Turner Broadcasting System EMEA

Turner EMEA exec upped in MENA region

Turner Broadcasting Europe, Middle East and Africa has upped Tarek Mounir from his general manager post to VP. Mounir (pictured) will now be VP and GM of Turner Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, Greece and Cyprus, and will report into Turner Broadcasting EMEA president Giorgio Stock. Mounir has been with Turner since 2010, initially as […]

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 […]

Turner alumnus joins Viacom North Europe

Former Turner Broadcasting System EMEA senior VP and COO Pete Flamman has joined Viacom International Media Networks’s northern Europe operation. Flamman (pictured) is taking on a newly-created role of senior VP of brands for northern Europe at VIMN Northern Europe. He left Turner last year as part of the wide restructuring in the EMEA business […]

Former Turner kids exec joins DHX

Canada-based DHX Media has appointed former Turner Broadcasting System children’s TV executive Richard Rowe as director of international acquisitions and coproductions. Rowe left Turner’s EMEA business, where he had worked for 12 years, most recently as director of acquisitions and original series, last February. He began consulting with DHX soon after, as TBI first reported […]

Cartoon Network creates Imagination Studios

Children’s broadcaster Cartoon Network is due to launch a new online site where kids can create their own cartoon characters and animations. Cartoon Network Imagination Studios will launch across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the coming months and is designed to “inspire and celebrate the imagination and creativity of kids.” Visitors will be […]

Turner EMEA swoops for Owl & Co.

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has acquired Owl & Co., which France Télévisions Distribution is bringing to the international market. The deal, which covers seasons one and two of the French toon, will see Owl & Co. rolling out on Turner channels such as Cartoon Network, Boing and Boomerang. The 78x7mins toon from Studio Hari already […]