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Ten Sports' Arun Poddar appointed Zee Turner CEO

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MUMBAI: It's all happening at Subhash Chandra's Zee Group as the network aims to move up a gear on all fronts. Even as Zee Telefilms moves to split its broadcasting business into three entities -- news operations, broadcast and content creation, and Siti Cable -- there is also action on corporate hierarchy front.

The Zee Turner distribution bouquet has appointed a new CEO in Arun Poddar, currently vice-president (distribution), Ten Sports. Poddar, who has already put in his papers at the Dubai-based sports channel, is expected to take up his new assignment by the second week of April.

Poddar's move to Zee was confirmed to Indiantelevision.com by a senior executive in the company who said, "Arun Poddar is a fine professional and we expect that he will take Zee Turner to greater heights."

As regards the present Zee Turner CEO Siddharth Jain, it is not clear at this juncture but the expectation is that he will likely be reassigned to a different position within the group.
Poddar cut his teeth in the distribution business with ESPN Star Sports. From there he moved on to news channel India TV as vice-president (distribution). He joined Ten Sports as head of distribution in April 2005.

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