Turner Broadcasting System

Turner ups Levy to president, TBS

David Levy has been upped to president, Turner Broadcasting System. In his new role, Levy will oversee all of Turner’s cable nets and businesses. He has been elevated from president, sales, distribution and sports at the Time Warner-owned channel operator. As president, Levy will run TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and […]

News brief: Sorcher promoted at Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher is one of two Turner Broadcasting System executives promoted in a management reshuffle. Sorcher now adds the title of VP to his duties, while Mike Lazzo, senior VP of programming and production for Adult Swim and Williams Street Studios, becomes executive VP and creative director of that unit. […]

Turner UK tells producers: ‘flood us with ideas’

Turner Broadcasting System UK and Ireland’s general manager has called on producers to “inundate” the company with new children’s comedy ideas. Anthony Lukom told delegates at the Children’s Media Conference last week that the success of series such as The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time and the arrival of EMEA president Giorgio Stock […]

News brief: CMT poaches Turner veteran for programming role

Viacom-owned cable net CMT has tapped Turner Broadcasting System for its new VP, programming and strategy. Hector Campos will take on the new role after more than a decade with Turner, during which time he held a number of roles, most recently director of programme acquisitions and sales for Turner Entertainment Networks. Campos will be […]

Turner raids MTV for head of programming

Turner Broadcasting System has poached Chris Linn from MTV. Linn will be president and head of programming at TBS’ TruTV, responsible for all programming on the cable net including development and production of originals. Linn was executive VP of programming and head of production at the US MTV channel. At MTV he developed and oversaw […]

Time Warner channels biz up, Warner Bros. down

US media giant Time Warner’s networks business, which houses Turner Broadcasting System and HBO, posted strong revenues and earnings in its parent’s first quarter financial results. Time Warner’s networks’ business grew revenues 3% to US$3.7 billion for the three months to March 31, 2013, and operating income was up 11% to US$1.3 billion. However, declines […]

A+E names UK digital director

A+E Networks UK has appointed its first director of digital to bring its content to multiple devices. Caroline Casey joins the A+E and BSkyB joint venture channel provider to create an integrated digital media strategy for its channels History, H2, Crime & Investigation and Bio. She will oversee content and product development across 34 websites, […]

Turner closes NonStop Sales, Ignas Scheynius departs

Turner has closed NonStop Sales, the distribution business it absorbed when it acquired Millennium Media Group, TBI has learned. Ignas Scheynius has stepped down although CG Anderson, the other MMG cofounder, remains in his position as MD, Turner Broadcasting Nordic and Baltic. A Turner Broadcasting System spokesman told TBI that the NonStop Sales closure was […]

Turner Lat-Am buys shows from Nottingham Forest

Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) in Latin America has picked up a pair of shows from Spanish distributor Nottingham Forest. TBS has acquired pan-Latin rights to animated series Sendokai Champions and Jokebox. Sendokai Champions is a 26x12mins animated series produced by TVE and Kotoc. In Spain it aired on aired on RTVE’s Clan TV and in […]

Turner slashing its European workforce

Turner Broadcasting System announced this morning that it will reduce the headcount across its EMEA operations by 30%. TBS employs about 900 people across the region and about 250 positions will go following today’s news. The swingeing cuts follow a review of operations by Gerhard Zeiler, who became president of TBS International last year. He […]

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