Vishal Bhatnagar has been appointed as national revenue head for CNN-IBN. This move was announced on the heels of a leadership alignment at Network18 News Media – the sales unit of the TV channels at Network18. Bhatnagar was earlier svp and regional head – North and East, CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz.
Dilip Venkatraman, CEO, CNN-IBN, said, “Vishal’s track record and experience in monetizing news brands is exemplary. His contribution will be critical as we shape a new phase of leadership for CNN-IBN”.
Bhatnagar added, “CNN-IBN has clearly emerged as a benchmark amongst general news brands in the country, in terms of credibility, viewership and innovation. I look forward to working closely with the channel team to ensure we build further on its revenue leadership as well”
On the larger re-alignment at Network18 News Media, Sanjay Dua, CEO, Network18 News Media, said, “We believe that our brands are well-placed to build further on their leadership, both in terms of innovative client solutions as well as a strong network proposition. Each of our leaders comes with a proven track record and strong leadership acumen and we’re confident that this alignment is the beginning of a new phase of growth for us”
Bhatnagar has 18 years of experience in sales across media. He has been associated with Network18 since 2004.