Case | HBS Case Collection | May 1994 (Revised September 1994)

STAR TV (A)

by Michael Y. Yoshino and J. Peter Williamson

Abstract

Concerns the decision whether or not to launch a satellite television service in Asia in the 1990-1991 period. STAR TV was a joint venture between Hutchison Whampoa and Li-Ka Shing and was established to launch such a service. Li-Ka Shing's son, Richard, was CEO. Considers the background to the satellite TV industry in Europe and the United States, the likely success of such a venture in Asia, and strategic and tactical issues.

Keywords: Joint Ventures; Decisions; Product Launch; Service Delivery; Adaptation; Entertainment and Recreation Industry; Asia; Europe; United States;

Citation:

Yoshino, Michael Y., and J. Peter Williamson. "STAR TV (A)." Harvard Business School Case 394-212, May 1994. (Revised September 1994.)