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Kanal D expands sales team with Cantutan

Deniz CantutanTurkey’s Kanal D International has made another hire to its expanding sales team.

Deniz Cantutan has joined as sales manager for the Central and Eastern Europe, the CIS region, the Baltics and German-speaking territories at broadcaster Kanal D’s international distribution arm.

The former Telekom Austria executive will be based in Istanbul and report to Kerim Emrah Turnah, who was recently promoted to director of business development and sales.

Kanal D International has been building out its team since Ozge Bulut Maraslı was promoted to deputy CEO of Dogan and placed in charge of the distribution business.

She has since hired Mikaela Perez as sales executive for Latin America, and created an international coproductions division with former Endemol Shine Turkey exec Nilufer Kuyel.

Kanal D International is part of Turkish media conglomerate Dogan TV Holding, which houses the Kanal D television network, prodco D-Productions, OTT service BluTV, thematic pay TV channls and direct-to-home operator D-Smart.