Arnab Goswami, Prannoy Roy and Rajat sharma are owners of the company that own the TV channels that they run. So their structure of payment would be more like any other business owners. This structure would be a mix of salary, dividend and other perks. Their focus would be to increase value of their company so that their stake becomes more valuable. How much executive powers each would want to retain would depend upon their choice. For instance, Narayanmurty has chosen not to be involved too much in business affairs of Infosys now, which is why he has hired a professional CEO.
Arnab and rajdeep are editors in chief which means they are employees of their respective channels. Their structure would be a mix of salary, stocks, perks and annual pay based on target. Target definition for them would be annual tv ratings of the channel concerned. TV ratings for any channel are very critical, as depending on the ratings the channels earns advertising revenues which form approx 60-65% of total revenue(balance being subscription revenue). So these employees on hitting their pre-set annual targets would be in the range of 6cr pa if not less.
Don’t know about others, but as someone has pointed out that, Rajdeep Sardesai has a big bungalow in Mumbai and that too beside a beach and that clearly displays how much expensive it would be. Similarly, almost all the journalists, say Prannoy Roy, Rajat Sharma or anyone, everyone is earning at least a lot more than our expectations. What do you think about the same? We would love to have your reviews in the comment section below.