Khanna was previously Senior Vice-president of the iTV Network’s Hindi news channel
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | February 23, 2016
iTV Network has elevated Vikas Khanna, Senior VP of their Hindi news channel, India News, to head national sales. Khanna will now be responsible for driving all-India ad sales revenue of India News, and continue to report to Varun Kohli, CEO.
Commenting on the change, Kartikeya Sharma, Managing Director, iTV Network, said, “Vikas’ elevation as National Sales Head of India News is in line with our commitment to growth. His skills and wide experience will surely help India News reach the next level of growth.”
Kohli added, “Vikas has played an important role in India News sales and now he will take on a wider role. His strong track record of delivering growth and his understanding of the industry will help us move forward on our path of continued success.”
Khanna has close to 20 years of industry experience having worked with many news networks including Network18, where he was responsible for ad sales of IBN 7 (North region). He had started his career with the India Today Group, where he spent nearly six years. He then moved to The Times of India and thereafter to NDTV Media in 2005, where he handled brands such as NDTV India, NDTV 24x7, and NDTV Profit.
“In this fiercely competitive market, I shall strive to further strengthen the various revenue streams of India News and achieve a robust growth in the coming year,” said Khanna on his elevation.