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Times ropes in NDTV's Nayel as executive producer (videography)

MUMBAI: And the poaching continues... As the launch date of their news channel gets closer, the Times of India Group is in top gear mode. The group has now roped in India's top cameraman Shantish Nayel from NDTV as executive producer (videography).      

Nayel, who has been a part of the launch of the three NDTV channels (NDTV 24x7, NDTV India and NDTV Profit), joined the Times Group yesterday (30 March).

Confirming the development to Indiantelevision.com, Times' vice president news and editor television division Arnab Goswami says, "We are very happy to have Shantish on board. He will be an integral part of the team and will be instrumental in conceptualising news programming for the channel. He will also be involved in planning the look and feel of the channel."

With the appointment of Nayel, the Times news channel's production team is now more or less in place. Earlier the Group had roped in Headlines Today's Charu Thakur as executive producer (programming) and also CNBC TV 18's Preeti Prasad.

As the launch date draws closer, many more key appointments are likely to take place. The Group is also looking at moving into its new office premises in the next one month or so.

As new news players come into the market; job shifts has become a common phenomenon. When NDTV launched Profit, CNBC saw some people leaving and joining the former. Now with the Times channel launching, NDTV has been seeing an outflow of people. While people movement continues, it will be the survival of the fittest in the news space.

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