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Times ready with business channel team

Times ready with business channel team
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First Published: Tue, Sep 09 2008. 04 02 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Sep 09 2008. 04 02 PM IST
New Delhi: The upcoming business news channel from Times Global Broadcasting Co. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd, which is targeting a fourth quarter launch has put in place its senior editorial team.
The company is also in talks with potential content partners, but is unlikely to bring on board a strategic investor, said chief executive Chintamani Rao.
The company bought back a 25.82% stake held by Reuters Singapore Pte Ltd early this year.
Bloomberg’s Asia columnist Andy Mukherjee and former Business Today managing editor R Sridharan are joining the channel as senior editors. Sidharth Dubey from Reuters TV has been hired as lead anchor and senior editor.
All of them will report to Economic Times executive editor Rahul Joshi, who is also heading the TV project. Former NDTV Profit senior editor Abheek Barman is also part of the team as consulting editor.
Mukherjee will be responsible for the programming during the 9 am - 4 pm markets band, Sridharan will handle the evening to late night programming another executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said.
“We have a strong integration plan with The Economic Times,” the executive said, adding that about 100 journalists from the business newspaper has already been given basic television training.
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First Published: Tue, Sep 09 2008. 04 02 PM IST