Michael Carrington appointed at Turner

Named chief content officer U.K. and EMEA channels

LONDON – Veteran BBC kids' exec Michael Carrington will take the helm as chief content officer of Turner Broadcasting Systems' U.K. and EMEA channels, overseeing the content of such channels as Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito.

Carrington, who has been with the BBC for 20 years, replaces Finn Arnesen who stepped down last October, and will oversee the creation of all original series, co-productions and acquisitions across the channels.

Among Carrington's commissions as controller of BBC preschool net CBeebies BBC were "Charlie and Lola," and "In The Night Garden." He will join Turner on April 6.