Ranjana Mangla has joined Star Sports as VP - emerging sports. In her previous stint, Mangla was national revenue head of India Today TV. Mangla had joined the media conglomerate in July this year. Previously, she worked with Discovery as head of sales India (Mass Entertainment).
Digital products company, Times Internet has announced the elevation of Puneet Gupt as its COO with immediate effect. Gupt has been associated with the Times Group for over 10 years, and since 2011 he was COO - News business.
India Today Group’s chief executive officer (CEO) Vivek Khanna has decided to move on after spending a year at the company to pursue other professional interests. Khanna joined India Today Group in November 2017. Before joining India Today Group, Khanna was CEO, Hindustan Media Ventures (HMV), and has over 27 years of experience in strategy, sales and marketing.
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Durga Raghunath, CEO - Indian Express Digital Media Services, has quit to join Zomato as senior VP - Growth, effective December 21, 2018. Highly placed sources close to the development have confirmed the news to afaqs! Reporter. In her new role, Raghunathwill be responsible for managing new businesses such as Zomato’s upcoming food events vertical and SneakPeek - Zomato’s recent foray in video content. She will also be spearheading Ad innovations for Zomato and help monetisation of the food app.
Tejkaran Singh Bajaj, former head - original content, ZEE5 (Zee’s OTT platform), has moved to Jio. Bajaj’s new designation is head - scripted, in-house studio, Reliance Industries. In his new role, he will be in-charge of all scripted original content across languages, for Jio.
Gaurav Barjatya has moved on from Star India network to join WWE as the marketing director, India. He was working with Star TV Network as VP, Marketing. Barjatya joined Star TV Network in January 2011. Previously, he has worked with Parle Agro and Idea Cellular.
In a recent development, Umesh Kumawat has joined News18 Lokmat as managing editor. Previously, Kumawat was working with ABP News as senior editor. Kumawat comes with close to nineteen years of experience in journalism. Prior to Network18, he was senior editor with ABP News for 14 years. Previously he has been a part of many leading media brands such as Aajtak, Zee News and TV 9. He has also been honoured with many awards in the field of journalism.