Television

SPE Networks Asia expands with new hires, promotions

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Networks Asia has promoted 19 personnel from the Asia headquarters in Singapore and from the Taiwan office as well as hired four new personnel into the operations department.

Out of the 19 promotions, five have been promoted to key positions in the company. Notably, AXN Taiwan director advertising sales and marketing Steven Tsou has been promoted to executive director of advertising sales and marketing.

From advertising sales, operations to creative services, SPE Networks Asia is looking at big promotions within.

SPE Networks Asia general manager Ricky Ow says, "The recent promotions are in line with the big plans of SPE Networks Asia. It represents our drive to gain a bigger footprint in key Asia markets. Our colleagues have shown exceptional talent and dedication in shaping both channels into top TV brands that have massive appeal. We have a very capable team and their promotions are in recognition of their contributions to the company."

One of the key reasons behind these promotions is to maintain AXN's current market position as well as increase the stronghold of Animax across the region.

AXN Taiwan has gained five promotions. In his position as AXN Taiwan director advertising sales and marketing, Tsou contributed efficiently to three departments -- advertising sales, marketing and distribution. He established and strengthened the AXN brand, met the group's target revenue and maintained its 99 per cent market penetration in the country. Besides being a key player in the successful launch of Animax Taiwan in 2004, he also developed and oversaw the sponsorship of local production Taiwan AXN Xtreme, which was held in Taipei in 2003 and 2004.

While from programming in AXN Taiwan former programming manager Taiyi Liu will lead the programming of AXN and Animax in her new position as senior programming manager. Having joined AXN Taiwan since 2000, Liu has contributed to AXN's viewership growth with excellent programming strategies that meet Taiwan viewers' needs.

On the operations front at the company's headquarters in Singapore, Simon Wong has been promoted to the position of director operations from his previous position as associate director operations. Since joining SPE Networks Asia in 2000, Wong has demonstrated leadership skills in the operations department and he was one of the key people who contributed to the launch of Animax in 2004. He has facilitated the restructuring and running of network presentation, content services and post production for both channels; designed and rebuilt the post production facility of the company.

Eric Tan, previously the account director advertising sales, has been promoted to senior account director. Having moved from the print media industry in 1999, Tan successfully grew the company's client base and built the advertising sales network. He was a key figure in the advertising sales team, which persevered to break new grounds in increasing the channels' advertising revenue.

The AXN marketing team too has gained three promotions. AXN marketing manager Tay Ying Hui, who looked after the East Asian countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong, has been promoted as senior marketing executive. Hui was instrumental in executing and overseeing the marketing communications of AXN since 2002 and led the brand team since January 2005. She has been a contributing factor in organising and executing five out of the seven AXN Challenges held in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Hong Kong.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/kanada.jpg?itok=n7Tw9omO
Zee Kannada to launch a first-of-its-kind horror thriller fiction show – Aatmabandhana

Zee Kannada, every Kannadiga household’s hub of entertainment, further strengthens its fiction band with innovative content post the successful launch of Paaru.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/gana.jpg?itok=veFowdxg
Diljit Dosanjh’s ‘Pagal’ & ‘Putt Jatt Da’ rakes in over Five Million Hits on Gaana each

Punjabi sensation Diljit Dosanjh’s newly released tracks ‘Pagal’ & ‘Putt Jatt Da’ have smashed charts on India’s largest music streaming app – GAANA with over five million hits within less than a month.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/aaj-t.jpg?itok=9a_rPb1K
How Hindi news channels perform on counting day

News viewership is event-driven – either scheduled or unscheduled. Elections are certainly the most important of all special or scheduled events.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/khelo-india_0.jpg?itok=AcpU6Vh1
Khelo India Youth Games, Maharashtra 2019 is Bigger and Better!

Building on the roaring success of the inaugural edition of the Khelo India School Games, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports along with Star Sports kick started the countdown to Khelo India Youth Games, Maharashtra 2019 with an appeal to encourage India to play more- with the evocative ‘#...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/tata.jpg?itok=qExrssTe
IndianOil to fuel Tata Open Maharashtra

Organisers of Tata Open Maharashtra today announced Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. coming on board as a valued partner for the 2nd edition of Tata Open Maharashtra to be played at the Mhalunge Balewadi Stadium, Pune.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/times.jpg?itok=axdb0S-X
Times Internet announces elevation of Puneet Gupt as its COO

India’s leading digital products company, Times Internet announced the elevation of Puneet Gupt as the COO of Times Internet,with immediate effect.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/barc.jpg?itok=KJ80SgOl
BARC INDIA AWARDED MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY 2018

BARC India bagged the “Most Innovative Company in Service – Medium Enterprise Category” at the CII Industrial Innovations 2018 awards.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/zee.jpg?itok=6Y3p9bLV
Zee Kannada to have exclusive content for HD channel

If there’s any broadcaster known to be a pioneer it’s the Zee Network. With a wide reach in the regional part of India, Zee already has leadership positions in Bangla, Marathi and Bhojpuri markets as per BARC data week 48. Now it wants to buck up in the Kannada market with the newly launched HD...

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/baiko.jpg?itok=1GgscRuj
Sony Marathi new player in BARC data week 48

BARC data for week 48 shows that in the Bengali space, Zee Bangla and Star Jalsha continued to be in the first and second positions. No changes were observed in Bhojpuri, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil segment. In the Telugu space, Star Maa retained its first position. Sony Marathi emerged as the new...

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories