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Turner hires Sony exec for Asia Pac

Turner Asia Pacific has made a senior hire and promoted two executives to meet what it describes as “growing demand” in the region’s territories.

Robi StantonVoo Chih Yeong has been poached from Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia to become VP, Southeast Asia. Starting tomorrow, he will take responsibility for affiliate partnerships in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Elsewhere, Robi Stanton (pictured) has been promoted to general manager, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific territories, where she will run ad sales, content sales and network distribution.

Vishal Dembla has also been promoted. He becomes VP, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, with a remit that covers Hong Kong, Thailand and Indochina.

Dembla has spearheaded the launch of Turner channel brands Toonami, Boomerang and POGO in Thailand, and was part of the team that developed Oh!K, the region’s new Korean entertainment network.

“Turner’s rapid expansion across Southeast Asia and the significance of the Australia market has triggered this important change,” said Phil Nelson, Turner’s managing director and senior VP for North Asia and Southeast Asia Pacific.