Deniz Cantutan joins Kanal D International
Kanal D International has appointed Deniz Cantutan to the role of sales manager for Central and Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, Baltics and German-speaking territories.
Prior to joining Kanal D International – the global business arm of Turkish media conglomerate Dogan TV Holding – Cantutan (pictured) was group content coordinator at Telekom Austria Group. She started her career at Turkcell and has experience in both the media and telecommunications industry.
Based in the company’s Istanbul office, Cantutan reports to Kerim Emrah Turna, director of business development and sales.
EW Scripps and Katz finalize broadcast deal
Atlanta-based media company E.W. Scripps Company has closed its acquisition of the Katz broadcast networks, which include Laff, Grit, Bounce and Escape.
The deal, which was initially announced in August 2017, has been approved by regulators. The price tag of the sale was US$302 million, but because Scripps is a five per cent owner of the business, its net purchase price was US$292 million.
According to a press release, the four networks – which reach more than 80% of the U.S. households – are forecasted to generate about US$180 million in revenue in 2018.
Former Turner Broadcasting programming exec Jonathan Katz founded the company and will continue to lead the Katz networks business. The company, including 130 employees, will remain based in the Atlanta area.
Viceland preps new show with chef and rapper Action Bronson
Vice Media’s youth-focused network Viceland is prepping a show featuring chef and rapper Action Bronson.
Based out of Vice’s Brooklyn headquarters, the nightly show will feature Bronson cooking with an eclectic mix of guests from around the world, including local legends and up-and-coming performers.
Bronson also appears on the network’s series F*ck, That’s Delicious, and Travelling the Stars: Action Bronson Watches Ancient Aliens.
The show is executive produced by Chris Grosso and Lauren Cynamon for Viceland, and SallyAnn Salsano for 495 Productions.
The Untitled Action Bronson Show will debut Oct. 23 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada.