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Network18 consolidates TV and print revenues under Joy Chakraborthy

MUMBAI: Mukesh Ambani-controlled Network18 has consolidated its revenues from television and print media under president of revenue Joy Chakraborthy.

The diversified media conglomerate said Wednesday that it has revamped the revenue structures of all TV news brands as well as business magazine Forbes India.

In May, the group had appointed Chakraborthy as president of revenue for TV18. He was later assigned additional responsibility as CEO, Forbes India.

“With Joy’s appointment, the group consolidated all TV revenues including that of Forbes India under one head,” the company said.

In order to strengthen sales and revenue, the group recently appointed Priyanka Datta as executive vice president of the English news cluster (CNBC-TV18, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD and CNN News18) and network sales head for North and South. Preeti Sahni has been appointed vice president to head sales for Forbes India and the international business for the network’s English news channels.

Joy ChakraborthyCommenting on these recent appointments, Chakraborthy said, “I am pleased to welcome Priyanka and Preeti to the Network18 family. Both Priyanka and Preeti come with right learning and experience to take on their respective mandates at Network18. Priyanka comes with a well-rounded understanding of TV channels, having headed ad sales and brand solutions roles at Zee. Preeti comes with specialisation on luxury and international sales, having worked on and headed senior roles with premium media brands in her earlier roles.”

Datta joins Network18 after a 14-year stint at Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL). She headed sales nationally for almost all channels of the Zee network as well as their brand solutions cell. Her last assignment with Zee was as business head of Zindagi and the FTA GEC channels.

A post-graduate in English literature, Datta has worked with leading TV network organisations like the India Today Group, Worldcom Multimedia and Channel 9.

Prior to joining Network18, Sahni was general manager at BCCL handling the luxury and international businesses. She also worked with brands like India Today, HT Media, Oracle and Scholastic.

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