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ALEX TRIPPAS UPPED AT TURNER AUSTRALIA

- Mandate to grow Turner’s original content syndication across linear and non-linear platforms -

SYDNEY (March 28, 2017) – Turner Australia has announced the promotion of Alex Trippas as Turner’s Director of Networks & Content Sales in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific.

In her Sydney-based role, she is tasked to grow distribution with content created by Turner’s core global networks including Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TNT and TBS.

As part of a broader, Asia-Pacific remit, Ms Trippas is also responsible for driving the syndication business across broadcast and digital platforms in the region.

Robi Stanton, General Manager of Turner in the region, said, “Under Alex’s management, we’ve been able to secure some impressive distribution deals across both linear and non-linear platforms. With Turner ramping up its original content production, Alex will be a vital part of the global syndication team and her promotion reflects the confidence we have in her.”

Key Turner shows that feature on Turner’s syndication slate for 2017 include TNT’s upcoming edgy Shakespearean drama Will and its new series of Good Behavior starring Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery. From TBS is Search Party, a dark comedy about four self-absorbed 20-somethings. And from truTV comes I’m Sorry, a scripted comedy starring writer and stand-up comedian Andrea Savage, whose character comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations.

In the kids’ space, Cartoon Network’s strong line-up of animation include new content for: Adventure Time, Regular Show, Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls. For an older demographic, Turner’s Adult Swim portfolio boasts hit comedies: Samurai Jack, Robot Chicken and Mr Pickles.

Turner’s original content from its Japanese networks – TABI Channel and Mondo TV – is also part of the regional portfolio, including hundreds of hours of travel and men’s lifestyle series. The dramas Saimdang and Goblin represent two of the high-profile Korean shows that Turner has recently syndicated regionally.

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About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the region, running 61 channels in 14 languages in 42 countries. These include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO, HBO HD and WB in South Asia. Turner manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.

For more information, please contact:
James Moore, Director of Communications, Turner Asia Pacific
James.Moore@turner.com
Tel: +852 3128-3720