Gerhard Zeiler

Sunny Saha to exit Turner’s Asia Pac business

Turner Broadacasting System Asia Pacific is saying goodbye to long-serving managing director of entertainment networks Sunny Saha ahead of Ricky Ow’s arrival on Monday. Saha has decided to step down from his role as MD and senior VP and will exit Turner International at the end of February. This comes ahead of former Sony Pictures […]

TBI’s 2013 in review – part three

In the third part of a review of 2013, we look at the ever changing face of the industry – is that former rival now your partner in crime in your acquisitions department? TBI runs down all the major comings and goings from the past twelve months.   SURPRISE DEPARTURES AND TOP LEVEL CHANGES David […]

Ex-SPT Asia boss Ricky Ow resurfaces at Turner

Asian television veteran Ricky Ow is joining Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific as president just months after exiting Sony Pictures Television, where he built its local channels business. Ow will begin his new role leading Turner International Asia Pacific in January 2014, working out of Hong Kong and reporting into TBS’s international president Gerhard Zeiler. […]

CME appoints co-CEOs to replace Sarbu

Central European Media Enterprises has appointed a pair of co-CEOs to replace the departing Adrian Sarbu, one a former Alpha Media and RTL Televizija chief exec and the other a Time Warner strategy boss. Christoph Mainusch and Michael Del Nin (left) have been handed the roles, effective September 16. Mainusch has previously been CEO of […]

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 […]

Kent to step down as Turner CEO, Martin takes role

Phil Kent will end his 12-year tenure as CEO of Turner Broadcasting in January when Time Warner CFO John Martin replaces him. Kent (left) announced the news to staff in an internal memo this morning, revealing he would not seek another contract beyond his current one. As of January 1, 2014, Martin (below) will step […]

Turner UK tells producers: ‘flood us with ideas’

Turner Broadcasting System UK and Ireland’s general manager has called on producers to “inundate” the company with new children’s comedy ideas. Anthony Lukom told delegates at the Children’s Media Conference last week that the success of series such as The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time and the arrival of EMEA president Giorgio Stock […]

Turner slashing Asia Pac workforce by 30%

Having radically restructured its EMEA business, Turner International is reorganising its Asia Pacific division along similar lines and cutting headcount by almost a third. Steve Marcopoto (pictured), president and MD Turner International Asia Pacific, told staff about the changes today. Turner said the job losses, which follow a review undertaken with management consultancy firm PWC, […]

Turner streamlines L+M team amid wider cost cuts

Turner has streamlined its Turner CN Enterprises licensing and merchandising divison as the company continues a wide-ranging restructure under the leadership of Gerhard Zeiler. The new-look TCNE will be run by vice president Alan Fenwick. Several internal appointments have been made with Maria Rosaria Milone, senior commercial director, leading a new sales team and responsible […]

Turner reorganises CNN International’s commercial division

Turner has rejigged the commercial and ad-sales operation at news operation CNN International. Amid wide-ranging job cuts across Turner in the EMEA region, CNNI’s commercial activities will be coordinated through a single division, run by Rani Raad. Raad will be executive VP and chief commercial officer at CNNI. In that role he will be responsible […]