Giorgio Stock


HBO Nordic teams with Turner for kids OTT service

HBO Nordic and Turner EMEA have joined forces to create Toonix, a kids-focused OTT service. Toonix is a new brand Turner EMEA has created for the 3-12s market. The service brings together Time Warner-owned sister companies HBO and Turner. Leading Turner execs are known to have been keen on closer cooperation for some years. Toonix […]

Turner teams with Canal+ to launch Warner TV

Turner Broadcast has teamed up with Canal+ Group to launch a new channel that will be offered exclusively to the French pay TV operator’s subscribers on all its platforms from its launch on November 9. The launch of Warner TV in France will bring a brand that is already present in Asia and Latin America […]

Turner names McDonough replacement in Europe

Turner EMEA has promoted Pierre Branco to succeed Ian McDonough as head of its Northern Europe business. Branco will relocate from Paris to London to become senior VP of Northern Europe and general manager of the UK and the Nordics, reporting to Turner EMEA president Giorgio Stock. Former BBC Worldwide exec McDonough exited in April […]

Turner adds C4 exec for analytics post

Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa has appointed Channel 4 executive Pedro Cosa to fill a newly created analytics role. Cosa is set to join in September as vice president of insights and analytics, reporting to Turner EMEA president, Giorgio Stock. He will join from UK broadcaster Channel 4, where he has worked as deputy […]

Turner EMEA exec upped in MENA region

Turner Broadcasting Europe, Middle East and Africa has upped Tarek Mounir from his general manager post to VP. Mounir (pictured) will now be VP and GM of Turner Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, Greece and Cyprus, and will report into Turner Broadcasting EMEA president Giorgio Stock. Mounir has been with Turner since 2010, initially as […]

TV’s Big Questions: which digital platform made the most impact in 2015?

“I am in no doubt that Netflix in particular has completely changed the way we watch and think about television,” says S4C boss Ian Jones, summing up what most in the industry think. “A whole new generation is growing up in a world where an entire series can be watched in one sitting. People don’t […]

Turner aligns US programming ops with int’l

Turner Broadcasting System plans to align its US kids content and general entertainment operations with their international counterparts, triggering a restructuring. With immediate effect, Turner senior VP and managing director, central and eastern Europe, Hannes Heyelmann and SVP and chief content and creative officer, kids, EMEA Patricia Hidalgo get new posts. This is part of […]

Turner EMEA targets Adult Swim expansion

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has identified young adult-skewing channel Adult Swim as a key driver of growth going forwards. The channel, which is a key destination for US millennial audiences, has rolled out in the UK on pay TV channel Fox, has launched in France via Enorme TV, and will debut in more territories in […]

Taking stock of Turner

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA is heading for its best year, both in terms of ratings and finances, its president Giorgio Stock tells Jesse Whittock. So how has the business, which cut a third of staff just two years ago, achieved the turnaround, and what’s next for the growing unit? Sitting in his glass-walled sixth floor […]

Turner names EMEA finance chief

Turner Broadcasting System EMEA has named Jamie Friend as its new chief financial officer, TBI has learned. Friend (pictured) is promoted to the post from his role as VP, corporate strategy and insights. He will now oversee finances for Turner EMEA’s channel slate, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN International, TNT, truTV and TCM. Based in […]