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TV5 appoints Dinesh Akula as editor

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MUMBAI: 2016 has seen several key movements in the television news industry. The latest addition to that is Dinesh Akula who has joined  Telegu news channel TV5 as its editor. He joins the news channel from  Hyderabad based channel Express TV where he was senior VP-editorial and operations.  Akula will be responsible for the channel’s overall editorial content that goes on-air for TV5, which is run by  Shreya Broadcasting P ltd.

When asked about his new role, Akula said, "At present I am trying to the understand the system and then will work on the new packaging for the channel. There are lot of ideas which the managing director B.Ravindranath has and it will be my main job to implement it smoothly and successfully." 

The move has come after he spent one year in Express TV and close to seven years in TV9 where he was responsible for the on-air content, the look and feel, planning and execution of content strategies for TV9 Telugu and was earlier handling national news desk  for all the six TV9 channels. 

With 22 years of experience in media, Akula has worked with BBC in Bristol, Sky News in London, Star News (Now ABP News) and Hindustan Times in India among others.

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