Executive Vice President
Networks, Asia - Pacific
George Chien is executive vice president, networks, Asia-Pacific for Sony Pictures Television Networks
Based in Culver City, Chien manages P&L for Sony Pictures Television Networks in the Asia-Pacific region and provides leadership to channels including Animax, AXN, Sony Channel, ONE and GEM in Asia; Animax, Kids Station, AXN and AXN Mystery in Japan; Animax and AXN in Korea; Animax and ONE in Australia; as well as SPT's stakes in FMN and Baby TV in Indonesia, Star Channel in Japan, plus pan-regional SVOD service HOOQ. Chien also oversees the company’s Indian channels business, which operates and distributes cable and satellite networks including AXN, SET, SAB, PIX, MAX, MIX, AATH, LIV, Sony TEN Sports, Sony ESPN and Sony BBC Earth.
Most recently, Chien served as senior vice president, networks, Asia-Pacific, since June 2010, where he developed business opportunities to help expand SPT's portfolio in the region. SPT channels in Asia-Pacific currently reach a total of 577 million households across 28 territories. Previously, Chien served as vice president, international networks for the company, since 2007 and beforehand, served as executive director, international networks. He joined the company in 2001 as manager, international networks and was promoted to director in 2003. Prior to SPT, he served as senior business consultant in the financial controls group for Walt Disney Pictures and Television. Additionally, Chien was a talent agent trainee at United Talent Agency in Los Angeles and was a senior auditor for Ernst & Young LLP in Miami, Florida.
Chien sits on the boards of SPN India, AK Holdings, AXN Japan; two joint ventures in Korea, AXN Korea and Animax Korea; as well as Novabox and Dori TLV.
Chien holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Miami and is a certified public accountant.