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Turner hires EMEA finance boss from Time Out

Turner International has recruited Aksel van der Wal (pictured) as senior VP, finance, for its EMEA operation, TBI has learned. Van der Wal joins today from entertainment publishing business Time Out where he was global CEO. At Turner he will work across the company’s channel brands, which include news net CNN, kids offerings Cartoon Network […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]