Hyderabad: Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zee Media limited Barun Das is the new CEO of TV9 and Mahendra Mishra holding the interim CEO of the group, would now be Principal Advisor to the Board of TV9. The group recently launched TV9 Bharatvarsh in Hindi, its first national news channel. Barun is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and the London School of Economics.
Whole Time Director and member of TV9 Board Singa Rao, said “Our group is committed to the roles and responsibilities of the Fourth Estate. Given our leadership position in the southern and western parts of the country, we are now aiming at achieving similar success in the rest of the country and in the new media domain. We are confident that Barun, with his all-round and vast experience and track record, will power this foray. We welcome Barun on board.”
Talking about his new company, Barun said, “I am excited about this new opportunity has given the group’s vision. Every new opportunity comes with fresh challenges, and I wish to contribute my bit along with the team. Since TV9 has impressive leadership in the regions of its current operations, it will be my pleasure and privilege, to drive its expansion in the national arena.”
Mahendra Mishra, Principal Advisor in an official statement, said, “I am delighted to be a part of the next big leap that the organization is going to take in the national arena. I welcome Barun on board, and I am confident that under his leadership, our team would scale new heights.”
Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited (ABCPL) is the holding company of TV9 Group incepted in 2004 and is telecasting in seven languages; Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, English and Hindi languages.