As the world enters a new year, Hotstar—India’s most popular streaming platform—is hit with a strong sense of deja vu. Sanjay Gupta, the current managing director of its parent entertainment channel Disney India-Star, is leaving the company after a decade to take up the role of head of search engine giant Google India in 2020. 

Gupta’s exit—announced in November—mirrors the departure of Ajit Mohan, ex-Hotstar CEO and a direct report to Gupta, who moved to social media leader Facebook to run its India business in January 2019. Google reached out to Gupta after losing its long-time India head Rajan Anandan to VC firm Sequoia in August—Anandan moved to manage Sequoia’s early-stage startup program, Surge.