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

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-emea-appoints-pierre-branco-lead-its-northern-european-business

http://tbivision.com/news/2017/06/turner-names-mcdonough-replacement-europe/768141/

http://www.c21media.net/turner-hands-branco-european-role/

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

Cartoon Network UK Wins Two PromaxBDA UK 2016 Awards

Cartoon Network UK Wins Two PromaxBDA UK 2016 Awards

Cartoon Network UK Wins Two PromaxBDA UK 2016 Awards

This year, Cartoon Network UK has won two gold-level Promax UK Awards in the Best Direct Response Promo Kids and Best Sponsorship Package categories. The PromaxBDA UK Awards is an annual event to celebrate the very best of what the British creative television marketing, promotion, branding & design industry has to offer. The PromaxBDA UK 2016 awards ceremony took place on Friday 4th November at Here East at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The “Best Direct Response Promo Kids” gold award was awarded to Cartoon Network UK’s 2015 Ice King Christmas Countdown, every day during December on the run-up to Christmas, the Ice King from Adventure Time was up to mischief; he attempted to ruin the festive season, either by stealing presents or by annoying Christmas carol singers. Cartoon Network UK ran an running news report/competition for kids to report what on the Ice King done each day in exchange for an award, everyday a different prize was given away.

Video of all of the Ice King’s crimes during Christmas 2015:

Eventually, the Ice King felt really sorry for what he did, so he became a “Nice” king and had a big prize giveaway.

Cartoon Network UK won the gold “Best Sponsorship Package” award for its Weetabix Weetabuddies sponsors Breakfast Funnies campaign. Each sponsorship ident features different Weetabuddy characters (made up of a Weetabix block, nuts and fruit) in a cereal bowl telling funny jokes or acting in funny situations. Cartoon Network UK also made Weetabuddy versions of Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog, Uncle Grandpa, Regular Show’s Rigby and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls. The purpose of the campaign is to educate kids the importance of eating a healthy breakfast, the campaign was also used in conjunction with Cartoon Network’s Imagination Studios initiative.

Turner UK also won a silver award in the “Best Sponsorship Package” category for its What’s on TV sponsors Christmas on TCM campaign last year and also a bronze award in the “Best Print Based Ad or Poster” category for TruTV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race: May Contain Nuts advertising campaign

http://promaxuk.com/promaxuk-awards/2016-winners/

BAFTA Kids Awards Tonight!

Tonight (20/11/2016) is one of the most important nights of the year for the British children’s entertainment industry, the 2016 Children’s BAFTA awards will be held at The Roundhouse in London. As a reminder, below is a list of all the nominations awarded to Cartoon Network; awards include Favourite TV Show (BAFTA Kids Vote award) and channel of the year.

List of all the categories with Cartoon Network UK nominations:

Decided By BAFTA Jury

Best UK Animated Show

The Amazing World of Gumball: Ben Bocquelet, Mic Graves, Sarah Fell

Channel Of The Year

Cartoon Network UK and Ireland: Turner Kids UK Team

Best International Show

We Bare Bears: Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen

Best Children’s Show Storywriter

The Amazing World of Gumball – Writing Team

Decided By Public Vote

BAFTA Kids Vote: Favourite TV Show

We Bare Bears: Daniel Chong, Manny Hernandez, Carrie Wilksen

Full list of all the BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016 Nominations

http://awards.bafta.org/award/2016/childrens