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Uday Shankar becomes the first Indian media CEO to address the Paley Media Council

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MUMBAI: India will witness a significant milestone in the history of media industry as Star India CEO Uday Shankar becomes the first Indian CEO from the media and entertainment (M&E) industry to speak at the Paley Center for media, the premier institution dedicated to advancing the understanding of media and its role across cultures and societies.

Shankar will be addressing a breakfast session, which will be moderated by Time International editor Bobby Ghosh at Paley Dialogue on 30 May in New York. He will be introduced to the distinguished guests by 21st Century Fox Co-COO James Murdoch.

The Paley Media Council is an exclusive, invitation-only membership community for entertainment, media, and technology industry executives and provides an independent forum for top industry leaders. Featuring candid conversations with the best minds in the industry, this year’s Paley Media Council will see an exclusive gathering in presence of the most distinguished guests from major American business organisations, foreign press organisations and leading social organisations.

At this global media platform, Star India CEO Uday Shankar will discuss the journey of Star India and how the company has become India’s leading media business by using its programming to spark national discussions on a range of social and political issues.

Most notably, the series Satyamev Jayate, Star’s hit talk show about India’s pressing social concerns, has become the premier platform through which Indians can discuss social issues. This achievement, combined with Star’s track record of cultivating forward-thinking programming, casts Star as a model for what a 21st century media business should look like - one that harnesses the power and reach of television to touch lives and create meaningful change.

Since 1995, the Paley International Council Summit has provided an independent forum that brings together chief executives of the world’s most important media, entertainment, and technology companies to advance the exchange of ideas and to foster community among them. Informal and organized discussions cover a wide range of critical issues that define the media industry and its role in society for generations to come.

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