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Turner expands Branco’s role to MENAT

Turner EMEA has named Pierre Branco as senior vice-president and general manager, northern Europe and MENAT – the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The appointment expands his current sphere of responsibility to include Turner’s Middle East, Northern Africa, Turkey and Cyprus businesses. Branco has been Turner’s Northern Europe chief since July 2017, overseeing the […]

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. 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, […]

Turner to close down FilmStruck service

Turner and Warner Bros.-owned streaming service FilmStruck is to cease domestic and international operations from November 29, 2018. The news arrives two years after the film-focused streamer was launched and less-than a year after Turner rolled the service internationally. “We’re incredibly proud of the creativity and innovations produced by the talented and dedicated teams who worked […]

Turner to roll out Gumball VIP second-screen app internationally

Turner International is set to roll out its ‘Gumball VIP’ second-screen kids app in a host of countries following a successful trial of the service in the UK last year. Gumball VIP will roll out in 10 different markets, including Italy, the Philippines and Singapore before the end of 2018. It will then go live […]

Turner digital ventures unit take stake in kids edutainment outfit

Turner International’s Digital Ventures & Innovation (DV&I) group has made an equity investment in Bright Little Labs (BLL), a UK startup that creates and distributes edutainment content for kids. The funding will be used to fuel BLL international expansion in terms of creative development and distribution. The investment will enhance BLL’s current offering by leveraging […]

Filmstruck launches in France and Spain

Turner and Warner Bros are launching their joint-venture subscription film streaming service, Filmstruck, in France and Spain. The European expansion follows Filmstruck’s February launch in the UK in association with cinema brand Curzon. This was the first international rollout for the SVOD service, which initially launched in the US in 2016. Targeted at movie lovers, […]

Turner uses Accenture platform for Filmstruck, Cartoon Network TVE

Turner is using the Accenture Video Solution platform to help manage and operate some of the its online video services – including Filmstruck Curzon in the UK and Cartoon Network TV Everywhere (TVE) in Asia Pacific. The Accenture Video Solution is a cloud-based, open platform that integrates digital video management, distribution and monetisation. It is […]

Turner to launch Bleacher Report streaming service in April

Turner is due to launch its new US live sports streaming service, Bleacher Report Live (B/R Live), in April, the company has confirmed. Turner said that the service will have flexible pricing options, providing direct access to live games for purchase on an individual or subscription basis. B/R Live will broadcast thousands of live sporting […]

TDG: NBCU top channel group for US viewers

NBCUniversal networks was the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five TV network groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they […]

HBO and Turner line up first co-pro drama in Europe

HBO Europe is to partner with Turner’s TNT Serie for its first international co-production Hackerville, an original focused on a network of hackers. The series will be shot in 4K on location in Timisoara, Bucharest and Frankfurt from spring 2018, for an expected fall 2018 premiere on HBO Europe and TNT Serie. It follows a hacking […]

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