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News presenter Shireen looks to offer consultancy services

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MUMBAI: Realising that the mushrooming of television news channels also means an opportunity to offer consultancy services, former Sahara and NDTV news presenter Shireen has decided to go full-time into business through her company Network 1.

A bi-lingual anchor, Shireen was tipped to join Television Eighteen for its Hindi channel, CNBC Awaaz, but decided against it in favour freelance work. Presently, she is busy doing some projects for Zee Business, including anchoring a show called Share Bazaar Live.

Set up a few years ago, Network 1 is designed to service the demands of TV networks that range from training personnel to presenting an analytical viewpoint to a channel’s performance. The company is also in talks with

media clients in South East Asia and the Middle East for TV-related projects, though Shireen refuses to divulge any details.

Pointing out that at Sahara too her association was to manage a project after having built it from scratch, along with others like Arup Ghosh (now with Jagran TV), Shireen said that her three years there had been

a “great learning experience”, but she needed a break from the monotony too.

Shireen, along with Ghosh and few people from the technical team, quit the Sahara Samay family last year. She was also designated to head a channel from the sahara stable for the Sahara Samay NCR , which is still in the making.

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