Advanced Television


Turner joins Channel 4 as commissioning editor

Bafta nominated Cal Turner is to join Channel 4’s Factual Entertainment department as commissioning editor. Turner, who joins from Naked has worked across some of the most popular British factual entertainment formats from The Apprentice and Snowflake Mountain, to Grand Designs and 60 Days with Ed Stafford. Working to Head of Factual Entertainment, Alf Lawrie, Turner […]

May 3, 2022

Busby appointed Starz President of Original Programming

Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz, has announced that creative executive and producer Kathryn Busby has been named President, Original Programming at Starz. She will be responsible for leading the programming and development team for the global premium streaming platform and delivering on its programming mandate committed to narratives by, about and for women […]

November 18, 2021

PTO names Sky Sports’ Turner as Head of Broadcast

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has appointed multi-award winning director and producer Martin Turner as Head of Broadcast. Turner’s appointment  follows the successful global broadcast of the inaugural Collins Cup earlier this year, which Turner executive produced alongside host broadcaster, Film Nova. Modelled after golf’s Ryder Cup, The Collins Cup is a competition between USA, […]

October 6, 2021

WarnerMedia opens regional hub in Singapore

WarnerMedia has unveiled its new regional hub for Asia (excluding China and Japan). Officially opened by Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information (MCI) Josephine Teo, the office signals the full integration of WarnerMedia’s business in the region that includes Warner Bros, HBO and Turner brands. It also houses the new streaming platform HBO Max, which […]

September 24, 2021

Survey: Brexit drives out 250 broadcast licences

The MAVISE Database shows that many of global channels that were based in the UK have now been compelled to move to the continent to maintain their in-EU origin status. In all 250 broadcast licences have, of necessity, been ‘deported’ since Brexit. Broadcasters moving international ops away from the UK include: Discovery, Disney, NENT, NBC, […]

June 17, 2021

AVIA appoints Campbell-Pitt as Chief Policy Officer

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) has appointed a new Chief Policy Officer to be based in its Singapore office, a first for the role. Campbell-Pitt joins AVIA on May 3rd, initially joining Chief Policy Officer John Medeiros, who will be retiring after a transition period.  Medeiros, who is based in Hong Kong, and joined […]

April 30, 2021

Turner Sports acquires NHL rights

The NHL and Turner Sports announced a seven-year media rights agreement in the US that will have regular-season, Stanley Cup Playoff and Stanley Cup Final games televised on TNT and TBS starting next season and running through 2027-28. “They put a fun and innovative factor into all of what they do and we’re excited to […]

April 28, 2021

Games Workshop appoints former Hasbro exec Arnesen

Games Workshop Group PLC, the hugely successful hobby, publishing, video games and retail business, has appointed former Turner Broadcasting and Hasbro Studios executive Finn Arnesen as its first head of entertainment development. Reporting into Jon Gillard, Games Workshop’s EVP of global licensing, Arnesen is tasked with mining the extensive and multi-faceted Warhammer universe – home […]

March 11, 2021

WarnerMedia extends MLB rights to 2028

WarnerMedia’s Turner Sports and Major League Baseball (MLB) have reached a seven-year multimedia rights extension that spans from 2022 through 2028. US cable network TBS will exclusively show the most MLB Postseason games of any network. There’s also a new Tuesday night game franchise, expansive digital rights for Bleacher Report and the potential to stream […]

September 25, 2020