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Star Sports

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).

Times In­ter­net

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

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.

The In­dian Ex­press Group

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.

News18 Lok­mat

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.

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