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Star India elevates Krishnan Kutty & Alok Jain in the role of regional channels

Star India has elevated Krishna Kutty and Alok Jain by giving them additional responsibilities to its existing regional Channels roles.

According to the sources close to the development, Krishnan Kutty, Business Head- the Tamil GEC- Star Vijay, will now also be responsible for the Marathi GEC- Star Pravah and Malayalam GEC- Asianet.

Alok Jain, EVP & 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.

The announcement was made after Rajaraman S decided to move on from Asianet as Business Head of Entertainment Cluster, which comprises Asianet GEC and Asianet Movies. With this movement, Sai Prasad – Business Head of Kannada GEC Star Suvarna, has also decided to move on from the organisation and both will be stepping down from the organizations by September end, according to sources.

The Walt Disney Company India and Star India is planning to align its structure and recently announced the 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.

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