Accompanying the far-reaching restructuring is the departure of former chief executives such as Susanne Aigner (kress.de reported) and Sylvia Rothblom (kress.de reported).
Turner Germany’s former president, Heielmann, will be responsible for all of Warner Bros.’s business. Discovery will operate in German-speaking regions, and will develop local strategies in coordination with the company’s international responsibilities related to broadcasting, sports, and programming of American and studio content to increase growth and efficiency. His responsibilities include pay and FTA broadcasters, the marketing and monetization of US content across all businesses – including cinema, television licensing, consumer products, games and home entertainment – as well as joint responsibility for streaming services.
In his new position, Hellmann will continue to report to Priya Dogra, President and Managing Director, EMEA (excluding Poland).
Hannes brings extensive experience in the GAS region and brings a deep understanding and passion for our content and brands through his role in leading WarnerMedia’s overall strategy in EMEA.‘, says ‘Priya Dogra. “His leadership skills and broad range of experience will have an immediate impact on the integration of Warner Bros. Discovery businesses and help ensure our future success in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.”
for someoneMost recently, Hannes Heyelmann was the Executive Vice President of Programming, EMEA, at WarnerMedia. There he was responsible for the content, window, and acquisition strategies for HBO Max and the company’s entertainment channels. He was also responsible for the areas of creative services, research, insights and marketing channels. Heyelmann also directed the local film production in the DACH region. Previously, Hellmann was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Central and Eastern Europe and International Asset Programming Strategy at Turner. His career with the company began in 2001 in corporate strategy in the US and business development in the UK before being appointed Managing Director of Turner in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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