YouTube TV USA Adds Turner Networks Including Cartoon Network And Adult Swim

YouTube TV USA Adds Turner Networks Including Cartoon Network And Adult Swim

YouTube TV USA Adds Turner Networks Including Cartoon Network And Adult Swim

YouTube’s live television subscription service in the United States – YouTube TV has added several channels in Turner USA’s broadcasting portfolio including children and young adult networks Cartoon Network and Adult Swim; general entertainment channels TNT, TBS and truTV; news channels CNN and HLN and movie archive channel – TCM. YouTube TV is planning to expand into the top 100 television markets in the United States. YouTube TV will be raising the subscription to $40 a month for new subscribers from 13th March, for the meantime existing subscribers will continue paying $35 a month.

YouTube TV’s new markets are as follows: Honolulu, Hawaii; Lexington, Kentucky.; Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; Burlington, Vermont; Plattsburgh, New York.; Richmond, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; Mobile, Alabama; Syracuse, New York; Champaign, Illinois; Springfield, Illinois; Columbia, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Harlingen, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; and Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Perkins+Will To Design Turner EMEA’s New Headquarters In London

Perkins+Will To Design Turner EMEA's New Headquarters In London

Perkins+Will To Design New Turner EMEA’s New Headquarters In London

Turner EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has signed up architecture and design company Perkins+Will to design the interior of its new headquarters at 160 Old Street in the Shoreditch district of London which will house Cartoon Network’s European headquarters but also other brands including CNN, Boomerang and TCM. The new headquarters will be located in London’s world-class creative and tech hub. The new HQ will be 100,000 sq.ft in size and will be sufficient room for Turner’s future growth plans and provide more than enough workspace for the company’s staff.

Alongside its linear television channel business, the company is expanding more into digital services including its Digital Ventures & Innovation division. The new HQ will also have a new purpose-built CNN studio and newsroom. Turner’s sister company – HBO (Home Box Office) along with other staff in the Time Warner group will be moving their London-based staff to the new Turner HQ. Staff will start moving to the new HQ in Autumn 2019.

Kate Vine, Principal at Perkins+Will’s London Studio, said: “Turner is undergoing an exciting period of change, and asked us to design a vibrant, high-tech work space that meets the needs of a modern workforce. Our experience delivering award-winning corporate interior designs and personal service means we’re perfectly placed to create the ideal working environment for Turner’s UK based operation”

Sarah Lodge, the Director of Facilities at Turner EMEA, said: “We are investing in a space that offers a better working environment for us and for the business as a whole. The move will place us in the heart of one of London’s most dynamic areas. We look forward to being part of one of London’s most vibrant tech hubs, home to a diverse mix of start-ups, digital agencies and major media brands and well served with transport links and amenities.”

Note: The article I’ve written on the link below had the wrong date for when Turner will start moving into the HQ, it previously said “Autumn 2018”, it has been changed to “Autumn 2019”, the first source I used for the blog post was from Broadband TV News who’ve got the year wrong, but is correct in the official press release below my post, of which I found later.

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