STAR CEO Gary Davey returns to Australia

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HONG KONG--Gary Davey, STAR TV's CEO since 1994, is leaving theHong Kong-based satellite broadcaster to return to his native Australia atthe end of November, according to Executive Chairman Gareth Chang.

Mr. Davey will remain associated with the company as a consultant to STARTV and its parent company, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., on a wide range of businesses, particularly digital TV.

"I have loved every minute of my six years with STAR. But it's time for meto go home," says Mr. Davey.

Following Mr. Davey's departure, Gareth Chang will take the additionaltitle of CEO, while Bruce Churchill, STAR TV'S deputy chief executive, willtake the additional title of chief operating officer.

An early pioneer in multi-channel satellite broadcasting, Mr. Davey spentfive years as managing director of British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) prior tojoining STAR.

The STAR TV network offers subscription and free-to-air TV services toaround 300 million viewers across Asia, India and the Middle East, including the STAR Chinese Channel, the Phoenix Chinese Channel, STAR Plus, STAR World, Channel [V], ESPN, STAR Sports, STAR Movies, and National Geographic Channel.

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