Marc Goodchild Appointed Head Of Digital Content Strategy For Turner EMEA

Marc Goodchild Appointed Head Of Digital Content Strategy For Turner EMEA

Marc Goodchild Appointed Head Of Digital Content Strategy For Turner EMEA

Turner Broadcasting System Europe has appointed an influential award winning television producer and digital executive to head its Digital Content Strategy for its children’s and general entertainment channels, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Toonami and Boing. Mr Goodchild will lead the local digital teams in Turner’s regional offices across EMEA and will work with the central research, commercial, advertising sales, marketing, PR and franchise management teams in London.

Digital content is an increasingly growing part of Turner’s business, in recent years in the media industry there has been a lot of focus on live-streaming and on-demand TV Anywhere services, micro-formatted content for digital apps such as Cartoon Network Anything and mobile games from Cartoon Network Games. In the digital era, it’s becoming more important to distribute content on multiple devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and PC’s, as consumers want to watch content when and where it’s convenient to them.

In Europe, Middle East and Africa, Turner has launched ten new YouTube channels, 16 new apps and introduced the micro-content app Cartoon Network Anything in seven new markets. Kids app downloads have increased +83% year-on-year, YouTube views increased by 500% across its 18 Cartoon Network and 9 Boomerang YouTube channels. Turner EMEA operates more than 60 websites and other digital platforms and has recently made a content deal with DHX’s WildBrain to manage its show specific children’s animation YouTube channels in EMEA and Latin America.

Mr Goodchild will report to Patricia Hidalgo, SVP Chief Content and Creative Officer EMEA and International Kids Strategy and will work with the brand new Digital Ventures & Innovation division of Turner International. Mr Goodchild also co-founded creative app studio and technology house Gingersnap Studios and co-founder at SyncScreen which provides second screen authoring and synchronisation tools for non-live and VOD productions. He has also worked in several director, producer and executive roles in the UK including at the BBC and at Disney. He has also worked as Head of Digital Services for CBeebies and CBBC and was also behind the development of the CBBC and CBeebies sections on the BBC’s on-demand service – iPlayer.

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From The Offical Turner EMEA Press Release: Turner EMEA appoints Marc Goodchild to Head of Digital Content Strategy & Product

Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) today named Marc Goodchild as its Head of Digital Content Strategy & Product for EMEA.

Goodchild, an award winning television producer and digital executive with a 20-year track record in broadcast, production and the start-up community, will be responsible for the overall content strategy and digital content vision for EMEA, working in close collaboration with all regional content and digital teams. He will also lead the EMEA Central Digital Team and any third party digital vendors, provide support and editorial guidance to the local heads of digital and work in close collaboration with the central research, commercial, advertising sales, marketing, PR and franchise management teams.

Reporting to Patricia Hidalgo, SVP Chief Content and Creative Office EMEA and International Kids Strategy, Goodchild will also be responsible for building and maintaining close collaboration and relationships with all key digital global stakeholders, both technical and editorial, in particular with the recently formed Digital Ventures & Innovation division of Turner International.

His responsibilities for developing and managing EMEA’s digital content and product strategy includes the implementation of Turner-owned digital products and content from the global business, along with those from international and/or EMEA origin that increase and enhance engagement with our audiences and brands across the region.

Patricia Hidalgo ,SVP Chief Content and Creative Office EMEA and International Kids Strategy said:

“This appointment recognises Turner’s focus on giving our fans even more innovative and immersive digital experiences. Marc’s wide range of expertise in the broadcast, production and start-up sectors makes him ideally suited to help us build on our existing momentum in the digital space and deliver a cohesive digital strategy for EMEA. He’ll be integral in helping us continue to create and curate great content so that it is discoverable and engaging how, when and where our fans want it.”

The appointment comes at a time of rapid evolution for Turner into a more consumer-centric, data-driven media company, which includes an accelerated focus on driving and expanding its portfolio of kids and general entertainment branded destinations across all parts of the digital ecosystem.

In EMEA last year alone, the business launched 10 new YouTube channels and 16 new apps and introduced its signature CN Anything app into seven new markets. It saw its kids’ app downloads up +83% year-on-year and its YouTube viewership went up more than fivefold across 18 Cartoon Network and nine Boomerang channels. Turner EMEA currently operates a suite of more than 60 websites and other digital platforms and recently appointed DHX Media’s Wildbrain to manage its YouTube channels in both EMEA and Latin America.

The increased focus on digital will in turn also allow Turner to provide its various partners with fresh and varied ways of associating with our content to reach audiences across the digital spectrum.

Goodchild joins Turner this month after a period working with UK start-ups where among other achievements he pioneered a new second-screen system for kids shows, and most recently a family app gifting platform. Most recently co-founder and CEO at creative app studio and technology house Gingersnap Studios, he was previously co-founder and CCO at SyncScreen providing second screen authoring and synchronisation tools for non-live and VOD productions. His career includes a mix of senior director, producer and executive roles at Disney and the BBC, and on commissions for Discovery and Channel 4. He has also worked as a digital consultant for independent production companies including Jamie Oliver, Zodiak Kids, Lion TV etc. He has a BA Hons in Politics from the University of Nottingham and a post-grad in Broadcast Journalism from City University.

http://www.turner.com/pressroom/turner-emea-appoints-marc-goodchild-head-digital-content-strategy-product-0

Cartoon Network Australia Signs Deal With Stan VOD Service

Cartoon Network Australia Signs Deal With Stan VOD Service

Cartoon Network Australia Signs Deal With Stan VOD Service

Australia’s most popular subscription VOD (Video on-demand) platform – Stan, has signed an exclusive content distribution deal with Turner Asia-Pacific to add Cartoon Network shows to its library.

As part of the deal, new episodes for some of Cartoon Network’s most popular shows will be added to Stan at the same time as their premiere.

Stan has exclusive first-time premiere rights to Regular Show season eight (aka Regular Show: In Space), the final Regular Show season will be added to the service in April. Also as part of the deal, Stan will add new seasons of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls at the same time as their Australian television premiere.

Cartoon Network fans who are also Stan subscribers will also be able to enjoy episodes of Steven Universe, Ben 10 and We Bare Bears.

From The Official Turner Asia-Pacific Press Release: Stan Becomes The Streaming Home Of Cartoon Network Content In Australia: New Turner Partnership adds to Stan’s biggest first-run 2017 line-up

Stan will become the Australian streaming home for content from the popular children’s channel Cartoon Network, after entering into a groundbreaking new partnership with Turner.

Cartoon Network is the most popular kids channel in the Asia-Pacific region, and Stan subscribers will now have access to its huge range of series, with entire franchises of beloved Cartoon Network shows added to Stan’s catalogue.

The partnership between the two leading entertainment brands will also see the premiere of the eighth and final season of pop-culture hit, Regular Show, first and exclusively in Australia this April on Stan – and that’s just the beginning. New seasons of Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls will premiere at the same time as they air on Cartoon Network.

“As the leading local streaming service, Stan is the perfect partner for Cartoon Network to showcase our amazing line-up of content. From Regular Show to Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls to Steven Universe, the arrangement further expands the reach of our uniquely entertaining children’s series across Australia,” said Robi Stanton, General Manager of Turner Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Territories.”

“This is great news for Stan families,” added Nick Forward, Stan’s Chief Content Officer. “Stan is committed to delivering great value and great entertainment for Australian kids and families, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to be the Australian streaming home of Cartoon Network content. We can’t wait for our customers to be the first in Australia to see the new season of Regular Show.”

The partnership also provides Stan with the exclusive SVOD rights to other key Cartoon Network animated series including iconic titles Adventure Time, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears and Steven Universe.

About Stan:

Stan is Australia’s leading local subscription video-on-demand provider. Stan offers unlimited access to thousands of hours of entertainment, with an outstanding lineup of exclusive premieres such as Better Call Saul, Sherlock, Girlfriend Experience, Transparent and UnREAL. New SHOWTIME series also premiere exclusively on Stan, including the second season of Billions on February 20, 2017 and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks on May 22, 2017.

Stan Originals include the AACTA Award-winning and Logie Award-nominated series No Activity and the critically acclaimed AACTA Award-winning drama series Wolf Creek. Several other local projects are currently in development.

Stan’s award-winning TV shows, classic catalogue, blockbuster movies and popular kids content can be watched in full HD on your TV or favourite device, including tablets and smartphones. Stan is a joint venture between Nine Entertainment Co. and Fairfax Media.

For more information, visit
http://www.stan.com.au

https://www.turner.com/pressroom/stan-becomes-streaming-home-cartoon-network-content-australia

Cartoon Network App Now Available On Apple TV And Amazon Fire TV

Cartoon Network App Now Available On Apple TV And Amazon Fire TV

Cartoon Network App Now Available On Apple TV And Amazon Fire TV

Turner USA has partnered with You.i to adapt the Cartoon Network app onto Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV platforms, allowing users to use the app on their television rather than just on a mobile phone or tablet. The app allows kids to watch their favourite animated shows anytime they like. The app’s main centerpiece is “The Mix” playlist maker, allowing the user to create a playlist of shows, video clips and other original content. The app is also available for Android, iOS and Amazon Fire mobile devices.

Also using the app, Cartoon Network fans also get to see new full episodes ahead of their linear TV premiere, thanks to the collaboration with You.i, it’s now possible to see the new episodes on your very own television set.

The Cartoon Network App uses the You.i Engine which is also used on other apps operated by Turner including FilmStruck, TNT and TBS. The system allows Cartoon Network to make fast and immediate changes including program lineups, deliver promotional or public service messages or in-app advertising.

Chris Waldron, Vice President at Cartoon Network Digital made this statement in regards of bringing the Cartoon Network app to the TV:

“Giving kids the best experience possible and a fun dynamic way to watch their favorite shows on all screens is core to our strategy, Working with You.i TV on bringing the Cartoon Network App to TV is enabling us to continue to be the ultimate destination for kids when it comes to digital and mobile entertainment.”

Andrew Emmons, VP of Product Development at You.i also added:

“Cartoon Network is the latest example of how imaginative design teams are using the power of our You.i Engine platform to deliver superior app experiences, From here, they have everything they need to keep audiences fully engaged and coming back for more.”

http://www.youi.tv/news/cartoon-network/

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/643471/you-i-tv-takes-cartoon-network-app-to-apple-tv-and-amazon-fire-tv/