Ganguly will be taking over from Shanti Rao, who has been functioning
as head of sales at Star News since June, which was when Star network
head of sales Kevin Vaz had instituted a restructuring in his team.
Vaz had said at the time that in due course a national head for
Star News would be recruited to whom Rao would report.
Rao, will however, not be reporting to Ganguly as was the original
plan. After a transitionary "handing-over" period, Rao
will move back to the main network in a role that is still to be
decided, information available with indiantelevision.com indicates.
Interestingly, Ganguly will be reporting directly to Star News
CEO Uday Shankar and the ad sales section of Star News will be functioning
as an independent unit and not a part of the Star network, the sources