DB Digital carves out two separate divisions

DB Corp Limited (DBCL), India’s largest print media company and home to flagship newspapers Dainik Bhaskar, Divya Bhaskar, Divya Marathi and Saurashtra Samachar, has announced major changes in its digital business. With a view to develop and sharpen its focus on the digital business, DB Digital, the digital division of the group will be split into two segments namely content and new video app venture platform. While the group websites will continue to operate under the content division, DB Corp

27 Jun 2018 | By Dibyajyoti Sarma

Further, Pradeep Singh has been appointed as the new business head of the digital business. Pradeep Singh comes with an exhaustive experience of 20 years in various media houses like Hungama Digital Media, Zee News, Zapak Digital Media, HT Media, Business Standard, Pioneer, etc. In his current role, he will be responsible for driving revenue for the digital business of Dainik Bhaskar Group.

The video app venture of the group will be headed by Gyan Gupta, the former CEO of DB Digital. Gupta has been associated with the DB Group for more than eight years and has played an instrumental role in conceptualising multiple unique features and properties and introducing path breaking initiatives for the brand. Gupta has also donned multiple leadership roles in the past there years ranging from business head to COO and CEO.

The two of them in their individual roles would be reporting to Pawan Agarwal, deputy MD, DB Corp.

“Both these junctures are equally important for us. While we entrust Gyan to lead the new venture, we welcome Pradeep to take our digital business forward. His exposure to various media functions and deep understanding of brands and categories, will surely take DB digital to newer heights,” Agarwal said.

DB Corp launches CSR initiative ‘Teentalk India’

DB Corp (DBCL) has launched a new CSR initiative, ‘Teentalkindia.com’, an emotional well-being platform for teenagers in India. With about 17 crore of the Indian population between the age group of 13 to 19 years and 65% of the population under 35, India is one of the youngest nations in the world.

Today’s teenagers deal with a great deal of pressure from peers, high parental expectations, societal mores as well as academic pressures which, in some cases lead to severe depression amongst teenagers. This is compounded by the fact that there are limited support services available for emotional well-being. It continues to be a huge growing concern, more often either not discussed, ignored or un-recognised in most parts of our country.

‘Zidd Karo, Duniya Badlo’ is the group’s clarion call and hence Teentalk India has been conceived to encourage the society to break out and take a determined step to urgently support youth in this vulnerable stage in their lives.

It is an online platform for teenagers and conceived to create a welcoming, secure space addressed by experts who have been dealing extensively with teen related issues. Teentalk India offers help for teenagers battling various personal issues such as bullying, addiction, peer pressure, depression, pressure related to academics and more. It also allows them a chance to express themselves without being judged.

The site can be accessed at www.teentalkindia.com.