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Gaurav Banerjee’s role expanded as Disney Star rejig top team

Disney Star has tweaked its top management team, with Gaurav Banerjee getting a larger mandate.

The changes come two months after Kevin Vaz quit as Head – Network Entertainment Channels, Disney Star.

Exchange4Media reports that Banerjee will now also be responsible for Star Bharat, Hindi and English Movies cluster, Kids & Infotainment and the regional portfolio (East) comprising Star Jalsha and Star Kiran. He currently leads Content Studio for TV and Disney+ Hotstar. He will continue reporting to K Madhavan (Country Manager and President, Disney Star).

The report further states that Krishnan Kutty has been named as the Business and Content Head for the entire South & Marathi regional portfolio, comprising Star Suvarna, Star Maa, Asianet, Star Vijay, Star Pravah and D+ H Regional Specials for these markets. He too will report directly to Madhavan.

In other changes announced, Sumanta Bose will continue as the Business Head for Star Plus and Star Utsav, reporting directly to Madhavan and will additionally lead content for Star Plus, Star Jalsha and Disney+ Hotstar Hindi Specials, for which he will report to Gaurav Banerjee with an additional line of reporting to Sajith Sivanandan, Head of Disney+ Hotstar.

Alok Jain, who oversaw Star Maa, Star Jalsha, Star Kiran and Star Suvarna, has chosen to move on.