Campaign India Team
Nov 12, 2013

Turner Broadcasting appoints Ricky Ow as president Apac

Ow joins the network from Sony Pictures Television

Turner Broadcasting appoints Ricky Ow as president Apac

Ricky Ow has been appointed president of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. His new role will begin in January 2014.

Ow joins from Sony Pictures Television, where he was executive vice president and general manager. He will based in Hong Kong and will have an oversight for all entertainment and kids networks, the digital and media services offered, the distribution of CNN’s services in that region, and all licensing and merchandising activity in Asia Pacific, informed a Turner statement.

Gerhard Zeiler, president, Turner Broadcasting System International, said, "We are delighted that Ricky is joining us and look forward to the leadership and wealth of international media experience he will bring to one of the most strategically important areas of Turner International. His vast experience in the region, his successes in launching and establishing channel brands both locally and regionally, his experience in local content production, as well as his deep understanding of sales and marketing, make him the ideal choice to lead our business in the Asia Pacific region into the next stage of growth. Looking with fresh eyes at our business as a true leader, he will be a strong addition to Turner International. We all look forward to working with him to extend our core brands and build international scale.”

On his new role, Ow said, "I am very excited to join Turner and it is an honour to work with Gerhard and the team that has built some of the most valuable media brands in the world including CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Pogo and Turner Classic Movies. This is an opportunity to leverage on our incredible heritage of creativity and innovation to grow a dynamic portfolio of iconic brands, to develop new ventures and to strengthen relevance and value for our viewers, partners and the business community.”

Ow joins Turner after a 14-year stint at Sony Pictures. He has worked with SBC Enterprises (now Mediacorp TV), Asia Business News, and CNBC in past assignments.

Also read: Steve Marcopoto to step down from Turner

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