After taking on-board Joy Chakraborthy as CEO in October 2011, TV today has made fresh appointments as a part of its growth agenda. The exercise aims to enhance its ad sales and distribution networks, globally. While Vikram Das has been appointed general manager, international distribution, TV Today; Rahul Kumar Shaw has been roped in as vice-president, ad sales, Headlines Today.
Shaw will report to Rajnish Rikhy, senior vice-president, ad sales and business head, Headlines Today and will be responsible for Headlines Today sales. Prior to this, he has worked with ZEEL, INX News, NDTV Imagine, STAR India, SET India, Turner International and BCCL. At ZEEL, he was senior vice-president, sales since March, 2009.
Chakraborthy says that he expects the new team to script a rapid growth and take TV Today Network to newer heights. Confirming the appointments, he says, "We are thrilled to add the new members to an existing very strong team at the TV Today network. With their strong skill sets in the three core functions, the network will be strategically placed to consolidate and grow the leadership position. The industry is competitive and only solid planning and speed of execution will win."