Turner Broadcasting

Turner extends VOD relationship with Vubiquity

Turner Broadcast has extended its relationship with Amdocs-owned on-demand specialist Vubiquity to act as the primary distributor of its on-demand content on North America. Vubiquity distributes TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, CNN and other Turner networks to over 60 million households across North America. As part of this new deal, Vubiquity will be the premium content […]

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 […]

Ukraine’s Divan.TV adds CNN, Cartoon Network

Ukrainian OTT TV service Divan.TV has added CNN and Cartoon Network to its channel line-up. The networks are available now in the Ukraine to Divan.TV’s Optimal, Prestige, VIP, and Children package subscribers. Divan.TV general director, Arkadiy Kanyuka, described the additions as a “huge step forward” and said: “We are constantly striving to add new channels […]

Turner’s Northern Europe boss exiting

Ian McDonough, Turner’s boss in Northern Europe, is leaving the channels business. He joined Turner in 2014 from BBC Worldwide where he had been EVP, covering the Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions for the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster. At Turner he oversaw the Northern Europe operations, including the UK, where […]

Turner and Vubiquity team up to automate VoD

Turner Broadcasting in the US has turned to on-demand specialist Vubiquity to turn its broadcast content into on-demand assets faster to enable it to make additional revenues within the content’s prime ratings window. Vubiquity and Turner will capture and broadcast content in the C3 ratings window and distribute it on the on-demand market. The pair […]

CNN reports ‘highest month on record’ for online video

News network CNN said that CNN.com posted its strongest month ever for digital video in June after logging 212 million video streams. CNN said that the strong figures reflect its “heavy investment and prioritisation of premium, digital-first video.” According to the news network’s stats, CNN outperformed its news rivals in terms of video streams for […]

Turner closes three channels in Nordic markets

Turner Broadcasting is closing three of its channels in the Nordic market from tomorrow. Turner told local press in May that its decision to pull the channels, owned via Nordic subsidiary Nonstop Television, reflected changes in demand among the TV audience in the region and that in the future the company would focus on fewer […]

Turner names UK and northern Europe commercial chief

Turner Broadcasting has hired Dan Fahy as senior director, commercial development, for its operations in the UK and northern Europe. At Turner, he will be handle carriage negotiations for the Turner channel portfolio, which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT, truTV and TCM. Another key element of Fahy’s new role is devising a digital distribution strategy […]

TivùSat adds Cartoonito

Italian free-to-view satellite platform TivùSat has added Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoonito to its programming line-up. The addition of the channel, which is aimed at pre-school children, takes the total number of channels on the platform to 65. TivùSat is available to Italian viewers from the Eutelsat platform at 13°  East.

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