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Ong follows STAR to Hong Kong

27 March 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

HONG KONG -- International broadcast veteran Laureen Ong has taken over as chief operating officer of Asian media monolith STAR, a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corp., it was announced Monday amid a flurry of global boardroom shifts.

Ong's move from a pinnacle slot at National Geographic Channel, which she helped launch in 2001, follows the departure of longtime STAR veteran Steve Askew, who has resigned for personal reasons.

STAR is Asia's leading media and entertainment company, and boasts some 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries.

Ong, the first president of National Geographic Channel, has been credited with bringing the channel to 64 million homes nationwide and making it profitable well ahead of schedule. News Corp. manages the National Geographic Channel in partnership with the National Geographic Society.

Meanwhile, National Geographic announced that David Haslingden will replace Ong as CEO of National Geographic Channel U.S. and Steve Schiffman will become the channel's acting general manager. »

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