Television

Network18 strengthens digital arm with two top level appointments

The digital arm crossed 100 million unique visitors in May 2018

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/31/Amit-Vichare-%26-Mitul-Sangani.jpg?itok=3YaudXio

MUMBAI: News18 Network's digital arm, News18.com, has strengthened its top-level management by appointing Mitul Sangani and Amit Vichare to expand the horizons of its digital reach in Indic/regional languages. 

Sangani has joined Network18 digital as business head- News18 langauges and Vichare has joined the network as national sales head for News18 languages. According to the numbers provided by the broadcaster, News18.com, recently crossed the milestone of over 100 million unique visitors in May 2018.

Sangani was previously working with Dailyhunt, where he was responsible for setting up the overall business function. He can be credited to have led Dailyhunt to becoming one of the top revenue drivers in non-English space. He has done his post-graduation in commerce with a major in marketing. He will be directly reporting to Manish Maheshwari.

Commenting on his appointment, Sangani said, “I am excited to join Network18. I believe that going forward the user growth in digital will be driven by non-English content. News18.com which is one of the top news platforms with presence across 15 Indian languages, is well positioned to ride the next wave of growth. I look forward to work with the team, to establish News18 as the most preferred source for news on digital medium in all 15 Indian languages.”

Prior to Network18, Vichare was the head of sales at Bhaskar Digital. Amit has also worked with other successful brands such as Mid-Day, Red FM and Rediff. He holds a post-graduate degree in Marketing & Advertising from Rizvi Management Institute. He will report to Sangani.

Commenting on the new appointments, Network18 digital CEO Manish Maheshwari said, “News18.com has grown from strength to strength with a record rise in readership, unique visitors and engagement. One of the strong pillars of this property is that it has reporting teams in almost every district of India. This unparalleled reach helps us in bringing news, as it happens, in 10 languages including English and Hindi. It is estimated that 75 per cent of the new internet users will be from rural India and 75 per cent of these will consume content in local languages. With the appointment of Mitul and Amit, we are gearing up to tap these upcoming opportunities in Indic languages.”

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/13/siti.jpg?itok=oNza7Lm5
MY SITI Hisar – SITI Networks brings Hyper Local News to Hisar

MUMBAI: SITI Networks Limited, an Essel Group Company, one of India’s largest Multi-System Operators (MSO), has launched a new channel, MY SITI Hisar, specifically for the people of Hisar. The channel will bring hyper-local content from Hisar and surrounding cities. The channel will be available to...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/13/high.jpg?itok=XMXdrbug
Balaji Telefilms takes positive steps after actor tests Covid2019 positive

MUMBAI: Television actor Parth Samthaan, who is best known for his role in Balaji Telefilms' Kasautii Zindagii Kay, tested positive for Covid2019 on Sunday. The actor shared the news on Instagram and revealed that he was showing mild symptoms but with doctors' guidance, he is self-quarantining at...

Television Production House Fiction
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/13/ifptc.jpg?itok=_dyvAFVB
IFTPC thanks Maharashtra govt, producers in fast-racking resumption of shoots

MUMBAI: In a major relief for all daily soap viewers, TV broadcasters will roll out fresh content from 13 July.

Television Production House Fiction
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/13/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=A1kU5KSV
ZEEL partners with leading CPG brands for campaign #BanegiBaatSaathSaath

Celebrating the spirit of solidarity and the joy of being back, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has announced its content comeback via an innovative partnership with leading CPG brands.

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/13/tv.jpg?itok=q8f10zAD
Kannada news channels clocked 10% hike in ad revenues during Covid2019 period

While most of the markets witnessed a slump in ad revenues across genres on television, Kannada news market was surprisingly on an upward spree during the past three months.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/11/abp.jpg?itok=SvS09FLV
ABP News’ Morning Show, ‘Namaste Bharat’ dazzles viewers with a unique format

Zealously fulfilling the promise of delivering the most innovative content, ABP News’ Morning Show, ‘Namaste Bharat’ has become a viewers’ favorite since its launch this year. The show was tuned-in by more than 17 Crore people between Wk 13-25’20. (Source BARC, TG- 2+, Mkt- All India, Cuml. Reach...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/11/movie.jpg?itok=EZc0kV4W
Regional markets to fuel English entertainment channels' growth: ZEEL's Kartik Mahadev

The Covid2019 pandemic has given a boost to indoor activities such as TV viewing but specific genres such as English GECs, lifestyle and infotainment channels have been immensely impacted as their limited audience switched to streaming platforms.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/11/qq.jpg?itok=aObklEhF
Colors shows to incorporate Covid2019-related topics for better relatability

13 July 2020 is when viewers of all GECs will be able to get back to watching their favourite shows. Viacom18’s Colors is currently looking at numerous ways to engage the audiences.

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/11/shoot.jpg?itok=bv5rbix5
Indian film, TV, online video services garnered $49.8 billion in 2019

The film, television and online video services industry in India generated a total economic contribution of $49.8 billion (Rs 348,972 crore) in 2019, indicating a total growth of 61 per cent from a similar report in 2017, according to new research by Deloitte.

Television TV Channels GECs

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required