Network18 has appointed Anil Uniyal, COO (Network18 Media) and Business Head (TV18 Media Operations), the CEO of the groups business channels – CNBC-TV18 & CNBC AWAAZ. Uniyal will be responsible for the strategic, financial and operational management of the business news channels, and will report into B. Saikumar, Group COO, Network 18. Uniyal was previously heading the the commercial arm of the Group, Network18 Media with responsibilities for driving the topline for the CNBC Channels and Forbes India.
This comes a few days after Ajay Chacko was appointed President of AETN18 MEDIA, the recently announced joint venture between AETN and Network18. AETN18 plans to launch HISTORY, BIO, Crime & Investigation Network and other popular AETN entertainment channels in the Indian market. Chacko has been with Network18 for seven years, with roles related to CNBC TV18, CNBC AWAAZ and Forbes India.