Hungama's Bose joins SaharaOne as COO, Samtani shunted to different portfolio

MUMBAI: Hungama TV COO Purnendu Bose will be joining SaharaOne as COO Television. Karuna Samtani moves on to handle other activities in the SaharaOne Entertainment network.

Bose will be joining from 1 April and was with UTV since 2003. He put in his papers yesterday (9 March).


Just five months after taking over as SaharaOne Television COO, Samtani will now be moving into other arenas of Sahara One Entertainment. "She will be handling other activities in the Sahara One entertainment," says Sahara India Entertainment Management COO Peter Isaac.



Bose was earlier Star TV vice president special projects and was also actively associated with the launch of Radio City and Star News. After a four year stint with Star, he had moved to UTV.

Samtani, who joined Sahara One as COO in September 2004, was one of the key members of the joint venture formed between Sahara and Percept to handle Sahara's entertainment businesses. She was incharge of SaharaOne Television.

Samtani, who has a wide range of experience in the media industry was earlier with Zee Telefilms Ltd, Nimbus Communication Ltd., Pratham Media entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and also advertising agencies like Contract, Hindustan Thompson, Enterprise Nexus and Ambience Advertising.

At Sahara One, she was instrumental in launching the latest live interactive show - Dial One and Win, which is hosted by Mandira Bedi.

Latest Reads
VIVO IPL: VIVO IPL on Star Sports register highest ever engagement

Revolutionizing the way, the world experiences VIVO IPL, Star India reimagined VIVO IPL in to a six-month fiesta instead of just a two-month tournament. Keeping fans at the heart of the experience, Star India used the confluence of technology, consumer insight, and experience in cricket coverage,...

Television TV Channels Sports
Abhishek Upadhyay joins &TV as marketing head

Abhishek Upadhyay, who headed marketing for OLX, has been appointed marketing head of &TV, the Hindi language GEC channel of Zee Entertainment Enterprise Limited (ZEEL).

Television TV Channels People
Saral Jeevan adds three new programs to its prime time offering

Saral Jeevan, a Kannada infotainment channel, is launching three shows today. While one of them is season two of Jnanapada (based on folk songs), the other two programs are based on factual content. With a focus on non- fiction programming like history, mythology, travel and insights from Indian...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Discovery joins hands with BYJU’S for quiz show

Discovery Communications India and BYJU’S, the Learning App, has joined hands to launch a school quiz show called the Discovery School Super League.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Time Warner to be renamed Warner Media, Turner CEO exits

AT&T announced on Friday, its first full day of owning Time Warner, that the operating businesses in the $85 billion acquisition will be contained in an entity called WarnerMedia. The names of the operating units - HBO, CNN, Warner Bros., TNT, etc. - will stay the same.

Television TV Channels People
This special musical video follows Bani J tirade against trolls as a part of ‘Trolled’ series on RISE by TLC

After a power packed punch by Bani J to the misogynistic trollers, comedy sensation Mallika Dua is all set to fire back with her quirks and wits and show the internet hate its place. This will be the second short format music video under the ‘TROLLED’ series and will premiere on Rise by TLC, a...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Sports dominated OOH viewership in April-May: BARC

Contributing more than half of the total TV viewership during the April-May period, the sports genre topped charts in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India's Out of Home (OOH) measurement report. Sports accounted for 70 per cent of viewership, while movies and music enjoyed 10 per cent...

Television TV Channels Viewership
News18 Network launches multimedia campaign to strengthen its position

MUMBAI: News18 Network, has announced the launch of its mega campaign 18=1. The Network, which once comprised of channels such as CNN-IBN, ETV, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat, recently consolidated all its general news channels under the News18 Brand. This has allowed the Network to develop one, seamless...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Guest column: TV Analytics on Colors Tamil

Viacom’s entry into a new regional market with channel Colors Tamil has made big news since its launch in February this year. With its sampling phase for content still running, the channel’s performance has a dynamic impact on the regional television landscape. We studied the key viewership...

Television TV Channels Regional

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories