Sony Alum to Lead Asia Sales at Twentieth Century Fox TV Distribution


Yan-Jong Wong, a former Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks, Asia, exec, has been named sales director for Asia at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD).

Wong will work out of the company’s new Singapore office under Brendan Zauner, the senior VP for Asia at TCFTVD. Her primary duties will include licensing TCFTVD content across pay TV, SVOD, AVOD, basic and free TV, as well as scripted format sales throughout such territories as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.

Previously, Wong was VP of English content channels at Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks, Asia, where she was on the senior management team and provided the overall and strategic leadership for the English content channels AXN and Sony Channel. She started her career at Sony in 2000 as director of acquisitions and scheduling for AXN.

“I have known Yan in a professional capacity for more than 20 years and I am delighted to now have her join our Asia-Pacific team,” said Samuels. “She has well-established relationships across the entire region and a peerless reputation as a shrewd, innovative and creative executive. The market is changing at a dynamic pace and with the addition of Yan, Fox is better placed than ever before to explore the many opportunities presenting themselves across the region.”

“Twentieth Century Fox Television is at the forefront of content creation and distribution and I’m thrilled to be a part of its dynamic team,” said Wong. “I look forward to working closely with our clients and partners in the region to further expand and grow the business with Brendan.”