Akhtar Javed, Senior Vice President, Distribution, STAR India has put in his papers. Yashpal Khanna, senior VP, corporate communications, STAR India confirmed the news to Campaign India. It is not known yet who will be replacing him at STAR. Javed has been with the group since 1994 and has been the architect of STAR's strength in the distribution space. It is not known yet, where he is headed.
A high-powered team from STAR TV, led by Paul Aiello and including Uday Shankar, Jagdish Kumar and Ajay Vidyasagar was ensconced in Bangalore on Friday and Saturday. It is reliably learnt that the team was in the IT city with two objectives. The first is to take forward the discussions with Rajiv Chandrasekhar for the takeover of Asianet’s non-news offerings. It is understood that the two have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement as the talks progress.
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