VOD company Vuclip names GM for Malaysia
By Digital News Asia February 17, 2016
- SEA content head Kingsley Warner takes on additional role with immediate effect
- Appointment comes ahead of impending launch of Viu OTT service in Malaysia
VIDEO on demand (VOD) company Vuclip has appointed Kingsley Warner (pic above) general manager of its Malaysian operations.
Warner, based in Kuala Lumpur, has been with the company for more than two years as head of content for South-East Asia and assumes this additional responsibility with immediate effect, Vuclip said in a statement.
The appointment comes ahead of Vuclip’s impending Malaysia launch of ‘Viu,’ its over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service.
“With his strong understanding of the digital video market in Malaysia and Asia Pacific, Kingsley [Warner] will lead the company’s OTT expansion to Malaysia and make ‘viu-ing’ a habit for Malaysian consumers,” said Vuclip chief operating officer Arun Prakash.
As Viu general manager in Malaysia, Warner will oversee the overall operations and strategic direction of the Viu brand, driving consumer adoption, engagement and commercialisation through various strategic partnerships, marketing channels and advertisers.
He will tap into his previous experience with launching consumer entertainment brands in South-East Asia and Australia, Vuclip said.
In Malaysia, he previously worked as a media executive with the Astro Malaysia Group, where he was head of Maxis IPTV and commercial director for Digital Five, the digital arm of Astro TV.
Prior to Malaysia, he worked for Fox Sports as commercial head of digital and in other senior Newscorp roles at News Digital Media and Foxtel.
“I’m thrilled to bring Malaysian consumers a refreshing, compelling OTT offering that will win over their hearts, minds and devices,” said Warner.
“OTT video streaming services are primed to see a spike in growth in Malaysia,” he added.
Vuclip, a PCCW company, and its subsidiaries are headquartered in Milpitas, California and have a presence in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Dubai Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Bangkok.
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