India TV revamps sales team

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | April 05, 2011
The channel has promoted Amit Kumar as group business head; Kumar will handle new ventures and work on the expansion plans of the channel.

Following a major reshuffling in its sales team, India TV has promoted Amit Kumar as group business head. Kumar was heading the national sales team of the channel for the last three years.

His mandate will involve handling various new ventures and working on other expansion plans of the channel. His responsibilities will also involve looking after the revenues, distribution and international tie-ups in the DTH platform.

In a related development, Gautam Sharma, who joined the channel four months ago from STAR News to lead the sales team, has been promoted to step into the shoes of Amit Kumar.

Wajid Khan, who was handling sales for the western region, has now been given additional responsibility to handle the southern market.

The changes were announced at the company's sales conference held recently in Goa. India TV will also launch two more channels this year as a part of its expansion spree.

In an official communiqué, Ritu Dhawan, managing director, India TV, says, "Amit Kumar has been rewarded for the efforts he has shown during the last three years. Now, he will work closely with the top management on our expansion plans. Sharma has been promoted to the challenging role considering his enthusiastic approach during his short but productive four months' stint with India TV."

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