Network18 braces up revenue function with new appointments

Amit Tripathi

MUMBAI: Network18, one of India’s most diversified media conglomerates, has been strengthening its revenue team since the past few months after Joy Chakraborthy took over as the President - Revenue for TV18 and CEO-Forbes India in May 2016.

Moving forward, it has appointed Amit Tripathi as the national revenue head for government sales & non-metro markets, and Sandhya Dhar as the vice president – focus sales (branded content of the network).

Chakraborthy said, “I believe that such talent will continue to strengthen the revenue proposition, and provide greater momentum to the sales function.”

Tripathi has over 21 years of experience in sales, marketing & business development. Prior to joining Network18, he was the COO and national sales head at Focus News. He also served as the national sales head at Zee News in the past.

Dhar has over 17 years of experience in sales. She was the asst. vice president & sector head (BFSI & HealthCare) at ET Edge (Times Conferences Limited). She was associated with Bennett Coleman & Company for over a decade into brand-building and sales.

Tripathi will report to Chakraborthy.

Network18 is a media and entertainment group with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary, TV18 Broadcast Ltd., the group operates news channels such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-News18 and IBN7. TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom called Viacom18.

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