Nachiket Pantvaidya to replace Nitin Vaidya as head of Star Plus

23 Jul,2012

Nachiket Pantvaidya

By A Correspondent


Nachiket Pantvaidya, Executive VP and general manager at Star India and incharge of Star Pravah, the Marathi GEC of the Star bouquet of channels, has been appointed as incharge of flagship GEC Star Plus.


Confirming the appointment, a spokesperson told MxMIndia that Mr Pantvaidya will take over from Nitin Vaidya who has put in his papers after a stint of 14 months.


Mr Pantvaidya has been with the group since 2009 when he was appointed managing director of Fox Television Studios, the TV production unit of Newscorp’s Fox Entertainment Group. Earlier, he has been general manager,South Asia with the BBC and Executive Director, Programming and Production, for Disney where he managed the localisation of the Disney brands. An IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus, Mr Pantvaidya has held several key positions MSM (Sony) network.


Nitin Vaidya

Meanwhile, confirming the news to MxMIndia about his resignation, Mr Nitin Vaidya said: “Yes, I have quit and it has been a nice and exciting experience. Star is a great organization to work with and the team has been remarkable.” Mr Vaidya had joined Star India in May 2011 and was heading Hindi channels Star Plus, Star One (which is now discontinued), Star Gold and Star Utsav.


On his next move, Mr Vaidya said: “I have plans of my own and as of now I’m not joining anywhere for the moment.” Without disclosing any dates, Mr Vaidya assured that only after a smooth transition will he move on from the organization.


Nitin Vaidya, Photograph: Fotocorp




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