Veteran media executive Sunil Lulla, group CEO at Alva Brothers Entertainment, has stepped down. He confirmed the development.
Lulla joined the company as a director in February 2008 and also sat on the boards of group companies Miditech and Real Global Broadcasting. He set up Real under a joint venture with Turner Broadcasting. The channel launched in March 2009 as a general entertainment channel with a special focus on reality shows. It never really took off, however, and in September, Turner and Alva Brothers said the companies were “reassessing” their plans for the channel. Operations have been significantly downsized. With Lulla’s exit, little remains to be wound down at the channel. Joint venture partner Turner is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in NDTV Imagine.
Lulla was the CEO of Times Global Broadcasting prior to joining Alva Brothers. He has also worked in senior roles at Sony (NYSE: SNE) Entertainment Television, JWT and MTV, among others.