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Amit Malhotra quits HBO Max

Amit Malhotra, Managing Director for HBO Max in Southeast Asia and India, has quit the WarnerMedia-owned video streaming platform. He joined HBO Max in June 2021 and used to report directly to Johannes Larcher, Head of HBO Max International. He was responsible for the rollout and management of WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform in Southeast Asia and management of HBO GO, WarnerMedia’s existing OTT streaming service available in eight territories across Southeast Asia.

WarnerMedia confirmed the news to Adgully: "Amit Malhotra is no longer with the company".

Under Malhotra’s leadership, WarnerMedia was expected to launch HBO Max in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam in the future, including an expanded content offering for the entire family and a premium new platform that would be hosted on HBO Max’s tech stack, providing a more stable and consistent streaming experience than HBO GO. Malhotra was also responsible for exploring possible opportunities to launch HBO Max in new and fast-growing Asian streaming markets such as India.

Before joining HBO Max, he served as Regional Lead for Disney+ in Southeast Asia, where he was responsible for overseeing the launch and operations of Disney’s streaming services in the region, including Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar and Hotstar and also led the Content Sales and Distribution division as part of The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to Consumer & International (DTCI) business in South APAC and Middle East, pivoting Disney’s linear business in the region to streaming by working closely with local telcos and MVPDs, creating localised payment strategies and developing deep content studio relationships throughout Southeast Asia.


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