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Pappan Majumdar is national head, property sales, Colors

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | February 02, 2010
Majumdar recently quit from National Geographic Channel as national head, sales, Fox History and Entertainment

Pappan Majumdar, national head, sales, Fox History and Entertainment at National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) has been appointed national head, property sales, Colors. Majumdar becomes the first person to grace the new designation at the general entertainment channel (GEC). He will report to Simran Hoon, national sales head, Colors.

& #BANNER1 & #Majumdar says, "With Colors, I am stepping into the GEC genre, which is a different ball game altogether. I will be responsible for generating revenue for all the big format shows on Colors, including Bigg Boss, Khatron Ke Khiladi and National Bingo Night."

Majumdar's career, spanning 13 years, has mainly revolved around sales. Some high points of his career include the responsibility of selling two mission properties while being instrumental in launching Education Times as a supplement; playing an instrumental role in the launch of MTV Hero Honda Roadies; airing 'K' serials from the Balaji stable on a music channel; re-launch of the History channel in May 2006, which saw the transformation of the channel from being pure documentary to documentary and drama; selling mission properties such as Udaan and Navy for National Geographic; and the mega change of The History Channel into Fox History and Entertainment while acquiring all content from India.

Majumdar started his career at The Times of India's Response division, where he handled the Indian language team. Being in brand promotion, he also worked in the education category and his last assignment at the company was for the Education Times. His stint at The Times of India lasted for three years.

Subsequently, he joined MTV to look after the northern market as account executive. He was with MTV for four and a half years and quit the organisation as account director.

In 2004, he joined the National Geographic Channel as senior manager and regional head, North and East for both National Geographic and The History Channel (now Fox History and Entertainment). In January 2006, he was promoted as national head, sales, Fox History and Entertainment, monitoring the advertising revenue of the channel. His stint at National Geographic lasted for five and a half years.

Louie Fernandes has now stepped into the position of national head, sales, National Geographic.