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Zee’s Vijay Sanil joins Network18 as CEO of language cluster; Karan Abhishek Singh named CEO of Hindi news cluster

Sanil will be based in Mumbai and report to Avinash Kaul, CEO – Network18 Broadcast News

(L) Vijay Sanil and Karan Abhishek Singh (R)

Network18 has appointed Vijay Sanil as the new CEO of language cluster that includes News18 Bangla, News18 Tamil, News18 Odia, News18 Kerala, News18 Kannada, News18 Assam & NE, News18 Lokmat and News18 Gujarati. He will be based in Mumbai and report to Avinash Kaul, CEO – Network18 Broadcast News.

Karan Abhishek Singh, who was earlier the CEO for language cluster, has been appointed CEO of the Hindi news cluster. The appoints have been announced following the departure of Hindi news cluster CEO Mayan Jain who joined CarDekho in May this year.

Sanil joins from Zee Entertainment Enterprises where he was President - Sales and was responsible for driving a significant piece of the ZEEL ad revenues. He joined ZEEL as a Management Trainee in the year 2000 and grew through the ranks in the organization. In his journey of more than 20 years at ZEEL, he handled various Channels like Zee TV, Zee Cinema, & TV, & Pictures, Ten Sports, Zee Anmol, Regional Channels and HD portfolio among others.

Talking about his appointment, Sanil said, “Having been a passionate Sales Lead in Entertainment, Cinema & Sports genre, this opportunity opens a completely new chapter – News genre & a holistic perspective of Business. Truly  excited to lead News18’s regional news mandate to build an aggressive growth plan for the company in this rapidly evolving ecosystem and also, be part of a process of building a future-ready News network by creating new and sustainable connect nodes with audience & business fraternity.”

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