Turner taps A+E Networks’ Riccardo Donato for UK and Nordics role

Turner has appointed Riccardo Donato to the role of VP of commercial development for the UK and Nordics.

In his new role, Donato will be responsible for maximising revenue as well as delivering commercial opportunities for all of Turner’s UK and Nordic channels and services. 

This will include working across Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Toonix, TNT, CNNI and TCM as well launching or developing SVOD, OTT, D2C and other new digital initiatives.

Working out of the London-based office and reporting to the SVP and GM of Northern Europe, Pierre Branco, Donato will be able to draw on his many years of experience in broadcasting, across A+E, BBC, SKY and Virgin.

Donato, who takes up his new role with immediate effect, joins Turner from A+E Networks UK where he was the director of distribution and digital partnerships. 

In his time there Donato was responsible for all aspects of the affiliate relationships across the UK, Western and Eastern Europe, MENA and Africa. 

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