Donato will be responsible for maximizing revenue as well as identifying and delivering commercial opportunities for all of Turner’s U.K. and Nordic channels and services. This will include working across Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Cartoonito, Toonix, TNT, CNNI and TCM as well as launching or developing SVOD, OTT, D2C and other new digital initiatives.
Donato will work out of the London-based office and report to Pierre Branco, senior vice president and general manager, Northern Europe. He joins Turner from A+E Networks U.K., 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 U.K., Western and Eastern Europe, MENA and Africa.
“It is a very exciting time for Riccardo to join Turner; we experienced a record-breaking 2018 and have positioned this role to further increase our growth for 2019,” says Branco. “His unique skills and experience will focus on expanding both our linear and non-linear platforms and make a fantastic addition to our already successful team. I look forward to continuing to watch our company reach new heights and am delighted to have Riccardo as a part of it.”