5 April 2007. BBC Worldwide has appointed Maggie Wong to head up its publishing and licensing business across North and South East Asia.
Based in BBC Worldwide's Hong Kong office and leading a team of three, Wong will be responsible for the company's DVD and licensing businesses across the region.
Maggie Wong said "I'm very much looking forward to taking the BBC's brands forward across Asia. We have an impressive team in Hong Kong and a portfolio of world famous brands across all genres so there are exciting opportunities ahead."
BBC Worldwide's publishing and licensing business operates with distribution and development partnerships in all key territories including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and across South East Asia. Key brands include Teletubbies (this year celebrating its 10th anniversary), Charlie and Lola, Doctor Who, Top Gear and Planet Earth.
Wong's team at BBC Worldwide will comprise Senior Licensing Executive Nancy Chan, Senior Publishing Executive Jaclyn Pang and Publishing & Licensing Coordinator Cherry Lum.
Maggie Wong previously worked for six years as Publishing Manager HK , Taiwan and China for The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific) Limited. She replaces Freda Chan who has relocated to the US.
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BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Global Channels, Global TV Sales, magazines, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Children's and Digital Media. In 2005/06 BBC Worldwide generated profits of £89 million on sales of £784 million.