Pawan Sharma appointed as the Sales Head, Focus, Hindi and Language Cluster by India’s largest news network, News18 Network. In the general news, unlocking the potential for the Network’s Focus segment will be the role for which Pawan will be responsible.
Pawan will be reporting to Karan Abhishek Singh, CEO, Languages, News18 Network and Mayank Jain, CEO, Hindi News Cluster and draw on his expertise to develop new services and ever more effective brand solutions with his vast sales experience across top media brands.
After being associated with renowned top media brands such as Star, Big FM and Disney, Pawan has joined News18 Network. For Bindass, Pawan also worked as the National Sales Head, Display & Branded Content in his last stint.
The television news segment is poised for the next phase of growth, with tremendous engagement in the past few months. News18 Network has conceptualised, developed and executed pioneering projects such as Musicathon, Jai Hind Samman and Young Genius, as its viewership continues to reach new heights. The Network will continue to further invest in developing the segment along with high-performance solutions for advertisers and partners as Pawan spearheads the innovative branded content and IPs.
Along with 17 general news channels in India as well as in other countries, News18 Network is a part of Network18. The network’s flagship Hindi general news channel is News18 India and English general news channel is CNN-News18. 13 regional news channels are operated by TV18 namely News18 Assam/North East, News18/Punjab/Haryana/Himachal Pradesh, News18 Gujarati, News18 Rajasthan, News18 Odia, News18 Tamil Nadu, News18 Urdu, News18 Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand, News18 Kerala, News18 Madhya Pradesh/Chattisgarh, News18 Bihar/Jharkhand, News18 Kannada and News18 Bangla. Housing the Marathi news channel News18 Lokmat, TV18 also operates a joint venture with the Lokmat Group. Designed to give global audiences a window into the world’s largest democracy, TV18 operates News18, a twenty-four-hour television news channel.