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Sony’s Ricky Ow to take the reins at Turner Asia Pacific

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has named Ricky Ow as president.

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 the Asia Pacific region, and all licensing and merchandising activity in Asia Pacific.

“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,” says Gerhard Zeiler, president, Turner Broadcasting System 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.”

Ow’s new role is due to start in January. “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,” says Ow. “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.”

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