Gary Finnegan

DHX hires Turner vet for programming post

DHX Television has hired Turner veteran Gary Finnegan as vice president of programming strategy. Finnegan, who will be based in Toronto, will be a key member of the DHX senior management team and provide direction and guidance on the creation and acquisition of content. He will report to Joe Tedesco, senior vice president and general […]

Turner appoints UK kids TV boss

Turner Broadcasting System has handed the director of UK kids channels role to Sean Gorman. Gorman has been at Turner for eleven years, previously as senior programming manager for its UK kids channels. In his new role, replacing Gary Finnegan who left in September, he will oversee acquisitions, commissioning and on-air creative for a trio […]

New Fireman Sam series greenlit

Hit Entertainment is making a new 24-part series of popular cartoon series Fireman Sam for Turner’s Cartoonito channel. The 24x10mins CGI series and 1x60mins special will start delivering this December. Fireman Sam, which follows the adventures of the eponymous firefighter, has been the top show on the Cartoonito preschool service since 2009. Hit said the […]