Contact: Zia BalesRegion: All UK, Africa

Title: Senior Acquisition Manager EMEA - Turner
Genre: Children's
Region: All UK, Africa

About Channel

Programme Interests

This year, we are raising the profile of our second flagship channel Boomerang to sit alongside Cartoon Network as a key priority. We are looking for the best in animation talent and original and creative content ideas that can further strengthen our channels position in the market place.  Action and comedy genres are important for our channels - our focus is about delivering the most relevant and best quality animation to our audiences. 

Looking For

For Cartoon Network, we are looking for comedy animation that is character based, story driven, cheeky, funny and often surprising which is aimed solely at kids 8-12 with a boy focus but girl inclusive 70/30% split. Secondary but complimentary we are looking for action adventure that is smart, fresh and exciting.


Our second flagship channel, Boomerang is aimed at children aged 4-7 and their families and is gender neutral.  We are looking for comedy animation that complements our existing slate of much-loved classics or that has a timeless feel but offers something new. Content is playful, safe and funny and brings the whole family together.


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Zia Bales is Acquisitions Manager EMEA for the Kids’ Channels at Turner Broadcasting, working across Cartoon Network, Boing, Boomerang and Cartoonito. In this role, Zia oversees and negotiates shared acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting’s EMEA kids business, working closely with the local heads of programming and acquisitions of each of the channels and the content heads within EMEA.


Zia has been at Turner since December 2013. Prior to this came from an Acquisitions role at Disney. Zia has a background in Television Production having held various positions in Production Management.