Channel [V] restructures team, VJ Luke Kenny is programming head

MUMBAI: Channel [V] has restructured its team with VJ Luke Kenny being made the head of programming.

Aditya Thakur, senior manager in content and communications, has been promoted to head marketing.

Roopali Atre, who worked as creative director in Balaji Telefilms, has joined Channel [V] as the associate vice-president and executive producer.

"Kenny is promoted as the head of music programming and MARs (Music and Artist Relation), "says Channel [V] head honcho Amar Deb, speaking on restructuring of the team.

Channel [V], says Deb, will be launching three new properties in December - Lola TV, Pop Diary and Launch Pad.

Lola TV is a talk show where host Lolakutty, attired in South Indian saree, will chat up with celebrity guests. The show will make its debut on 1 December at 9 pm.

Noted actress Perizaad will feature in the first episode. The following episode will see Aftab and Dino, among many others. The one-hour show will have repeat telecasts on Thursdays at 12:30 and Sundays at 3 pm.

Pop Diary will profile personalities associated with music. The first episode will profile the Band of Boys. The show will also highlight the performance of the Boy Band at a Panvel school.

The channel is also launching a seasonal property titled Launch Pad. The show will feature the talented youths bands who aspire to make it big in the field of music, through their group band.

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