Television

Network18 strengthens revenue team; Joy Chakraborthy hires Priyanka Datta & Preeti Sahni

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/07/20/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=5bU6kGqg

MUMBAI: There’s change afoot at Television18 and Network18 following their acquisition by the Mukesh Ambani group last year. The companies saw a rash of exits close to it being taken over – and afterwards too - as executives long associated with Raghav Bahl’s team decided to move out.

But looking at the past few months, both the companies have been strengthening the senior management team. Amongst the standout hires who have come in since is Rahul Joshi as CEO (News) and editor-in-chief and he has followed up by building the team editorially with journalists and editors for the channels being roped in.

Another solid news industry resource recruited in May 2016 was Joy Chakraborthy, who came in as president revenue of TV18, allowing Joshi to concentrate more on management and editorial. Recently Joy was entrusted with further responsibility as CEO of Forbes India, thus consolidating television and the business magazine revenues under one head.

A 20 year old veteran of the media industry – with experience ranging from The Times of India group to Star India to Zee Entertainment to India Today – Joy is now building his team under him. He has brought in Priyanka Datta as executive vice president to head the English news cluster (CNBC-TV18, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD and CNN News18) and network sales head for north and south.

Another senior professional, Preeti Sahni has been appointed as vice-president to head sales for Forbes India and International business for English news channels of the network.

Says Joy: “I am pleased to welcome Priyanka and Preeti to the Network18 family. Both Priyanka and Preeti come with right learnings and experience to take on their respective mandates at Network18. Priyanka Datta comes with a well-rounded understanding of TV channels, having headed ad sales and brand solutions roles at Zee. Preeti Sahni comes with specialization in luxury and international sales, having worked on and headed senior roles with premium media brands in her earlier roles.”

Priyanka has around 20 years of experience with an exposure to sales, marketing, business management and P&L. and was last associated with Zee Entertainment for 14 years wherein she headed sales nationally for almost all channels of Zee Network as well as their Brand Solutions Cell. Her last assignment with Zee was that of Business Head of Zindagi and the FTA GEC channels.

Prior to joining Network18, Preeti was with BCCL as general manager handling the luxury and international businesses. Preeti has a vast professional repertoire in product management and sales, and is skilled in conceptual marketing and business development. Prior to BCCL, she has worked with brands like India Today, HT Media, Oracle and Scholastic.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/26/rajiv.jpg?itok=xejKmrFc
Reliance Entertainment’s Big Synergy Landmark Production 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' Awarded “Best Game Show” at Indian Telly Awards

Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment's Big Synergy production Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) won the “Editorial Choice Award for the Best Game Show” at the Indian Telly Awards 2019

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/26/laliga.jpg?itok=L7kbxZm5
LaLigaSportsTV: Free access to live Spanish sport with new OTT service

LaLiga has officially unveiled its OTT (over-the-top) service, LaLigaSportsTV, which offers fans free coverage of live Spanish sporting competitions via mobile and connected devices.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/26/mobile.jpg?itok=-K63aDrI
TRAI tariff order’s impact on OTT content consumption

Amid debates over the impact of TRAI’s new tariff order on the Indian pay-TV ecosystem, over-the-top (OTT) platforms have emerged as probable beneficiaries. Several reports have indicated that streaming services stand to gain from the change in cable TV pricing.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/25/vivo.jpg?itok=MM5gP1LU
Enjoy Super Sundays on Star Gold with “The Khelkars” this VIVO IPL

Every Sunday, engaging all members of the family through the lens of a comic household discussion, TV stars Sandeep Anand and Sucheta Khanna, along with little young superstars Vishesh Bansal, Gauransh Sharma and Divyansh Dwivedi will entertain viewers with an exclusive feed – Super Funday.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/25/dsporty.jpg?itok=-EZyD46H
Watch top Indian & International golfers in action LIVE on DSPORT at the Hero Indian Open 2019

DSPORT, a premium sports channel of Discovery Communications, will broadcast LIVE, the Hero Indian Open 2019 in India.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/25/shemaroo.jpg?itok=X2yUl-SC
Shemaroo Entertainment’s yedaz collaborates with imagica

Shemaroo Entertainment’s licensing and merchandising brand, Yedaz – Bollywood Madness, has associated with India’s favourite theme park, Imagica.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/25/barc.jpg?itok=I1JaaH4M
BARC India integrates TV and OOH measurement

Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India is integrating TV and out of home (OOH) TV viewership in its BARC India Media Workstation (BMW) software, starting this year.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/25/shashi-shekhar-vempati.jpg?itok=mqEowFaO
Prasar Bharati survey to gauge demand for sporting events coverage soon

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati has revealed that a survey will soon be conducted to assess the demand for sports coverage on the public broadcaster’s platforms like Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR). Vempati, however, pointed out that sports coverage by a public broadcaster is...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/23/zee.jpg?itok=kICyfwVs
Zee Telugu to launch new fiction show 'Akka Chellellu'

Zee Telugu is all set to launch a new fiction show, Akka Chellellu. The show is slated to commence from 25 March, on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD during the 5.30-6 pm time slot.

Television TV Channels Regional

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories