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
It broadcasts 23 channels in eight languages and has 260 million
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
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.