Star India announced top-level leadership rejig and has given additional responsibilities to its existing regional Channels leadership team.
According to internal communication and sources close to the development, Krishnan Kutty, Business Head- the Tamil GEC- Star Vijay, has been given additional responsibilities of the Marathi GEC- Star Pravah and Malayalam GEC- Asianet.
Alok Jain, Business Head of Star Maa- the Telugu GEC Channel, gets additional responsibility of the Bengali GEC Star Jalsha, Kannada GEC Star Suvarna and soon to be launched Odiya GEC Star Kirano.
These leadership elevations come as S Rajaram has decided to move on from Asianet as Business Head of Entertainment Cluster, which comprises Asianet GEC and Asianet Movies. Also, Sai Prasad – Business Head of Kannada GEC Star Suvarna, has also decided to move on from the organisation. Both Rajaram and Prasad are moving out of the organisations by September end, according to sources close to Medianews4u.
The Walt Disney Company India and Star India have recently announced restructuring and expansion of the current business structure and roles . Kevin Vaz, who was the Head of Infotainment, Kids & Regional Entertainment Channels- Star and Disney India, is heading the entertainment segment of Star & Disney India with responsibilities of the entire entertainment channel business including regional channels, Kids & Infotainment, Star Plus, Star Bharat, Star Utsav, Hindi Movies and the English cluster. Gaurav Banerjee, the head of Hindi and English Entertainment, was given the additional responsibility of leading content for the Hindi entertainment channels and Disney+ Hotstar.