Arup Ghosh & Co’s news syndicate gets set for elections

27 Nov,2013

By A Correspondent


(clockwise from top left) Network1 Media co-founders Kamal Dixit, Sundeep Misra, Shireen Sethi and Arup Ghosh

Network1 News and Information Syndicate (NNIS) has announced that its news and feature service subscribers will now have access to live coverage from its network across metros locations. Simultaneously, NNIS has enhanced its focus to news breaking from Congress and BJP headquarters in Delhi to capture real-time developments during the ongoing assembly elections as also the general elections next year.


Led by Arup Ghosh, N1Media has its co-founders Shireen Sethi, Kamal Dixit and Sundeep Misra. “While NNIS has succeeded in getting great recognition for the quality of its content plus the choice it makes in selection and production, our clients can now get top quality live coverage during the elections and beyond,” said Arup Ghosh, CEO, NNIS, whose experience spans Bennett Coleman group, NDTV and start-up operations he led at Sahara, Channel7 and NewsX.


In addition to television, NNIS has also built a strong presence among Online Portals and Mobile Value Added Service providers since it was set up in April 2010.


“In the past, our association with media houses helped them create great branding. Now, it is our turn to create our own brand in NNIS which shall make maximum impact in times to come,” said Shireen Sethi who brings extensive on-air experience coupled with programming skills. “Acquiring the best that there is in technology-from news capturing, processing to transmission-allowed us to leap frog a complete generation. The new generation equipment offers twin advantages to media houses as they get quality, speed and reliability,” says Kamal Dixit, who as Chief Technology Officer and co-founder leads NNIS’ technology operations and brings in wide-ranging broadcast systems expertise.


As NNIS does not work on legacy systems, it is in a position to offer news and feature content at prices that can help channels to reduce their operational expenses thus becoming profitable, a communiqué adds.


In September 2013, NNIS raised growth equity from Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund (RVCF). Earlier, prominent angels– Saurabh Srivastava (Rajasthan Projects Private Limited), Raj Bhatt (Shell Investments Limited) and Navjot Sobti (Almondz Global Securities Limited)– invested in the venture.


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