Star India set to up Kevin Vaz, Gaurav Banerjee

MUMBAI: In a major shuffle of roles, Star India is all set to promote two of its senior employees with extended roles.


Star India business head - English cluster, Star Jalsha, Jalsha Movies and Channel V Kevin Vaz is all set to take additional responsibility of the network’s Hindi general entertainment channels (GECs). With this, Vaz will now also head Star Plus and Life OK in addition to FX, Fox Crime, Star World, Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD, Star Movies, Star Movies Action, Star Jalsha, Jalsha Movies and Channel V. The total number of channels under him now tot up to 12. It may be recalled that Channel V fell into Vaz's portfolio only earlier this year.  


Meanwhile, Star India executive vice president - content strategy Gaurav Banerjee has been upped as the deputy chief creative officer - content studio. 


Confirming the development to, a source said, “It’s just a reward to their respective contribution to the network.”


Vaz joined Star India in the mid 90s, while Banerjee was roped in by his mentor Star India CEO Uday Shankar in 2008 to kick-start the broadcaster's regional news channel business.


At the time of filing this story, Vaz and Banerjee were unavailable for comment.

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