Turner names Corral as entertainment chief

Turner has appointed its current Spanish chief Domingo Corral as head of general entertainment across EMEA. Corral will become entertainment content chief, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Turner Broadcasting System Europe, in addition to his current role as senior vice president and general manager, Spain. This comes as the international arm of the US broadcaster […]

Turner to boost local production in Germany

Following the announcement in September of its planned launch of a female-focused channel, Glitz, next year, Turner Broadcasting is reportedly aiming to further strengthen its position in the German market by launching the first original production for its TNT Series channel in the New Year, and has hired Andrea Gunther and Sascha Kunth to head […]

Turner selects Digital Rapids for multiscreen transcoding

Turner Broadcasting System, the broadcaster behind Cartoon Network and CNN amongst others, is using video technology company Digital Rapids’ StreamZHD multi-format encoding systems and the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated transcoding software for multiscreen delivery. The solutions transform live feeds and on-demand content for delivery to multiple viewing platforms. 
StreamZHD encoders are used by Turner’s network […]

Numericable catches up with Turner

French cable operator Numericable has added four Turner channels to its catch-up platform. The channels include kids’ networks Boomerang, Boing and Cartoon Network, and film channel TCM. Customers will need to subscribe to the relevant packages to be able to view the channels via Numericable’s catch-up service. Boing and Cartoon Network are available in the […]

Turner renews SES deal

Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) has renewed its capacity agreement with SES for almost seven transponders on four satellites. TBS is using five transponders of Ku-band capacity on SES’ AMC-3 satellite. Four transponders are being used for news channel CNN’s satellite news gathering vehicles and one is being used for distribution of affiliate video service CNN […]

Turner offers Adult Swim episodes via Facebook

Turner Broadcasting UK has begun offering shows from its Adult Swim animation channel on Facebook via the Social Cinema service launched by Facebook commerce agency Milyoni earlier this year. Shows inlcuding Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hungerforce, Metalocalypse, Superjail! and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! can be accessed via Milyoni’s Social Cinema technology, which […]

Turner launches Glitz in Germany

Turner Broadcasting System is launching lifestyle and general entertainment channel Glitz in Germany. This marks the first international roll out of the channel following its successful launch across Latin America in May 2011, where it replaced the Fashion TV channel. The channel will launch on Kabel Deutschland’s pay TV platform in May 2012 and will […]

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