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Sony Hires Georgette Tengco As Philippines Head

Sony has appointed Georgette Tengco to lead its channels business in the Philippines.

Tengco – previously VP of entertainment channels for domestic studio Solar – succeeds Gidget Lao, who in turn has taken up another role at Solar.

Tengco joined Sony last month, reporting to regional SVP and GM Ang Hui Keng.

Sony operates five channels in the Philippines including AXN, one of the country's most widely distributed English entertainment channels.

Press release in full below:


Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia Names Georgette Tengco As Business Head, Philippines

MANILA (September 5, 2016) Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia announced today the appointment of Georgette Tengco as Business Head, Philippines. 

Based in Manila and reporting to Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ms. Tengco will oversee the strategic management of SPT Networks’ Philippines portfolio comprising entertainment powerhouses Animax, AXN, GEM, ONE and Sony Channel. 

“SPT Networks, Asia has enjoyed a long history in the Philippines and the market remains a top priority for our business,” said Mr. Ang. “Georgette brings over 25 years’ of broadcast and entertainment experience to our team, and we look forward to working with her to deliver even more multi-genre entertainment to Filipino viewers.”

Ms. Tengco’s professional experience spans channel management, television production, content creation, programming and branding, acquisitions, media and investor relations. She joins SPT Networks, Asia from Solar Entertainment where she was Vice President, Channel Management, Entertainment Channels. In this capacity, Ms. Tengco oversaw the brand and creative direction, operations, programming, local productions including format adaptations, and new business initiatives for Solar’s six channels.

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is a leading operator of ad-supported channels including English general entertainment powerhouses AXN and Sony Channel, and Asian content giants Animax, GEM and ONE. SPT Networks Asia’s portfolio, available across 19 territories and in over 42 million homes, collectively features the biggest and best titles from Korea, Japan and the U.S that are first run, exclusive and aired close to the original telecast. Taking the content beyond the screen, SPT Networks, Asia immerses viewers in its premium entertainment via large-scale festivals, celebrity fan meets and social platform conversations. 

Source: Sony Pictures Television Networks