Dan Fahy

Turner poaches Viacom’s Brookman for UK

Turner Broadcasting System poached Viacom International Media Networks’s Vanessa Brookman to become VP, content and creative in the UK and northern Europe. Brookman leaves her post as VP, programming for MTV and UK network 5* to take on the newly-created role. At Time Warner-owned Turner, she will focus on content strategy for the media giant’s […]

Turner poaches UKTV exec for commercial role

Turner Broadcasting has hired Dan Fahy as senior director, commercial development, for its operations in the UK and Northern Europe. At Turner, he will be handle carriage negotiations for the Turner channel portfolio, which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT, truTV and TCM. Another key element of Fahy’s new role is devising a digital distribution strategy […]

UKTV presses Play with first digital-only service

UK multichannel operator UKTV is launching its first direct-to-consumer digital service this summer. UKTV Play will offer programming from UKTV channels such as Dave and Watch as “familiar and intuitive” curated collections, by topic, box sets and ‘staff picks’, as well advance previews of upcoming shows. Features include swipe channel selection, stop-and-resume viewing, predictive search, […]

UKTV launches catch-up service on YouView

UKTV has launched a seven-day catch-up service on YouView for two of its channels. The catch-up service for factual service Yesterday and its lifestyle counterpart Really launched today (January 22). It can be accessed via the YouView programme guide and the channels’ dedicated on-demand portals. UKTV has three channels on YouView: Yesterday, Really and Dave. […]