Ricky Ow

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 […]

Turner’s Giorgio Stock rises at WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks

Giorgio Stock has been appointed president of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, distribution and ad sales for EMEA and APAC. The former Turner exec will oversee all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and kids networks operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The London-based exec will continue to report into […]

Turner buys into Asian digital content network

Turner Asia Pacific has taken a minority stake in POPS Worldwide, a Vietnamese digital media and creator network. The deal is designed to take Turner to new, younger online audiences and expand its work with POPS. The two companies in April 2016 launched Turner’s Boomerang channel on POPS Kids’ non-linear platforms. “With its unique proposition, […]

Turner APAC ups Schwebig as Jain exits

Turner Asia Pacific (APAC) has promoted Clement Schwebig to CFO, with senior VP of finance Shitiz Jain exiting next month. Schwebig (pictured) will keep his post as SVP of business development, licensing and China, while adding the new responsibilities. He joined Turner in 2013, and has led efforts to create new local and pan-regional channels […]

Turner ups Asian content chief

Turner International Asia Pacific has upped children’s content chief Mark Eyers (pictured) to senior VP. Eyers’ promotion comes as reward for its role overseeing all of Turner’s kids content and channel brands across Asia Pacific. He was previously VP of kids content and chief content officer. Based on Hong Kong, Eyers will now look to […]

Turner buys Korean drama

Turner has acquired Korean drama Saimdang (WT) for its channels in southeast Asia. The high-end Korean drama is produced by Korea’s Group 8 for free-TV channel MBC. It stars Lee Young-ae, marking the return of the Jewel in the Palace actress to the small screen. Turner has taken all rights for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and […]

News brief: Turner channels launch on SingTel

Seven Turner Broadcasting System channels are launching on the SingTel mio platform in Singapore. Kids channels Cartoon Network and Boomerang, news net CNN International and companion net HLN, entertainment stations truTV and Turner Classic Movies, and Korean general entertainment channel Oh!K go live today. Toonami will be made available from the end of January and […]

Turner feels Oh!K about Asian channel launch

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific’s upcoming channel, Oh!K, has scored a volume deal with Korean broadcaster MBC ahead of its debut. The general entertainment-themed network will have first pick on MBC premium content, including exclusives and first-runs, soon after their launch on MBC. Some shows will launch within a week of their Korean premiere. MBC’s […]

Turner nabs Discovery Asia CFO

Turner International Asia Pacific has recruited Shitiz Jain as senior VP, finance. He joins from Discovery Asia Pacific where, based in India and Singapore, he worked for almost fifteen years. His most recent role was CFO, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific. Jain joins Turner in March and will work across all of Turner’s channels and brands […]

Sunny Saha to exit Turner’s Asia Pac business

Turner Broadacasting System Asia Pacific is saying goodbye to long-serving managing director of entertainment networks Sunny Saha ahead of Ricky Ow’s arrival on Monday. Saha has decided to step down from his role as MD and senior VP and will exit Turner International at the end of February. This comes ahead of former Sony Pictures […]