Ng will continue to lead the region’s content strategy and acquisitions activity, as well as overseeing content curation, media planning and creative.
The appointment comes ahead of the planned expansion of streamer Discovery+ in parts of Asia later this year and as the factual giant ramps up its production efforts across the region.
Studio Discovery Korea is in active production and development on a slate of Korean originals, while programming is also in the works in India, where the company bolstered its offering with BBC Studios (BBCS) content last year.
Ng has been with Discovery since 2002 and has worked across the company’s slate, starting when Discovery launched non-fiction originals out of Asia Pacific.
Simon Robinson, Discovery president for APAC, said: “Lynn has been a champion of Discovery’s content since joining the organisation 19 years ago, and most recently, has done a fantastic job driving our strategy across Asia-Pacific to significant audience growth.
“As we continue to ramp up our local originals output and pivot our business to cater to changing consumer demands, Lynn’s leadership in this role will be key in building further scale across our eco-system of products and platforms.”
Ng added: “The world now knows what we’ve always known – Asia Pacific is the place to be. Content from our region is resonating like never before, making waves across the globe. In an increasingly surreal world, authentic stories are our tether in the storm and Discovery is committed to telling these stories with creativity and passion, weaving our global expertise in real-life entertainment with the rich tapestry of Asia Pacific.”