Republic Media Network has announced the appointment of Bhaskar Das as group president. He moves from Dainik Bhaskar where he was executive president.
The media network has also announced the elevation of Vikas Khanchandani as group CEO. His expanded role sees him get responsibility for Republic Television, Republic World Digital and the soon-to-be launched Republic Bharat (Hindi news channel).
Arnab Goswami, managing director and editor-in-chief, Republic Media Network, said, “Vikas has led the channel exceptionally from the start up to expansion mode. As we get set to launch Republic Bharat I am excited he will along with Bhaskar Das see the next phase of growth and consolidation of our new age media–tech company. We are on the look-out for growth opportunities that are both scalable and sustainable. I look forward to partnering and growing with them.”
Khanchandani said, “We are very excited about Dr. Das joining forces with us to help scale the business at the network. He is one of the most respected media professional and our network will immensely benefit from his knowledge and experience."
Das has also had stints with Zee and The Times of India group.
Khanchandani had joined Republic TV in 2017. Prior to this, he was with Reliance Broadcast Network. He has also worked with AIDEM and Star TV.