Turner Broadcasting System

Turner launches kids Hindi channel in MENA

Turner has launched kids channel, Cartoon Network Hindi, across the Middle East and North Africa. The Hindi-language channel is aimed at children aged 4 to 14 from the Indian sub-continent, living in the MENA region, and will broadcast Indian-produced cartoon series that also air on Turner Channels in India, alongside Cartoon Network originals like The […]

Turner poaches Studio 100 exec for CEE

Turner Broadcasting System has poached a Studio 100 Media executive to become its programming director of entertainment for the central and eastern Europe region. Alexander Goethal will oversee acquisitions, linear and non-linear programming and dubbing for Turner entertainment channels TNT Series, TNT Film and TNT Glitz in German-speaking territories, as well as TNT in Poland […]

US content providers create premium video advocacy body

An advocacy body for the premium video industry has launched, bringing together the likes of Discovery Communications, Fox, NBCUniversal, ABC, Turner Broadcasting System and A+E Networks. NBCU parent Comcast, Univision Communications and Disney-ABC Television Group-backed sportscaster ESPN are also attached to the group, The FreeWheel Council for Premium Video (FWC), which video solutions form FreeWheel […]

Viacom appoints former Turner exec Flamman

Former Turner Broadcasting System EMEA senior VP and COO Pete Flamman has joined Viacom International Media Networks’s northern Europe operation. Flamman is taking on a newly-created role of SVP of brands for northern Europe at VIMN Norther Europe. He left Turner last year as part of the wide restructuring in the EMEA business that Turner international president […]

Turner buys majority stake in iStreamPlanet

Turner Broadcasting System has bought a majority stake in live video streaming company iStreamPlanet, a major cloud investment that will see it “develop new products and services.” Announcing the deal, Turner said that it will use iStreamPlanet’s technology to deliver its OTT programming and shift the firm’s “core technology infrastructure to the cloud.” It added that […]

Turner Broadcasting ups van der Wal to international CFO

Turner Broadcasting System has promoted chief financial officer (CFO) for Turner EMEA, Aksel van der Wal, to senior vice president and CFO, international.  Effective July 1, van der Wal will be responsible for all financial operations across Turner’s international regions and will help shape the direction of the company’s international business and implement its strategy. […]

Spotify makes major video push

A new video platform from on-demand music app Spotify will run content from a variety of UK and US distributors. Spotify is positioning itself as a wider entertainment proposition and will package clips and full episodes of television programming that will sit alongside the core music streaming service. Deals have been closed with the likes of […]

CNN wins Russian licence

Russian media and communications regulator Roskomnadzor has granted Turner Broadcasting’s CNN channel a licence to broadcast in Russia. The move will allow Turner to relaunch the news channel in the Russian market, following its withdrawal at the end of last year. CNN had previously broadcast in Russia through satellite pay TV operator NTV+’s broadcast licence. […]

ProSiebenSat.1’s Pirker to join Turner

ProSiebenSat.1 Media exec Benjamin Pirker is joining Turner Broadcasting System in Germany. Pirker will be TBS’s distribution director on February 1 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux region. In the role, he will look to expand the reach of Turner kids channels such as Cartoon Network and Boomerang and entertainment nets including TNT Series, […]

Turner names CEE distribution chief

Turner Broadcasting System has named Dominik Tzimas as distribution director, central and eastern Europe and Russia, charged with the development of Turner’s distribution and syndication business in key markets across these territories. Specifically, he will be tasked with distribution and content syndication of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM as well as original TNT productions. Tzimas joins […]

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