Whit Richardson Appointed New President Of Turner Latin America

Whit Richardson Appointed New President Of Turner Latin America

Whit Richardson Appointed New President Of Turner Latin America

Whit Richardson Appointed New President Of Turner Latin America

Turner Broadcasting System Latin America has appointed Whit Richardson as their new president today (13/02/2017). The announcement was made by Gerhard Zeiler, the President of Turner International. Mr Richardson has 23 years of experience working at Turner, before his new role he was Executive Vice President of Distribution for Turner Latin America. In his new role he will oversee Turner’s vast portfolio of channels in Latin America including Latin America’s most watched portfolio of kids channels – Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast and popular general entertainment channels such as TNT, TCM, TBS and WBTV.

Mr Richardson’s new role will also involve ad sales, distribution of channels and programming and product licensing and merchandising in Latin America. Mr Richardson will report to the head of Turner’s international division – Gerhard Zeiler.

From The Turner Latin America Press Release: Whit Richardson named President, Turner Latin America

Joel Whitten “Whit” Richardson III has been promoted to President, Turner Latin America. The announcement was made today by Gerhard Zeiler, President, Turner International. A 23-year veteran of the company, Richardson most recently held the position of Executive Vice President of Distribution, Turner Latin America. In his new position, he will report to Zeiler.

In his new role, Richardson has executive oversight of Turner’s regional portfolio of general entertainment, kids, sports and free-to-air brands; distribution and ad sales of those brands; the distribution of CNN’s services; and licensing and merchandising activity in Latin America.

Turner Latin America is Turner’s largest international division. Turner Latin America’s portfolio was once again the highest rated (#1) pay TV offering in Latin America in 2016* and includes an unmatched array of demographics and genres.

“Whit is a highly respected executive inside and outside Turner. I am delighted that he accepted the offer to become the next President of Turner Latin America. The company will benefit from his leadership skills and wealth of experience, especially as we navigate through a dramatically evolving media-business future demanding dynamic change,” said Zeiler. He continued: “His enduring successes in affiliate sales and marketing, in establishing our Argentina hub as a nationally-respected employer, his sharp mind, strategic approach and process-orientated management, make him the ideal choice to lead our business in Latin America; he has a clear vision of how we adapt the organization to truly become a next generation media provider.”

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead Turner Latin America, and grateful for the confidence of Gerhard and Turner’s executive management,” said Richardson. “The industry is in a time of rapid change, and Turner is uniquely qualified to lead the transformation of the media business in Latin America. We will prioritize collaboration, innovation and change as we move aggressively to position for continued growth and success.”

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/whit-richardson-named-president-turner-latin-america

Vishal Dembla Appointed VP And General Manager For Turner Southeast Asia

Vishal Dembla Appointed VP And General Manager For Turner Southeast Asia

Vishal Dembla Appointed VP And General Manager For Turner Southeast Asia

This week (06/02/2017), Turner Southeast Asia has appointed a new vice president and general manager – Vishal Dembla. In his new role, Mr Dembla will oversee, lead and develop all of Turner’s entertainment and kids channel operations in the Southeast Asia region. This includes Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Mr. Dembla will oversee ad-sales, content sales, programming, creative, channel distribution and marketing departments and will be based in Singapore.

In his previous role, Mr. Dembla was responsible for Turner’s distribution and content sales in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, which has now expanded to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

From The Official Turner Southeast Asia Press Release: Turner Announces New Southeast Asia Organisation and New General Manager

Turner Asia Pacific has announced the establishment of a new Southeast Asia organization and appointment of a new regional lead to be based in Singapore.

Vishal Dembla has been named Vice President and General Manager of Turner Southeast Asia. In this new role, he has been tasked with growing all of Turner’s commercial and channel operations within this increasingly important region, as well as the day-to-day management of its kids and entertainment businesses in Southeast Asia.

“For the first time, we have aligned all our Southeast Asia efforts under one executive and these changes will enable Turner to better develop its growing business in this region,” commented Phil Nelson, Turner’s Managing Director of Southeast Asia Pacific and North Asia. “Vishal has been an integral member of our senior management team – forging new initiatives and driving growth – and is well-positioned for this new role.”

In addition to oversight of all commercial lines including ad-sales and content sales, Mr. Dembla will lead the region’s programming, creative services and marketing departments for all of Turner’s kids and entertainment brands. The team will also handle the network distribution side of the business – focusing on further expanding the reach of brands including CNN International, Warner TV, Oh!K, Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Southeast Asia.

In his previous capacity, Mr. Dembla was responsible for Turner’s distribution and content sales in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. His expanded geographical remit now also includes Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-announces-new-southeast-asia-organization-and-new-general-manager

Barbara Funke Appointed New Director Of Marketing And PR For Turner Central And Eastern Europe

Barbara Funke Appointed New Director Of Marketing And PR For Turner Central And Eastern Europe

Barbara Funke Appointed New Director Of Marketing And PR For Turner Central And Eastern Europe

Today (22/03/2016), it was announced that Barbara Funke was appointed as the new Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Turner Broadcasting System Europe’s channels in Central and Eastern Europe. Barbara Funke now has PR and marketing responsibility over Cartoon Network and Boomerang (as well as TNT) feeds in Central and Eastern Europe (which includes Germany, the Benelux countries, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Russia). She reports to Malgosia Chapman, Vice President Brand & Content Engagement for Turner Central and Eastern Europe and is based in Munich and previously had employment at Spin Master Toys and Walt Disney Germany.

Malgosia Chapman, Vice President Brand & Content Engagement for Turner Central and Eastern Europe made this statement regarding Barbara Funke’s new role (translated):

“With Barbara Funke, we have gained a proven expert in communication for our team. Thanks to her experience in the areas of free TV, home entertainment and product marketing will particularly help during the forthcoming repositioning of our TNT channel portfolio and in further strengthening our kids channel brands.”

http://www.dwdl.de/nachrichten/55169/turner_neue_marketingchefin_kommt_von_servus_tv/
http://www.paginademedia.ro/2016/03/turner-are-un-nou-director-de-marketing-si-pr-pentru-televiziunile-din-europa-centrala-si-de-est