Avinash Kaul quits TTN

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | April 28, 2014
He was CEO of Times Now, ET Now and Zoom.

Avinash Kaul, chief executive officer of Times Television Network's three channels - Times Now, ET Now and Zoom - has decided to move on from the company.


Avinash Kaul

The company has been going through a lot structural changes since January. Sunil Lulla, erstwhile managing director and chief executive officer of Times Television Network, was promoted as president, corporate development at BCCL group. To replace him, TTN got Disney UTV's old hand M K Anand.

The announcement of Kaul's resignation has come close on the heels of the news of Ajay Trigunayat (CEO, English channels) and Harsh Sheth's (associate business head, Romedy Now) exit from the company.

A broadcast professional with over 15 years of experience across business verticals like advertising sales, distribution, programming and marketing, Kaul has hands on experience of functions like finance, legal, HR, business development and digital. He has worked across content genres like news, general entertainment, kids, regional entertainment, movie and lifestyle channels in India.

He started his career as a media planner with HTA Fulcrum and subsequently moved to Discovery Communications and STAR India. This was followed by NDTV Media, where he handled diverse portfolios in operations and marketing and headed its consulting division.

Kaul joined TTN as CEO, Zoom in August 2010 from Sahara One, where he was working in the same position. He was handed charge of the English business news channel, ET Now, along with Zoom, in December, 2011. In 2012, he was given additional responsibility of heading Times Now as CEO, continuing to report to Lulla before the latter moved on to a new role at BCCL.

As reported by afaqs! earlier, the company's restructuring is an attempt to centralise the functioning of the network. Its new structure is such that all the division heads (such as content, marketing, ad-sales, distribution) of the company will report directly to Anand.

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