Hong Kong – Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific announced on April 16 that it will assume full operational responsibility for WarnerTV including its programming, distribution, advertising sales and marketing. The pan-Asian channel offers viewers exclusive new series, returning U.S. hits and blockbusters from the stable of Warner Bros. Entertainment content.

Ricky Ow, President of Turner International Asia Pacific, said: “This announcement makes a bold statement, and demonstrates Turner’s commitment to general entertainment and to audiences that are passionate about great television. With the addition of WarnerTV, the Turner portfolio now includes Asia Pacific’s best-loved brands in the news, kids and general entertainment genres. We’re very proud to be able to share all of these fantastic brands with viewers across the region.”

In 2014, Turner will double the number of first-run series on WarnerTV and will increase its programming hours by 30 percent. Upcoming highlights include first-run and exclusive-to-Asia series Major Crimes, Almost Human, Arrow, Longmire and Person of Interest. These sit alongside returning hits: The Mentalist, Without a Trace, Vampire Diaries, and The Closer. Also in the line-up are award-winning comedies such as The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls and Friends; while May will feature the channel premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.