Hasbro Studios taps Finn Arnesen

Will lead content arm's international expansion

NEW YORK -- Hasbro Studios, the content arm of toy giant Hasbro, has named Finn Arnesen, who previously managed the European operations at Cartoon Network, to lead its international expansion.

In the newly created role as senior vp international distribution and development, Arnesen will be responsible for managing Hasbro Studios' global content sales, distribution, channel and program development outside of North America, covering TV, online and other emerging media. He reports to Hasbro Studios president Stephen Davis.

"Finn is one of the most creative, innovative and well-regarded television executives I know, and I am excited to have him lead the Hasbro Studios television brand extension worldwide," Davis said. "Finn created pioneering new kids formats that fit perfectly with the programming model we are creating and will play a key role in our future success."

Arnesen previously served as senior vp original series and international development at TBS International. At Cartoon Network Europe, he commissioned and executive produced the channel's first wholly owned U.K.-produced series "Skatoony," an animated game show with real-life kid contestants.

Before Turner, Arnesen held posts at ScreenSport, the European Sports Network and Sky Sports.
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