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WarnerMedia sets out Southeast Asian leadership team under Clement Schwebig

WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks has installed a new Southeast Asian leadership team based out of Singapore. The newly merged organisation unites Turner Asia Pacific and HBO Asia, and is led by Clement Schwebig, MD of Southeast Asia, Pacific and China. Spanning 42 countries in 14 languages, WarnerMedia Entertainment Asia Pacific brands include Warner TV, Oh!K, Mondo […]

WarnerMedia restructures in APAC as HBO Asia boss exits after 16 years

WarnerMedia is consolidating operations out of Asia, combining Turner Asia Pacific with HBO Asia in a move that sees the departure of long-time HBO Asia boss Jonathan Spink. The exec is stepping down after 16 years with the business, and will be replaced by former Turner Asia Pacific president Ricky Ow, who has been appointed […]

HBO Asia picks up Asian adaptation of The Bridge

HBO Asia is set to air the Asian adaptation of Endemol Shine’s The Bridge, a Viu original, this November. From November 26th the show will be available on the Viu OTT service in all available markets. On the same date it will also appear on HBO, HBO GO and HBO On Demand in: Brunei, Cambodia, […]

HBO launching five originals in Asia

HBO Asia has revealed three new original series and two original films upcoming in the region as it celebrates in 25th birthday. The originals include Folklore, a 6×60 horror anthology taking place across Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Singaporean film maker Eric Khoo is creator and showrunner, with Joko Anwar (Indonesia), Ho Yuhang (Malaysia), Lee […]

Anti-piracy group unites to combat threat

The Asian branches of companies such as NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Company banded together this week to initiate work against the threat of content piracy. The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) united at the annual CASBAA conference in Macau yesterday to begin work to address the increasingly complex issues surrounding illegal downloading and […]

HBO Asia to release first true crime original

HBO Asia is set to release its first true crime original documentary The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors on November 26 exclusively on HBO. Produced in association with Star India, the doc examines the story of a double murder of a teenage girl and her family’s household servant in Noida, India. In English and Hindi with […]

HBO Asia buys Keshet’s NBC drama

HBO Asia and TVNZ in New Zealand have bought Keshet International’s NBC series The Brave. The deal with HBO Asia will see the drama become available across 18 territories on HBO Asia’s network of channels. These international deals for after The Brave debuted in a 10pm slot on September 25 on NBC in the US […]

HBO Asia names new China chief

HBO Asia has upped Beibei Fan to executive VP for new business and managing director of China. This puts her in charge of all aspects of HBO Asia in China, from distribution and production in new business opportunities throughout the continent. She is a 15-year veteran in Asian content, working for the likes of HBO […]

HBO Europe expands originals strategy

HBO Europe has extended its strategy of working up local originals and is developing new drama series from Croatia and Serbia. At last year’s Sarajevo Film Festival it unveiled plans to make originals out of the Adria region (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro), and has now selected its first projects: crime […]