Turner International India names new head for English entertainment portfolio
Thursday, March 12, 2015
- Rohit Bhandari joins as Senior Director and Network Head -
MUMBAI (March 12, 2015) – Turner International India has today announced the appointment of Rohit Bhandari as Senior Director and Network Head for its English entertainment portfolio that includes leading channels HBO and WB in South Asia.
Bhandari will report into Siddharth Jain, Turner’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director for South Asia. Commenting on the appointment Jain said, “We’re really pleased to have Rohit on board in this key position as we continue to grow our leadership in the English entertainment genre. With his well-established expertise and industry experience, I am confident he will help us build upon our success in the India and South Asia region.”
In this role, Bhandari is responsible for the growth strategy, planning and execution of all network functions including content acquisition, communications, marketing and brand building.
Bhandari’s appointment is effective immediately and he will be based at Turner’s office in Mumbai. He has over two decades of experience in television and advertising including overseeing business operations for AXN and Animax in India, as well as advertising sales in both India and Singapore. He previously led the media and entertainment vertical at Sahara India Capsac Limited.
About Turner International India
Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. is the arm of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (a division of Time Warner) that creates and manages the sales, distribution, marketing of Turner's news and entertainment brands in India and the South Asia region including CNN International, Cartoon Network, POGO, Toonami, HBO and WB. The company also manages distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits in India.
About Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. In the region, Turner runs 46 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries, including CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, Warner TV, Oh!K, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV, TABI Channel and HBO in South Asia. Turner also manages distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits in India. Turner is a Time Warner company.
James Moore, Director of Communications,
Turner International Asia Pacific Limited
James.Moore@turner.com / +852 3128-3720