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Turner names new UK and Nordics commercial chief

Turner has appointed Riccardo Donato as vice-president of commercial development for the UK and Nordic markets.

Riccardo Donato

In his new role, Donato will be responsible for maximising revenue as well as identifying and delivering commercial opportunities for all of Turner’s UK and Nordic channels and services. This will include working across Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Toonix, TNT, CNNI and TCM as well launching or developing SVOD, OTT, D2C and other new digital initiatives. He will report to senior vice-preisent and general manager norther Europe Pierre Branco.

Donato joins Turner from A+E Networks UK where he was the director of distribution and digital partnerships, where he was responsible for all aspects of affiliate relationships across the UK, Western and Eastern Europe, MENA and Africa.

Branco said: “It is a very exciting time for Riccardo to join Turner – we experienced a record-breaking 2018 and have positioned this role to further increase our growth for 2019. His unique skills and experience will focus on expanding both our linear and non-linear platforms and make a fantastic addition to our already successful team. I look forward to continuing to watch our company reach new heights and am delighted to have Riccardo as a part of it.”