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Turner’s EMEA staff at risk of redundancy as Gerhard Zeiler’s restructuring gets underway

Turner Broadcasting’s international boss Gerhard Zeiler has appointed a five-strong management team that will conduct a wide-ranging review of its business. All of Turner’s UK staff are involved in a consultation and Turner said it expects redundancies and other adjustments to its operations. The organisational review affects all of EMEA, although the consultation process is […]

UK multichannel operators programming spend hits £2.2 billion

The main providers of commercial digital channels in the UK spent a cumulative £2.2 billion on content last year, according to new research. Oliver & Ohlbaum’s Economic Impact Report for COBA, the industry body for UK-based multichannel operators, breaks down the programming spend of the group’s membership, which includes Discovery, BSkyB, Fox International Channels, NBCUniversal, […]

UK multichannel programming spend rockets to £623 million

Commercial multichannel broadcasters spent £623 million on content last year, a 31% year-on-year increase. A report compiled by Oliver & Ohlbaum for the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) showed that investment in original first-run programming increased sharply last year, as did money spent on acquisitions of finished shows. Many multichannel broadcasters, notably BSkyB, have upped their […]

Turner to launch two kids channels across Asia

Turner is launching two new kids channels across Asia as its expands its channel portfolio in the region. The company’s Asian division Turner Broadcasting System, Asia Pacific, is launching boy skewing network Toonami and European preschool channel Cartoonito. Both channels will launch early next year and will sit alongside Turner’s existing kids channels Cartoon Network, […]

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