Turner Broadcasting

DHX hires Turner vet for programming post

DHX Television has hired Turner veteran Gary Finnegan as vice president of programming strategy. Finnegan, who will be based in Toronto, will be a key member of the DHX senior management team and provide direction and guidance on the creation and acquisition of content. He will report to Joe Tedesco, senior vice president and general […]

Viacom makes 100-country direct-to-consumer BET

Viacom is launching BET as a direct-to-consumer streaming service in 100 countries. BET Play is the streaming version of the black culture channel, and its SVOD roll out marks Viacom’s first direct-to-consumer move with one of its non-kids channels. Last September Viacom launched Play Plex – a suite of mobile apps offering content from channels […]

Turner, Canal Digital ink channels, on-demand deal

Nordic pay TV platform Canal Digital has agreed a new carriage deal for Turner’s channels. The deal gives Canal Digital continued carriage of the CNN, TNT, Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels. The new agreement also covers a swathe of archive and fresh content from the Turner channels that the pay TV platform can make available […]

Turner poaches UKTV exec for commercial role

Turner Broadcasting has hired Dan Fahy as senior director, commercial development, for its operations in the UK and Northern Europe. At Turner, he will be handle carriage negotiations for the Turner channel portfolio, which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT, truTV and TCM. Another key element of Fahy’s new role is devising a digital distribution strategy […]

Turner, Warner Bros. ink Boomerang deal

Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. are working together to produce hundreds of hours of original content for the recently repositioned Boomerang channel. Turner’s Boomerang is now an animation-only family-skewing service in the US and around the world after a repositioning last year. Accordingly, the deal between Turner and Warner Bros. Animation, both part of Time […]

Turner’s Boing channel springs into Africa

Turner Broadcasting is launching its Boing kids channel in Africa. The new English-language service will sit alongside Turner’s Cartoon Network and Boomerang services in the region. Boing skews to 4-to-14s and is gender neutral. The launch line-up includes animated series Dexter’s Laboratory, Angelo Rules and Dragons: Riders of Berk. There will also be classic Warner […]

News brief: French Turner channel gets Ace

Boing, one of Turner Broadcasting’s French kids channels, has acquired 9 Story Media Group toon Get Ace. 9 Story coproduces the Network Ten series with Australia’s Galaxy Pop, with a second season recently greenlit. ABC in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, TVE in Spain, E-Junior in UAE and Zoom in Israel have previous buyers of […]

News brief: Turner’s Toonami launches in India

Turner Broadcasting has launched its kids channel Toonami in India. The action-adventure toon channel has rolled out on several cable services in India’s main cities and will sit alongside Cartoon Network and Pogo in Turner’s Indian kids channel line-up. Toonami is already widely distributed throughout Asia. Commenting on the Indian launch Siddharth Jain, managing director […]

Buyers Briefing: Steve Schiffman, Justice Network

Name: Steve Schiffman Role: CEO Former National Geographic Channel chief Steve Schiffman leads the latest entrant into the competitive US true crime market, Justice Network, which launched on US multicast on January 20. He tells TBI about the channel’s launch, the proposition and buying wants and needs TBI: What makes the channel’s proposition unique? SS: […]

SBS Discovery strikes volume deal with truTV

SBS Discovery Norway has struck a two-year volume deal for content from the truTV cable channel. The general entertainment channel is owned by Turner Broadcasting and the SBS Discovery deal was struck by Turner’s Non Stop Entertainment. SBS Discovery operates six channels in Norway; free-to-air flagship channel TV Norge as well as the FEM, MAX, […]

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