Pierre Branco Appointed As New Turner Northern Europe Manager

Pierre Branco Appointed As New Turner Northern Europe Manager

Pierre Branco Appointed As New Turner Northern Europe Manager

Today (28/06/2017), Turner Broadcasting System Europe has appointed Pierre Branco as the new SVP (Senior Vice President) of Turner Northern Europe (UK and Ireland, Nordics and Baltics), he replaces Ian McDonough who announced his resignation in April this year. Mr Branco is a long serving Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) employee and has worked for the company since 2006, in his last role, he was the general manager for Turner’s channels in France, Portugal, Africa and Israel.

In his new role, Mr Branco will move from his old regional base in Paris to Turner EMEA’s headquarters in London, where he will report to Turner EMEA president, Giorgio Stock. Mr Branco will be working with the Turner Northern Europe team leaders including the head of UK Kids channels – Sean Gorman (manager of Cartoon Network UK, Boomerang UK and Cartoonito UK) and the general manager of Turner in Scandinavia – Bo Falk Østergaard as well as their respective teams.

During his time as general manager of Turner France, Portugal and Africa, he has introduced Turner’s action-animation channel brand – Toonami to France and Africa and launched variety animation channel Boing in Africa, he also oversaw a 12-channel children’s, news, movie and general entertainment portfolio in three different languages (French, Portuguese and English), including editorial and creative strategy, programming and acquisitions, marketing, production and digital functions.

Mr Branco’s wealth of experience while building the French, Portuguese and African part of the business can be used to develop and maintain the reputation of the Northern Europe part of the company, especially as Cartoon Network is currently the number one channel for boys in the UK and Denmark*. Meanwhile in France, Portugal and Africa, the SVP of Turner Southern Europe and Africa – Jaime Ondarza will be advising local teams until a replacement is found.

From the Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA Appoints Pierre Branco to lead its Northern European business

Turner EMEA today announced a significant internal promotion with the appointment of Pierre Branco to the role of SVP Northern Europe. Branco, who takes up the role with immediate effect from his present position as Turner’s GM for France, Portugal, Africa and Israel, will lead Turner’s business across the UK, Nordics and Baltics at a period of particularly fast paced change for the company. He will move to London from Paris in the coming months and will report directly to Turner EMEA President, Giorgio Stock, and joins his executive team.

Overseeing a senior management team who themselves bring a wealth of experience within the Northern European markets, Branco, a more than ten year Turner veteran behind some of the company’s fastest growing EMEA markets, will be responsible for leading the growth and development of Turner’s operations in the region. This includes its kids and general entertainment portfolio of Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and TNT brands, as well as the distribution of CNNI. He will be charged with identifying new areas for driving revenues and profits, overseeing P&L and ensuring consistency and strategy for the region, all through the lens of delivering branded experiences that drive fan engagement across the linear and non linear ecosystem.

Stock says: “At a time when we are developing ambitious new initiatives in the Northern Europe region alongside a relentless focus on our core channels business, this is a particularly important appointment and amongst a high calibre of candidates Pierre stood out for his exceptional track record in building our brands and driving growth. His combination of industry knowledge, a deep commitment to leveraging the digital trends shaping our business and a passion for putting our fans at the centre of everything we do, will bring vision and momentum to the Northern Europe business to take it to the next level.”

Branco’s transition to the Northern Europe remit follows a transformative approach to his current role where he has overseen mould breaking commercial deals, the introduction of new brands to the marketplace and reinvigorated businesses in highly differentiated markets such as France and Africa, both of which have enjoyed their best commercial and ratings performances to date under his leadership.

Branco has been with Turner since 2006, most recently as Vice President and General Manager, France, Portugal, Africa and Israel, overseeing a 12-channel portfolio in three different languages, including editorial and creative strategy, programming and acquisitions, marketing, production and digital functions.

Added Stock, “It’s particularly rewarding, and proof of the calibre of talent we have at Turner, to promote from within the company, as we continue to deliver on our commitment to create and curate great content that really resonates with our audiences, wherever and whenever they are engaging with us.”

The appointment comes at a time when the strength of Turner’s Northern Europe brand portfolio includes Cartoon Network maintaining its #1 position for boys in the UK and Denmark*, long term established platform partnerships and significant growth in digital engagement across the region.

*Source: BARB, boys 4-15 in the UK and Kantar Gallup DK/Kantar TNS NO/MMS SE, boys 4-9 in Denmark

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Turner USA New Content Distribution President And Content Experiences President

Turner USA New Content Distribution President And Content Experiences President

Turner USA New Content Distribution President And Content Experiences President

Today (26/06/2017), Turner USA has promoted Richard Warren (previously executive vice president of content negotiations & strategy and associate general counsel) to president of Turner Content Distribution, in this role, Warren will now oversee all brand distribution, affiliate marketing, interactive television and business development for Turner USA’s ten entertainment, news and kids networks, this includes Cartoon Network and Boomerang, he will also continue his responsibilities of strategic planning, business operations, and legal and business affairs for Turner Content Distribution.

Mr Warren will be replacing Coleman Breland, who himself has been placed in a new created role as president of content experiences, he will continue his role as president of TCM (Turner Classic Movies) and the FilmStruck streaming service, in his new role, he will be responsible for new content distribution strategies outside of the traditional method of television distribution.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Coleman Breland Takes on Newly Created Role as President, Content Experiences, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and FilmStruck, Turner Promotes Richard Warren to President of Turner Content Distribution (TCD)

Turner has elevated Richard Warren to president of Turner Content Distribution (TCD) it was announced today by David Levy, president of Turner. Warren steps into the position previously held by Coleman Breland, who is taking on a newly created role as president, content experiences while continuing as president of TCM and FilmStruck. Both are based in Atlanta and will report to Levy.

In this expanded role, Warren will now oversee all brand distribution, affiliate marketing, interactive television and business development for Turner’s 10 domestic entertainment, news and kids networks as well as continued oversight of TCD’s strategic planning, business operations, and legal and business affairs.

Previously, Warren served as executive vice president of content negotiations & strategy and associate general counsel, where he led the company’s efforts in structuring and negotiating Turner’s linear and digital content agreements with its distribution partners, as well as oversaw the strategic planning, operations, distribution technology and TCD legal and business affairs teams.

“Rich is a tremendous leader and has played an integral role in the growth and success of Turner’s content distribution division for the past 17 years,” said Levy. “I have tremendous respect for Rich and I’m confident his extensive experience in the distribution space, and his relationships in the industry, as well as his strong and strategic deal-making abilities, will steer Turner to continued growth in the distribution space.”

In his new position, Breland will lead a cross-functional, company-wide initiative to explore new content strategies for business models both inside and outside the traditional TV ecosystem. In this capacity, Breland will work with business leaders across the company to develop a future-forward approach for Turner’s content portfolio that addresses rapidly shifting consumption behaviors, technology advancements, set-top-box evolution and disruption, to continue Turner’s leadership position in the evolving industry. He will remain responsible for oversight of TCM and FilmStruck, including the development of new distribution opportunities, digital brand extensions, e-commerce and direct-to-consumer engagement opportunities for both brands.

“For more than 23 years, Coleman has played a vital role in the growth and success of Turner, leading one of the industry’s most dynamic and creative divisions and, together, they have delivered outstanding results for our partners and company,” said Levy. “There is simply no one better than Coleman to lead this new effort in developing innovative content-driven strategies and initiatives for our company so we can remain agile, keep our competitive edge, and be poised for success in the future.”

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-announces-new-and-expanded-roles-key-senior-distribution-executives

Sundance Feniger Appointed As General Manager Of Boomerang USA’s Streaming Service

Sundance Feniger Appointed As General Manager Of Boomerang USA's Streaming Service

Sundance Feniger Appointed As General Manager Of Boomerang USA’s Streaming Service

Yesterday (20/04/2017), Turner USA appointed Sundance Feniger as vice president and general manager of Boomerang USA’s brand new subscription video on-demand service which provides a wide selection of classic and modern animation to be enjoyed by kids, families and cartoon fanatics of all ages. In the new role, Mr Feniger will run and oversee the operations of the Boomerang streaming service, this includes content management, marketing, viewing data analysis and the development and introduction of new features, he will also work with Warner Bros.’s DreamFever, the company that provided the technology for the streaming service.

The Boomerang streaming service launched on 11th April 2017 and through its joint ownership with Turner and Warner Bros., the service has access to an archive of over 5,000 animated titles, including timeless favourites such as Scooby-Doo and Tom and Jerry and also streaming service exclusives such as Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and the brand new Wacky Races reboot.

Mr Feniger previously worked at Nickelodeon as senior director of product strategy and development and managed Viacom’s first subscription video on-demand service – Noggin, he also held multiple management roles in Nickelodeon’s games division.

From The Turner USA Press Release: Turner and Warner Bros. Name Sundance Feniger Vice President and General Manager of New Boomerang Streaming Service

Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. announced today that Sundance Feniger has been named vice president and general manager of Boomerang, the newly launched premium video subscription service that offers the best in timeless and original animation to kids, families and cartoon lovers of all ages. The new Boomerang service, a joint venture from Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group, is another step for Turner and Warner Bros. direct to consumer business and the first product focused on family, kids and animation.

In this newly created role, Feniger leads the overall Boomerang streaming business across all functions and partners with DramaFever on technology. He will report jointly to both companies.

“Sundance has a passion for kids content and animation. He also has the technical and data background to understand the underlying business,” said Turner and Warner Bros. “His knowledge and experience in developing great product will help Boomerang win in this competitive space.”

Boomerang premium subscription service launched April 11, 2017 with the massive Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library of more than 5,000 titles, timeless franchises including Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones, plus Boomerang original exclusives such as Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races.

Prior to joining Boomerang, Feniger was senior director of product strategy and development at Nickelodeon where he developed the strategy and managed premium product for Viacom’s first mobile subscription video-on-demand service, NOGGIN. He also held multiple leadership positions with the Nickelodeon Games Group, leading monetization operations, premium product management and partnerships for all virtual world and MMO games. Feniger earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cornell University.

To learn more about the new Boomerang video subscription service, go to http://www.boomerang.com.
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