Dstribution - In Brief


Turner Broadcasting System has installed the head office of its African operations in Paris, Les Echos reports. Pierre Branco, the managing director for France and Portugal, was put in charge of Turner for all of Africa this autumn. He is responsible for entertainment channels such as TCM and Cartoon Network, as well as distribution of news channel CNN International. "The development of Turner Africa thus passes through Paris. Things were going well for francophone Africa and our role was extended to English- and Portuguese-speaking Africa," Branco said. Turner's customer base in French-speaking Africa has grown by 42 percent in a year, much higher than the more stagnant context in markets like France. Branco added that Turner hopes to launch TNT in France in 2015. In the US TNT carries TV series, films and basketball games. Source: Telecompaper 19 November 2014

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