The former president of Turner EMEA Giorgio Stock is the latest to switch roles following the AT&T merger with Time-Warner. Stock is taking on the newly created role president of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, distribution and advertising sales for EMEA and APAC.
Reporting to WarnerMedia’s chief revenue officer Gerhard Zeiler, Stock will be responsible for all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and kids network operations in those regions.
Stock will be working directly with president of Turner APAC Ricky Ow; Hervé Payan, CEO of HBO Europe; and Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, all of whom will report into him while he is based in London.
Stock joined the company back in 2013 as president of Turner EMEA, overseeing all Turner kids and entertainment networks in the region, including Cartoon Network and Boomerang as well as kids streamer Toonix. His position also included oversight of all licensing and merchandising activity in EMEA.
Previously, Stock spent 15 years at Disney working his way up to EVP and GM of retail and licensing in EMEA.
The move comes at a big time of change for WarnerMedia, which is preparing to launch its new SVOD HBO Max early next year. All of Warner’s kids efforts, including Cartoon Network and Boomerang, all roll up to Ann Sarnoff, the recently appointed CEO for Warner Bros.