As Sameer Nair exits Turner General Entertainment Network as CEO, the company’s integration into Turner Broadcasting System APAC not only means significant changes in Imagine’s operations, but also indicates the challenges Turner is facing in the Hindi general entertainment space. TBSAP’s President, Steve Marcopoto, speaks on the Turner GE experience.
Sameer Nair has quit Turner General Entertainment Networks, as the company prepares to fully integrate Imagine operations into Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific (TBSAP). Imagine will be placed under the interim management of Sunny Saha, SVP & GM for the entertainment networks of TBSAP.
There are a lucky few among us who love the shoes they are in, and being a journalist is that mode for Fatema Rajkotwala. Broadcast industry is her forte and her enthusiasm is infectious as she charts out her growth path for 2011. And in the process, the lady has managed to shed her ‘numerophobia’.
With the New Year around the corner, Sameer Nair, CEO, Turner General Entertainment Network, leads Imagine into a new phase of financial and creative firepower. Shah Rukh Khan has been chosen as the host for ‘Zor ka Jhatka’, a “hilarious and wildly entertaining” reality show starting January-end 2011. Nair speaks to exchange4media on the plans ahead.
As I approach the end of a month as a broadcast media reporter for exchange4media, I have my plate full and brimming over. It has been exciting from Day One and I do not foresee the thrill dwindling off. Let me take you through a typical week in the life of... And pressure? What pressure?
NDTV Imagine would complete two years on January 21, 2010 and the channel has chalked out some aggressive plans for the year ahead. These plans include quick replacement of shows that are not working, increasing primetime to 7-11 pm as opposed to the current 8-11 pm band and a much stronger focus on its fiction offering.