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Turner names Rohit Khetarpal as director, network and content distribution, South Asia

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | May 22, 2015
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Khetarpal has over 15 years of experience in the television distribution business and has previously worked with Viacom 18, Zee Turner and ESPN Software, in India.

Turner International India has announced the appointment of Rohit Khetarpal as director of network and content distribution for South Asia. Khetarpal will be responsible for content syndication and driving mobile and interactive platforms including broadband, DTH, IPTV, gaming services for Turner's portfolio of industry-leading news and kids entertainment brands including CNN International, Cartoon Network and Pogo. In addition, he will lead CNN International's hotel partnership program and broadcast partnerships in South Asia, and manage the distribution of all Turner channels in South Asian markets outside of India.

Rohit Khetarpal

Siddharth Jain

Khetarpal joined Turner's network and content distribution team in 2008 and has been managing the distribution of Turner's portfolio of channels in India namely Cartoon Network, Pogo, Toonami, HBO and WB. He has over 15 years of experience in the television distribution business and has previously worked with Viacom 18, Zee Turner and ESPN Software in India.

Based in Delhi, Khetarpal will be reporting to Siddharth Jain, Turner's senior vice president and managing director for South Asia. Commenting on the appointment, Jain says, "With his proven track record in growing our linear distribution vertical in India, I am confident that Rohit will take this varied and business-critical portfolio to its next level of success in the South Asia region."

Turner International India is the arm of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (a division of Time Warner) that creates and manages the sales, distribution and marketing of Turner's news and entertainment brands in India and the South Asia region. The company also manages distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits in India.

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