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A+E Networks TV18 appoints Avinash Kaul as president

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MUMBAI: A+E Networks TV18 (AETN18) has appointed Avinash Kaul as president. Kaul will be responsible for day-to-day operational, strategic and financial management of the joint-venture. The role will be in addition to his responsibility as CEO of IBN Network.

Speaking on the occasion, Network18 Group CEO A.P Parigi said, “As A+E Networks TV18 enters a new phase of growth, I’m confident that Avinash is the right person to lead the company forward. He has a proven ability to create strategic clarity, ensure disciplined execution, and deliver results. We believe that his passion for innovation will help ensure that the venture will continue its stellar growth trajectory.”

A+E Networks executive vice president Sean Cohan added, “Avinash brings vast media expertise, foresight and knowledge of the Indian market to the venture. Under his leadership, we are well-positioned to realize our shared vision of strong and vibrant entertainment services in India.”

“I am honoured to take on this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Our focus will be to continue to unleash the power of globally acclaimed content with a mix of innovative programming that resonates with Indian viewers. I’m looking forward to working with the business and content teams in our journey to create India’s leading factual entertainment group,” added Kaul

With a career spanning over 16 years, Kaul has rich experience in a variety of roles in sales, marketing and general management across genres like news, entertainment, movie and lifestyle in India. Prior to this, Kaul held the position of CEO - TV division of BCCL, managing Times Now, ET Now and zoOm. He has also worked in leadership and various capacities in networks like Star, NDTV Media and Discovery Networks, among others.

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