MUMBAI: Earlier today, news emerged that Star India executive vice-present and general manager Prem Kamath - who heads Channel V and Star Pravah - was quitting India's leading network. No announcement came in as to where he was headed.
A while ago we wrote that he was headed for a position in south east Asia or at one of the other three major broadcast networks in India. Now, sources have revealed that our first conjecture was right: that Kamath is indeed headed to Singapore and is taking up a regional role at A+E Networks.
A+E Networks runs The History Channel, Lifetime, bio, Crime Investigation Networks and H2 channels in the Asia Pacific region.
Kamath confirmed his exit to indiantelevision.com but he was mum about his shift to A+E Networks.
He will continue to be with Star India at least for another 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.