Vishweshwar Bhat is now Suvarna News editor

Kannada Prabha, the Kannada daily established by Ramnath Goenka, has a new owner from today, 1 July 2011: mobile phone baron turned businessman and member of Parliament, Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

Chandrasekhar’s Jupiter Media & Entertainment Ventures  began the creeping acquisition of Kannada Prabha, valued at Rs 250 crore, through a “strategic business alliance” with Kannada Prabha Publications in March 2010.

The stake transfer is now complete, according to sources in the know, although neither side has issued a formal communication yet on the extent or completion of the acquistion.

The purchase of the paper means Chandrasekhar now has a Kannada newspaper and a Kannada news channel in his armoury in Bangalore. No other Kannada paper or channel has cross-media ownership.

Former Vijaya Karnataka editor, Vishweshwar Bhat, who was appointed editor-in-chief of Kannada Prabha in February, is slated to take simultaneous control of the Suvarna News 24×7 channel, as group editor, becoming the first Kannada journalist to have a foot in both the print and electronia media.

Kannada Prabha, which has occupied the landmark Express building on Queen’s Road in Bangalore, will move to a new premises in October which it will share with Suvarna News.

File photograph: Make-up men work on Kannada Prabha editor Vishweshwar Bhat for a television commercial for Suvarna News in April.

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23 Responses to “Vishweshwar Bhat is now Suvarna News editor”

  1. manu/ atul Says:

    Congrats to V Bhat for his achivement,
    where ever he go he proves his capability in short time,
    let us hope he will succes in Suvarna also…

  2. Anil Says:

    gud news.

  3. Ashoka Says:

    A tilt to the right.

  4. Ganesh K Says:

    ವಿ.ಭಟ್ಟರಿಗೆ ಕಂಗ್ರಾಟ್ಸ್.
    ಹೊಸ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಕ್ಕೆ ಕೈ ಹಾಕುತ್ತಿರುವವರಿಗೆ ಶುಭವಾಗಲಿ.

  5. R Shetty Says:

    In a land of ruthlessly shameless. arrogant, power-drunk, ignorant mammon-worshippers looting the state exchequer and precious resources (greedy to the extent of a small corner 30×40 site) by the hour, becoming tax-free black money billionaires along with their close family, flunkies, reputed cohorts and friends in so-called opposition parties, all under the blessings of supposedly senior political peers and religious seers alike, it is only a matter of time, for Mr. Bhat, to succumb to the most obvious charms of obscene fortune ;-)

    What the stars foretell is that the new Mallu Boss will continue to prosper, the BJP cabinet will continue to loot in broad daylight, Rahul may take the final decision, trader Gadkari will shamelessly continue his double standards keeping the moolah in mind, Yeddi will continue seeking top priority, blessings from temples and matts, Cong-I goons will continue the crocodile tears, Kumaraswamy strangely will continue to meet Yeddi’s man-Friday called astrologer K.N. Somayaji while his father and former PM of India, will continue to fast for 4 hours demanding funds for his own district alone!

    Well, to quote this renowned online journal and as William Shakespeare has said, “Cheats and Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.”

    While Justice Santosh Hegde’s final report is probably too late, one can only hope that Mr. Bhat will break the shackles, rock the political-executive-judiciary cartel and help ensure the average Kannadiga has some justice and at ;east a future to look-up to!

    Meanwhile, any good and genuinely encouraging development/news nowadays (so rare) is indeed most welcome!

    Congrats!

  6. Brahmappa Says:

    I am surprised that Churumuri has nothing negative to say about Vishweshwar Bhat. Isn’t he among the chaddi wearing types who should be criticized by Churumuri? Or is Churumuri tilting to the right?

  7. twistleton Says:

    Hanged if you like him, hanged if you don’t. :)

    It will be interesting to see if VB retains his indviduality under RC.

  8. Kirikiri Says:

    Bhramappa,

    Go get that big awful looking chip off the shoulder. Double quick lest it may cripple your thoughts further.

  9. 'mudi' malnad Says:

    Bhattrigu “make up” hako kala banthu! (taking the ” rivalry” with Belagere to next level!)
    =======================================
    Ravi Belagere is suppose to host ‘Belag Belagene Belagere’ soon ( in ETV, after ditching Reddy bros Janashri), I wonder what will Bhat come out with?

  10. Nalini Says:

    I hope he brings H R Ranganath back. He was too good.

  11. Brahmappa Says:

    Kirikiri,

    Please read Churumuri’s archives to show which direction it tilts to.

    PS: The correct spelling is ‘Brahmappa’. Never mind though.

  12. Girish P Mirji Says:

    Mr. VB has turned KP into a weekly magazine by introducing more articles than news reports. Hope he will not make us watch serials on Suvarna news channel!!!

  13. Somashekar Says:

    Nodtha iri paper athava channel tumba advertisement ne thumb ti ni…. swami nivu bekadre “jhairathu prabha” antha bekidre madkond ond hosa wara madkali sir bellary jille le channagi barta idaa onde paper nu hada gedisbede plese…….

  14. parapu Says:

    Suvarna newsx24x7. No! no!!. We can’t say like that. We can Say Suvarna Advertisement x 24×7. Because its owner is MALBARI and their main In tension is only Money making. So some time I tried watch some program in this channel, But Advertisement are more longer than the any programs.So i am advising to Mr.V Bhat, do something for this. Otherwise peoples are not foolish to watch this channel.

  15. GOPAL JOSHI Says:

    congrts bhatra, pl tell your bijapur reporter to show the coniditions of BIJAPUR ROADS

  16. Prabhu Santhebachalli Raju Says:

    I like Suvarna news..!

  17. Anil kumar Says:

    Mr.Bhat now a days news channels making non sense nrews as BREAKING NEWS. Give concentration on agricultural field achievements by rural people. Broadcaste best achivements who made in agricultural.

  18. Dinesh Kumar Says:

    Suvrana News is politically biased and it is pro-congress

  19. venkatesh D Hubli Says:

    Dear Editor Sir,

    Subject: Reject Khasagi Durbar Ministers of Karnataka Govt

    Sir Ihave a deep concern over Karnataka Political scenario in which Dozens of Ministers are involved with Yediyurappaji’s Kahasgi Durbar of claiming single agenda programme of CM Khursi.Insted of Solving power crisis concerned minister is behind ex CM blaming Central Govt for Crisis.
    Liquor Lobby man Renukacharya, Water resources Minister Bommai is finding & funding souce for Ex CM , Rural Deavelopment Minister allready become uneducated & forgotten the past to Join with Ex CM, Somanna & others who allawyas back of Ex CM involved in bundle of Scams are not eligible contestents for next assembly elections.
    People of Karnataka are not fool to watch what is happening all around. I would like to request the editor to publish this article ,create public awarnes.And Also Request You to Identify & Convince people of karnataka to defeat all those candidates work on personal agenda.

    venkatesh
    Hubli

  20. abhi Says:

    VERY BAD BRAMHANDA PROGRAM PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP

  21. mahesh Says:

    Dear sir,
    i am the one f viewer of your suvarna news. I am really disappoint by your Changes (navu badalugu theddeve) i felt ur change alot even your neera detta neranthara i think its cum to end. Is it true becoz your programmes are very Dal . Finally You people spoil Our expectation .

  22. Pushpananda Subbegowda Says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am one of the viewer of 9PM news. The news broadcast-ed from 830PM till 915 PM is a mess. I am totally disappointed with this.

    I would request you to guide your team to broadcast the better news rather than concentrating these junk news. I never seen the proof for the same.

    If this continues, definitely people loose faith on the channel.

    Please note i am not the fan of any politicians.

  23. krishna jorapur Says:

    Pl ask ambarish what all the sessions he has attended and what all the problems he has highlited in parliament.
    Ask politicians wheather are they in a position to give up their assets to clear farmer loans instead of spending tax payers money.

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