Manish Kalra has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Homeshop18. The Board of Directors of TV18 Home Shopping Network has appointed his appointment; he will replace Sanjeev Agrawal who served as the CEO for almost three years.
The leading DTH operator Dish TV has nominated Ashok Mathai Kurien and Jawahar Lal Goel on the Board of Videocon d2h in place of Amitabh Kumar and Raj Kumar Gupta for the purpose of seamless integration.
Nancy Dubuc, who oversaw the joint venture agreement with between A+E Networks and Vice Media with the former acquiring a 20% stake in Vice Media, has resigned from her post of President-CEO at A+E Networks. She will soon join Vice media as CEO, replacing Vice founder Shane Smith, who will take up the position of executive chairman.
Rajnish Rikhy, an experienced ad sales executive who had worked as chief revenue officer at the TV Today Network, and spent 15-years at the BCCL, has now moved to Times Network’s revenue department.
Gaurav Gandhi, who has resigned from Viacom18 Digital Ventures where he was COO, has been appointed as India head of Amazon’s video on demand (VoD) service Amazon Prime Video India. He will replace Nitesh Kripalani.
As ESPN readies the launch of its new direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service, ESPN+ which will offer a dynamic lineup of thousands of live sporting events, original content and an unmatched library of award-winning on-demand programming, it has appointed James Pitaro as president and Disney Media Networks co-chair.
Citing several irregularities and non-adherence to prescribed procedures, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has fired Nina Lath Gupta, managing director of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).
The debt-ridden telco Aircel is going through rough phase. It is considering filing for bankruptcy in the NCLT. Vipul Saurabh, national head, operations and customer services, and Anupam Vasudev, who was chief marketing officer, have quit the company.
Manish Karnatak has been promoted to the post of head of soon-to-be-launched content incubator and studio, Thwink by Big FM.
Two high profile appointments have been carried out by Turner. Recently, it has appointed David Liu as Senior Finance Director based in the media company’s regional headquarters in Hong Kong, while Joseph Tan was appointed as Finance Director for Turner’s Southeast Asia business based out of Singapore.
As the Prasar Bharati is overhauling the DD & AIR, it has also shortlisted two journalists for editorial leadership positions in Doordarshan News and Prasar Bharati News Service under All India Radio, as per media reports.
Ashok Mansukhani has been appointed as the managing director of Hinduja Ventures Ltd (HVL) for two years. He has completed his existing term as whole-time director on 29 April. The board of directors has approved the appointment.
Chandan Kumar,Huawei's marketing director, has resigned to join Nokia as the India head of Optics business. Kumar has been with Huawei for over 12 years across various functions, including the company's wireline business. Earlier, he worked at Nortel Networks for over two years, and HFCL for over 8 years.
As expected, Kalli Purie, daughter of Aroon Purie, has been appointed as vice-chairperson and MD of TV Today for a period of five years. The board of directors has approved the unanimous decision.
Clyde D’Souza, the programming head of 9XO, has been given an additional charge of 9X Media; he will handle the programming. D’Souza joined 9XO when it was launched and contributed for the Channel such as 9XO Fan wars, 9XO Hook, Tweetdown, 9XO Social Screen, O Bot, and Insta Top 10.
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