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Network18 re-organises revenue team

MUMBAI: Media conglomerate Network18 has re-organised the leadership roles within the revenue function. The network has been strengthening its revenue team ever since Joy Chakraborthy took over as president of revenue for TV18 and CEO of Forbes India a year ago.

Mukund Setlur, who had joined ETV News Network in 2015 as business head, has taken on the role of national sales head for News18 India, IBN Lokmat and CNBC Bajar.

In his new role, Setlur will utilise his vast knowledge of and experience in selling the 13 ETV news channels nationally. He was also in a leadership position with the erstwhile IBN7 (now News18 India).

Sudip Roy, who was earlier the national revenue head for CNBC Awaaz, CNBC Bajar, News18 India and IBN Lokmat, has replaced Setlur as the national sales head of the ETV news channels.

Amit Tripathi, who currently leads the sales team for government businesses of TV18 channels, as well as the Hindi-speaking markets for ETV News channels, will now also manage government businesses of the language channels under the ETV News Network.

Sonia Kapoor, in addition to being national sales head for her present Focus portfolio comprising CNBC-TV18, CNN News18, Moneycontrol, Forbes India and Firstpost, will also head Focus nationally for CNBC Awaaz, CNBC Bajar, News18 India and IBN Lokmat.

Commenting on these elevations, TV18 president revenue and Forbes India CEO Joy Chakraborthy said, “In the past one year, we were able to utilise and leverage strengths of our network, leadership and people with a cohesive sales structure. For the new fiscal year, we are geared up to look at newer opportunities and face different challenges. Keeping in line with our strategy to move ahead, we feel it is imperative to re-jig leadership roles to make the most of individual forte, team and network strengths in extracting our best from market situations and opportunities.”