Mark Eyers

Turner ups Asian content chief

Turner International Asia Pacific has upped children’s content chief Mark Eyers (pictured) to senior VP. Eyers’ promotion comes as reward for its role overseeing all of Turner’s kids content and channel brands across Asia Pacific. He was previously VP of kids content and chief content officer. Based on Hong Kong, Eyers will now look to […]

Boomerang refresh continues with Asia move

Turner Broadcasting System’s refresh of the Boomerang brand into an all-animation family channel is continuing with relaunches in several Asia territories. Boomerang will relaunch in the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Myanmar. In the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Myanmar, Boomerang will replace Cartoonito channel feed on January 1, 2015. Boomerang was […]

Cartoon Network Asia making first international shows

The Asian division of Cartoon Network is making two original shows for its channels in the region and for worldwide distribution. The Turner-owned kids channel has greenlit Exchange Student Zero and Monster Beach (pictured). Exchange Student Zero will be a 13x22mins series about two boys who bring Hiro, an anime character from a fantasy card […]

Persson identified for Turner promotion

Turner Broadcasting System has promoted kids TV coproductions exec Cecilia Persson to a new international role. Persson was previously VP, acquisitions and coproductions, EMEA, but has been handed an expanded role of VP, acquisitions and coproductions, kids, EMEA and international. The new job will see her working with local programming acquisitions channel and content heads […]

Turner taps Nick UK for Asia Pac exec

Turner International has added to its Asia Pacific programming team with the hire of a former Nickelodeon UK executive. Edward Barnieh has joined as programming and acquisitions manager, Asia Pacific, where he will be responsible for the acquisitions strategies for children’s channels including Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, POGO, Toonami and Boomerang. In particular, Barnieh will seek […]