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Barun Das gets WCRCINT’s Transformational Leader Award

New Delhi, 21-April-2023, By IBW Team

Barun Das gets WCRCINT's Transformational Leader Award

India’s leading news network, TV9 Network, has been honoured with two outstanding awards from WCRCINT (World Consulting & Research Corporation International) that further enhances the remarkable transforming path it has taken.

TV9 Network’s MD & CEO Barun Das has been named India’s Transformational Leader 2023, while News9 Plus, the world’s first News OTT platform developed by TV9 Network, was named India’s Transformational Brand 2023.

Das has been recognized for his outstanding leadership and services to the media business.

As per a press release from the news network, TV9 Network has risen from strength to strength under Das’ imaginative leadership, offering news and information to millions of viewers across India and beyond. Das has played a key role in transforming TV9 Network into a prominent news network noted for its credibility, creativity and dedication to journalistic excellence.

Speaking about the accolades, Das said, “I am humbled and honoured to receive India’s Transformational Leader 2023 award from WCRCINT. When a large ship like TV9 Network is moving at high speed, every single nut and bolt is important. Therefore, this recognition is a testament to our stupendous growth enabled by the collective effort of each employee at TV9 Network. I am happy that News9 Plus, an out of box idea, has been duly recognised as the transformational news brand of 2023.”

Abhimanyu Gosh, Editor-in-Chief of WCRC, said “He (Barun Das) is a legend in the Indian media industry. He is known for transforming many media networks in his long spanning career. He is one of the most trusted names with his colleagues in the entire industry. In terms of all the research that we have done, Mr. Das stands as one of the most incredible media personalities in the country ever.”

WCRCINT India’s Transformational Brands & Leaders 2023 is a distinguished platform that honours the greatest brands and leaders in India that are creating significant changes in the country through their leadership, innovations, branding, and product developments that have a beneficial impact on people’s lives.

TV9 Network’s News9 Plus, the world’s first news OTT platform, has been named WCRCINT India’s Transformational Brand 2023.

News9 Plus is an outstanding, curated mix of nuanced news reportage and news documentaries delivered in a cutting-edge OTT environment. The platform goes beyond the apparent to create complex and multi-faceted tales based on fact-based and rigorous journalism.

News9 Plus has earlier been hailed by veterans across industries. Actor and producer Anupam Kher said, “In times when news broadcast is witnessing a rapid transformation, News9 Plus is an innovative platform giving viewers short and crisp news storytelling keeping international standards in their broadcasts.”

“TV9 Network has picked a very exciting segment and I have no doubt that it will do well. My best wishes to News9 Plus. I think the team is doing something fantastic with the app. I think it’s going to be a gamechanger,” said Deep Kalra, Founder of MakeMyTrip.com

Raving about the storytelling, R Balki, Film Director, Screenwriter and Producer, said, “News9 Plus is the world’s first news OTT. The 360-degree treatment of eclectic subjects and rich production takes their storytelling beyond the immediate news cycle. The narratives have a longer shelf-life and stay relevant whenever the audience seeks to return and view them. I love the way they tell their stories.”


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