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Star rebrands Maa network channels, plans content ramp-up

The Maa network channels have come under the Star brand. The content offerings will see a ramp-up. All the Telugu channels will launch an array of new shows.

Star India outlines aggressive plans for Telugu market, Maa TV becomes Star Maa

Maa TV has become Star Maa as part of the move to refresh the brand. Programming is also given a big push as Star seeks to consolidate its position in the Telugu market.

Star India taps Marico executive as distribution head

Star has appointed former Marico COO for rest of South Asia, Middle East & Africa Sridhar Balakrishnan as its head of distribution.

Star appoints ex Mondelez exec Narayan Sundararaman as Star Plus GM

Making its first senior hire after announcing a new organisational structure, Star has roped in Narayan Sundararaman to shape and deliver the biz agenda for Star Plus.

Channel V to launch dance-based romantic drama on 22 Feb

Channel V is launching a brand-new young romantic drama ‘D4 – Get up and Dance’ on 22 Feb in the 7 pm slot, to replace its existing show ‘Swim Team’.

Kevin Vaz gets additional charge of Star’s Hindi GECs; Gaurav Banerjee to head content hub

Star India biz head of English and Bengali cluster Kevin Vaz has got the additional charge of Hindi GECs Star Plus and Life OK. Star Plus GM Gaurav Banerjee is moving to a new role as deputy chief creative officer – content hub.

Star India to launch FX HD on 23 September

Star India will launch the HD feed of its ‘edgy’ English entertainment channel FX on 23 September.

Star Movies Select HD to target upscale audience

With a library of around 1,000 movies and a tagline of ‘Hollywood’s Hall of Fame 365 Days, 365 Stories’, the new channel will have 10% overlap with Star Movies in terms of content.

Gaurav Banerjee gets Life OK, Channel V goes to Kevin Vaz

While Star India EVP and Star Plus GM Gaurav Banerjee has got the additional responsibility of Life OK, Star India business head – English cluster Kevin Vaz has been given additional charge of Channel [V].

Star World to air ‘The Tara Sharma Show’ on Sundays at 11 am

Celebrity guests who will feature on the ‘Tara’s Tete-a-tete with’ segment of the show include Kajol, Shilpa Shetty, Mary Kom, Juhi Chawla, Vivek and Priyanka Oberoi, Konkona Sen Sharma and Tisca Chopra, among others.