Turner International Asia Pacific

Turner ups Asian content chief

Turner International Asia Pacific has upped children’s content chief Mark Eyers (pictured) to senior VP. Eyers’ promotion comes as reward for its role overseeing all of Turner’s kids content and channel brands across Asia Pacific. He was previously VP of kids content and chief content officer. Based on Hong Kong, Eyers will now look to […]

News brief: Cartoon Network takes Shaun the Sheep to Asia

Cartoon Network in southeast Asia has acquired exclusive local rights to the latest season of British toon series Shaun the Sheep. The first 20 seven-minute episodes of the season will launch immediately in territories such as Taiwan and the Philippines, with the final ten parts following in 2015 to coincide with the release of a […]

Turner ups Phil Nelson

Turner International Asia Pacific has promoted Phil Nelson to senior VP and managing director of its business in Southeast Asia Pacific and North Asia. Nelson’s appointment to a new role follows the departure of long-serving managing director of entertainment networks Sunny Saha earlier this year. Nelson has been upped from a strategic planning role at […]

Ex-SPT Asia boss Ricky Ow resurfaces at Turner

Asian television veteran Ricky Ow is joining Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific as president just months after exiting Sony Pictures Television, where he built its local channels business. Ow will begin his new role leading Turner International Asia Pacific in January 2014, working out of Hong Kong and reporting into TBS’s international president Gerhard Zeiler. […]

Turner makes Asian exec moves

Turner International Asia Pacific has made made two senior appointments to its regional team. Nadia Hwang (left), a Turner veteran of 14 years, has been upped to executive director, sales, across Thailand and Vietnam looking after pan-regional advertising sales accounts for Turner’s entertainment and kids networks and overseeing the Network Content Distribution side of the […]

Turner slashing Asia Pac workforce by 30%

Having radically restructured its EMEA business, Turner International is reorganising its Asia Pacific division along similar lines and cutting headcount by almost a third. Steve Marcopoto (pictured), president and MD Turner International Asia Pacific, told staff about the changes today. Turner said the job losses, which follow a review undertaken with management consultancy firm PWC, […]

Turner taps Nick UK for Asia Pac exec

Turner International has added to its Asia Pacific programming team with the hire of a former Nickelodeon UK executive. Edward Barnieh has joined as programming and acquisitions manager, Asia Pacific, where he will be responsible for the acquisitions strategies for children’s channels including Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, POGO, Toonami and Boomerang. In particular, Barnieh will seek […]

Turner launching Toonami across Asia

Turner International Asia Pacific is launching boy skewing channel Toonami across Asia next month. The Asian arm of the US media firm is launching the channel in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan on December 1. This will coincide with the launch of preschool brand Cartoonito, which also debuts in December. Toonami […]

Turner launching WB channel in Pakistan

Turner is launching general entertainment channel WB in Pakistan. The channel will launch a raft of comedies and drama series including The Big Bang Theory and Fringe as well as major feature films in the country and comes three years after the channel debuted across India. The channel, which will be distributed by Homecast Entertainment, […]