Times TV boost for Ajay Trigunayat, Avinash Kaul

19 Dec,2011

By A Correspondent

 

Times Television Network has enhanced the responsibilities of two of its senior personnel: Avinash Kaul, who will now be Chief Executive Officer ET Now and Zoom, and Ajay Trigunayat, who will be Chief Executive Officer, English entertainment channels.

 

Mr Kaul and Mr Trigunayat will continue to report to Sunil Lulla, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO), Times Television Network.

 

Announcing the new organizational focus, Mr Lulla said, “2011 has been a significant year of growth for Times Television Network (TTN). As the channels consolidate positions, it offers opportunities for talent to develop. Mr Kaul and Mr Trigunayat will bring new ideas, energy and passion for the network’s ambitious growth agenda. We wish them great success.”

 

During the course of 2011, TTN’s revenue has grown by over 50 per cent, its reach has spread to 26 countries besidesIndiaand its channels are in leadership positions.

 

Speaking on his appointment, Mr Kaul said, “‘Bollywood’ and ‘Stocks’ are deep passions ofIndia. I’m delighted to have a blend of entertainment and information as part of my mandate. I look forward to ensuring that ET NOW continues to consolidate its position asIndia’s premier stock market channel.”

 

Mr Kaul was previously the CEO of Zoom and prior to that has worked with Fulcrum (Group M), Discovery Communications, Star, NDTV Media and Sahara One in strategic and management roles.

 

Mr Trigunayat, commenting on his new role, said, “Movies Now has just about completed one year of stellar performance and I am looking forward to consolidating and growing the franchise of Hollywood entertainment for Times Television Network”.

 

Mr Trigunayat was earlier Channel Head of Movies Now. Prior to joining Times Television Network, he has been in theMiddle Eastin an entrepreneurial capacity. He has also held the position of Business Head of the Zee English Channels bouquet, built brands and strategies for Lintas, Contract and Rediffusion and was in Sales at Pepsi.

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