ATF Spotlight: Turner Asia Pacific


SINGAPORE: Turner’s focus for ATF is on ramping up its syndication business, with a number of original series on offer to buyers in a variety of genres.

This includes the English-language dramas Good Behavior, starring Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, and Will, an unconventional period drama centered on a young William Shakespeare, played by newcomer Laurie Davidson. Scripted comedies from Turner’s TBS and truTV networks include Search Party and Those Who Can’t, while there are several new kids’ series from Cartoon Network, among them Ben 10.

“We’ll continue to invest more in our original content and IP, as well as work together with our existing affiliates to offer consumers more exciting opportunities and greater convenience to consume and engage with our content and brands,” says Phil Nelson, Turner’s senior VP and managing director for North Asia and Southeast Asia Pacific. “As consumer behavior and our industry evolve, Turner will have to continue to ensure its brands remain essential viewing.”