Rajneel Kumar has been appointed as the business head, expansion projects & head of products for media group ZEEL’s video on demand (VoD) platform ZEE5 India.He will be leading the charge on the Product Function as also building on the Expansion Projects on the platform.
Siddharth Jain, Rajat Sharma, Sudhanshu Vats and K Madhavan have been appointed as the Vice-Presidents (VP) by the Board of Directors of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) to liaise with the government and other stakeholders.
Sameer Manchanda is expected to be reappointed as the chairman and managing director (CMD) of the Cable TV and broadband company DEN Networks for three years from 10 September 2018 to 9 September 2021 after shareholders’ nod. DEN board of directors has already approved the re-appointment.
D. Shivakumar, the Aditya Birla Group Executive President, Corporate Strategy, has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of ASCI or the Advertising Standards Council of India. He is considered as a brilliant business leader with over 19 years’ experience in sales, marketing and general management.
The media group Viacom18 has elevated its top executives in a bid to restructure its management team. Manisha Sharma, Colors programming head, has been promoted to chief content officer Hindi Mass Entertainment. In her new role, she will be heading content for the entire HME cluster including Colors and Rishtey. She will now report directly to Viacom18 Group CEO and MD designate Sudhanshu Vats.
The leading global news broadcaster CNN has appointed Tini Sevak as Vice President, Audiences and Data at CNN International Commercial (CNNIC). Tini will oversee a global team of data and research specialists using Turner resources as well as out-of-house capabilities. Through a mix of audience insights, digital analytics, and commercial data innovation, the Audiences & Data Group sits at the heart of CNNIC to ensure measurable and actionable data insights drive client campaigns as well as the commercial strategy of CNN International.
Sujeet Mishra, who had joined Times Now in December 2017 and was leading the brand’s strategic planning and communication, including new brand initiatives, consumer research, and market development across ATL, BTL and digital platforms, has resigned.
Samson Jesudas, the former Hathway Bhawani Cable & Datacom MD & CEO, has been appointed as business head of the ISP business by the telecom and internet service provider (ISP) Microscan.
Rohit Gupta, who was associated with the Chaudhary Group where he was responsible for the roll-out of 5G ready Telecom network in Nepal, has been appointed as the chief financial officer (CFO) by the media conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL).
Rajan Gupta may be appointed as managing director (MD) of Hathway Cable and Datacom for a period of three years, as the MSO has sought the approval of shareholders.
Munish Seth, the former Facebook APAC head, has been appointed as India country director, Android by Google. He will oversee Android and look after the growth of the Android ecosystem in the country.
Shaurya Mehta, the Living Entertainment COO, has been appointed by the media group ZEEL as the head of the company’s premium cluster comprising channels like Zee Cafe, Zee Cafe HD, &flix, &flix HD, and &prive HD.
Azim Lalani, who has joined Firstpost as VP Revenue and Strategy, News Cluster (Network18 Digital), has been promoted to business head of English general news cluster by Network18 Digital (N18D), the digital arm of Network18. He will also oversee the business of News18.com English and in.com.
Aparna Bhosle, who has been heading the premium & FTA GEC cluster of the media group ZEEL, has been promoted as the business head of group’s flagship Hindi GEC Zee TV.
Star India owned OTT app Hotstar has appointed Nikhil Madhok as executive vice president (EVP) and head of original content. He had re-joined the company in December 2017.
Viraj Jit Singh has been appointed as SVP & Head – Revenue by the Times Internet for its local video platform MX Player. He has nearly two-decade long experience in sectors like broadcasting and entertainment.
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