Hasbro Studios hires Cartoon Network exec

Finn Arnesen to lead company's foreign expansion

Hasbro Studios has tapped international programming and distribution exec Finn Arnesen, who comes to the studio from managing European operations at Cartoon Network, to lead its foreign expansion. He will report to Hasbro Studios president Stephen Davis.

In his 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 activities outside of North America.

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Arnesen served as senior vp original series and international development at TBS International, where his duties included leading multiplatform programming, production and development and joint-venture strategic acquisitions.

"Finn has a superb track record of success internationally, having earned a reputation as a first-rate manager with excellent programming instincts, channel and brand-building skills," Davis said. "Finn created pioneering new kids formats that fit perfectly with the programming model we are creating."