Television

Star India CEO Uday Shankar is ?Person of the Decade?

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2014/12/06/uday%20pic.JPG?itok=EghyWGS6

Mumbai: Uday Shankar, CEO of Star India, received a significant industry award, The Impact Person of the Decade - 2014. Maharashtra Governor Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao gave the prestigious award to Shankar late last evening in the presence of media visionary Subhash Chandra, Chairman of Esselworld and Zee, and Annurag Batra, Chairman of the exchange4media Group.

The award recognises the one individual who has made maximum and far-reaching impact on and influenced and helped shape the media, marketing and advertising industry tremendously over the last ten years.

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, addressing an audience packed with leaders and professionals of Indian media, marketing and advertising, said, ?Shri Uday Shankar?s journey from being a journalist to head a large media organization has been spectacular. His agenda of driving a social change through programs like Satyamev Jayate has had a huge impact. In a country where cricket is a religion, he has brought to the fore games like Hockey and Kabaddi and demonstrated how these games could also be popularized in a changing world.?

Accepting the award, Shankar said, ?This is overwhelming ? there is nothing more special than peer recognition.  I consider myself a creation of this industry, and for this industry to recognize that I might have made some impact on the last decade fills me with a sense of both -- pride and gratitude.?

Introspecting on winning the Impact Person of the Decade, Shankar said, ?When I was informed by Impact that I am the person of the decade, I couldn?t help but reflect on my journey and what led me here...  I can say it in one word ? collaboration.  That seems to be the one thing that I have done better and better and better over the last 10 years.? However, he added that ?the willingness to collaborate has always been built on a solid conviction to do the right thing ? not just for Star but for the entire industry and society. The conviction to not do regressive content, the conviction to not compromise the larger interest of community.?

Shankar attributed his success at Star to his excellent team. ?I think my success at Star and the success of Star India are results of not just an extremely talented team that I could put together but that this team collaborates with and compliments one another extremely well... my amazing team at Star has always rallied around to die for every single ridiculous plan that I have come up with,? he said. ?This recognition is yours!?

James Murdoch, Co-Chief Operating Officer, 21st Century Fox, said in a recorded message, "Uday Shankar is really driven by a belief in communications, and a belief that media and storytelling can make a positive difference. We're enormously proud of Uday for being named the Impact Person of the Decade. It's a great honour for him -- one that he richly deserves. Star has always been a great innovator, and under Uday's leadership, it has taken that to new levels."

Superstar Aamir Khan, in a recorded message, said, ?I?ve known Uday for about five years now -- his razor-sharp mind, his intelligence, his courage, his boldness to take difficult decisions? He believes in the impossible, and that?s why he achieves the impossible.?

Media captain Aroon Purie, Chairman, India Today Group, said of Mr Shankar in a message, ?He is a good thinker; obviously a great leader? I am delighted that he is getting this award. He has made a great impact on the industry, and I am sure that his leadership in Star, and also as part of the industry, will have a great impact in the years to come.?

Annurag Batra, Chairman ? exchange4media Group, said, ?Across the years, Mr Shankar?s contributions to the entire space have been remarkable ? whether through his mission for innovative and socially responsible content that is based on great storytelling, or the investments in and support of sports genres across Kabaddi, Football and Hockey and Cricket, and his remarkable efforts in aligning industry stakeholders for issues of industry and social significance. These, with several other reasons, are why the Impact editorial team selected Mr Shankar from a solid list of respected industry professionals for having impacted the industry and society in such a positive and significant way through his vision for both Star  and the industry. He is indeed a truly deserving winner of the top honour in the space of Media, Marketing and Advertising.?

Click here to read Uday Shankar?s acceptance speech

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/aaj-tak.jpg?itok=Wi61qSr1
3rd Sahitya Aaj Tak India’s largest Hindi Literature Festival promises a grander & a bigger show

Aaj Tak, India’s No. 1 Hindi news channel with over 25 crore viewers (Source: BARC, TG:2+,Mkt:HSM, Period: W29'18-W32'18,) kicks-off the third edition of its annual mega Hindi literature festival - Sahitya AajTak .

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/children.jpg?itok=0w-PSLPz
Excitement Tenfold as Nickelodeon India Brings a Week of fun to celebrate children’s day

The memories that we make as children always set path for the adult in us.  Nickelodeon, India’s leading kids’ entertainment franchise by Viacom18

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/animal-planet.jpg?itok=GK2QBFXl
The Irwin Family -Terri, Bindi and Robert - come home to Animal Planet in ‘CRIKEY! IT’S THE IRWINS’ which premiers in India on November 15 at 9 PM IST

Lace up your boots because you’re about to embark on the journey of a lifetime with the family that’s bringing khaki back.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/aib.jpg?itok=V7Hl7Z48
OBESITY AMONG DIABETICS ON THE RISE IN URBAN INDIA, new study finds

MUMBAI: A new study on type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients in India finds that obesity among diabetics is on the rise. The same study also revealed that majority of patients prefer to have fewer large meals as opposed to more frequent small meals which are more diabetes friendly The results are part of...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/powerpuff.jpg?itok=apUe6L69
Cartoon Network celebrates 20 years of heroic supremacy of The Powerpuff Girls in November

Cartoon Network, home to the three fabulous superhero sisters, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup rings in 20 glorious years of ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ this November. Cartoon Network India along

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/eros.jpg?itok=DHq91esu
Eros International acquires highly anticipated Telugu film Amar Akbar Anthony

Eros International Media Ltd, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, in association with Mythri Movie Makers will be releasing Telugu action entertainer Amar Akbar Anthony.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/Republic-TV.jpg?itok=OJBUea4v
Republic TV continues to dominate English news genre: BARC week 44

In the Hindi news (U+R) genre, Zee News climbed two slots to the third position in week 44 of BARC ratings. Aaj Tak yet again stood on top in all the three genres. Republic TV continues its dominating streak in the English news genre.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/13/zee.jpg?itok=Rw8Tfbjd
Essel Group engages Goldman Sachs to sell half its stake in Zee Entertainment

Mumbai: 13th November 2018, Subhash Chandra and family along with its advisors met in Mumbai over the Diwali weekend to undertake a strategic review of its businesses in view of the changing global media landscape. The strategic review underscored the importance of technological advancements such...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/14/royal.jpg?itok=vr3HaK3M
Get ready to go on a Royal Journey with FYI TV18’s ‘Royal India with Samira’

Ever wondered what Maharaja’s at their Royal palaces eat for their dinner? From understanding what all goes into the making of a royal meal to stealing some royal recipes, Samira is all set to take you for a Rich Food adventure.

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories