Video-on-Demand Leader Vuclip, a PCCW Company,
Appoints Kingsley Warner General Manager Malaysia
- Will lead Viu OTT country expansion in Malaysia, bringing entertainment to millions of consumers in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur 2nd February, 2016 – Vuclip, a PCCW company, the leading premium video on demand (VOD) service, has appointed Mr.Kingsley Warner General Manager Malaysia. Warner, based in Kuala Lumpur, has been with the company for more than two years as Head of Content for Southeast Asia and assumes this additional responsibility with immediate effect. The appointment comes ahead of Vuclip’s impending Malaysia launch of ‘Viu’, its Over-The-Top (OTT) video streaming service.
As Head of Viu 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 SEA, Malaysia and Australia.
In Malaysia, Warner 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 Pay-TV Malaysia. 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.
“We are very happy to announce Kingsley’s expanded role. With his strong understanding of the digital video market in Malaysia and Asia-Pacific, Kingsley will lead the company’s OTT expansion to Malaysia and make ‘viu-ing’ a habit for Malaysian consumers,” saidArun Prakash, Vuclip’s Chief Operating Officer.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for Vuclip in Malaysia. I’m thrilled to bring Malaysian consumers a refreshing, compelling OTT offering that will win over their hearts, minds and devices. OTT video streaming services are primed to see a spike in growth in Malaysia,” noted Warner.
“In Malaysia, 91% of the online population watch videos on the web, of which 62% consume drama content. Malaysian mobile video consumption is rapidly increasing, reflecting the growth of global IP traffic, which will triple from 2014 to 2019. The years ahead are shaping up to be an exciting time for the digital content industry, especially in mobile video,” Warner added.
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