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TURNER CONTENT DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PROMOTIONS

For Release: July 27, 2016

TURNER CONTENT DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PROMOTIONS

Matt Tolleson Elevated To Senior Vice President, Brand Distribution

Harold Goings Named Vice President, Business Development & Digital Distribution

Turner announced today executive promotions in the Turner Content Distribution (TCD) division, the domestic distribution, sales and marketing arm of Turner. Matt Tolleson has been elevated to the role of senior vice president, brand distribution, up from vice president brand distribution while Harold Goings has been promoted from senior director to vice president, business development & digital distribution. Tolleson will continue to report to Jennifer Mirgorod, executive vice president of brand distribution and Goings will continue reporting to John Harran, senior vice president, business development, digital distribution & strategic partnerships.

In his elevated role, Matt Tolleson will oversee all account management responsibilities and strategic content distribution initiatives with major affiliate partners such as DirecTV/AT&T, Cox, Mediacom and the NCTC as well as new entrants such as Layer 3. Tolleson will be tasked with identifying revenue-generating content opportunities for the Turner brands with MVPD partners including developing and launching product enhancements, expanding linear and on-demand content distribution, expanding marketing opportunities and assisting in deal renewals and contract negotiations. 

"Matt is a skilled leader with extensive experience in content distribution and a proven track record of success,” said Jennifer Mirgorod. “He brings consistent, thoughtful oversight of key distribution accounts, attention to detail and superb partnership and management skills into this new role, and I’m confident he will be a major contributor to Turner’s overall growth moving forward.”

In his role, Goings will be responsible for the expansion and creation of digital partnerships for Turner’s portfolio of brands. He will continue to identify new business and revenue opportunities among Turner’s growing list of digital partners and help to set the monetization strategy as well as work with the network digital teams on seamless execution.

“Harold has a tremendous understanding of the current digital marketplace which is imperative in the ever-changing media landscape,” stated John Harran. “Harold’s deep knowledge of the industry will contribute to the continued growth of Turner’s brands on all platforms."

Hi-res headshots available in the Turner pressroom at pressroom.turner.com and attached to this release.

About Turner Content Distribution
Turner Content Distribution (TCD) is responsible for the distribution and marketing of Turner’s 10 domestic cable networks – TBS, CNN, HLN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, CNN International, CNN en Español, Boomerang and truTV – to all traditional and emerging distribution partners throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

About Turner
Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

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Media Contacts:
Alexandra Packey, 404-885-4339, alexandra.packey@turner.com