22 ABR 2021

WARNERMEDIA APPOINTS CHRISTOPHER HO TO HEAD OF APAC KIDS’ NETWORK

The executive has been rehired to oversee the company's content approach for region’s channel brands, contributing to the development of digital and interactive initiatives including apps, websites and games

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WarnerMedia has appointed Disney alum Christopher Ho as senior director of Kids Networks, overseeing Cartoon Network and Boomerang networks in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Korea. “Christopher is an excellent addition to our regional networks team,” Leslie Lee, head of kids for APAC, said. “He has a track record of identifying content trends and implementing best practices. The Cartoon Network brand will undergo a major global evolution in the coming months, and we’ll be looking to connect with our fans in Asia Pacific in new and authentic ways.”

In this new Singapore-based role, Ho will serve as head of programming and multi-platform operations, as well as the content direction for the region’s channel brands. Digital and interactive initiatives including apps, websites and games will also be among his work. He will work closely with counterpart Abhishek Dutta in South Asia, who along with Ho reports to Lee as well as Shinji Suetsugu in Japan.

Ho will also work alongside a team of HBO GO executives, serving as Head of Expansion for Kids & Family section on WarnerMedia’s regional streaming service for Southeast Asia. “He has a track record of identifying content trends and implementing best practices,” Lee said of Ho’s appointment. “The Cartoon Network brand will undergo a major global evolution in the coming months, and we’ll be looking to connect with our fans in Asia Pacific in new and authentic ways.”

Ho was previously a member of the programming team at HBO in Asia in the early 2000s. He then joined Disney, where he worked on projects spanning programming, multiplatform operations, acquisitions, creative services and original productions for its kids’ portfolio, as well as Fox’s general entertainment channels.

Christopher is an excellent addition to our regional networks team. He has a track record of identifying content trends and implementing best practices. The Cartoon Network brand will undergo a major global evolution in the coming months, and we’ll be looking to connect with our fans in Asia Pacific in new and authentic ways.” Leslie Lee Head of Kids for APAC