HIT taps Huab for Asia vp post


LONDON -- HIT Entertainment, home of popular animated series "Bob the Builder," on Tuesday said it has appointed Antonio Huab vp Asia, located in the company's Hong Kong outpost.

Huab is tasked with driving the Asia Pacific consumer products and TV distribution business across Hit Entertainment's catalog of programming.

Huab joins HIT from Hutchison Harbour Ring, the licensing agent for Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network's consumer products business, where he held the role of deputy general manager for Hong Kong, Macau and Greater China.

Huab also has spent time at the Walt Disney Co. and Hong Kong-based live events company FELD Entertainment.

Hit Entertainment executive vp international Peter Byrne described the Asia Pacific region as "an important and vital area of growth for HIT's international business."

Byrne said Huab brings "a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the role." He will report to Byrne and Alison Homewood, executive vp rights syndication worldwide.