Turner Dons New Interactive Head
Stephen Johnstone has been named head of interactive for Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) Europe. He will oversee content creation across the Internet (including Cartoon Network), broadband, wireless devices, interactive and enhanced TV. Joining Turner in 1994, Johnstone played a key role in launching Cartoon Network in European territories including Holland, France and Spain. He will move back to London from the company's Madrid office where he was Channel Manager for Cartoon Network Spain, the number one channel on Canal Satellite Digital. "It is a marvelous opportunity to head up services which are already at the forefront of creativity in the European marketplace," said Johnstone. "We have an amazing product and an incredibly talented team, and my objective is to provide a fully integrated, interactive experience across all existing and emerging platforms." Lynne Frank, executive vice president and managing director, entertainment networks, TBS Europe/Africa and the Middle East, said, "Stephen has a deep understanding of television and the European marketplace and so is very well placed to exploit our interactive projects working across all platforms."