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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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