India Leapfrogs Japan as Turner's Top Asian Content Consumer

15 April 2008

NEW YORK: Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting reports that India ousted Japan as its prime Asia-Pacific market in this year's first quarter, with annual revenues projected to grow at between 25%-28%.

Turner, whose online properties include,,, and many others, last week launched two initiatives in India – a production unit for animated feature films and an entertainment channel with sister company, Warner Brothers.

Says Turner International Asia Pacific president Steve Marcopoto: "The company recognises that there's real opportunity to expand overseas so a marketplace like India, where we've had a great run so far and are well-positioned, is a natural."

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report, India's once fragmented entertainment and media industry last year attracted record foreign investments and posted a record Rs512.6 billion ($12.8bn; €8.10bn; £6.50bn) in sales, up year-on-year by 17%.

Data sourced from Financial Times; additional content by WARC staff