Ricky Ow to replace Steve Marcopoto as head of Turner in APAC

12 Nov,2013

By A Correspondent


International television executive Ricky Ow will join Turner International as President of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific effective January 2014, it was announced today by Gerhard Zeiler, President of Turner Broadcasting System International. In August this year, Steve Marcopoto had announced that he will step down as President and Managing Director, Turner International Asia Pacific  at the end of his contract next month (Dec 2013).


At the time of Mr Marcopoto’s announcement, it was mentioned that  he would stay on as a Senior Advisor to Mr Zeiler, to ensure a seamless transition and provide continuity on current new initiatives, but this has not been stated in the Turner communiqué on Mr Ow.


As President of Turner APAC, Mr Ow will have executive 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 APAC.


“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,” said Mr Zeiler.


“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,” said Mr Ow.


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