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ET Now to launch soon, announces senior editorial team
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MUMBAI: ET Now, the upcoming English business news channel from Times Global Broadcasting, is ready to launch soon and has announced its senior editorial team.

As reported earlier by Indiantelevision.com, ET Now has received all the government clearances and the channel is expected to be live by end of June.

The channel's editorial will be backed by The Economic Times' editorial team headed by Rahul Joshi. The company claims of a young, aggressive and talented team of reporters, researchers, designers and editors.

ET Now has roped in award-winning columnist from Bloomberg Andy Mukherjee as senior editor-economy and finance. He will be heading ET Now's morning band - driving its coverage of the stock, currency and commodities markets.

The channel's evening band will be headed by senior editor-news and trends R Sridharan who was the managing editor of Business Today magazine. The evening band will be dominated by news and analysis.

Abheek Barman will be the consulting editor for the channel.

The other faces on the channel include Siddhartha Dubey from Reuters TV-London; Nikunj Dalmia, senior editor-stocks; Damini Kumari and Paromita Chatterjee, senior editors and anchors of the morning band; George Cherian, banking editor; and Shailendra Bhatnagar, senior editor.

The channel has Muralidhar Swaminathan as chief editor-news and Subha Chatterjee as head of special features.

The back-room operations is headed by Ward Edmonds (director of production and presentation). Edmonds has to his credit stints with business TV in many markets in Asia and Europe, and is responsible for ET Now's look and style.

The team of broadcast professionals includes associate executive producers Ravi Kaushik and Priyanka Sehgal; creative director Santanu De; and head of videography Akhai Shimray.

ET Now will focus on breaking stories, analysis and business trends. The company claims that it will introduce a galaxy of experts, economists and analysts who slice and dice business, economy and market news for investors, taxpayers, consumers and executives.

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this will surely challenge utvi, cnbc and profit
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