WarnerMedia has opened a brand new regional hub for Asia, excluding China and Japan, which formally opened on Friday and will likely be a stepping stone to launching HBO Max in its first Asian markets sooner or later.
The opening indicators the complete integration of WarnerMedia’s enterprise within the area that features Warner Bros., HBO and Turner manufacturers.
“Greater than only a new workspace, [our new flagship office] brings collectively essentially the most unimaginable elements of our various enterprise — from ‘Harry Potter’s’ Wizarding World to Looney Tunes, ‘Sport of Thrones’ and ‘Surprise Lady’ — below one roof for the primary time,” mentioned Clement Schwebig, managing director of WarnerMedia for India, Southeast Asia and Korea. “Right here in Singapore, we now have lengthy supported a sizeable ecosystem for the leisure, broadcast, manufacturing and licensing industries. From our new Singapore hub, we are going to proceed with our bold plans for the area.”
The corporate expects to considerably enhance further roles in Singapore within the coming years, together with these within the expertise subject as the corporate focuses extra on its direct-to-consumer streaming enterprise.
That push will likely be led by Amit Malhotra, HBO Max’s managing director for Southeast Asia, India and Korea, who mentioned:
“As we get able to launch HBO Max in our first Asian markets, we’ll construct on WarnerMedia’s legacy of unimaginable tales and introduce a brand-new streaming expertise for our followers within the area. Our new workplace area in Singapore as a regional HQ would be the good backdrop for the progressive work to be finished within the lead as much as our launch.”
Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Info Josephine Teo and Chief Govt of the Infocomm Media Growth Authority of Singapore Lew Chuen Hong toured the workplace on Friday. They had been joined by Singaporean filmmakers Eric Khoo (HBO’s “Folklore,” “Meals Lore” and “Invisible Tales”) and Ler Jiyuan (“Invisible Tales) for a gap ceremony.
Hong mentioned: “We’re excited that Singapore is dwelling to WarnerMedia’s new Asian Hub. There’s large potential on this area, and the brand new Hub indicators the central function that Singapore performs in WarnerMedia’s enlargement plans. Great alternatives will likely be created for our media abilities and the broader ecosystem, each in Singapore and in Asia.”
The workplace occupies 40,000 sq. ft throughout two flooring at Solaris in Fusionopolis, Singapore’s media and tech enterprise park, and was designed by Singaporean agency ID21.