Cecilia Persson Appointed Cartoon Network EMEA Head Of Programming

Cecilia Persson Appointed Cartoon Network EMEA Head Of Programming

Cecilia Persson Appointed Cartoon Network EMEA Head Of Programming

Today (03/05/2016), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has appointed Cecilia Persson as the new Vice President for Programming and Content Strategy for Cartoon Network, Boomerang (and other associated kids channels) for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) area. Cecilia Persson will oversee programming, co-production and acquisitions across Turner’s linear and digital services. In 2004, she joined Turner as director of acquisitions, and has been promoted from vice president of acquisitions and co-productions. Previously, Cecilia Persson worked at Middle Eastern pay-tv provider Showtime (now known as Orbit Showtime Network, better known as OSN) and before that at Carlton Cinema (a defunct British movie channel which was owned by Carlton, now part of ITV plc).

Persson will report to Patricia Hidalgo, Turner EMEA’s chief content & creative officer for kids content, Patricia Hidalgo also made this statement in regards of joining programming and content production together:

“There’s never been a more important time to bring together teams that produce winning programming strategies with those that source and create the best programmes our audiences crave across all platforms.”

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/533892/turner-names-emea-programming-boss-for-cartoon-network/
http://tbivision.com/news/2016/05/persson-upped-turner/586732/

Jeppe Damgaard New Distribution Director Of Cartoon Network Nordic

Jeppe Damgaard New Distribution Director Of Cartoon Network Nordic

Jeppe Damgaard New Distribution Director Of Cartoon Network Nordic

Today (29/02/2016), Jeppe Damgaard has been appointed as the new Distribution Director of Turner Nordic (includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TCM, CNN International and TNT), he will work and negotiate with pay-tv providers to provide linear TV and video on-demand services for Turner’s channels. Before his appointment, Mr Damgaard used to work for Modern Times Group, the company that operates the Viasat pay-tv satellite platform.

Bo Falk Østergaard, the general manager of Turner Nordic made this statement regarding Mr Damgaard’s appointment (translated):

“We are very pleased with the appointment of Jeppe Damgaard, as it will help us with the next step in our growth with a new strategy that puts the consumer at the center of everything we do. From a distribution point of view, this means for example, is that we can go through our distribution partners to offer our strong and globally loved brands as both linear channels and video on demand services”

http://mediawatch.dk/Medienyt/TV/article8477466.ece

Canal Digital And Turner Make VOD Deal And Channels Renewed

Canal Digital And Turner Make VOD Deal And Channels Renewed

Canal Digital And Turner Make VOD Deal And Channels Renewed

Turner Broadcasting System Europe and Canal Digital, a pan-Scandinavian satellite, IPTV and cable provider have reached a deal to provide on-demand content from Cartoon Network and Boomerang with shows such as Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Ben 10, Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo. Also as part of the distribution carriage deal, all Turner channels (Cartoon Network Nordic, Boomerang Nordic, TNT and TCM) have all been renewed on Canal Digital and the deal also includes TNT video on-demand content such as shows like Falling Skies. All on-demand content will be added to the Canal Digital VOD service within the next six months.

Ragnar Kårhus, Administrative Director at Telenor Broadcast and Canal Digital made this statement regarding the new deal with Turner:

“As part of this agreement, we have also gotten access to complete seasons of shows that can be viewed whenever and where ever our customers’ desire. We know that more and more people watch TV in this manner. Turner’s wide selection of movies, drama series and kids content will be a great addition to our customer offering”

Ian McDonough, SVP & MD, Turner, UK & Northern Europe made this statement about the new deal with Canal Digital:

“This new and expanded partnership with Canal Digital marks an important moment for Turner in the Nordic region, as we focus more and more on putting the consumer at the centre of everything we do. For us this means concentrating our efforts around the hugely popular global channel brands within our portfolio, whilst seamlessly delivering through partners like Canal Digital a branded and editorialized on demand experience for fans of our content.”

http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2016/02/09/canal-digital-renews-with-turner/