BBC Global News has launched its content marketing arm BBC Story Works in India, and has appointed Ankita Bakshi as Creative Solutions Producer to deliver content for brands that appeal to the BBC’s premium audience.
The renowned media person Sunil Lulla, who has been one of the early Internet explorers with indya.com in 2000, and has been a prominent member on many boards and forums of the broadcast industry where he has helped shape policies, set industry standards and best practices, has been appointed as group CEO by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms.
Lachlan Murdoch will be appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the proposed new ‘Fox’, according to 21st Century Fox. Fox will be formed after shareholder and regulatory approval of the proposed transaction between 21CF and The Walt Disney Company.
Joyee Biswas has been appointed as the head of sports partnerships for the Asia Pacific by the social media giant Facebook. He will oversee APAC-based leagues, teams, athletes and sports media across all Facebook-owned platforms.
Ajay Bhalwankar has been appointed as the Business Head for Sony’s upcoming Marathi general entertainment channel (GEC). The identity of the channel was unveiled recently during an internal event on 1 May.
Swati Mohan, under whose leadership, Nation Geographic underwent a re-branding exercise in 2016 where among other things the name Channel was dropped, has resigned from the channel, and will join the internet TV Network Netflix as the marketing director.
Sunil Kumaran has been appointed as the country head of Thwink BIG, the content studio and talent incubator by the private FM radio broadcaster Big FM. Sunil will oversee scaling the group’s content studio business through development and creation of original content, talent incubation, and strategic alliances.
Shipra Srivastava has become national marketing head while Soela Joshi as associate vice president at FM radio station BIG FM. The radio station is currently expanding its content portfolio for integrated marketing campaigns and fortifying its original and digital content offering. These two appointments are expected to address the same.
Ashish Naik, who was earlier with the Times Internet Limited, has been appointed as national sales head at News18.com. Naik has over 17 years of experience in media sales. Ashish will aim to bring onboard a maximum number of advertising partners and consolidate the network’s position as a leader in the space.
Anurag Iyer has been appointed as the Head, Revenue & Strategy at the digital news brand Firstpost. He will manage the revenue and brand solution strategy of all brands which include Firstpost.com, Tech2, Firstpost Studios and Faking News.
Vivek Saxena has been appointed by the Viral Fever (TVF) as North head for brand partnerships. Earlier, he was with Star India’s OTT arm Hotstar where he was Managing Agency Relationship nationally with Publicis, IPG and Omnicom Media Group.
Dr Roger Tong has been appointed as executive director, CEO by Asian satellite operator AsiaSat; he will succeed Andrew Jordan who has resigned from the company and will serve as a senior advisor until 31 October 2018.
Purushottam Vaishnava has been promoted as CE-regional news by Zee Media Corporation Ltd (ZMCL). This was in pursuant to Jagdish Chandra’s exit.
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