MTV Networks Asia Pacific president Frank Brown will leave the company at the end of the year, the music TV broadcaster said Sept. 5. A replacement for Brown has yet to be named.

TOKYO -- MTV Networks Asia Pacific president Frank Brown will leave the company at the end of the year, the music TV broadcaster said Sept. 5. A replacement for Brown has yet to be named.

Brown joined MTV Networks in 1987 to set up MTV's advertising sales and marketing operations across Europe. He also led the launch of VH1 U.K. before relocating to Singapore in 1994 to establish MTV Networks Asia Pacific.

In a statement, MTV Networks said Brown will relocate to Australia and join his family's business, international investment and consultancy company, the Laura Group.

Brown says that he considers "putting the brand on the map in Asia" as his biggest achievement. "We're at the beginning now -- we're just getting revved up in Asia."

Brown has overseen the launch of 20 MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon channels across the Asia Pacific region, which reach more than 200 million households in 26 territories.

Comments MTV Networks vice chairman Bill Roedy in a statement: "With his creativity, passion and vision in driving our Asian expansion strategies, [Brown] has built a vibrant Asian business that will be a growth engine for MTV Networks for years to come."

Brown says it's possible he may work in an as-yet undefined capacity with MTV in the future. "We haven't discussed that," he says, adding "I wouldn't rule anything out."

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