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Sony hires Turner’s Hornsey and Viacom’s Muller to run UK channels

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) has named Turner executive Steve Hornsey as vice-president of its UK Entertainment portfolio and Viacom-owned Channel 5 kids chief Sarah Muller as VP of SPTN’s UK kids and youth portfolio. Hornsey will oversee the entertainment channel portfolio which consists of seven channels, including film services Sony Movies Channel and Movies4Men. Muller […]

Turner heads for the cloud with AWS

Turner is tapping Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider and is migrating infrastructure for channels including TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network to the AWS cloud. Turner joins a growing list of media outfits – including Amazon Video, the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, Hulu and Netflix – that have tapped AWS to host […]

AT&T chief pours cold water on CNN sale

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has hit out at suggestions that his company could sell CNN and poured cold water on reports that the US Department of Justice was calling for a disposal of the news channel as the price for giving a green light to AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Stephenson, attending the New York […]

NBA goes VR through Turner and Intel partnership

Turner Sports and Intel have agreed a multi-year partnership to make live NBA basketball available in virtual reality using Intel True VR technology. Starting with the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, Intel will allow fans to experience the action from different immersive angles with the forthcoming NBA on TNT VR app. Intel True VR cameras will […]

HBO Nordic teams with Turner for kids OTT service

HBO Nordic and Turner EMEA have joined forces to create Toonix, a kids-focused OTT service. Toonix is a new brand Turner EMEA has created for the 3-12s market. The service brings together Time Warner-owned sister companies HBO and Turner. Leading Turner execs are known to have been keen on closer cooperation for some years. Toonix […]

Turner teams up with Canal+ to launch Warner TV

Turner Broadcast has teamed up with Canal+ Group to launch a new channel that will be offered exclusively to the French pay TV operator’s subscribers on all its platforms from its launch on November 9. The launch of Warner TV in France will bring a brand that is already present in Asia and Latin America […]

Turner to launch OTT sports after securing Champions League rights

Turner is to launch a new standalone premium sports streaming service in the US after acquiring European Champions League and Europa League football rights for the three seasons from 2018. The OTT sports service will launch next year, with European football as a key element in its offering. Under the terms of its multi-year agreement […]

Subscription revenues and Wonder Woman raise Time Warner

Strong international revenues at Turner helped boost Time Warner’s second quarter results, along with the success of Warner Bros movie Wonder Woman, but operating income dipped by 8% due to declines at both Turner and the Warner Bros film unit, offset by improved operating income from HBO. Turner revenues grew by 3% to US$3.1 billion […]

Cartoon Network Premium SVOD service to launch on Portugal’s Meo

Altice-owned Portuguese service provider PT Telecom/Meo has launched new subscription video-on-demand service from Turner, Cartoon Network Premium, on its TV service. The deal makes Meo the exclusive distributor of the service in the country. Cartoon Network Premium will offer over 100 episodes of popular Cartoon Network series including Teen Titan Go!, O Incrível Mundo de […]

Cartoon Network on Yahlive

Middle Eastern satellite platform Yahlive is to broadcast Cartoon Network Arabic on its Middle East and North Africa beam. The new deal extends Yahlive’s long-term partnership with Turner Broadcasting Systems beyond the CNN flagship news channel, which has been with Yahlive since 2014. Thanks to the deal, viewers across the MENA region will be able […]

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