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Uday Shankar appointed as President of 21st Century Fox Asia

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Media firm Fox today said it has elevated Star Chairman and CEO Uday Shankar as Fox President with immediate effect.

In his new role, Shankar will lead Fox's video businesses across all of Asia, including Star and Fox Networks Group, and work closely with Fox's leadership on key strategic initiatives in the region, it said in a statement.


"He will continue to serve as Chairman and CEO for Star India, a key driver of Fox's growth and one of India's largest media and entertainment companies, comprising 60-plus channels across entertainment and sports and eight languages, as well as leading video platform Hotstar," it added.

Star today reaches more than 700 million viewers in and across the globe every week.

Shankar has been at the helm of Star since October 2007 and has guided the transformation of Star into a diversified media company, leading initiatives in distribution through Media Pro, movies through Fox Studio, regional television through Asianet, and sports, following Fox's (then Corp) acquisition of its joint venture with ESPN in 2012.

"Uday's new role will enhance our strategic focus across all of and enable us to further capture opportunities, building on the transformation Star has driven in our most important growth market," Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch said.

Zubin Gandevia, President of Fox Networks Group Asia, will continue to oversee video brands across 14 markets and will report to Shankar under this realigned regional structure. Fox's film business in will continue to report directly to Stacey Snider, Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 18:05 IST
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