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Turner appoints Rohit Bhandari as new head for English entertainment portfolio

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | March 13, 2015
Bhandari, who joins as senior director and network head, will be responsible for the growth strategy, planning and execution.

Turner International has appointed Rohit Bhandari as senior director and network head for its English entertainment portfolio. The portfolio includes leading channels HBO and WB in South Asia.

Rohit Bhandari

Bhandari, whose appointment is effective immediately, will report to Siddharth Jain, senior VP and MD for South Asia. He will be responsible for the growth strategy, planning and execution of all network functions, including content acquisition, communications, marketing and brand building.

On the appointment, Jain said, "We're really pleased to have Rohit on board in this key position, as we continue to grow our leadership in the English entertainment genre. With his well-established expertise and industry experience, I am confident he will help us build upon our success in the India and South Asia region."

An INSEAD alumnus, Bhandari brings to the table over two decades of experience in television and advertising, including overseeing business operations for AXN and Animax in India, as well as advertising sales in both India and Singapore. He previously led the media and entertainment vertical at Sahara India Capsac.