ITV Network elevates RK Arora to Group CEO

In this role, Arora will assume overall responsibility of strategic and operational management of the ITV Network and will oversee the Group's diverse portfolio of assets spanning news broadcasting

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Aug 20, 2014 8:07 AM
ITV Network elevates RK Arora to Group CEO

RK Arora has been elevated to Group CEO, ITV Network, where he will continue to lead and drive the organisation. In this role, he will assume overall responsibility of strategic and operational management of the ITV Network and will oversee the Group’s diverse portfolio of assets spanning news broadcasting.

“I’m delighted to announce Mr Arora’s well-deserved promotion,” said Kartikeya Sharma, Managing Director, ITV Network. “I am confident that with his deep industry knowledge and collegial working style, he’ll continue to strengthen ITV Network’s position in the marketplace. He has been instrumental to the highly positive momentum, which ITV Network enjoys today and has in the past two years, in his capacity as CEO Broadcasting, worked towards attaining leadership position for ITV network and taking it to greater heights. His astute business acumen and expertise has helped ITV Network solidify its position in the news genre.”

Sharma further said, “Under Mr Arora’s tenure, all our products have become market leaders and as a group we have worked hard to deliver value for our advertisers. Not only have we fulfilled our commitments, but have also delivered more than what we had targeted. With this thought process, I am sure Mr Arora will achieve many more milestones. Our company’s objective is to become India’s largest TV news network and the most profitable one as well. I am sure that ITV Network will definitely achieve its objectives under his leadership.”

Arora is a senior professional credited with turning around companies in the news genre. A chartered accountant by profession, Arora joined ITV Network in 2012 as CEO, Broadcasting and has been instrumental in the company’s transformation and its unprecedented growth. He has extensive experience spanning over 20 years in the field of distribution, finance and profitability of companies. Prior to ITV Network, he was CEO of BAG Network (News24, E24 and Darshan24). He was also associated with Independent News Service (India TV) since its inception.

“I am humbled to lead ITV Network as Group CEO,” said Arora. “In spite of challenging and demanding environment both our brands – NewsX and India News – have been able to carve a niche for themselves. I firmly believe that with Kartikeya’s support and ITV Network’s formidable talent, we are well poised to continue to deliver superior results in today’s increasingly competitive market and take the Network to greater heights. India News and NewsX is now a preferred choice for advertisers as they are delivering strong performance week on week. In a short span of time, NewsX and India News have carved a value proposition in the mind of the advertisers and have been consistently over delivering.” 

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