Turner Announces International Digital Ventures Division

Turner Announces International Digital Ventures Division

Turner Announces International Digital Ventures Division

Turner has announced a new International Digital Ventures division, which will oversee and develop services for mobile devices, including apps, games as well as OTT (over-the-top) video streaming services. Aksel van der Wal, the current senior vice president and chief financial officer, is promoted to the new role of executive vice president, digital ventures and innovation, for Turner International, effective from 1st January 2017. Trey Turner, currently senior vice president, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions will be moving to Aksel van der Wal’s former post. The new international division will be based at Turner EMEA’s headquarters in London.

Interactive services is an expanding part of Turner’s business, especially Cartoon Network (and Boomerang), which has recently launched its Cartoon Network Anything app in several countries and launched live-streaming apps including Cartoon Network Go! in Latin America and Cartoon Network Watch and Play in the Asia-Pacific region. Cartoon Network’s library of web browser and mobile games is also growing rapidly along with Turner’s interactive services for its other channels.

From The Turner International Press Release

Global media company Turner today (08/11/2016) announced a new division to lead its digital innovation internationally.

Aksel van der Wal, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer, is promoted to the new role of executive vice president, digital ventures and innovation, for Turner’s international operations, effective January 1, 2017.

Under his leadership the new division will focus on driving profitable growth through international consumer-centric initiatives, including all of Turner’s international multi-platform suite of digital properties and its direct-to-consumer product strategy. He remains responsible for the company’s international technology & operations (T&O) organisation.

In close co-operation with the Turner International presidents, van der Wal has the responsibility for the existing portfolio of international products and services on the web, for smart phones, games, apps and OTT, and he will also be charged with developing new digital direct-to-consumer businesses, leading a cross-platform business intelligence function that drives consumer insight; managing the internal T&O infrastructure; and helping to implement the strategy of the non-linear ad sales business. Additionally, he will identify new opportunities for Turner and decide on how to engage in those new areas, through technological product innovation and/or acquisitions.

“As our industry undergoes huge evolution, the impact of digital disruption and changing consumer behaviour continues to put audience insight right at the heart of our business strategy,” said Gerhard Zeiler, president, Turner International, to whom van der Wal will report. “This new division will ensure that we assess new opportunities for innovation, development and acquisition through the lens of relevant, robust consumer data and through a realigned, agile organisational structure. Aksel’s experience in transformative management, his first-class understanding of both the linear and digital media landscapes, and his detailed knowledge of Turner’s international operation, all combine to make him a superb fit for this new role.”

In his role as chief financial officer for Turner International, van der Wal will be succeeded by Trey Turner, currently senior vice president, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, who takes up his new role January 1, 2017 as well.

Based in Atlanta, Turner will report to Pascal Desroches, executive vice president, and chief financial officer of Turner, while working closely with Zeiler. He will be responsible for all of International’s financial operations and will be an active partner and contributor in shaping the direction of the company’s international business and implementing its strategy.

“Trey has the perfect experience to lead the business, capital and budgeting activities for our international businesses,” said Pascal Desroches. “He has acquired a depth of knowledge about our company and brings great passion and significant experience to the role. We expect Trey to play a key role in helping us expand our global operations.”

Aksel van der Wal joined Turner in 2014 as CFO, Turner EMEA and was promoted to senior vice president and CFO, International, in June 2015. Before joining Turner, van der Wal worked for three years and served as CEO, Time Out, at its two main business sites, London and New York City. His leadership of its global operations embraced digital expansion, a complete overhaul of its digital platforms, new e-commerce operations and the revitalization of its traditional businesses through innovative approaches. Prior to Time Out, he was CFO at leading online ticket exchange operation Seatwave, and previously held senior financial and business development roles at Vodafone including CFO of partner markets. He started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has an MBA from INSEAD, and a LLM tax law from Leiden University, NL. A native Dutch speaker and fluent in English, he also speaks German, French and Spanish.

Trey Turner is currently SVP, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions for Turner, overseeing consolidated financial planning and corporate development activities for the company. Before his current role, Turner was director of finance for CNN worldwide where he was responsible for strategic finance support, leading the financial analysis and business justification for new initiatives, partnerships, and investments. Prior to joining the company, Turner was with the corporate finance department of Stephens Inc., a leading investment bank and private equity firm. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in analytical finance from Wake Forest University, where he graduated cum laude, and currently serves on the Alumni Council for the School of Business.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-announces-digital-ventures-and-innovation-division-international

Mighty Magiswords To Debut On Cartoon Network Latin America YouTube Channel

Mighty Magiswords To Debut On Cartoon Network Latin America YouTube Channel

Mighty Magiswords To Debut On Cartoon Network Latin America YouTube Channel

Cartoon Network Studios latest show – Mighty Magiswords will debut on Cartoon Network Latin America’s YouTube channel tomorrow (08/10/2016), then via Cartoon Network’s website and Cartoon Network Go! (Cartoon Network Latin America’s TV Anywhere livestreaming/on-demand app) before making its full premiere on the channel.

Pablo Zuccarino, ‎VP at Cartoon Network Latin America at Turner Broadcasting commented about the digital interactive features associated with the show:

“Mighty Magiswords is our native content offer developed specifically for each platform and with the greater volume of content we’ve done so far. It includes interactive components allowing fans to collect, contribute, share and interact on digital platforms”.

In a related note, Cartoon Network Australia will air a sneak peek of the full length series of Mighty Magiswords on 10th December 2016. According to Cartoon Network Australia’s most recent highlights post, the show will fully premiere in January 2017, more information will be posted closer to the date.

http://nextvlatam.com/cartoon-networks-first-original-online-series-debut-youtube/

Coming Soon To Cartoon Network Latin America And Brazil In 2016

Coming Soon To Cartoon Network Latin America And Brazil In 2016

Coming Soon To Cartoon Network Latin America And Brazil In 2016

Cartoon Network Latin America and Cartoon Network Brazil have announced their plans for 2016, they are as follows:

More Features For Cartoon Network Go!

In 2016, more features will be introduced on the Cartoon Network Go! video platform including new games and live content.

Cartoon Network Anything App

The new Cartoon Network Anything app will launch in Latin America in February 2016.

Ben 10 Reboot

The new Ben 10 series is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network Latin America in October 2016.

Powerpuff Girls Reboot

The new Powerpuff Girls reboot is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network Latin America on Monday 4th April 2016.

New Season Of Otra Semana en Cartoon/Outra Semana no Cartoon

A second season of the popular YouTube show produced by Cartoon Network is currently in production.

New Animated Shows Coming Soon

Cartoon Network Latin America have several animated projects in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Mexico currently in production.

http://www.anmtvla.com/2015/12/cartoon-network-y-sus-planes-para-el.html
http://anmtv.xpg.uol.com.br/cartoon-network-planos-para-2016/