In expanding its kids content offering, Turner International has appointed former Nickelodeon exec Edward Barnieh as programming and acquisitions manager for the Asia Pacific region.
Based in Hong Kong, Barnieh will be responsible for Turner’s acquisition strategies for its kids’ networks, including Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, POGO, Toonami and Boomerang. He will have a particular eye out for animated comedies from global studios and distributors.
Barnieh spent close to a decade at Nickelodeon UK, where he was involved in traditional broadcasting, as well as multi-platform initiatives in VOD, online, mobile and content licensing. He began his career at Viacom in London.