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Sunny Saha calls it quits at Turner International

Saha, who was based in Hong Kong, will be with the company till the end of February.

Sunny Saha, senior vice-president and managing director, Entertainment Networks, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, is stepping down from his position. His decision will be implemented with effect from the end of February.

Sunny Saha calls it quits at Turner International
Having been in the company for 14 years in various capacities, Saha currently acts as SVP and MD of Turner's Southeast Asia Pacific business, and general manager of its kids networks throughout Asia Pacific.

In an official communiqué, Gerhard Zeiler, president of Turner Broadcasting System International, talks about how Saha has guided Turner's Southeast Asia Pacific business and its kids networks in Asia Pacific through a period of rapid change.

He joined the company as director, research and planning, in 2000; he was based in India at the time. He was promoted as VP, advertising sales, South Asia in 2001. Saha moved to Hong Kong in 2003 as VP, regional ad sales. Later, in 2005, he was made SVP for regional ad sales and marketing.

On his journey in the network, Saha says, "Turner is set for new growth. At the same time, I am also looking for new challenges. Leaving on a high note ensures the transition will be smooth for all our employees and business partners."

Saha started his career in 1995 with IMRB, International as senior project director. Since joining Turner in September 2000, Saha has led, in turn, advertising sales and research for India & South Asia; the Asia Pacific regional ad sales, promotional licensing, marketing, interactive and research teams; all kids' and entertainment networks across Asia Pacific; and most recently the company's business for Southeast Asia Pacific.

He has also continued to have strategic oversight of Turner's kids businesses across the Asia Pacific region. He has launched several TV channels, built five kids brands in the Asia Pacific region, and expanded Turner's portfolio by developing general entertainment brands in India, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.

Turner International operates two 'kids channels' in India, Cartoon Network and Pogo.

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