The TV18 Group has announced the elevation of B Sai Kumar as Group COO. Sai was earlier designated as CEO of TV 18 Media Network, which is the commercial arm of the group looking after the commercial interests of CNBC, IBN and the web businesses. In his new role, Sai would be actively involved in all activities of the group including Web 18 (the Internet arm), Newswire 18 (the news and data terminal business) and Home Shop 18, along with mandates for other new ventures across the television and new media space.
Sai would be synergising with and actively supporting the CEOs and the teams of the different business units. He would be reporting to Haresh Chawla, Group CEO, TV18 Group.
Said Chawla, “Sai has been instrumental in the evolution of the TV18 Group into India’s leading full-play media entity in the past few years. We believe his competence on the revenue side as well as robust operational understanding will equip us to successfully unleash synergies across the group. We’re in a growth mode and Sai’s energy and focus will lead us in the right direction.”