“Kids need to be able to relate to characters irrespective of geographical, social and cultural diversities. Minimal language eases out the challenge of language translation,” said Silas Hickey, Creative Director – Animation, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific.
STAR Den and Zee Turner have finally spoken on the distribution joint venture between the two companies. The 50:50 JV is called Media Pro and includes four companies – Zee Entertainment, STAR India, Turner India and DEN. Arun Kapoor (Essel Group) heads the JV as CEO and Gurjeev Singh (DEN) is the COO.
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.
Turner International has promoted Monica Tata to VP and GM- Entertainment Networks, South Asia and Siddharth Jain to VP and GM – Distribution & Business Operations, South Asia. In another development, the company has also appointed Dhawal Katkar as Director, Marketing & PR South Asia.
Turner Broadcasting System International is partnering with TNT on the upcoming series ‘Falling Skies’, which will debut on TNT in the United States in June, followed by premieres on many TNT international networks. In addition, Turner Broadcasting System International will make the show available for syndication in many territories worldwide later this year.