ATV's Louis Page steps down as CEO

Ho Ting Kwan steps into chief executive role

HONG KONG -- Louis Page has resigned as CEO of Asia Television Ltd. and been replaced by COO Ho Ting Kwan.

Page, who will remain on the board of directors, left to "pursue personal interests," the Hong Kong broadcaster said in a statement Monday.

Both Page and his ATV successor are veterans of archrival Television Broadcasts Ltd.

Page started at TVB in 1983 and grew to be widely seen as the right-hand man of TVB and Shaw Brothers founder Run Run Shaw. Page served as TVB managing director from 1995 to 2006.

Ho was TVB Group GM and director of the board before moving to ATV with Page.

Page joined ATV in June 2007 when the local Cha Group took over the station, led by brothers Payson and Johnson Cha.

Page remains an ATV shareholder.