Uday Shankar

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Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes a big night for Donald Glover and FX’s “Atlanta” at the Emmys, Fox’s new TV Everywhere experience, 20th Century Fox Film Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider on a variety of topics (including the future of Wolverine), 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.

TV

STAR India is continuing its drive for social change in India through the power of its programming with today’s announcement of “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” (“New Thinking”), a Hindi TV talk show created in partnership with TED, the nonprofit devoted sharing powerful talks by leading thinkers and doers with the world.

STAR India's show “Satyamev Jayate” dives deep into societal issues.

Heritage

STAR India’s remarkable journey is intimately linked to the evolution of the modern Indian identity. Through the lens of Indian media’s history — specifically the role of STAR TV — we see a shining example of television blazing a pathway toward national self-knowledge.

Company

Star India’s revolutionary mobile entertainment product, hotstar, launched in early 2015 and has grown to boast more than 40,000 hours of content across drama, movies and sports, including cricket, football, kabaddi and local leagues. Today, the first day of a three-day global convention covering media and entertainment in India called FICCI FRAMES 2016, Star CEO Uday Shankar announced that hotstar has been downloaded 50 million times and that it will be rolled out to the rest of the world in the coming months.