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Narayan Sundararaman & Gaurav Banerjee

Narayan Sundararaman & Gaurav Banerjee,

(General manager, Star Plus and former Mondelez hand; president and head of content studio, Star India)

There was a time when premier shows 'Shanti' (Doordarshan) and 'Kumkum' (Star Plus) used to air in the afternoon for people to enjoy at leisure. But the growing focus on prime-time gradually brought an end to afternoon programming and the audience was only left with repeats of prime-time shows. Well, it looks like Star India is looking back as its flagship channel, Star Plus is betting big on afternoon programming. The network has decided to bring in four new shows in the afternoon slot - what they call 'Star Plus Dopahar' (12:30 PM to 2:30 PM). Read more

MK Anand

MK Anand

CEO and MD, Times Network

We will not allow Arnab to run past us: MK Anand, Times Network Read more

NP Singh

NP Singh

CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India

"It will take time for OTT to challenge TV": NP Singh Read more

Sudhanshu Vats

Sudhanshu Vats

Group CEO, Viacom18

"Advertising growth on regional TV is higher than national, Hindi": Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18 Read more

Prasanth Kumar

Prasanth Kumar

CEO, Mindshare, South Asia

"There is a challenge when it comes to TV spends, but it is not drastic": Prasanth Kumar, Mindshare Read more

Baskar Subramanian

Baskar Subramanian

Co-founder, Amagi

"National brands are now fighting local brands": Baskar Subramanian, Amagi Read more

Ashish Bhasin

Ashish Bhasin

Chairman and CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), South Asia

"In the advertising business if you can't handle pressure, get out or die young": Ashish Bhasin Read more

Raj Nayak

Raj Nayak

CEO, Colors

"There's no reason why we shouldn't launch a new channel...": Raj Nayak Read more

Sam Balsara

Sam Balsara

Founder, chairman and managing director, Madison World and Madison Communications

"Availability of BARC rural data is welcome new arsenal": Sam Balsara Read more