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ITV Network elevates RK Arora to Group CEO
MUMBAI: ITV Network has elevated RK Arora to Group CEO, ITV Network, where he will continue to lead and drive the organisation and take it to the next level.
In his new role, Arora will assume overall responsibility of strategic and operational management of the ITV Network and will oversee the group’s diverse portfolio of assets spanning TV news broadcasting and print business. Prior to his elevation, Arora was serving as CEO broadcasting, handling overall operations of seven channels of ITV Network.
ITV Network owns NewsX, India News and five regional news channels in the Hindi heartland. The network also runs Good Morning India Media which has Hindi daily ‘Aaj Samaj’ and English weekly newspaper ‘The Sunday Guardian’ in its portfolio.
A chartered accountant by profession, Arora joined ITV Network in 2012 as CEO of broadcasting and has been instrumental in the company’s transformation and its unprecedented growth. Prior to ITV Network, he was the CEO at BAG Network (News 24, E24 and Darshan 24). He was also associated with Independent News Service (India TV) since its inception.
“I’m delighted to announce Mr Arora’s well-deserved promotion. I am confident that with his deep industry knowledge and collegial working style, he’ll continue to strengthen ITV Network’s position in the marketplace. He has been instrumental to the highly positive momentum which ITV Network enjoys today and has in the past two years, in his capacity as CEO broadcasting, worked towards attaining leadership position for ITV network and taking it to greater heights. His astute business acumen and expertise has helped ITV Network solidify its position in the news genre,” said ITV Network managing diretor Kartikeya Sharma.
“I am humbled to lead ITV Network as Group CEO. In spite of challenging and demanding environment, both our brands NewsX and India News have been able to carve a niche for themselves. I firmly believe that with Kartikeya’s support and ITV Network’s formidable talent, we are well poised to continue to deliver superior results in today’s increasingly competitive market and take the Network to greater heights. India News and NewsX is now a preferred choice for advertisers as they are delivering strong performance week on week. In a short span of time, NewsX and India News have carved a value proposition in the mind of the advertisers and have been consistently over delivering,” added Arora.