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TBS bolsters originals focus as Wolkis rises

US cable channel TBS has promoted Turner veteran David Wolkis to senior VP as its ups its focus on original programming. Wolkis (pictured) has been named SVP, production for TBS originals, a role in which he will continue to manage production for the network’s original shows. His promotion the latest in a series of moves […]

Turner ups Quigley at cable nets

US cable channels provider Turner has promoted Michael Quigley to executive VP of commercial operations, content strategy and monetisation at TNT and TBS. The new will see the former Turner Content Distribution executive overseeing content strategy for acquisitions, licensing and scheduling for the channels, plus acquisitions for other Turner brands. Turner has been in hiring […]

Ex-Core exec joins Turner in unscripted post

Turner has hired former Core Media Group exec Jenny Ramirez as VP, unscripted programming, at US cable entertainment nets TBS and TNT. She joins from American indie Irwin Entertainment, where she was senior VP, development and co-executive producer on a range of specials for broadcast network NBC. Based out of Turner’s LA office, she will […]

Louis C.K., Amy Sedaris series for Turner channels

American comedy icons Louis C.K. and Amy Sedaris are creating new shows for Turner’s US cable networks. Louis creator and stand-up comedian Louis C.K (pictured). and Albert Brooks will executive produce and star in TBS animated ten-part series The Cops (WT), while Sedaris is working up a currently-untitled half-hour comedy for TruTV. The Cops will […]

Turner hires Kogan from Participant

Turner has recruited Karina Kogan as senior VP of digital media. She will run the digital team at Turner’s TBS and TNT, as well as the content marketing unit at the US cable nets. Kogan joins from US prodco Participant Media and will report to Michael Engleman, executive vice president of entertainment marketing and brand […]

TNT orders Snowpiercer series from ITV prodco

US cable net TNT has ordered a pilot of Snowpiercer, a futuristic drama based upon the Korean movie of the same name. ITV Studios America prodco Tomorrow Studios is making the show with Studio T, which like TNT, is part of Turner. The show is set seven years after the world has become a frozen […]

Turner buys advisory firm to bolster TBS & TNT

Turner has acquired a business advisory firm, and handed its co-founders a remit to “accelerate the… marketplace transformation” of its cable channels TBS and TNT. The acquisition of BRaVe Ventures will see its founders David Beck and Jesse Redniss taking control of a new business strategy unity, known internally as the Network Strategy and Innovation […]

Stan OTT service is on Good Behavior

Australian streaming service Stan has acquired US drama series Good Behavior. The SVOD service scooped Australian rights from Turner, which distributes the series and launched it internationally at MIPCOM. The show recently debuted on Turner’s TNT cable net in the US. The thriller follows a thief and con artist (Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery) who is […]

Hulu adds Disney, Fox to channels

Disney and Fox have come on board Hulu’s new channels streaming service. The deals mean nets including ESPN and Fox Sports will be on the upcoming service, as well as Disney Channel, FX and National Geographic among others. In all, the deals cover 35 nets from Disney and Fox, including their respective broadcast nets ABC […]

UK and France deals for Jason Priestley drama

Broadcasters across Europe have acquired Private Eyes, the new Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz) private detective drama. Cable net Universal Channel has bought the show for the UK and free TV broadcaster TF1 has taken it for France. Turner has acquired it for its TNT channel in the Nordic region and Fox has it in […]