Turner Broadcasting International names Gerhard Zeiler as President
Gerhard Zeiler has been newly appointed as President of Turner Broadcasting System International
International Television Executive, Gerhard Zeiler will join Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) as President of Turner Broadcasting System International, the company’s global portfolio of branded television networks and related businesses.
It was announced today by Phil Kent, Chairman and CEO of TBS, Inc. Presently CEO of RTL Group, a division of Bertelsmann AG and Europe’s largest television production and broadcast company, Zeiler will lead the international division’s continuing effort to strengthen its established interests and develop new business.
“We are delighted that Gerhard is joining us and look forward to the leadership, perspective and wealth of international television experience he will bring to one of the most successful and most strategically important areas of our company,” said Kent. “His programming success, entrepreneurial experience within a big company, ability to run multiple lines of business, deep understanding of the digital landscape and opportunity, relationships across the media landscape and passion for the television business combine in a great international partner for me, an exciting leader for the division and a strong addition to our executive committee and the company overall. We all look forward to working with him to extend our core brands, target and develop new markets and build scale around the world.”
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