Vice President, Media Partners Asia
With 20 years of experience in media, Steve focuses on research and consulting services in content creation, TV broadcasting, theatrical exhibition and advertsing sectors.
His key markets include Southeast Asia, Australia, China, and Korea. He specializes in corporate strategy, competitive benchmarking, asset appraisal, independent valuation, M&A-related commercial due diligence and IPO-related independent media consultant activities.
Previously, Steve served as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at News Corporation in Asia for more than five years and worked as a senior executive at ANTV in Indonesia. Based in Hong Kong, Steve has graduate and post-graduate degrees from Middlebury College and the University of Chicago.
Asian production is in a new cycle of growth, with emphasis on quality local content and more varied formats and approaches in the face of growing competition. But there’s a lot not quite right about the region’s content ecosystem. MPA Vice President, Research and Consulting, Stephen Laslocky, looks at the mixed picture for production in a space where streaming platforms are a rising force, where certain legacy practices are stifling ideas, and where margins in some markets are being squeezed, leaving little or nothing to invest.