Star-Disney elevates Kevin Vaz & Gaurav Banerjee to new roles
Star- Disney India has elevated Kevin Vaz as the Head of Entertainment. He will be responsible to run the entire entertainment channel business. Gaurav Banerjee in his new role as Head of Content, will spearhead content for HSM entertainment channels and Disney+ Hotstar along with the regional content for OTT.
The Walt Disney Company India and Star India's Country Manager & President, K Madhavan, announced this new expansion of roles in an internal mail to the staff.
Vaz's remit will include Regional channels, Kids & Infotainment, Star Plus, Star Bharat, Star Utsav, Hindi Movies and the English cluster. Star Plus GM Sumanta Bose, Star Bharat GM Arpit Mankar and Star India GM Hindi Movies Hemal Jhaveri will now report to Kevin.
Along with this, Arghya Chakravarty, Star India's EVP — Ad Sales, Entertainment Business will have a dotted line reporting to Kevin for HSM ad sales.
Banerjee, who is currently associated as the Head of Hindi and English Entertainment, will now lead content for the Hindi entertainment channels and Disney+ Hotstar. The content heads of all Hindi channels will report to Gaurav. Hemal Jhaveri will too have a dotted line reporting to Gaurav for digital movie rights. Apart from Hemal and Dhawal, all regional channel GMs will also have dotted line reporting to Gaurav for Disney+ Hotstar content.
The company is planning to align its structure with Disney's global D2C business and growth strategy.
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