He takes over from Samir Patil who remains on the Board of Directors of the company
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 9, 2011
Sampath has 23 years of experience across media, consumer products and franchising. With key assignments at Blow Plast, Zee Network, Bennett, Coleman and The Alia Group , he has worked with leading brands, created and led innovative business units , spearheaded corporate strategy and has been an entrepreneur.
Commenting on Sampath’s appointment, Patil said, “I am delighted at the appointment of Vijay as CEO. Over the years, he has contributed immensely to the industry and I am confident that his holistic business acumen and strategic thinking will continue to be of immense value.”
ACK Media is India's leading entertainment and education company for young audiences. Some of India's most loved brands including Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, Karadi Tales and well-known proprietary characters like Suppandi are part of ACK Media. It develops products for multiple platforms including print, home video, broadcast television, films, mobile and online services. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, has a design studio in Bengaluru and a subsidiary in Chennai.
In July this year, Future Ventures had upped its stake in ACK Media from 26 per cent to 56 per cent, making it a subsidiary company.