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Sahara Media Group appoints Alok Nair as Chief Commercial Officer

Nair has had stints with Bennett, Coleman & Co., Network 18 and Bloomberg TV India in the past

Alok Nair

Sahara Media Group has hired Alok Nair as Chief Commercial Officer. The Group includes entities like an electronic news channel bouquet of national and regional channels of the network, Rashtriya Sahara editions of Hindi newspapers as well as Rashtriya Roznama editions of Urdu Newspapers. All these entities are undergoing strategic and structural changes in terms of content, technology, branding and distribution.

Nair will contribute in evolving an effective commercial strategy for the media network. Nair comes with an experience of close to 20 years in the field of media broadcasting with companies like Bennett, Coleman & Co.(BCCL), Network 18 and Bloomberg TV India.

Abhijit Sarkar, Guardian of the Sahara Media Group, said, “There is an evident change in media consumption habits, which needs to be understood, apprehended and calibrated to. We are confident that the current strategic changes undertaken, the present team at Sahara Media Group will help in better leveraging the depth of our network along with notching up scales to current and future requirements of the viewers.”

Arup Ghosh, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Sahara Media Group, said, “Sahara Media group is one of the biggest full play media house in the country that cater to regional and national audiences through all mediums – print, digital and broadcast. With changes emerging in the entire space of news gathering, dissemination, analysis, presentation and consumption, we are on the path of reinventing ourselves and reclaiming the position, which we deserve, based on our intrinsic strengths.”

Ghosh further added, “In the last few months, we have been focusing on content revamp and our viewers will soon see an energised sharp product. Nair has joined the team to work on evolving a robust sales and marketing strategy plus contribute towards creation of a robust marketing and branding strategy.”

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