Turner Broadcasting appoints Humphrey Black

Humphrey BlackTurner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of VP Media Distribution, EMEA.

Black will lead distribution relationships and negotiations with broadcasters, cable operators and wireless and interactive services providers; evaluating the impact of new technologies and distribution partners on the business across the EMEA region.

Black will report to Giorgio Stock, president of Turner Broadcasting EMEA and will be based in the head offices in London.

Stock said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Humphrey, who brings the solid experience and the vision required to lead Turner’s strategy in this extremely important area. This reflects a further step in our commitment to developing customised and lasting relationships with our distribution partners in an increasingly dynamic and complex marketplace, and is critical for the growth and development of our business across the region.”

Black joins Turner Broadcasting from The Walt Disney Company where he was director of channel distribution, EMEA; responsible for the licensing of Disney’s channels and branded VOD services as well as providing strategy and developing best practice for local and regional sales teams and delivering key distribution deals. Previously he also held roles at Virgin Media and Spectrum Strategy Consultants.