Former Network18 Executive Vice President Amit Tripathi has joined TV9 Network as its Chief Revenue Officer. Tripathi will spearhead the revenue function for the entire TV network.
Additionally, the network has elevated its President Vikram K as COO South to drive the group’s flagship channels TV9 Telugu and TV9 Kannada.
“I congratulate Vikram on his elevation; he is a proven leader with twenty years of media experience and will now have greater responsibility resting on his shoulders,” Barun Das, CEO of TV9 Network, said. “Amit comes with vast media experience and has been a stalwart in the industry for more than two decades now. I welcome Amit to the TV9 family.”
Das said he expected the economic environment to be highly challenging. “But the television news industry will possibly be better off compared to other genres, and with our four regional language leaders in TV9 Telugu, TV9 Kannada, TV9 Marathi and TV9 Gujarati and the national Hindi news channel earning a place for itself in the big league, our network is well placed to meet the challenges of the economic slowdown”, he added.
Vikram said, “It has been a wonderful journey for me with TV9. I have been associated with the group for sixteen years. Now that we are the largest news network of the country, we have aspirations to grow further from here. I am excited to have this new assignment given to me and I am sure that I will able to live up to the expectations of Barun Das and the Group.”