Turner gears up for MipTV with a slate of entertainment content

Turner gears up for MipTV with a slate of entertainment content

MUMBAI: For the television trade event MipTV, Turner International has announced a slate of new entertainment content available for syndication to meet an increase in buyer demand from across the Asia Pacific region .
Featuring a mix of Turner?s original productions and acquired series, the new line up spans multiple genres including kids, lifestyle, comedy and actuality.

Turner Broadcasting Systems Asia Pacific executive VP Ian Carroll says, ?Since the launch of the Turner Content Solutions syndication business last year, we?ve received a tremendous response to our content and have sold over 500 hours of programming. We have quickly recognised the need to expand the offering to satisfy the needs of our buyers. Turner is renowned for its compelling content, whether it?s from CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim or truTV and we?re pleased that our programming is expanding for the benefit of viewers across Asia Pacific.? 

On tap for the first time at MipTV and available for international syndication are series in high quality HD from Turner?s two Japanese channels, Tabi, dedicated to travel and lifestyle, and Mondo 21, a high-octane entertainment channel aimed at a male audience.

Real life action takes centre stage with TruTV, where 150 hours of programming have been released. The actuality channel made its debut in Asia on Singapore?s StarHub, and features series including Body of Evidence, The Investigator, Smoking Gun Presents and Speeders.

He adds, ?truTV is proving to be a popular source for syndicated content as its dramatic real life, real consequence programming enjoys very broad appeal. World?s Wildest Vacation Videos is a great example where the series has been picked up by networks in markets such as Hong Kong and Japan?.

Adult Swim, Turner?s adult-focused animation network, has both the comedy-focussed channels in Australia and New Zealand syndicating branded blocks. Featured shows include Robot Chicken and Metalocalypse. 

In addition to its original content, Turner has acquired the Asia Pacific syndication rights for the comedy animation, League of Super Evil, a series about four bumbling super villains; as well the Dubai based animation Freej, the Middle East?s first 3D animated series about four old women living in Dubai.

Turner has also secured the syndication rights to Deltora Quest, the anime series based on the book by Emily Rodder and which recently premiered on Cartoon Network in Australia. The tale of three unlikely heroes, magic and monsters, the series has been snapped up by terrestrial channels in Australia, with new deals in the pipeline.

Turner?s line up of syndicated content is available online at the Turner Content Solutions marketplace, www.turnercontentsolutions.com. Buyers can search and preview a collection of well-established television programmes under the Turner brand including content from CNN International, truTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Tabi and Mondo21.

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