Interview: Turner content chief Kevin Reilly

Veteran US executive Kevin Reilly is in bullish mood, and for fair reason. When he joined Turner in November 2014, cable channels TBS and TNT were both highly profitable, but a bit old-fashioned – reliant on sports, procedurals and re-runs, and Reilly believed they needed updating before time caught up with them. Things are very […]

Turner poaches Fremantle exec for UK & Euro sales

Turner has secured the services of FremantleMedia International (FMI)’s Joss Duffield. She will become regional syndication director for the UK and Northern Europe at the Time Warner-owned broadcaster and content group, marking the second time she’s worked at the company. Duffield was previously VP of distribution and sales at FMI, where she developed new infrastructure […]

YouTube TV ups price and adds Turner channels

YouTube TV is set to up its price from US$35 to US$40 per month, has added a host of Turner channels, and plans to up its sports output. The news came as YouTube said it will also expand its over-the-top pay TV service to 100 top US markets in the coming weeks. YouTube is adding […]

COBA: £1bn annual British TV investment under threat from Brexit

Losing access to EU markets through Brexit could cost the UK’s television market £1 billion (US$1.4 billion) per year in investment from international broadcasters, an influential broadcaster body has warned. Research from media analysis firm Oliver & Ohlbaum (O&O) for the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) reveals that international networks invested £1.02 billion in the UK […]

Turner EMEA rejigs with France Télévisions exec joining

Turner EMEA has put a new management structure in place for Southern Europe and Africa, with long serving France Télévisions channels exec Julien Borde joining in a senior post. Borde (above right) has been named head of channels – kids and general entertainment in France, French-speaking Europe Africa and Israel, leaving his post as managing […]

Turner’s Filmstruck SVOD service to roll out internationally

Turner, in partnership with Warner Bros, has announced plans to roll out its US subscription video-on-demand service Filmstruck internationally, starting in the UK. Turner International’s Digital Ventures and Innovation (DV&I) Group and Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) have agreed a joint venture to launch the film streaming service across multiple territories in the next two […]

Turner & Viacom execs to run Sony UK channels

Two well known British executives will run the Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) portfolio of channels in the UK. SPTN has named Turner’s Steve Hornsey as VP of its UK entertainment portfolio, while Sarah Muller (pictured), who runs children’s programming at Viacom-owned Channel 5, will become VP of the kids and youth portfolio. Hornsey will oversee […]

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 […]

Anti-piracy group unites to combat threat

The Asian branches of companies such as NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Company banded together this week to initiate work against the threat of content piracy. The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) united at the annual CASBAA conference in Macau yesterday to begin work to address the increasingly complex issues surrounding illegal downloading and […]

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 […]

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