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Ajay Chacko named as president of AETN18

Network18 and A&E Television Networks joint venture, AETN18 Media, has named its president. Ajay Chacko will be tasked with the day-to-day operations of the Indian joint venture's suite of channels.
October 14, 2010

Network18 and A&E Television Networks joint venture, AETN18 Media, has named its president. Ajay Chacko will be tasked with the day-to-day operations of the Indian joint venture’s suite of channels.

‘With him at the ‘helm’, we are well-positioned to realize our shared vision of strong and vibrant entertainment services in India,’ said Sean Cohan, SVP of AETN International, in a release.

‘At AETN18, our focus will be to unleash the power of globally acclaimed brands such as History, BIO, Crime & Investigation Network with programming that resonates with Indian viewers. I’m looking forward to working with the business and content team in our journey to create India’s leading factual entertainment group,’ said Chacko.

Chacko’s media and entertainment experience includes seven years at Network18. AETN18 plans to launch HISTORY, BIO, Crime & Investigation Network and other AETN entertainment channels in the Indian market, at a date to be announced.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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