Channel 4 shines spotlight on recession busters

The UK’s Channel 4 has commissioned a trio of programmes that spotlight companies going against the grain and performing well despite the on going economic recession. The Who’s Getting Rich season will comprise a pair of 1x60mins docs on pawnbrokers and a prolific ‘jack-of-all-trades’ trader, respectively; and a 2x60mins character-led doc featuring a London scrap […]

Turner says global restructure won’t impact Lat-Am

The wholesale management changes and job losses seen at Turner’s operations in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions will not spread to its business in Latin America. Following international president (pictured) Gerhard Zeiler’s restructure of the international business and several senior management changes, including the departure of Steve Marcopoto, announced yesterday, there has been speculation […]

Turner ups Levy to president, TBS

David Levy has been upped to president, Turner Broadcasting System. In his new role, Levy will oversee all of Turner’s cable nets and businesses. He has been elevated from president, sales, distribution and sports at the Time Warner-owned channel operator. As president, Levy will run TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and […]

Turner focuses on Asian partnerships following cuts

Turner has inked a new carriage deal for its kids channel Boomerang, taking it into 11 million homes in Thailand. The broadcaster has formed a new joint venture to run the channel and said it will be forming a range of new partnerships in the region. The new JV and channel launch news comes against […]

Heggessey’s Boom hires UKTV’s Tess Cuming

Fledgling indie production group Boomerang has recruited Tess Cuming as its first head of factual entertainment and features. Cuming joins from channels group UKTV where she was senior commissioning editor. Boomerang is part of Boom Pictures, the UK indie created last year by former BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey. Last week it said it was providing […]

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