• Mandate to grow Turner’s original content syndication across linear and non-linear platforms
Turner Australia has announced the promotion of Alex Trippas as Turner’s director of networks and content sales in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific.
In her Sydney-based role, she is tasked to grow distribution with content created by Turner’s core global networks including Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TNT and TBS.
As part of a broader Asia-Pacific remit, Trippas is also responsible for driving the syndication business across broadcast and digital platforms in the region.
Robi Stanton, general manager of Turner in the region, said, “Under Alex’s management, we’ve been able to secure some impressive distribution deals across both linear and non-linear platforms. With Turner ramping up its original content production, Alex will be a vital part of the global syndication team and her promotion reflects the confidence we have in her.”
Key Turner shows that feature on Turner’s syndication slate for 2017 include TNT’s upcoming Shakespearean drama Will and its new series of Good Behavior starring Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery. From TBS is Search Party, a dark comedy about four self-absorbed 20-somethings, and from truTV comes I’m Sorry, a scripted comedy starring writer and stand-up comedian Andrea Savage.
In the kids’ space, Cartoon Network’s strong lineup of animation includes new content for Adventure Time, Regular Show, Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls. For an older demographic, Turner’s Adult Swim portfolio boasts hit comedies: Samurai Jack, Robot Chicken and Mr Pickles.