Reilly promotes Bradley at Turner

Kevin Reilly has promoted Deborah Bradley to an executive VP post at Turner Broadcasting System. Bradley (left), previously a senior VP in Turner’s sales team, has been named EVP, networks and programme optimisation, content strategy and commercialisation. In the role she will be responsible for acquisitions, licensing, programme planning, scheduling, operations and inventory management for […]

Tom Forman – why you need me if you want to crack the US

The meeting always goes the same way. On one side, you’ve got me and my development exec. On the other, a smart producer from Spain. Or Israel. Or Timbuktu. We’re knee-to-knee in the Majestic lobby. Or camped at a table at the Carlton. If it’s after lunch, we’ve ordered wine. If it’s earlier, we’re pretending […]

Hulu scores Turner SVOD exclusive deal

US streaming service Hulu has snapped up exclusive subscription on-demand rights to Turner Broadcasting System programming. The multi-year agreement means Hulu will offer future and previous seasons of programming from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim and select current and upcoming series from TNT and TBS such as The Last Ship (pictured), Murder in the First […]

Red Arrow’s Cop is first Hulu Japan original

The Japanese SVOD platform Hulu has commissioned its first original series, a crime drama based on Red Arrow International’s scripted format The Last Cop. Hulu owner Nippon TV has acquired rights to the format from ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned Red Arrow, and the resulting show will air on both Hulu Japan and Nippon’s flagship terrestrial TV channel. […]

Hulu boards The Last Ship

US streaming service has acquired rights to TNT end-of-days drama The Last Ship. Under terms of a deal with Turner Broadcasting System, Hulu gets exclusive local streaming rights to the show, which was recently handed a second season by its commissioning broadcaster. The show comes from Platinum Dunes, with action director Michael Bay, Brad Fuller […]

Reilly to ‘transform’ TBS, TNT with new team

Turner Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly has set out his senior team at the TBS and TNT US cable channels in his first major move since joining Turner last November. Outlining the new structure, the Turner chief said the changes were the first steps in transforming the basic cable channels and “doubling down on original programming”. […]

Turner poaches AMC’s Tzimas for CEE

Turner Broadcasting System has named Dominik Tzimas as distribution director, central and eastern Europe and Russia, charged with the development of Turner’s distribution and syndication business in key markets across these territories. Specifically, he will be tasked with distribution and content syndication of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM as well as original TNT productions. Tzimas joins Turner […]

Brazil’s TNT adapting Israeli sex industry drama

Turner Broadcasting System’s Brazilian channel TNT is creating local version of Israeli drama Allenby. The commission marks TNT Brazil’s first large-scale original production, and will run to eight episodes, according to distributor Armoza Formats. The original show is a psychological drama set on Tel Aviv’s nightlife spot Allenby Street, and follows a stripper that is […]

Ex-Fox chief Reilly lands Turner CCO role

Former Fox network chief Kevin Reilly has joined Turner Broadcasting System as president of cable nets TNT and TBS, and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment. Reilly (pictured) exited his post as Fox entertainment chairman earlier this year, and was replaced by studio chiefs Dana Waldren and Gary Newman. He had said at the time […]

News brief: TNT secures Marvel movie deal

US cable channel TNT has secured rights to the next five Marvel Universe movies. The Turner Broadcasting System-owned channel will broadcast films including Avengers: Age of Ultron and the third instalment of the Captain America franchise around two years after their theatrical release. “These movies will play a key role in TNT’s long-term success, especially […]

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