March 27, 2018… Mumbai, India – Turner International India Private Limited (Turner) today announced the appointment of IndiaCast Media Distribution Private Limited, as its exclusive distribution agent from 1 April 2018, for distribution of Turner channels: CNN International, Pogo, Cartoon Network, WB, HBO and HBO HD to consumers in India, Nepal and Bhutan.
A TV 18 and Viacom18 venture, IndiaCast is known to bring quality content to viewers spanning across various genres including General Entertainment, Kids, News, Music, Infotainment, Movies etc.
Commenting on the landmark announcement, Siddharth Jain, Managing Director, Turner South Asia said, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of IndiaCast as our exclusive distribution agent for India, Nepal and Bhutan. I am very confident they will enable us to further enhance our footprint and bring the choicest content to our fans in the Indian sub-continent. We look forward to a long term strategic relationship with IndiaCast.”
Anuj Gandhi, Group CEO, IndiaCast, stated, “At IndiaCast, it is our constant endeavour to curate the best possible exposure for our content creator partners. Turner has a fantastic bouquet of channels catering to a bespoke audience. As we ramp up the distribution network for its channels, across India, Nepal and Bhutan, I look forward to a long-term association that is founded on mutually beneficial economics.”
About Turner International India Pvt. Ltd.
Turner India creates and manages the sales, distribution, marketing of award-winning news and entertainment brands in India and South Asia including CNN International, Cartoon Network, POGO, Toonami, HBO and WB. Turner Asia Pacific is the parent company of Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. (“Turner India”), which operates 63 channels in 13 languages in 37 countries in the region. 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.
IndiaCast is a joint venture between TV18 Broadcast Limited (TV18) and Viacom18 Media Private Limited (Viacom18) and is India’s first multi-platform content asset monetization entity. IndiaCast brings quality Indian content to viewers across the globe and inter-alia manages channel distribution, advertising sales, digital media distribution and content syndication. IndiaCast distributes various TV channels spanning across several genres including general entertainment, kids, news, music, infotainment, movies etc. in India. Internationally, IndiaCast distributes various channels that are viewed in over 80 countries as linear services. Rich content library syndicated by IndiaCast is viewed nearly in 100 countries in more than 20 languages. To learn more about IndiaCast visit www.indiacast.com.
For further information, please contact:
Turner International India Pvt. Ltd.
Deepa Sridhar, Director Corporate Communications