Arun Anant has put in his papers as CEO of the recently launched news channel UTVi. Confirming the development, Anant said that he had not yet decided about where he would be moving next, but was definitely looking at other opportunities. Shantanu Aditya, Executive Director, UTV Global Broadcasting, and CEO, UTV Entertainment Television, has taken on the additional responsibilities of Anant.
Prior to UTVi, Anant was with The Economic Times as Vice-President. He had joined UTVi on November 2007.
As CEO of UTVi, Anant had been steering the channel and working on beefing up all its functions. Speaking on his decision to quit the channel, Anant explained, “The reason for my move is on personal grounds. I have been in the Internet and print space before, and with UTVi I’ve had a stint in the television space as well. Further on, I would like to venture for better opportunities and fulfil my personal dreams.”
As for Aditya, he will be assuming the role of CEO, UTVi, in addition to his responsibilities as Executive Director, UTV Global Broadcasting, and CEO, UTV Entertainment Television. Aditya had joined UTV from Sahara One Media & Entertainment, where he was CEO.