At the ASTRA Conference this week Time Warner’s Louise Sams announced hopes to launch at least two new television channels in Australia this year.
TBS currently runs pay channels such as CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies.
Sams says television viewing is on the rise during gloomy economic times, with more people staying home to watch.
TBS was negotiating with Foxtel and Austar to bring the new channels to Australia, but an agreement was get to be reached.
“We are ready to launch additional channels here and we would like it to be this year but we need to have the co-operation of our distributors. I still see a lot of growth potential here.
“Our channels are doing very well and we’ve got some great distribution partners which are all looking for growth.”