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Kevin Vaz to head Channel V

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | February 17, 2015
Vaz currently heads Star India's English cluster, as well as Star Jalsha and Jalsha Movies. He will now head 10 channels of the Star India Network.

Kevin Vaz

Kevin Vaz, a senior official from Star India, has been given additional responsibility to head the youth entertainment channel of the network - Channel V. The channel was being handled by Life OK's general manager Ajit Thakur, who recently quit the company. Thakur was internally given charge of the channel after Prem Kamath called it a day.

Vaz is also the head (GM) of Star's English channel bouquet which comprises FX, Fox Crime, Star World, Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD, Star Movies, Star Movies Action, and Bengali entertainment channels - Star Jalsha and Jalsha Movies. He was given this mandate in March 2013.

With Channel V coming under his umbrella, Vaz will now head ten channels of the Star India Network. Vaz has been associated with the Star Network for nearly 19 years. He moved to Star from The Times of India in 1996. At TOI, he handled advertising and marketing functions as assistant manager. He has worked at Star in various capacities and was appointed president, ad sales, in November 2009.