Turner Broadcasting

Turner promotes Persson

Turner Broadcasting has promoted Cecilia Persson to the newly created role of vice-president, acquisitions and co-productions, kids, EMEA and international.  Persson will oversee and negotiate shared acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting’s international kids business, working with the local heads of programming and acquisitions of each of the channels and the content heads within EMEA, Latin America and […]

VuTV signs up partners for Freeview streaming service

A new UK pay-TV streaming service for Freeview viewers, VuTV, has signed deals A+E Networks, Viacom, and Turner Broadcasting ahead of its launch this autumn. The agreements will make channels like Comedy Central, Bio, MTV, CNN, History, Crime & Investigation, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito available to VuTV users via web-connected Freeview HD boxes. […]

Kent to step down as Turner CEO, Martin takes role

Phil Kent will end his 12-year tenure as CEO of Turner Broadcasting in January when Time Warner CFO John Martin replaces him. Kent announced the news to staff in an internal memo this morning, revealing he would not seek another contract beyond his current one. As of January 1, 2014, Martin will step into the […]

Virgin Media adds 21 channels to TV Anywhere line-up

UK cable operator Virgin Media has added 21 new channels to its TV Anywhere multiscreen service taking the total number of channels available on the service to 66. Virgin Media is adding new channels from BSkyB, Channel 4, Discovery Networks, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting and Viacom International Media Networks to its multiscreen line-up. The complete […]

Turner chooses Levira for Scandi playout

Turner Broadcasting has chosen Estonia-based media services provider Levira to provide playout of Cartoon Network’s localised version for Sweden and TNT HD for Denmark. Levira will provide SD and HD opt-out services for localisation for the channels. “We have been working together with Turner for more than five years and are delighted to continue having […]