Discovery Networks India has applied to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to launch three new 24-hour channels – Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and Discovery HD. Discovery currently has three channels in India, namely Discovery Channel, Discovery Travel & Living and Animal Planet. The Ministry approval is pending and the launch is expected in the first quarter of 2009.
Discovery Networks has made changes to its existing management structure. Karamjit Dua (pictured) who is vice president- advertising sales will now be the all India ad sales head while Rajiv Bakshi has been appointed director –marketing and communications. Both Dua and Bakshi will continue to report to Rahul Johri, SVP and general manager, Discovery Networks India.
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