Nair dismisses rumours of job hop
Samir Nair, chief operating officer of STAR India, has dismissed rumours that he plans to move from STAR to Reliance.india Updated: Feb 20, 2006 13:42 IST
Samir Nair, chief operating officer of STAR India, has dismissed rumours that he plans to move from STAR to Reliance.
"Of course I am restless to move on, but not elsewhere. There is so much to be done at STAR. There are so many challenges at STAR. I don't have to go looking for them elsewhere," says Samir.
Among STAR's expansion plans this year, count a fierce foray into regional programming as top priority.
"We are getting into regional space this year in a big way. We are starting several regional channels this year, probably the first being Bengali. Though we have Vijay TV in southern India, we aren't going into the south just yet," Samir said.
So where did these rumours of Samir's job hop to Reliance start?
"Search me! I heard these rumours when I was in Hong Kong, ironically for brainstorming sessions with my colleagues. I am not going anywhere. Reliance probably wants to create an 'A' team. And one of our ex-colleagues from STAR (Tarun Katial of Sony) has joined Reliance. But I am surprised by the rumours about me."
Further expanding on STAR's plans this year Samir says: "We are looking at new technology, like broadband, mobile, Internet, DTS. I am looking at these as a broadcaster and content creator. We want to see where STAR is placed."