MIAMI — William Fisher has ankled HBO Intl. to become president of Playboy TV Intl., a joint venture between Cisneros Television Group and Playboy Entertainment Group Intl.
Playboy TV Intl. owns and operates Playboy channels in the U.K., Latin America and Iberia, along with Spice, an adult-oriented web, in the U.K. It also operates Playboy TV en Espanol, a Spanish-lingo channel for the U.S. Hispanic market, and holds a 20% interest in both Playboy TV Japan and Spice Japan.
The network also has the right to create Playboy and Spice-branded webs worldwide, outside the U.S. and Canada.
Senior veep at HBO
Fisher has been a senior VP at HBO Intl. since 1995. Before that, he was VP, programming, at Star TV. Based in Singapore, he was responsible for the Asia Pacific region and served on the board of HBO Asia, a joint venture formed by HBO, Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount and Universal.
He will relocate to Miami Beach, where Playboy TV Intl. is based in the headquarters of Cisneros Television Group.
Fisher’s mandate at Playboy TV Intl. will include developing new channels worldwide and finding local partners.