Kevin Reilly


Programming duo rises at TBS

TBS, the Turner US cable channel, has promoted two key executives in Brett Weitz’s programming team. Thom Hinkle has been upped to executive VP of original programming, while Jeniffer Kim becomes senior VP of original programming. They will both continue to report to Weitz, who has lead TBS’s programming efforts as EVP since former Fox […]

Game of Thrones fever drives Time Warner growth

The stunning viewing figures for Game of Thrones have pushed Time Warner and its subsidiary, HBO, to significant subscription growth. Premium cable network HBO saw its subscription revenues rise 13% year-on-year, its highest quarterly growth in 13 years. Revenues for the three months to September 30 at HBO were US$1.6 billion, up on the US$1.43 […]

Turner ups Quigley at cable nets

US cable channels provider Turner has promoted Michael Quigley to executive VP of commercial operations, content strategy and monetisation at TNT and TBS. The new will see the former Turner Content Distribution executive overseeing content strategy for acquisitions, licensing and scheduling for the channels, plus acquisitions for other Turner brands. Turner has been in hiring […]

Turner hires Kogan from Participant

Turner has recruited Karina Kogan as senior VP of digital media. She will run the digital team at Turner’s TBS and TNT, as well as the content marketing unit at the US cable nets. Kogan joins from US prodco Participant Media and will report to Michael Engleman, executive vice president of entertainment marketing and brand […]

Turner buys advisory firm to bolster TBS & TNT

Turner has acquired a business advisory firm, and handed its co-founders a remit to “accelerate the… marketplace transformation” of its cable channels TBS and TNT. The acquisition of BRaVe Ventures will see its founders David Beck and Jesse Redniss taking control of a new business strategy unity, known internally as the Network Strategy and Innovation […]

CBS rehires exec to launch unscripted studios unit

CBS has re-hired Ghen Maynard for the second time, this time to launch an unscripted division at its television studios arm. Maynard has been named senior executive VP, alternative programming at CBS Television Studios, reporting to president David Stapf. The new post will see him establishing an alternative department, though CBS TV Studios is already […]

TBS to Drop the Mic with James Corden

Turner-owned cable network TBS has greenlit a comedy-music series from CBS talk show star James Corden and producer Ben Winston. Like Carpool Karaoke, Drop the Mic is based on a segment from The Late, Late Show with James Corden and is already a popular online video strand. The format sees four celebrities pitted against each […]

Turner wants unscripted to Bloom with TBS/TNT hire

Turner has hired Michael Bloom to run development and production of unscripted at its TBS and TNT cable nets. Bloom has been working on the Turner and WME-IMG esports championship, Eleague, coverage of which is about to start on the linear TBS channel. Turner Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said his new role marked an effort to approach […]

Young Shakespeare drama set for TNT

US cable channel TNT has commissioned a drama about a young William Shakespeare as part of its 2016/17 line-up. Will comes from Craig Pearce, Shekhar Kapur, Alison Owen and Debra Hayward, and is the headline series from Kevin Reilly’s second Upfront since joining the company in November 2014. It will comprise ten episodes and launch […]

Turner invests in Mashable

Turner has led a US$15 million funding round in digital media news site Mashable, which plans to use the cash to expand its video output across all platforms – including linear TV. The Series C investment includes a partnership for video production, technology and advertising opportunities between Mashable and Time Warner-owned Turner. Mashable said that it […]

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