Turner Broadcasting System ups Jeremy Legg as chief technology officer

MUMBAI: Turner Broadcasting System has elevated Jeremy Legg to the role of chief technology officer (CTO).

Legg is currently head of technology strategy and product monetization for Turner.

As CTO, Legg will develop and oversee the execution of Turner’s technology strategy, direct infrastructure investments and manage technology resources to maximize existing linear and digital businesses. He will build new relationships and forge new partnerships with content creators, linear and digital distributors and technology providers, as well as identify business and technology opportunities, investments and acquisitions that will drive growth across all Turner platforms. 

Legg will report to Turner executive vice president and chief financial officer Pascal Desroches.

Turner chairman and CEO John Martin said, “Under Jeremy’s leadership and the strategy he has put in motion, Turner has made significant strides in our digital businesses and core technology infrastructure. As CTO, the skill set and experience Jeremy brings to the table will enable us to capitalize on new business opportunities in a rapidly changing media landscape and position Turner as a digital innovator in the marketplace.”

Legg added, “The acceleration of technological change and shift in how consumers view media continue to create a number of opportunities in the marketplace. Turner is already a trailblazer in the digital movement, from TV Everywhere to the way CNN gathers and reports news. I look forward to working with Turner’s Executive team and building upon the success of our existing digital business and infrastructure.”

In his previous role, Legg developed Turner’s technology strategy and oversaw software development and digital infrastructure. In addition, as the former senior vice president of business development and multi-platform distribution for TBS, Inc., he oversaw TV Everywhere and all non-linear and product distribution and strategy across broadband, iTV and wireless.

Prior to joining Turner, Legg was AOL, Inc vice president of business strategy and development. He has also held senior leadership roles with Oracle and Accenture.

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