Times Network appoints Ashit Kukian as president - Revenue

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | November 25, 2015
Kukian will closely interact with the content, distribution and marketing functions, with the ad sales and branded content teams directly reporting to him.

Times Network has announced the appointment of Ashit Kukian as president, Revenue. This is his second stint with the network, after a period of 10 years. A statement says that in his new role, he will interact closely with the content, distribution, marketing and other enabling functions to ensure that business objectives are met. The ad sales and branded content teams of Times Network will directly report to him, while he will report to M K Anand, managing director and CEO, Times Network.

Ashit Kukian

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Kukian back into the Times Network fold as president - Revenue. His guidance, industry insights and operational expertise will help us achieve our aggressive growth targets and meet our business objectives through traditional and non-traditional revenue streams as we move into the future. I am sure his extensive background in media management and experience over two decades in the print, television and radio industry will add great value to the growth of Times Network," says Anand.

Commenting on his new role at Times Network, Kukian says, "I am excited to take on the new role with Times Network. As an individual helming the revenue vertical of a network that is growing by leaps and bounds, I will try my best in giving my inputs, industry insights and operational expertise in the best possible manner. Using my experience garnered across print, television and radio, I am sure I can lead the team in adding value to the growth of the network channels and businesses."

Kukian has had a 13-year stint across various roles with BCCL (Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited) in the past. The statement adds that he was a key figure in the team that launched Zoom Television in 2004, and post that, went on to serve Radio City 91.1 FM as president and chief operating officer for 10 years.

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