WarnerMedia has unveiled its new regional hub for Asia (excluding China and Japan). Officially opened on September 24 by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information, Josephine Teo, the office signals the full integration of WarnerMedia’s business in the region that includes Warner Bros., HBO and Turner brands. It also houses the new streaming platform HBO Max, which is expected to launch in its first Asian markets in the future.
“Our new flagship office is truly spectacular. More than just a new workspace, it brings together the most incredible parts of our diverse business – from 'Harry Potter’s'Wizarding World' to 'Looney Tunes,' 'Game of Thrones' and 'Wonder Woman' – under one roof for the first time. Here in Singapore, we have long supported a sizeable ecosystem for the entertainment, broadcast, production and licensing industries. From our new Singapore hub, we will continue with our ambitious plans for the region,” said Clement Schwebig, Managing Director of WarnerMedia for India, Southeast Asia and Korea.
WarnerMedia expects to substantially increase additional roles in Singapore in the coming years, including those in the technology field as the company increases focus on its direct-to-consumer streaming business led by Amit Malhotra, Managing Director for HBO Max in Southeast Asia, India and Korea.
“As we get ready to launch HBO Max in our first Asian markets, we’ll build on WarnerMedia’s legacy of incredible stories and introduce a brand-new streaming experience for our fans in the region. Our new office space in Singapore as a regional HQ will be the perfect backdrop for the innovative work to be done in the lead up to our launch,” Malhotra commented.
“We are excited that Singapore is home to WarnerMedia’s new Asian Hub. There is tremendous potential in this region, and the new Hub signals the central role that Singapore plays in WarnerMedia’s expansion plans. Wonderful opportunities will be created for our media talents and the broader ecosystem, both in Singapore and in Asia,” added Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive of the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA).
The new office is a sprawling 40.000 sqft across two floors at Solaris in Fusionopolis, the city state’s media and tech business park. The modern space was designed by Singapore firm ID21 and incorporates a post-Covid and flexible work environment inspired by an “Activity Based Work” strategy.
Our new flagship office is truly spectacular. More than just a new workspace, it brings together the most incredible parts of our diverse business under one roof for the first time” Clement Schwebig Managing Director of WarnerMedia for India, Southeast Asia and Korea