Turner Broadcasting has named former Disney exec Humphrey Black to the newly created role of VP of Media Distribution, EMEA, where he will lead distribution relationships and negotiations with broadcasters, cable operators and wireless and interactive services providers.
Based out of London, Black will be charged with developing the content distribution strategy to maximize the revenue and operating income across all lines of business across the EMEA region.
Black was most recently Disney’s director of Channel Distribution, EMEA. He led the licensing of Disney’s channels and branded VOD services. He’s also held roles at Virgin Media and Spectrum Strategy Consultants.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Humphrey, who brings the solid experience and the vision required to lead Turner’s strategy in this extremely important area”, said Giorgio Stock, President of Turner Broadcasting EMEA. “This reflects a further step in our commitment to developing customised and lasting relationships with our distribution partners in an increasingly dynamic and complex marketplace, and is critical for the growth and development of our business across the region.”