Turner International


Filmstruck hires MUBI exec as int’l content director

Turner International and Warner Bros.’ streamer Filmstruck, has appointed MUBI’s Quentin Carbonell as the UK-based director of content and editorial for its international arm. Carbonell, who joined this month, will lead the service’s international content acquisition, programming and curation across all regions. He will also be responsible for defining and executing the service’s overall editorial […]

Turner Int’l invests in UK kids edutainment distributor

Turner International’s Digital Ventures & Innovation (DV&I) group has made an equity investment in Bright Little Labs (BLL), a UK startup that creates and distributes edutainment content for kids. The funding will be used to fuel BLL international expansion in terms of creative development and distribution. The investment will enhance BLL’s current offering by leveraging […]

Turner names Urdaneta replacement in Lat Am

Turner Latin America has named Joel Whitten ‘Whit’ Richardson III as its president, in effect replacing Juan Carlos Urdaneta. Richardson is a 23-year Turner veteran, and in his new role has taken charge of the company’s regional general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air channel brands; distribution of the CNN news services; and L&M activity. He […]

Tom & Jerry-style slapstick toon set for Boomerang

Turner International is working up a slapstick cartoon with France’s Cyber Group Studios, with the series set for Boomerang. Taffy is an original Cyber Group creation that Turner’s kids arm has co-developed, whose style apes heritage Boomerang series such as Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The 78x7mins animated series will follow a loyal hound dog […]

Tom & Jerry-style slapstick toon set for Boomerang

Turner International is working up a slapstick cartoon with France’s Cyber Group Studios, with the series set for Boomerang. Taffy is an original Cyber Group creation that Turner’s kids arm has co-developed, whose style apes heritage Boomerang series such as Tom & Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The 78x7mins animated series will follow a loyal hound dog […]

Turner creates international digital division

Turner has tasked Aksel van der Wal with establishing a new division that will focus on international digital innovation. Van der Wal (pictured) is currently senior VP and CFO of Turner International, but has been promoted to executive VP, digital ventures and innovation, effective January 1, 2017. The division will house Turner’s direct-to-consumer products. Its […]

Turner bringing Will Shakespeare to MIPCOM

Turner’s sales arm, Turner International, is launching drama and comedy from its US cable nets at MIPCOM. From TNT it will launch Will, the upcoming series about the life of a young William Shakespeare, and following the bard’s arrival on the theatre scene in 16th century London. Turner will be preselling the show, which launches […]

Boomerang lands in South Korea

Turner Broadcasting System’s Boomerang channel launches in South Korea this weekend. The channel is already available in large swathes of southeast Asia and Australia, but this new development is the first time it has gone out in northern Asia. Boomerang will debut on major cable and IPTV platforms on Saturday (November 14). As well as […]

Turner sends out Search Party

Turner has ordered Search Party, an original drama series for its TBS cable net in the US and its international entertainment channels. The series, which will be produced by US indie Jax Media (Inside Amy Schumer), is billed as a dark comedy, and will follow four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who come together when a former college […]

Miss Universe Pageant entices FIC, Turner

Fox International Channels in Southeast Asia and Japan and Turner International in Latin America are among buyers of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant. The gala will air live on US network NBC on January 25 from Miami-Doral, Florida, coproduced by The Miss Universe Organization and a Donald Trump and NBUniversal joint venture. FIC and Turner […]