Hannes Heyelmann


Amazon builds with TNT’s Berlin drama 4 Blocks

Amazon has picked up Berlin-set gangster drama 4 Blocks from TNT for a worldwide audience. From October 4, the series will be available on Prime in more than 150 countries including the US, Canada and the UK. Elsewhere, 4 Blocks will become available in the summer of 2018 across territories such as Germany, France and […]

Turner bringing Will Shakespeare to MIPCOM

Turner’s sales arm, Turner International, is launching drama and comedy from its US cable nets at MIPCOM. From TNT it will launch Will, the upcoming series about the life of a young William Shakespeare, and following the bard’s arrival on the theatre scene in 16th century London. Turner will be preselling the show, which launches […]

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 poaches Studio 100 exec for CEE

Turner Broadcasting System has poached a Studio 100 Media executive to become its programming director of entertainment for the central and eastern Europe region. Alexander Goethal (pictured) will oversee acquisitions, linear and non-linear programming and dubbing for Turner entertainment channels TNT Series, TNT Film and TNT Glitz in German-speaking territories, as well as TNT in […]

Turner slashing its European workforce

Turner Broadcasting System announced this morning that it will reduce the headcount across its EMEA operations by 30%. TBS employs about 900 people across the region and about 250 positions will go following today’s news. The swingeing cuts follow a review of operations by Gerhard Zeiler, who became president of TBS International last year. He […]