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MTG exec heads to Turner Nordic

Modern Times Group’s Jeppe Damgaard as been appointed as Turner Broadcasting System Nordic’s director of distribution. Damgaard will negotiate deals for the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, CNN International and TNT channels with pay TV providers in the region. He joins from broadcaster MTG, having spent nearly a decade within the wider Viasat business. “We are […]

Turner ups Asian content chief

Turner International Asia Pacific has upped children’s content chief Mark Eyers (pictured) to senior VP. Eyers’ promotion comes as reward for its role overseeing all of Turner’s kids content and channel brands across Asia Pacific. He was previously VP of kids content and chief content officer. Based on Hong Kong, Eyers will now look to […]

Size Matters for ZDFE, UK indie prodco

ZDF Enterprises has signed a development deal with UK indie Screen Glue for a science series featuring British director and television producer Jasper James. Size Matters will investigate why things are the size they are, asking questions such as why Earth is not the size of Jupiter and why people are not the size of […]

Boomerang lands in South Korea

Turner Broadcasting System’s Boomerang channel launches in South Korea this weekend. The channel is already available in large swathes of southeast Asia and Australia, but this new development is the first time it has gone out in northern Asia. Boomerang will debut on major cable and IPTV platforms on Saturday (November 14). As well as […]

Turner aligns US programming ops with int’l

Turner Broadcasting System plans to align its US kids content and general entertainment operations with their international counterparts, triggering a restructuring. With immediate effect, Turner senior VP and managing director, central and eastern Europe, Hannes Heyelmann and SVP and chief content and creative officer, kids, EMEA Patricia Hidalgo get new posts. This is part of […]

Turner names EMEA finance chief

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has named Jamie Friend as its new chief financial officer, TBI has learned. Friend (pictured) is promoted to the post from his role as VP, corporate strategy and insights. He will now oversee finances for Turner EMEA’s channel slate, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN International, TNT, truTV and TCM. Based in […]

Lagardère Studios plots expansion

A subsidiary of Lagardère Studios since last May, Spanish prodco Boomerang TV (Grupo BTV) is set to open new operations in Peru and Colombia next year. According to Lagardère Studios CEO Takis Candilis, who was talking at MIPCOM, Boomerang will pursue its Latin American expansion into the two other countries. Boomerang, which already owns offices […]

Boomerang poaches Outline’s Baldwin

Wales-based producer Boomerang has hired Outline Productions executive Shona Baldwin as director of development. Reporting to managing director Simon Rees, Baldwin will be charged with building the Posh Pawn firm’s factual and factual entertainment slates. Baldwin has been with indie Outline for the past two years as head of its factual and entertainment division, and […]

News brief: Boomerang boards Dinosaur Train

The Latin American feed of Turner Broadcasting kids channel Boomerang has acquired Dinosaur Train from The Jim Henson Company. The show, which has been licensed into more than 200 territories globally, will launch on Boomerang Latin America on August 10. “First introduced to audiences in Latin America five years ago, Dinosaur Train has demonstrated tremendous […]

New brief: New Asian Boomerang launch

Turner Broadcasting System’s animation network Boomerang has launched in Malaysia on HyppTV with a two-month free trial. The pay TV channel will be available for nothing to HyppTV from August 1 until October 1 as part of HyppTV’s Jumbo Pack subscription. At this point an extra charge will be levied. The network will be available […]