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TNT, Shyamalan team for TV horror

US cable net TNT and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan have teamed for a new two-hour block to be programmed with horror and suspense series. The Sixth Sense writer will curate the block, which will include Tales from the Crypt reboot, and launch this autumn. Shyamalan said: “To be part of such a beloved brand like […]

Southland duo, ITV Studios make TNT dramas

TNT has commissioned a pair of dramas, one of which reunites the US cablenet with Southland’s John Wells and Jonathan Lisco and the other coming from ITV’s Tomorrow Studios. The first show, Animal Kingdom, will run to ten episodes and is based on the film of the same name, while the other, Good Behavior, is […]

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 EMEA targets Adult Swim expansion

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has identified young adult-skewing channel Adult Swim as a key driver of growth going forwards. The channel, which is a key destination for US millennial audiences, has rolled out in the UK on pay TV channel Fox, has launched in France via Enorme TV, and will debut in more territories in […]

Taking stock of Turner

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA is heading for its best year, both in terms of ratings and finances, its president Giorgio Stock tells Jesse Whittock. So how has the business, which cut a third of staff just two years ago, achieved the turnaround, and what’s next for the growing unit? Sitting in his glass-walled sixth floor […]

Turner names EMEA finance chief

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has named Jamie Friend as its new chief financial officer, TBI has learned. Friend (pictured) is promoted to the post from his role as VP, corporate strategy and insights. He will now oversee finances for Turner EMEA’s channel slate, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN International, TNT, truTV and TCM. Based in […]

News brief: Turner ups TNT biz affairs exec

Turner Broadcasting System has promoted Patrick Kelly to executive VP, business affairs for its US cable channels TNT and TBS. Kelly has been with Turner Entertainment since 2002 and now oversees all day-to-day deal making related to original programming, and coproductions between the channels and Turner’s international businesses. In the new post, he reports to […]

Russian TV production falls

The number of original series on Russian TV fell by 12% last year as the economy suffered and sports programming took prominence. Data from KVG Research shows the number of new, original Russia-originated content across the major channels in the country was 10,600 in 2014, a 12% decline year-on-year. KVG said: “The decline of the […]

Turner takes Honourable Woman to Lat Am

Turner Broadcasting Latin America has acquired BBC political-thriller drama The Honourable Woman from BBC Worldwide. The Maggie Gyllenhaal vehicle will debut on Turner-owned TNT Series in the 33 million homes throughout the region on August 22. The eight-part series stars Gyllenhaal (Secretary) as a woman campaigning for Middle Eastern peace who is caught up in […]

Turner, Burnett test wearable tech inventors

Turner Broadcasting System, IT firm Intel and unscripted producer Mark Burnett are jointly working on a multiplatform reality series that aims to find the new big wearable technology. America’s Greatest Makers (WT) follows on from Intel’s ‘Make It Wearable’ challenge from last year, and will run in long-form on the TBS cable channel and short-form […]

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