After a one-year stint with Southern Spice music channel, Nischal Kumtakar has shifted to Star News as Head-Ad Sales for the southern region. Prior to Southern Spice, he was working with TV Today Network for seven years as Regional Manager-Advertising Sales, southern region.
Asked on the job profile at Star News, he said, "I will be looking after the advertising sales and would be primarily looking after the synergies between the clients and the channel. We are also looking at various ad options and target suitable partners."
On his experience with Southern Spice, he said, "It was a pretty interesting experience and the exposure was huge as I was handing the national ad sales operations for the channel."
Interestingly, this is a comeback for Kumtakar to the news genre. "I wanted to come back to news and look after the sales of news genre. In TV Today, I was responsible for advertising sales/business development for the 24hrs news channels "Aaj Tak" and "Headlines Today " representing the southern region. News as a genre excites me and therefore am back here."