Harsh Rohatgi, executive vice president at NDTV Imagine, is leaving the company to join National Geographic Channel as MD, a person familiar with the development said. Rohatgi denied he was leaving Imagine.
Rohatgi spent seven years at Star India and was GM and senior VP, content and communication, prior to joining NDTV Imagine in 2007. His departure from Imagine, where he is a key member of the management team, is panning out even as the channel is just days away from signing a majority stake sale agreement with Turner Broadcasting.
At Nat Geo, Rohatgi will replace Nikhil Mirchandani, who recently moved to Star India as general manager and EVP for Star One channel. Star India and NGC are both controlled by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
A Star Group spokesperson declined comment.