The Speaker: Wishnutama Kusubandio

The Speaker: Wishnutama Kusubandio

Wishnutama is a television producer who is increasingly known to the public after Asian Games 2018 that held in mid-August. Wishnutama is responsible for the success of the opening ceremony of Asian Games 2018. His role as creative director brings a lot of creative touches at the event which is praised by the international world.

Seeing his success in handling the opening ceremony of Asian Games is not a strange thing, because Wishnutama is a professional in the creative world. He is the co-founder and also CEO of NET. Mediatama Televisi, which was founded on 18 May 2013.

Wishnutama studied at Mount Ida College Boston, USA, and the Science of television he got from Emerson College, Boston. The boss of NET Mediatama has also been educated at The Military College of Vermont, Norwich University.

Wishnutama’s experience in the World of television he got since a long ego. Since 1994, his work in the tv world is still active till today. In 1994-2001, Wishnutama worked as an On Air Promo Supervisor in the Programming Department, Indosiar (Emtek Group).

A year later, he moved his role as a Production Assistant and continued to spread his wings as a News Executive Producer and Production Division. In 1999, he then became a Production Manager. During his stays in Indosiar, he had continually contributed to produce several outstanding programs such as Pesta Gebyar BCA, Patroli, Satu Jam Bersama, and Saksi.

In 2001, he decided to move to Trans TV as a Vice President of Production and in just two years, his career rose and he became an Operational Director. Afterwards, it only took a year until he was promoted as a Managing Director. In 2006, he was appointed as a President Director (CEO) at TV7 (which later on changed its name to Trans7). Two years later, he became a President Director (CEO) at Trans7 and Trans TV until he finally decided to quit in 2012. During his leading at Trans Corp (Trans7 and Trans TV), he had been managed to produce several programs such as Extravaganza, Dunia Lain, Termehek-Mehek, Opera Van Java, On The Spot, and Indonesia Mencari Bakat.

After he quit from Trans Corp, Wishnutama and Agus Lasmono have come to a decision to establish a brand new television station in Indonesia by creating a concept differed from other TV stations. They have a main vision to provide audience the programs that hold onto the creativity, inspiring, informative, and entertaining. A year later on May 2013, NET. is officially aired across Nations.

In November 2018, you can meet directly with Wishnutama at the World Conference on Creative Economy 2018 at Nusa Dua Bali. He will tell how his struggle for success when handling the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games. (Jannisha)

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