Star India Announces Major Top-level changes

Broadcast major Star India has announced an organisational restructuring that has elevated Uday Shankar as Chairman and CEO.

Published: 14th April 2016 02:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2016 02:51 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Broadcast major Star India has announced an organisational restructuring that has elevated Uday Shankar as Chairman and CEO. It has also created five business units to accelerate growth.

COO Sanjay Gupta has been instated as MD and K Madhavan as MD-South. Star India has stated that both Gupta and Madhavan will continue to report to STAR India Chairman and CEO Uday Shankar.

Under the new structure, the CEO of Entertainment will be Amit Chopra. The unit will span drama and movie channels across national and regional channels in Hindi, English, Bengali and Marathi. Nitin Kukreja is now CEO of Sports, which includes a portfolio of channels under the STAR Sports banner, while Ajit Mohan has been chosen as CEO of Digital, which oversees Hotstar, STAR’s digital platform which recently surpassed 50 million downloads.

Vijay Singh is now the CEO of Fox STAR Studios, which produces and distributes Bollywood and Regional films and Kevin Vaz has been appointed as CEO of South, reporting to K Madhavan.

“We have set ourselves a bold growth agenda and these changes will deepen the leadership bench, unlock entrepreneurial energy and position STAR better to deliver on its ambitions,” Shankar said.

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