Dhar with an aim to produce content across genres. Banijay Asia &SK TV, which was launched few years back, come together to create novel and...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/dsport.jpg?itok=IysB7fWD
DSport reaches 110 mn households in a year

DSport, the sports TV channel by Discovery Communications, has achieved the milestone of reaching 110 million households in India. The channel was launched on 6 February 2017 and achieved the milestone within one year of operations in India and has expanded its distribution across all DTH and...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/kbc.jpg?itok=ETOcxSNn
Star Suvarna to telecast 'Kannadada Kotyadhipati 2018' the Kannada version of 'Who wants to be a Millionaire' as part of its revamp

May 21, 2018: The third season of Kannadada Kotyadhipati, the Kannada version of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’, which sets the stage for a revamps of Star Suvarna, the Kannada GEC channel of Star Network will premiere in June’18. Since January 2018, the channel has gained viewership share in...

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/05/22/Republic_TV-CAF_India.jpg?itok=4m-WJW5E
Republic Network partners with CAF India to nurture the Culture of Giving amongst Indians as part of its first year celebration.

Republic TV, India’s number 1 English news channel for non-stop 53 weeks is celebrating its milestone first year anniversary in a unique and special way. Republic TV has partnered with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, a not for profit organisation to fuel and accelerate the spirit of giving...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories