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Times Now To Launch Business News Channel

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[by Cerius Shah] Finally BCCL has got around to it. Word has it that before the launch of Times Now, the Group was in advanced stages for a business news channel but canceled the idea in favour for the more lucrative general news segment. While TGBCL is currently scouting for an editor, the business news venture will be ‘championed’ by Rahul Joshi, current editor of ET according to E4M. Speaking of Times Now, Neel Chowdury, Head of Marketing, has moved to Network 18 as VP-Marketing for CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awaaz.

Another awaited entrant, UTV News, the Govindraj Ethiraj helmed business news venture, was expected to launch sometime this month but according to reliable sources mid-March looks doubtful, prolly being postponed till end of March of first week of April. Also, there’s been talk of a Mint TV from HT Media.

2 Responses to “Times Now To Launch Business News Channel”

  1. dr g balakrishnan ph.d

    content sutra is a good idea. being an economist- business/managerial economist, with legal advocacy background,i see customers can get best bet in prices in these days of serious depression-recession-inflation-recession-inflation-depression cycles is a global phenomenon. So customers should be careful in their spends. it is good content sutra addition in new channel can help destabilised wage earners not knowing what is in store next day?

  2. You've GOT to be kidding!

    Which market in the world can take FIVE … FIVE business news channels??? The US just got its SECOND and that was a big event!

    Where will they get the ppl? They'll be starting with a HUGE handicap if they have to dole out big bucks to get the CNBC stars on board!

    Maybe you should syndicate a CONTENTSUTRA show to one of them