You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Turner nets add Asia subs

TNT, Cartoon Network grows 24% since Dec. '96

HONG KONG — Despite months of economic turmoil in the region, CNN Intl. and TNT & Cartoon Network have made significant gains in distribution over the past year, according to Mike Byrd, managing director of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific.

TNT & Cartoon Network, the 24 hour movie and cartoon service, is now available in 11.4 million homes in the region, up nearly 24% since December 1996.

And CNNI is now reaching 19.8 million homes across Asia Pacific, up more than 8% in the past year.

“Now that Turner’s networks are distributed on most major cable and pay TV systems in the region, our next steps are to increase advertising revenues and work closely with our business partners to help them build sub-scriber numbers,” Byrd said.

He said the company, which has 200 employees mostly at its Hong Kong headquarters, will be adding about 10 new jobs — primarily ad sales staffers — around the region in the year ahead.

More TV

  • Wowow Acquires ‘The Good Doctor’ for

    Wowow Acquires ‘The Good Doctor’ for Japan

    HONG KONG — Despite months of economic turmoil in the region, CNN Intl. and TNT & Cartoon Network have made significant gains in distribution over the past year, according to Mike Byrd, managing director of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. TNT & Cartoon Network, the 24 hour movie and cartoon service, is now available in […]

  • IT Crowd

    NBC Developing 'IT Crowd' Remake With Original Series Creator Graham Linehan (EXCLUSIVE)

    HONG KONG — Despite months of economic turmoil in the region, CNN Intl. and TNT & Cartoon Network have made significant gains in distribution over the past year, according to Mike Byrd, managing director of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. TNT & Cartoon Network, the 24 hour movie and cartoon service, is now available in […]

  • Hasan Minhaj

    TV News Roundup: Hasan Minhaj Joins NBC's 'Champions' in Guest Role (EXCLUSIVE)

    HONG KONG — Despite months of economic turmoil in the region, CNN Intl. and TNT & Cartoon Network have made significant gains in distribution over the past year, according to Mike Byrd, managing director of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. TNT & Cartoon Network, the 24 hour movie and cartoon service, is now available in […]

  • Sony's Tony Vinciquerra: Disney-Fox 'Creates Opportunities'

    Sony's Tony Vinciquerra: Disney-Fox 'Creates Opportunities'

    HONG KONG — Despite months of economic turmoil in the region, CNN Intl. and TNT & Cartoon Network have made significant gains in distribution over the past year, according to Mike Byrd, managing director of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. TNT & Cartoon Network, the 24 hour movie and cartoon service, is now available in […]

  • Mayweather McGregor fight

    Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Fight Is Second Biggest Pay-Per-View of All Time

    HONG KONG — Despite months of economic turmoil in the region, CNN Intl. and TNT & Cartoon Network have made significant gains in distribution over the past year, according to Mike Byrd, managing director of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. TNT & Cartoon Network, the 24 hour movie and cartoon service, is now available in […]

  • What Disney Bought in the Fox

    What Disney Bought: A Billion-Dollar Breakdown of Assets

    HONG KONG — Despite months of economic turmoil in the region, CNN Intl. and TNT & Cartoon Network have made significant gains in distribution over the past year, according to Mike Byrd, managing director of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. TNT & Cartoon Network, the 24 hour movie and cartoon service, is now available in […]

  • Actor Dustin Hoffman poses for photographers

    Dustin Hoffman Accused of Exposing Himself to a Minor, Assaulting Two Women (EXCLUSIVE)

    HONG KONG — Despite months of economic turmoil in the region, CNN Intl. and TNT & Cartoon Network have made significant gains in distribution over the past year, according to Mike Byrd, managing director of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. TNT & Cartoon Network, the 24 hour movie and cartoon service, is now available in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content