Broadcasting's chief executive officer, Sunil Lulla, has put in his papers. When contacted, Lulla refused to confirm the news, but industry sources inform agencyfaqs! that he is serving out his notice period till the end of January or early February.
Lulla's next destination is likely to be the joint venture between Turner International and Alva Brothers. The joint venture company is to launch a general entertainment channel (GEC) in Hindi, to be followed by GECs in other Indian languages. All the channels will be targeted at urban Indians. Sources indicate that Lulla will be provided with a high profile designation, which is still being worked out by the organisation.
Lulla holds a Master's degree in management studies from the SP Jain Institute of Management. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and general management. He has been with Times Now since its inception in 2005. Prior to that, he worked with Sony Entertainment Television (SET) India as executive vice-president.
Some of the other organisations he has worked with include Valuebridge, a consultancy business set up by venture capital firm AtIndia and advertising agency JWT (then HTA), JWT Taiwan, United Distillers and Vintners, MTV India, Indya.com, and Sony Entertainment Television.