Star India

Uday Shankar, Chairman and CEO of Star (third from right), joined by BCCI executives
Company

Star India, the leading sports broadcaster in India, won the global media broadcast and digital rights to VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches on Monday. With a global consolidated bid of 16,347.5 crore ($2.55 billion), Star secured global rights to IPL from 2018 to 2022.

TV

Here is a statement from Star India Private Limited and Novi Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd regarding the recent leak of a “Game of Thrones” episode.

Company

Yesterday, 21st Century Fox announced its fiscal Q3 2017 financial results. Afterward, the company held an earnings call featuring Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch, CEO James Murdoch and CFO John Nallen. It was an opportunity for 21CF to discuss a wide range of topics, including 21CF’s strategic priorities, the digital MVPD revolution, 20th Century Fox Film’s strength and new advertising leadership for Fox Networks Group.

Hugh Jackman onstage at the CinemaCon 2017 20th Century Fox presentation at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 30, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)
Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 20th Century Fox showing clips for its upcoming films at CinemaCon, FOX News notching record ratings, Fox Searchlight setting a release date for “Patti Cake$” and more.

Events

In his opening theme address at the three-day global convention covering media and entertainment in India called FICCI FRAMES 2017, Star India CEO Uday Shankar turned the spotlight on censorship in India and the threat it poses to the creative community.

Industry

During today’s Deutsche Bank 2017 Media & Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, Florida, 21st Century Fox Chief Financial Officer John Nallen had the opportunity to touch on a wide range of topics.

Company

Star India’s leading mobile streaming platform Hotstar is partnering with technology company Zapr Media Labs to improve the targeting of mobile advertising for consumers and brands in India. The partnership, announced today, will give the two companies the opportunity to overcome some of the hurdles that have constrained mobile marketing in India.

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes 21CF CEO James Murdoch discussing the combination of 21CF and Sky, Fox’s planned new streaming app, STAR India CEO Uday Shankar winning EY’s Entrepreneurial CEO Award and more.

Industry

During his 40-minute conversation at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference yesterday, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch had the opportunity to talk about a wide range of topics, including the forthcoming single authenticated streaming app to give customers access to all of 21CF’s key U.S. television brands, Hulu’s forthcoming OTT service, the explosive growth of hotstar in India and more.

Social Impact

21st Century Fox’s Star India and Bollywood star Aamir Khan have partnered again on a new brand film for Star India’s ongoing “Nayi Soch” (“New Thinking’) campaign.