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A+E names Star India exec deputy MD for Asia-Pacific

U.S. media company A+E Networks has named former Star India exec Prem Kamath (pictured) as deputy managing director for Asia-Pacific.
August 7, 2014

U.S. media company A+E Networks has named former Star India exec Prem Kamath (pictured) as deputy managing director for Asia-Pacific, where he will oversee the strategic direction of commercial, financial and operational functions of A+E Networks Asia.

Based in Singapore, Kamath will also provide strategic support for the company’s portfolio of businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Other duties include managing A+E Networks Asia’s ad sales, affiliate sales, operations, programming and marketing groups, in addition to overseeing negotiations with affiliates, suppliers, clients and institutions for channels such as History, Lifetime, H2, Crime + Investigation and Bio. The exec will report to Alan Hodges, MD of Asia-Pacific.

Kamath previously served as exec VP and GM of Channel V and Star Pravah for Star India. Prior to this position, he was associate VP at Leo Burnett Worldwide in India.

“Prem is a proven innovator with a stellar track record of taking international media brands and not only making them genre leaders but also expanding the genre in local markets,” said Hodges in a statement.  “Prem’s strategic and operational experience will be crucial for driving growth and commercial development in this region.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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