Purnendu Bose, Chief Operating Officer, Hungama TV, has tendered his resignation, which has been accepted with immediate effect. With this development Hungama comes under the supervision of UTV, CEO, Ronnie Screwvala, and Bose moves on to take care of SaharaOne.
Confirming the development to exchange4media, Bose said, "Hungama is on a strong growth curve now and I needed a bigger challenge to chase and hence the decision to move on to SaharaOne. I am looking forward to the assignment."
Even though the date of joining hasn't been confirmed yet, involved parties expect the change to take place on April 1, 2005. In a meeting with SaharaOne, CEO, Shailendra Singh, the next set of duties of SaharaOne's present COO, Karuna Samtani, would be chalked out.
After the programming chief of Hungama TV, Shalini Rawla quit, all functions of the channel were under the supervision of Bose. For Screwvala, this would be additional responsibilities to what he looks after at UTV's presently. At the time of filing the story, he was not available for comments.