He joins in from Network18 News Media, where he was National Revenue Head for CNN-IBN and Head of Focus-IBN 18 News Network
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 12, 2015
BBC Advertising, part of BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has brought on board Vishal Bhatnagar as Sales Director for South Asia. He will lead the advertising sales teams across BBC Worldwide’s three South Asia sales offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore with immediate effect. He will be based in Delhi and will report to John Williams, Vice-President, Advertising Sales, ASEAN & India.
Bhatnagar will be responsible for domestic and international advertising sales for BBC Advertising’s digital and broadcast assets in South Asia, including the multi-screen product offer around the world-renowned website BBC.com and the global TV channel BBC World News.
He joins BBC Advertising from Network18 News Media, where he was National Revenue Head for CNN-IBN and Head of Focus-IBN 18 News Network. He had joined the organisation in 2004. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice-President, CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awaaz, where he launched CNBC Universe as a sales platform. Before working for Network18 News Media, Bhatnagar held roles at Times Television and Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd.
Commenting on Bhatnagar’s appointment, John Williams said, “Vishal brings with him a proven track record in business development across traditional and new media in the highly dynamic and fast moving Indian national market, and we are delighted to welcome him to BBC Advertising. As we look to drive future growth across South Asia, Vishal’s experience in leading teams, coupled with the premium content opportunities offered by the BBC, will be invaluable.”
Bhatnagar said, “I am thrilled to be joining BBC Advertising and have the chance to offer partners in South Asia opportunities to be associated with world-class, trusted content from the BBC on TV and online. I’m looking forward to working with the teams in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore and building new business relationships across the region.”