Continuing personnel shakeups after the AT&T-Time Warner merger, Ricky Ow (pictured left) has been named the president of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, distribution and advertising sales in Asia Pacific.
Ow, previously the president of Turner Asia Pacific, is expanding his responsibilities for all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and the kids networks operations in the Asia Pacific region.
He will report to Giorgio Stock, president of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, distribution and advertising sales, EMEA and APAC.
Effective immediately, Clement Schwebig (pictured right) has also been upped to managing director of Southeast Asia Pacific and China for WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks. Based in Singapore, he’ll continue to report to Ow.
Previously the CFO of Turner Asia Pacific, Schwebig will oversee the kids portfolio, as well as all entertainment networks, OTT and SVOD services, local content channels, and all digital ventures. Schwebig’s responsibilities include operations, advertising sales and distribution of networks. The kids networks under Ow and Schwebig’s remit include Mondo TV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO, HBO Family, and the distribution of BabyFirst in Asia.
As a result of Turner Asia Pacific and HBO Asia’s merger, CEO of HBO Asia Jonathan Spink is leaving the company.
These appointments are in the lead up to WarnerMedia’s SVOD HBO Max launch in the spring in the US, though no international release date has been announced yet.