It was announced today (13/07/2015) that Turner Broadcasting System Europe has hired Dan Fahy as senior director of commercial development for Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics).
Mr Fahy’s responsibilities will include channel carriage negotiations with TV providers (Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk etc.) for Turner’s channels which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TNT, truTV and TCM. Also as part of his new role he will implement digital distribution strategies including VoD services, OTT (Over The Top) and other non-linear platforms. He will also work alongside both Turner’s UK and Scandinavian teams for commercial strategy to maximise revenue in both sub-regions.
Dan Fahy’s Prior Experience
Prior to his hiring at Turner, he worked at UKTV in a similar role handling channel distribution with providers and was involved in UKTV’s digital service known as UKTV Play. He will report to Ian McDonough, senior VP and managing director for Turner Northern Europe.
Ian McDonough made this statement regarding Mr Fahy’s new role:
“In addition to growing revenues across existing channels, this critical role will evaluate opportunities presented by new technologies and distribution partners, including wireless and interactive service providers.”