The return of Eric Tsang (曾志偉) and Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) in managerial positions are rocking a big management shakeup at TVB. Now taking on the role of Deputy General Manager of the programming and production divisions, Eric will oversee variety show and music production.
Sandy Yu (余詠珊), who was previously in charge of variety shows, will now be Assistant General Manager in Business Development. In addition, Sandy’s husband Herman Ho (何哲圖) will be stepping down from his role as CEO of Voice Entertainment Group Ltd, as Eric will be taking over his duties.
Admitting that he has little experience in the music industry, Eric hopes to scout out new talent and diversify the types of music produced by the company to achieve breakthroughs. It is said he also wants to bring back glimpses of the golden era of music and bridge back better relations with Hong Kong’s music labels.
One of the first moves that Eric made was putting a halt to music competition program The Voice of the Stars <聲夢傳奇>, which was originally intended to take place on March 7. The show’s producer, Chan Yuk Leung (陳旭亮) confirmed that The Voice of the Stars is currently “on hold” and waiting for Eric’s direction.
These management decisions do not come as a sudden surprise, as TVB Chairman Thomas Hui (許濤) announced last month that the company will pivot towards new goals of improving the quality of shows. More new changes. are expected as the station continues to expand in various ways to address the Chinese market, while maintaining market leadership in Hong Kong.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.