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Finnegan to Oversee DHX TV Programming Strategy

Veteran of Turner will oversee creating and acquiring content for Canadian powerhouse.

TORONTO -- DHX Television has appointed industry veteran Gary Finnegan VP of programming strategy.

Finnegan will provide direction and guidance on DHX Television’s core business of creating and acquiring content that will be universally popular and drive viewer engagement. He will be a key member of the senior management team, reporting to senior VP and GM Joe Tedesco.

He joins DHX from Turner International, where he held various senior supervisory roles spanning programming, scheduling, acquisitions and content development across Turner’s EMEA and Asia kids’ business.

His most recent role oversaw content strategy for Turner APAC’s portfolio of pan-regional kids’ channels -- Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami and POGO -- across traditional and emerging media platforms.

“I’m very excited to be joining the team behind Canada’s most well-loved children’s network,” said Finnegan. “Already, DHX Television offers its audience quality, kids’ and family programming, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the division’s future programming strategy, as well as the overall success of DHX Media.”

“With many years of experience in the entertainment industry, Gary brings extensive knowledge and expertise of family entertainment to the television team,” said Tedesco. “DHX Television is fortunate to add Gary’s vision and leadership to its existing projects as well as to its future endeavours.” 

Finnegan will be based out of the company’s Toronto office.

Source: DHX Television

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