Turner Asia Pacific

Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 61 channels in 14 languages across 40 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of pay- and free-TV channels, as well as internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.

Who's who 

Phil Nelson
SVP & MD, North & Southeast Asia Pacific
E: Phil.Nelson@turner.com
Voo Chih Yeong
VP, Southeast Asia
E: ChihYeong.Voo@turner.com
Robi Stanton
GM, Australia, New Zealand & Pacific
E: Robi.Stanton@turner.com
Siddharth Jain
SVP & MD, South Asia
E: Siddharth.Jain@turner.com

Genres

Turner produces original content in the kids, youth, general entertainment, news, comedy and Japanese lifestyle genres. It also holds rights for Korean entertainment content.

Rights & HD/4K

Turner holds all rights. All new content is available in HD and Turner Japan (which produces more original content than any other international broadcaster in the country) also produced more than 20 episodes in 4K in 2016.

Focus in 2017

Turner’s direction for TNT is to shift the network’s slate of original programming towards exciting, cinematic originals. Meanwhile truTV and TBS’s stable of original comedies continues to grow, adding to a portfolio that includes: I’m Sorry, Those Who Can’t and Search Party. New animated series from Cartoon Network include: The Powerpuff Girls, Mighty Magiswords, Ben 10 and We Bare Bears. For young-adult audiences, Adult Swim original content features Samurai Jack and the award-winning Robot Chicken. Original reality series for Mondo TV include Charisma Tuning, a show about Japanese custom car tuners. Korean dramas – available for distribution in selected markets – include Goblin and Saimdang.

Top shows are... 
Good Behavior

Good Behavior tells the story of Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey), a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn or one bad decision from implosion. Fresh out of prison, Letty tries to stay a oat; reunite with her 10-year- old son; and show up for the mandatory check-ins with her parole of cer. Chaos returns to Letty’s life when she overhears a hitman (Juan Diego Botto, Ismael, El Greco) being hired to kill a man’s wife, and sets out to derail the job. She soon nds herself on a collision course with the killer, entangling both of them in a danger- ously captivating relationship.

Will

An unconventional period drama centered on a young William Shakespeare, played by newcomer Laurie Davidson. Will arrives onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th-Century London and it is in this seductive, violent world that his raw talent faces rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous sideshows. Will is the exciting, dangerous and contemporary version of Shakespeare’s life, played to a modern soundtrack that exposes all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance.

Ben 10

Introducing all-new aliens and evil villains, the latest Ben 10 series follows Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max as they travel around in their motorhome, affectionately known as the Rust Bucket, throughout the summer holidays. During their travels, Ben discov- ers a mysterious watch, called an Omnitrix, which gives him the ability to transform into any one of ten spectacular and powerful aliens. From XLR8, who can enhance Ben’s speed so he can complete his daily mundane chores faster, to Diamondhead who can battle villains by ring crystal shards from his hands, Ben has a world of extra- terrestrial superpowers at his ngertips, resulting in tons of fun and epic adventures.