Turner International

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 […]

Sierra/Engine flags Crossbones sales

Broadcast groups such as Tele München Gruppe, Turner International and MTG have acquired the NBC miniseries Crossbones. TMG has acquired rights in Germany, Turner International and Polar Star have Latin America rights and MTG has nagged Scandinavia. Distributor Sierra/Engine Television has also bagged also sales with Icon in Australia, Sky (New Zealand), Sohu (China), Tohokushinsha […]

Turner slashing Asia Pac workforce by 30%

Having radically restructured its EMEA business, Turner International is reorganising its Asia Pacific division along similar lines and cutting headcount by almost a third. Steve Marcopoto (pictured), president and MD Turner International Asia Pacific, told staff about the changes today. Turner said the job losses, which follow a review undertaken with management consultancy firm PWC, […]

Ex-Nickelodeon exec returns to the fray

Former Nickelodeon UK executive Layla Lewis is re-joining Viacom International Media Networks after nearly three years at rival Turner Broadcasting. Lewis has been handed the role of Nickelodeon’s VP, content acquisitions, as one of two new appointments. Additionally, Shannon Friedrichs Higdon has been promoted to VP, content and brand management, Nickelodeon International. Both will be […]

Disney Channel launch prompts ESPN switch at Super RTL

Disney has replaced its representatives on German family network Super RTL’s board with the managing director of ESPN EMEA, as it prepares to launch its Disney Channel brand in the territory. TBI understands ESPN’s Ross Hair (below) has joined the Super RTL board to replace Giorgio Stock – who recently left Disney to join Turner […]