Kaul joins TV18 from Times Television Network where he was CEO of Times Now, ET Now and Zoom
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 26, 2014
TV18 has found a CEO for its IBN18 Network in Avinash Kaul, ten months after the departure of its previous CEO, Dilip Venkatraman. Based in Mumbai, Kaul will be responsible for the day-to-day operational, strategic and financial management of the general news network. Amongst the key tasks mandated for Avinash is the consolidation & diversification of TV18’s general news network.
Kaul recently put in his papers at Times Television Network as CEO of Times Now, ET Now and Zoom.
Speaking on Kaul's appointment as CEO of IBN18 Network, B Saikumar, Group CEO - Network18, said, “Avinash brings a very successful track record as a leader and a wealth of knowledge about the media and broadcasting industry. Now, as we gear up for an ambitious phase of growth, I am convinced that he has the inclusive skills and leadership that are needed to steer us through. He has our best wishes and support."
Ajay Chacko, COO - Network18, added, “The IBN18 Network has over the years consolidated its leadership in the news space. I am confident in Avinash’s ability to play a significant role to sustain the growth and leadership momentum of these stellar brands. He will be working closely with the talented and resourceful marketing, editorial and sales teams to achieve this.”
Kaul said, "With the heightened interest in general news among the populace as is evident in the highest turnout percentage in the General Elections the timing of me joining Network18 couldn’t have been better. My mandate is to ensure leadership of the brands and continued business success with a clear focus on general news across various languages.”
A broadcast professional with 16+ years of experience across business verticals like advertising sales, distribution, programming and marketing, Kaul had joined Times Television Network in August 2010 after a brief stint of seven months at Sahara One. Prior to joining Sahara, Kaul had spent over seven years with NDTV Media.
Kaul, who started his career with Mindshare in 1998 as a Media Planner, has also done stints with Discovery Communications and Star India.