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WARNER TV HITS NEW HIGHS IN SINGAPORE & PHILIPPINES

No. 1 GE channel bolstered by new content from Turner’s TBS, TNT, truTV and Adult Swim networks

HONG KONG (June 21, 2016) – Warner TV has become the new No.1 international English general-entertainment channel in the Philippines and also cemented its place as the No. 1 English GE channel in Singapore, according to the latest Kantar data*.

The ratings successes come as the channel has doubled-down on its content investment by adding a string of original series from Turner’s own studios, supplementing its existing line-up from Warner Bros. New shows scheduled this year include TNT’s The Last Ship (S3), Rizzoli & Isles (S7) and Murder in the First (S3), TBS’ Angie Tribeca (S2), truTV’s Billy on the Street, Those Who Can’t and Adam Ruins Everything, and Robot Chicken, Eagleheart and NTSF:SD:SUV from Adult Swim.

Marianne Lee, Vice President of General Entertainment Content at Turner Asia Pacific and Warner TV Content Head, said: “Turner is creating more quality content than ever, and Warner TV has really been able to engage its audiences across the region with its unrivalled depth and breadth of programming. We’re in an exceptionally fortunate position where we can pick and choose the very best content from TNT, TBS, truTV, Adult Swim in addition to the channel’s content partner, Warner Bros.”

In the Philippines, ranking and category share was at almost 30% in May, outpacing its nearest competitor by more than 6%. In Singapore, Warner TV has been the clear leader in its competitive set for the whole year to date. Over the past year, Warner TV has also been able to attract a younger audience, amassing a fanbase in the coveted demo of cable 25-44 through the DC Comics-inspired shows such as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, ARROW, Gotham, Supergirl and The Flash.

Other high-profile Turner original series that have been greenlit either for pilots or full series this year include TNT’s Tales from the Crypt (M. Night Shyamalan), Good Behavior (Michelle Dockery), Will, Civil and TBS’ Wrecked and The Detour. ELEAGUE, the new professional eSports league organized by Turner and WME | IMG, also airs on the channel with the final broadcast live on July 31.

 

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Watch a video of Warner TV programming highlights: https://vimeo.com/164052525/7c30981db6
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*Data sources:

 

Kantar Media Singapore. Target: Cable 25-44. Jan-May 2016. All Time. Ranking and Category Share among rated Entertainment Package channels on StarHub TV: Warner TV, AXN, Animax, Universal Channel, Fox Channel, Diva Universal, Star World, Fox Crime, Syfy, Lifetime, Hits, MTV, Comedy Central Asia.
Kantar Media Philippines. Mega Manila. Target: Cable 25-44. May 2016 All Time. Ranking and Category Share among AXN, Fox Channel, Warner TV, Diva Universal, Lifetime, Star World, Universal Channel, Sony Channel.

 

For media enquiries, contact:
James Moore, Director of Communications
Turner Asia Pacific
+852 3128 3720 / James.Moore@turner.com 

About Warner TV
Warner TV offers viewers in Asia the chance to get into it, with an unprecedented mix of hit TV series and blockbuster movies. Its line-up boasts the world’s biggest franchises, first-run exclusives for the region and fan-favorites across a wide range of genres from action, comedy and drama. Warner TV is also home to feature films from the legendary studios of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Warner TV is a brand available across Asia Pacific, and is created and distributed by Turner, a Time Warner company. Visit WarnerTVAsia.com and Facebook.com/WarnerTVAsia for more information.
About Turner Asia Pacific
Turner Asia Pacific creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. In the region, Turner Asia Pacific runs 63 channels in 13 languages in 37 countries, including CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, World Heritage Channel, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, MondoTV, TABI Channel, and HBO and WB in South Asia. It 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.