Cartoon Network Korea today announced the appointment of leading industry expert Chin-won Chang as General Manager.
Mr. Chang will assume responsibility for the network’s revenue, ratings and brand presence; as well as oversee the strategic development and implementation of new business, including licensing and interactive.
Ron Lee, Vice President and General Manager, Turner Entertainment Networks Korea Ltd. said,Â “In the rapidly changing media industry in South Korea, I am pleased that Cartoon Network is being joined by such an industry leader. With over 10 years in the children’s entertainment industry, Chin-won will leverage his experience to further drive Cartoon Network’s channel business and go beyond television, making broader opportunities for Cartoon Network Enterprises and our digital business.”
Cartoon Network Korea, which was launched in 2006 as a joint venture between Turner Broadcasting System and JoongAng Ilbo, shows a continued growth in ratings, with an increase of over 30% from last year, and strong development on the digital platform, placing it in the top tier of children’s channels in South Korea.
Prior to this appointment Mr. Chang was General Manager of Tooniverse, where he worked since 1995, focusing on diversifying the company. In this role he launched a children’s portal site Tooniland and an online game version of Keroro.
In 2000 Mr. Chang received an award from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in the domestic animation export sector for Lazenka and other animation works he co-produced in an effort to revive the locally produced content industry.