INTERNATIONAL: Murdoch’s Star TV loses corporate comms chief

HONG KONG: Star TV, the pan-Asian satellite and cable broadcaster owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, is to lose its corporate communications manager, Susan Williams.

HONG KONG: Star TV, the pan-Asian satellite and cable broadcaster

owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, is to lose its corporate

communications manager, Susan Williams.



Williams is returning to the US to look for work after three-and-a-half

years in Hong Kong. Since 1996 she has overseen PR and media relations

across Star’s network, which is the most extensive in Asia and covers 53

countries from the Middle East to the Philippines, and from Korea to

Indonesia.



It broadcasts 23 channels in eight languages and has 260 million

viewers.



Star’s main markets are India, Taiwan and China.



Williams reported to corporate affairs and publicity director Lily Chan,

whose remit covers government relations, PR, and some corporate

advertising.



As corporate communications manager Williams was responsible for

ensuring consistent weekly distribution across the Asian region of

information on Star’s programmes and industry developments.



Before joining Star she spent two years at telecommunications company

New T&T in Hong Kong, as external relations specialist. She helped

launch the company following deregulation of the Hong Kong telecom

market, and had a broad remit involving PR, branding and marketing,

lobbying over regulatory issues and internal communications.



Star has not yet found a replacement for Williams. Chan will take on her

responsibilities during the interim.



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