Uday Shankar is departing Star India and Disney Asia Pacific, it was announced on Wednesday. Shankar has been chair and CEO of Star India for thirteen years, since 2007, and President of the Walt Disney Company's Asia Pacific business since February 2019, soon after Disney acquired Star through its purchase of 21st Century Fox. Disney said he will stay on until a successor is appointed for a smooth transition. Rebecca Campbell, chair of Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, who oversees Hotstar and Star India at Disney, said, "With the successful launch of Disney+ throughout the region, he has helped put The Walt Disney Company in a commanding position in this dynamic and incredibly strategic part of the world." In a statement, Shankar said what he was going to do after his departure from Disney: "For some time now, I have been contemplating the question of how I give back to the country, community and the industry that have given me so much. I think the best way to express my gratitude to all of them will be to support and mentor a new generation of entrepreneurs as they set out to create transformational solutions that will have a positive impact on countless lives. I intend to partner with global investors and pioneers to achieve this." On the digital front, Shankar oversaw Hotstar's aggressive ad- and IPL-supported growth starting with its launch in 2015, culminating last year in 18.6 million concurrent viewers on the platform, which is likely a world record for…
- Now Health Ministry says: ‘No report’ on the creation of health database by e-pharmacies March 20, 2023
- What are the new measures taken by American telecom regulator on scam robotexts? March 20, 2023
- Here’s why you should worry about Punjab’s Internet shutdown March 20, 2023
- Last day: Don’t forget to switch from SMS two-factor authentication on Twitter March 20, 2023
- Is it Piracy if “Digital Libraries” Provide Free Access to Books? US Court Weighs Tough Question March 20, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Amazon announced that it will integrate its logistics network and SmartCommerce services with the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).
India's smartphone operating system BharOS has received much buzz in the media lately, but does it really merit this attention?
After using the Mapples app as his default navigation app for a week, Sarvesh draws a comparison between Google Maps and Mapples
In the case of the ‘deemed consent' provision in the draft data protection law, brevity comes at the cost of clarity and user protection
The regulatory ambivalence around an instrument so essential to facilitate data exchange – the CM framework – is disconcerting for several reasons.
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...
Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...