Rajnish Rikhy to join Times Network TV biz

Rajnish Rikhy, who is Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd (BCCL) Director of Response, will shift to the Times’ television business as part of the expansion plans

e4m by Sonam Saini
Updated: Mar 14, 2018 8:59 AM

Times Network is planning to soon launch a Hindi news channel. The network is part of one of India's largest media conglomerates - The Times Group, which comprises English news channels, Times Now, ET Now and Mirror Now.

Rajnish Rikhy, Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd (BCCL) Director of Response, will shift to the Times' television business as part of the expansion plans.

A source close to the development informed exchange4media that the network is planning to venture into the Hindi news genre. Also, they are planning to expand reach in the very competitive regional news space starting with Bengali and Southern languages.

Although the Hindi news channel's launch date has not been finalised yet, the network has already started recruiting employees for the new venture. 

In response to exchange4media's query, an official statement from Times Network said, "Times Network's expansion plans into Indian language news is mere speculation. There are no plans as of now. If and when we do launch, we will ensure that e4m will officially get to know it from us. Mr. Rikhy is joining the TV side to add weight to the Network monetisation. He will report to Nikhil Gandhi and lend his expertise to develop certain strategic focus areas within the existing network."

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