MediaCorp appoints Shaun Seow as new CEO
MEDIACORP on Wednesday promoted deputy chief executive Shaun Seow to the top job, bringing to an end a six-month search for a replacement for outgoing chief executive office (CEO) Lucas Chow, who resigned in January.
Mr Seow, a newspaper journalist at Singapore Press Holdings and Japan’s Nihon Kezai Shimbun, before he switched over to a broadcasting career at Television Corporation of Singapore, will start in his new role with immediate effect.
‘The time for renewal of leadership is most appropriate as the company prepares itself for the move to a new campus at Mediapolis over the next few years,’ MediaCorp Chairman Teo Ming Kian said in a press statement.
Observers say that under Mr Seow, MediaCorp will probably make a greater push to embrace new technology platforms in its TV business, such as ‘over-the-top’ television, a technology for distributing interactive content over a broadband network.