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Endemol restructures Asian operations

Endemol has announced a restructuring of its Asian operations. From this point, all operations will report directly to Arjen van Mierlo, CEO of Asian operations at Endemol Group. Van Mierlo will continue to be based at Endemol Asia's offices in Hong Kong, which will now also become the headquarters for the group's South East Asian business, previously based out of Bangkok. Edward Sharples, managing director of Endemol South East Asia is stepping down. The company says it is planning to further build its presence in Hong Kong, India and Malaysia while pursuing further Asian expansion, with Korea, Japan and mainland China in its sights. In other Endemol news from Asia, Linfield Ng has been appointed as director of licensing for the region. Ng was most recently with BBC Worldwide Asia.
September 23, 2009

Endemol has announced a restructuring of its Asian operations. From this point, all operations will report directly to Arjen van Mierlo, CEO of Asian operations at Endemol Group. Van Mierlo will continue to be based at Endemol Asia’s offices in Hong Kong, which will now also become the headquarters for the group’s South East Asian business, previously based out of Bangkok. Edward Sharples, managing director of Endemol South East Asia is stepping down. The company says it is planning to further build its presence in Hong Kong, India and Malaysia while pursuing further Asian expansion, with Korea, Japan and mainland China in its sights. In other Endemol news from Asia, Linfield Ng has been appointed as director of licensing for the region. Ng was most recently with BBC Worldwide Asia.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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