Edward Barnieh will look to "secure rights to the most engaging content in the region".

Turner hires Asia Pacific acquisitions manager

Turner International has appointed Edward Barnieh as Asia Pacific Programming and Acquisitions Manager.

Based in Hong Kong, Barnieh will be responsible for Turner’s acquisition strategies for its kids’ networks in Asia Pacific, including Cartoon Network, Cartoonito, POGO, Toonami and Boomerang.

"Using his network of industry connections, his mandate will be to secure rights to the most engaging content in the region, in particular funny and clever animation from international studios and distributors," read a statement.

Barnieh spent over a decade working in kids broadcasting in the UK. He began his career at Viacom in London, before working at Nickelodeon UK for almost nine years. 

At Nickelodeon, He helped expand the networks and develop content for global markets. He also was heavily involved in the roll-out of video-on-demand and mobile TV services for the company. 

“Edward joins us from an acquisitions background that spans TV, online, mobile, and content licensing, which we expect will help secure our leading position in the Kids genre in Asia Pacific,” said Mark Eyers, Turner International’s regional Chief Content Officer. 

“His diverse expertise and proven achievements will make him a real asset to the team, and we welcome him to Hong Kong.”

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