Taking stock of Turner

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA is heading for its best year, both in terms of ratings and finances, its president Giorgio Stock tells Jesse Whittock. So how has the business, which cut a third of staff just two years ago, achieved the turnaround, and what’s next for the growing unit? Sitting in his glass-walled sixth floor […]

Turner names EMEA finance chief

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has named Jamie Friend as its new chief financial officer, TBI has learned. Friend (pictured) is promoted to the post from his role as VP, corporate strategy and insights. He will now oversee finances for Turner EMEA’s channel slate, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN International, TNT, truTV and TCM. Based in […]

Beta to debut Germany pay TV drama, kids division

Beta Film heads to Cannes with new shows including the much-hyped German psycho-thriller drama Weinberg (The Valley – in the Mist of Silence), and a new children’s television arm. Beta will sell the 6x60mins show under its Valley The series, for Turner Broadcasting System Germany’s TNT Serie, marks one of the first-ever dramas produced exclusively […]