Former Turner boss David Levy appointed chairman at Genius Sports Group

Sports data and technology firm Genius Sports Group has hired former Turner president David Levy as its new chairman. Levy is one of the most well-established figures in the global sports industry, having spent 30 years at Turner and holding senior advisor roles at Raine Group and Arctos Sports Group. During his time at Turner, […]

WarnerMedia announces Nordic, CEE, Middle East, Turkey and Africa team under Pierre Branco

WarnerMedia has announced the leadership of its new Nordic, CEE, Middle East, Turkey and Africa team. Under Pierre Branco, who was recently named as the country manager for the regions and head of WarnerMedia EMEA affiliate and ad sales, the new team brings together WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks (comprising the legacy Turner and HBO businesses) with […]

Turner reportedly bails out of Champions League deal

WarnerMedia-owned Turner has reportedly cancelled its rights deal with UEFA with immediate effect, leaving the Champions League and Europa League without an English-language US broadcaster for the 2020/21 season. According to Sports Business Journal, Turner – which has been paying around US$60 million a year for the English-language rights to the tournaments in the US […]

PSG signs content deal with Turner’s House of Highlights

Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have announced a partnership with House of Highlights (HoH), the social video brand of Turner-owned Bleacher Report.  The partnership will see the creation of content that is focused towards millennial and gen-z audiences. The first piece of PSG content was an interview with Brazilian player Neymar, with further behind-the-scenes […]

Arsenal TV signs deal with Turner Sports for B/R Live distribution

Arsenal have become the latest premier league to sign a deal with Turner Sports’ B/R Live OTT platform. The North London club joins European champions Liverpool’s LFCTV along with local rival Tottenham Hotspur’s Spurs TV in signing a US distribution deal with the streaming service. The main draw of the channel is a three-hour programming […]

Sky Deutschland to offer PPV Bundesliga 2 matches via Onefootball app

Sky Deutschland has struck a deal with football fansite and app Onefootball to make Bundesliga 2 and DFB Cup football matches available on a pay-per-view basis via the site. Football fans will be able to watch live broadcasters of fourth round matches of the German second division football tournament from €3.99 per match via the […]

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 […]

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