Turner Northern Europe Senior Vice President Pierre Branco Adds Middle East Responsibilities

Turner Northern Europe Senior Vice President Pierre Branco Adds Middle East Responsibilities

Turner Northern Europe Senior Vice President Pierre Branco Adds Middle East Responsibilities

Today (5th February), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has announced that they’ve restructured their regional management, Pierre Branco – the Senior Vice President of Turner Northern Europe (UK and Nordics) will have additional responsiblities over the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, also includes Cyprus and Greece) region from 1st April. In addition to Turner’s channels and services in the UK and Scandinavia such as Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito and the Toonix streaming service, Pierre will also have responsibility over Turner’s channels in the MENAT region which will include channels such as Cartoon Network MENA, Boomerang MENA, Cartoon Network Turkey, Boomerang Turkey, TCM MENA and the distribution of CNN International in the region. He will continue to report to Turner EMEA’s president Giorgio Stock.

In a statement about Pierre’s new additional responsibilities, Giorgio Stock said: “Pierre’s ability to bring fresh impetus and new thinking to our business has been proven across hugely diverse markets. Together with our talented regional management team, he will now help further our vision for Turner in MENAT to deliver outstanding branded destinations to our fans across the region.”

Pierre became SVP of Turner Northern Europe in 2017, before 2017, he was general manager of Turner France, Portugal and Africa. Pierre Branco replaces Tarek Mounir, who worked for Turner’s MENAT operations for eight years as commercial director and then general manager, during his time he launched localised premium versions of Cartoon Network and Boomerang for the MENA region replacing distribution of Cartoon Network Africa and Boomerang Africa in the region. He also developed a local content strategy including the animated show Mansour, he had a role in establishing Cartoon Network Studios Arabia and was also involved in the Cartoon Network Zone theme park deal with IMG Worlds of Adventure. Tarek will now be working for music streaming service – Deezer from April.

https://www.c21media.net/turner-adds-to-brancos-remit/

https://worldscreen.com/tvmiddleeastafrica/turner-emea-ups-pierre-branco-to-lead-menat-business/

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2019/02/05/turner-expands-brancos-role-to-menat/

https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/deezer-appoints-tarek-mounir-as-ceo-of-mena/

Simworx To Install Ben 10 Immersive Adventurer Ride At The New Cartoon Network World Kuwait Theme Park

Simworx To Install Ben 10 Immersive Adventurer Ride At The New Cartoon Network World Kuwait Theme Park

Simworx To Install Ben 10 Immersive Adventurer Ride At The New Cartoon Network World Kuwait Theme Park

Simworx, a West Midlands, UK based simulation ride company and Cartoon Network Enterprises licensee has announced that it will install a Ben-10 themed Immersive Adventurer ride at the new Cartoon Network World theme park in Kuwait which is expected to open in 2019. The new Immersive Adventurer simulation ride is designed to offer riders an immersive experience though the use of 4D effects, HD imagery and a surround sound system, a total of twelve screens will surround riders on all sides to immerse riders in Ben 10’s universe

News about the new Cartoon Network World theme park in Kuwait was first announced in September which was when guest experience company – Katapult won the contract to design the theme park. The theme park is owned by leisure entertainment company – Future Kid. The theme park will feature simulators and physical play challenges all themed and based on Cartoon Network’s popular IP’s such as Adventure Time, Ben 10, We Bare Bears, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Powerpuff Girls.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/09/cartoon-network-katapult-and-future-kid-team-up-for-new-cartoon-network-attraction-in-kuwait/

https://www.regularcapital.com/2016/06/cartoon-network-and-simworx-sign-rides-deal/

In a statement regarding the new Ben 10 ride, the CEO of Simworx – Terry Monkton, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be working with FutureKid on this amazing project in Kuwait, bringing the first Immersive Adventurer to the Middle East region. We’re also delighted to working with Cartoon Network in bringing the Ben 10 brand to life – it’s an amazing ride.”

http://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/products/Simworx-to-install-Ben-10-ride-at-Cartoon-Network-World-Kuwait/339886

A Few Cartoon Network EMEA Feeds Acquire Broadcasting Rights To Birdo Studio’s Oswaldo

A Few Cartoon Network EMEA Feeds Acquire Broadcasting Rights To Birdo Studio's Oswaldo

A Few Cartoon Network EMEA Feeds Acquire Broadcasting Rights To Birdo Studio’s Oswaldo

A bunch of localised versions of Cartoon Network in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) area have acquired the broadcasting rights to Birdo Studio’s Oswaldo, an animated comedy series that originally debuted on Cartoon Network Brazil. Oswaldo will premiere on Cartoon Network Italy, Cartoon Network Turkey, Cartoon Network MENA or Cartoon Network Arabic (or even both) in the Middle East, Cartoon Network Africa and also in Israel. In Southeast Asia, Disney Channel acquired the broadcasting rights to the show.

The deals were brokered by president and owner of Kid Glove – Brenda Wooding. UK-based Jetpack Distibution also handle the show’s distribution rights along with Kid Glove. For the show’s second season, Oswaldo is co-produced by India’s Symbiosys Entertainment. Thirteen episodes of Oswaldo are already available to air, production is already underway for an additional 39 episodes.

Oswaldo, the show’s titular character, is a 12 year old penguin who lives as a human boy, he was discovered by his adoptive parents on a beach in Rio de Janeiro when he was a baby, thousands of miles away from his real home in Antarctica. When Oswaldo started going to school, Oswaldo quickly learns more about the outside world and has lots of fun with his new friends in the boiling heat of Rio.

http://kidscreen.com/2018/11/15/oswaldo-waddles-onto-cn-disney/