Cracké To Premiere On Boomerang Across Europe

Cracké To Premiere On Boomerang Across Europe

Cracké To Premiere On Boomerang Across Europe

French Canadian animation studio, Squeeze Animation have announced that their latest 3D CGI animated show – “Cracké” will start to premiere on different versions of Boomerang across Europe from October. Turner has purchased the broadcasting rights for Boomerang UK and Ireland, Germany, Italy and the Portuguese language feed.

The new animated show is a slapstick comedy that is about a clumsy (and ironically overprotective) ostrich named Ed, who tries to protect his beloved eggs, but he always gets himself and his eggs in tricky and dangerous situations. Season two of “Cracké” is currently in development. Cracké has aired on Cartoon Network Brazil, and Cartoon Network Canada’s associate channel – Teletoon.

Denis Doré, Squeeze’s president and co-founder says that the international spread of the show has inspired Squeeze to develop Cracké season two:

“It’s always an amazing feeling to realize that our original characters will have the chance to make people laugh, no matter where they come from, or where they live!, Seeing that Cracké can travel the world gives our team a wonderful boost of energy for the second season’s creative process that is well under way!”

http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/boomerang-shells-out-for-multi-territory-cracke-deal/

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/

Daniel González Becomes New General Director Of Turner Iberia

Daniel González New General Director Of Turner Iberia

Daniel González New General Director Of Turner Iberia

Today (25/01/2016), it was announced that Turner Iberia (Spain and Portugal) has a new general director – Daniel González. Mr. González will be in charge of Turner’s operations in Spain (Boing in co-operation with Mediaset España), TCM and TNT. He will also work with Pierre Branco, the general manager of Cartoon Network Portugal and Boomerang Portugal and will report to Jaime Ondarza, VP of Turner General Manager for Southern Europe and Africa. Mr González will also be in charge of distribution of CNN International in Iberia.

He was also general manager of Nagravision Ibérica, previously served as CEO of Sony Pictures Distribution and worked in the area of business development at Sogecable.

http://prnoticias.com/television/cadenas-de-pago/20148707-director-general-turner-iberia-daniel-gonzalez