Sun18 Media Services North Co., the strategic alliance between Network18 and the Sun Network, has promoted Gaurav Gandhi to the position of chief operating officer. In his elevated role, Gandhi will report to Rajesh Kamat, group chief operating officer, Viacom 18, and the executive director on the board of SUN18 North.
Speaking about the appointment, Haresh Chawla, group chief executive officer – Network18 and Viacom18, said, "Given Gaurav’s experience and performance, we’re confident of him leading Sun18 North to a dominating presence in this high-growth domain, in time to come.”
Gandhi joined Viacom18 about a year ago from Turner Entertainment Networks as the chief commercial officer and the head of international business. He will continue to head the international business for Viacom18.
Further, Sujeet Jain, head of legal and company secretary – Viacom18, has also joined the Sun18 North board of directors.
Sun18 distributes a total of 33 channels which include COLORS, MTV, Nick, Vh1, Homeshop18, CNN-IBN, CNBC-TV18, CNBC-Awaaz, IBN-7, IBN-Lokmat, The Disney Channel, Disney XD, Hungama TV, SUN TV, KTV, Sun News, Sun Music, Chutti TV, Adithya, Gemini TV, Teja TV, Gemini News, Gemini Music, Navvulu TV, Kushi TV, Surya TV, Kiran TV, Udaya TV, Udaya Movies, U2, Udaya Varthegalu, Ushe TV and Chintu TV.