Just when you thought where Media Prima TV Networks’ (MPTN) ex-CEO Johan Ishak would be heading, it appears he wasted no time in hitting the ground running again.
In less than a week after he resigned and left MPTN, Awesome Media Network (Awesome TV) has appointed Johan as Managing Director. The move is a part of Awesome TV’s plans in ensuring a smooth process and all systems go once the channel officially goes on air.
Johan officially assumed the position last Monday, 4th May 2020.
Awesome TV prides itself as Malaysia’s go to channel for diverse, fun and entertaining content, offering a variety of programmes that uplifts and brightens everyone’s day. ATV is scheduled to be officially launched by this year on the free-to-air platform MYTV.
CEO Dato’ Adam Ilyas said, “Johan will bring an incredible wealth of knowledge in media operations and business transformation. Johan will be responsible for the overall operations of Awesome TV and to strengthen its core business of providing high quality fresh content, in-line with our long term strategy and goal for the channel.”
Johan, who is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants oversaw Media Prima’s TV3, ntv7, 8TV, TV9, tonton and CJ Wow Shop.
Prior to that, he held the CEO post at MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd, spurring the growth of entrepreneurs within the Malaysian creative industry. Apart from this, Johan was also the Chairman of Creative Content Association Malaysia and myFreeview Coalition of Digital TV Broadcasters.