MUMBAI: He had two of Star India’s prime channels under his charge: Channel V and Star Pravah. Last week Star India executive vice-president and general manager, Prem Kamath, called it quits and put in his papers.
Kamath confirmed this to indiantelevision.com, though he was travelling. But he did not divulge where he is headed. However, sources close to him say that he is likely to continue to be in the television industry. The buzz is that he is likely to take up an overseas assignment in south east Asia or that he could be joining one of the other three major Indian broadcast networks.
Keep watching this space for further updates.
Suffice to say that Kamath will continue to be in Channel V until his notice period expires in a couple of months.
Kamath joined Star India in May 2007 as vice-president marketing for the network.
In 2009, he was elevated to the role of executive vice president and general manager Channel V. In 2013, he was given additional role of general manager of Star India’s Marathi general entertainment channel Star Pravah.
Prior to joining Star India, Kamath was associate vice president at Leo Burnett. He served the agency from 1999 to April 2007.