CASBAA Spotlight: Turner Asia Pacific


MACAU: Among Turner’s bouquet is the pan-regional Korean channel Oh!K, which has coming up in its schedule the drama Saimdang, starring Lee Young-ae.

Cartoon Network will see the return of Ben 10, while Warner TV has eight day-and-date titles in its lineup, among them the new Lethal Weapon series. “As consumer behavior and our industry evolve, Turner will have to continue to ensure its brands remain essential viewing,” says Phil Nelson, Turner’s senior VP and managing director of North Asia and Southeast Asia Pacific. “That means 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.”

Nelson adds: “In markets where pay-TV penetration is lower, we’ve been launching a number of branded blocks to extend the reach of our franchises.”