Uday Shankar


Star CEO to be new 21st Century Fox Asia boss

21st Century Fox has named the chairman and CEO of pay TV business Star India as its overall boss in Asia. Uday Shankar has been named president of 21st Century Fox Asia, effective immediately. The change means Fox Networks Group Asia president Zubin Gandevia now reports into Shankar, who has been placed in charge of […]

Star becomes ‘India’s home of HBO’

21st Century Fox-owned pay TV service Star India has become the latest local ‘home of HBO’ after an agreement with the US-based premium television provider. As of January 1, 2016, Star’s English-language networks and digital platform Hotstar will become the exclusive broadcaster of all HBO programming, including Game of Thrones, Veep (pictured) and True Detective. […]

Fox’s Star India buys local channel

21st Century Fox’s Star India has acquired Telugu-language channel Maa TV. The deal hands the Asian Fox business access into the Telugu market, which Star said was the second-largest regional market in India in terms of potential revenue. The acquisition, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will close upon regulatory approvals. The Maa TV […]