Jemma Yates

Viacom poaches Turner comedy exec

Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Turner Broadcasting executive Jemma Yates as VP, content, Comedy Central International. Yates will take up the newly created, London-based role in January, reporting to Jill Offman, VIMN’s managing director of Comedy Central UK and senior vice-president, comedy for VIMN. She will work across VIMN’s portfolio of 17 international comedy […]

TCM buys Longmire

The UK version of Turner’s TCM has acquired drama series Longmire. The one-hour drama series, about a Wyoming sheriff (Robert Taylor), was shown on the A+E Network in the US where it was, at the time, the network’s most-watched original series. With an average of 4.1 million viewers. TCM has bought the series from Warner […]