Finally the picture is clearer. The news channel to be launched from the Times bouquet would be a blend of business and general news channel.
Right now, the team that would steer the channel is being strengthened with a few senior level appointments. The most recent among them are, Preeti Prasad as Executive Producer and Naveen Kapoor, Head of Delhi operations as far as news gathering goes.
Prasad, prior to this assignment was serving as Executive Producer at CNBC TV18. She will be part of the core team preparing for the launch of the channel. As one of the Executive Producers with the Times business and news channel, she will be leading production crew in Mumbai.
Kapoor, meanwhile has been picked from STAR News, where he was working as senior producer and was working out of Delhi.
The Times' channel, which is likely to be launched in the first half of next year, will be headquartered in Mumbai but will set-up a major functional outfit in the national capital. According to sources, Times is likely to recruit more senior production personnel soon.