Sameer Nair quits Turner General Entertainment Networks


MUMBAI: Turner General Entertainment Networks (TGEN) CEO Sameer Nair has put in his papers at the company even as the company prepares to fully integrate the Imagine operations into Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific (TBSAP).

Imagine will be placed under the interim management of TBSAP senior vice president and general manager Sunny Saha for the entertainment networks and the Turner India management team with transitional support from Nair in the coming months.

TBSAP president Steve Marcopoto said, “While Imagine has enjoyed some significant successes in distinctive programming and built a solid audience base for a young channel in an extremely competitive genre, we need to improve the channel’s overall performance and best position it for sustainable long term growth. Sameer and I agree that the best way to achieve this end is for him to move on and merge the TGEN networks to operate within the entertainment division of TBSAP. I want to express my sincere gratitude for all that Sameer has done to create Imagine, develop a great team, and provide us the opportunity to compete in the Hindi GE space.”

Nair added, “It’s been an incredible entrepreneurial experience for me these past four years, building brand and team Imagine and competing in the marketplace. I leave behind a great team with great ideas in safe hands and wish Imagine every success in future as I pursue new challenges.”