James Murdoch

MUMBAI: Lupa Systems CEO James Murdoch and Uday Shankar, the former chairman and CEO of Star India and president of Walt Disney Asia Pacific, announced Thursday that they are forming a new venture to explore technology and media opportunities in emerging markets.

The new partnership reunites Murdoch and Shankar, who worked together building Star India into the region's largest media company, prior to its sale as part of the merger of 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. Star now reaches 600m+ viewers every week and operates Hotstar, Asia's leading OTT platform.

Mar 19, 2019 13:03
MUMBAI: A day ahead of the schedule set by The Walt Disney Company to close its $71.3 billion acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox (12:02 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 20), comes the confirmation that Rupert Murdoch's youngest son James is independently setting up shop in India.
Dec 06, 2017 11:12
MUMBAI: Who would have seen this coming?  A report that CNBC broke last month about Walt Disney acquiring a large chunk of the assets owned by 21st Century Fox, including Star India, is firming up to a possible announcement as early as next week, the US business news network reported early Tuesday, citing sources.