Mumbai-based cable-TV operator Star India said Mohit Anand will join Star's Channel V music station as GM on April 21.

He replaces Amar K. Deb, who left the company in March to start an Internet venture. Anand will report to Star India CEO Uday Shankar.

Anand was previously country manager at New Delhi-based Microsoft India's entertainment and devices division, which launched products such as the Xbox 360 gaming console.