A+E NETWORKS|TV18 appoints Arun Thapar as EVP & Head – Content

23 Aug,2016

By A Correspondent


A+E Networks|TV18 has appointed Arun Thapar as Executive Vice President & Head- Content. The announcement was made by Avinash Kaul, Managing Director, A+E Networks | TV18 and President – Strategy, Product & Alliances – Network18 to whom Arun reports.


Arun is responsible for driving the content strategy, creative and all programming-related objectives for the network: its flagship channel History TV18 and the recently launched FYI TV18.


Avinash Kaul said: “Arun brings with him a rich experience in the factual and lifestyle entertainment space that makes him well suited to strategize content for our channels. He has thorough understanding of the culture and ground realities of content consumption in India as well as the Asia Pacific region, which I believe will go a long way in rendering a great experience to our audiences. We are in a period of transformation of broadcast content and I believe this to be the right time to re-invent and strengthen the offerings to the ever evolving audiences. With the launch of FYI TV18, we now have various niches to explore and together with History TV18, we aim to offer our audiences an unflinching television and digital experience.”


Arun is an industry veteran with over twenty years of vast experience in production and programming across organisations like Discovery and NDTV. He has a proven track record in formulating program strategy to ensure disciplined execution.


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