ZMCL forays into English news broadcasting; names Rohit Gandhi as editor-in-chief

MUMBAI: Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) has announced its foray into the English news broadcasting space with the appointment of Rohit Gandhi as editor-in-chief of English news broadcast and related content, effective 17 August.

It may be recalled that was the first to report about the network’s plan to get into English news broadcasting. In an earlier conversation, Essel Group chairman Dr Subhash Chandra had said, “I have been harbouring this thought of starting a global news network in English for the global audience but with an India point of view.”

Gandhi, who reports to ZEEL MD and CEO Punit Goenka, will be heading the operations of all initiatives in this space, working closely with the business head & revenue resources.

Goenka said, “Venturing into the English News space allows us to extend our presence in the overall news genre across geographies and even in the international arena. We want to launch a news network for global audiences with an Indian point-of-view. With Rohit on-board to spearhead this initiative, we are confident that we will be able to showcase a world-class product. We welcome Rohit to the Zee family and wish him all the very best.”

Gandhi added, “It is a phenomenal opportunity for me to work with Zee and Punit to deliver world-class coverage to viewers at home. We want to continue on the path of providing in-depth, textured coverage across platforms to address the ever-changing needs of the global audiences.”

ZMCL has neither revealed the name of its new English news channel nor its launch date.

Gandhi brings with him over 23 years of experience across 40 countries and has managed the complete gamut of the news business. In his previous assignment, he was the international correspondent & communication strategist for South Asian International News. Prior to that he worked with CBC, CNN, BCTV & Global TV, Canada, and NDTV. He has also covered many war zones including Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003.

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