Turner Broadcasting System


Turner poaches Viacom’s Brookman for UK

Turner Broadcasting System poached Viacom International Media Networks’s Vanessa Brookman to become VP, content and creative in the UK and northern Europe. Brookman leaves her post as VP, programming for MTV and UK network 5* to take on the newly-created role. At Time Warner-owned Turner, she will focus on content strategy for the media giant’s […]

New brief: New Asian Boomerang launch

Turner Broadcasting System’s animation network Boomerang has launched in Malaysia on HyppTV with a two-month free trial. The pay TV channel will be available for nothing to HyppTV from August 1 until October 1 as part of HyppTV’s Jumbo Pack subscription. At this point an extra charge will be levied. The network will be available […]

Turner poaches NBC exec, cable team grows

Turner Broadcasting System has poached an NBC drama executive to become a programming chief at TNT, as it sets its cable creative and production teams. NBC VP, drama development Joey Chavez has joined The Last Ship channel TNT as senior VP, original programming, with Thom Hinkle promoted for the same role at sister network TBS. […]

New Ben 10 for Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is looking to an old favourite to join attract a new generation of viewers. The Turner Broadcasting System channel is launching a new Ben 10 series in 2016, with production collective Man of Action executive producing the show for Cartoon Network Studios. The animated series is based on the popular franchise that has […]

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 […]

Spotify makes UK and US TV move

A new video platform from on-demand music app Spotify will run content from a variety of UK and US distributors. Spotify is positioning itself as a wider entertainment proposition and will package clips and full episodes of television programming that will sit alongside the core music streaming service. Deals have been closed with the likes of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turner plays to Monster’s Jungle Beat

Turner Broadcasting System has acquired Monster Entertainment-sold non-verbal kids toon Jungle Beat for its Boomerang channel in various European territories. The third season of the 13x7mins show, which comes from South Africa’s Sunrise Productions, will debut on Boomerang in the third quarter of this year in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Benelux region and eastern Europe. […]

Thai net bounces with Turner’s Pogo

Thai free-to-air network Channel 3 debuts a two-hour branded block from Turner Broadcasting System today. The block will broadcast shows from TBS’s Indian children’s channel Pogo between 4-6pm on weekdays and 7-9am on weekends. This includes first runs of live-action shows such as M.A.D. and science-themed F.A.Q.,plus Indian animated series Chhota Bheem (pictured). Following the […]