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Senior Vice President, Internatio...

Local Address: Stockley Park, London, United Kingdom
Hasbro Studios

Employment History

  • Senior Vice President of Global Distribution and Development
    Hasbro Studios
  • Senior Vice President, International Distribution and Development
    Hasbro Studios
  • Senior Vice President , General Manager , Original Series and International Development
    Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.
  • Senior Vice President Original Animation and Development
    Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.
  • Vice President Development, Programming and Acquisitions
    Turner Broadcasting System , Inc.
  • Senior Vice President
    TBS International Limited
  • Senior Vice President of Original Animation and Acquisitions
    Cartoon Network
  • Head of Program Production
    Cartoon Network
  • Vice President, Programming, Acquisitions and Development
    Cartoon Network
  • Posts
  • Sky Sports
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager
    Original Series
  • Vice President of Development, Programming and Acquisitions
    Cartoon Network Europe
  • Veteran Vice President of Programming, Development and Acquisitions
    Cartoon Network Europe
  • Member, Programming, Acquisitions and Development
    Cartoon Network Europe


  • Bachelor of Arts honors degree , French and drama
    University of Warwick
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Finn Arnesen, senior VP of ..., 14 Jan 2015 [cached]
Finn Arnesen, senior VP of global distribution and development for Hasbro Studios, added, "Cartoon Network makes a tremendous launch pad for TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise.
About Us | Our Shows | Hasbro Studios, 7 Nov 2014 [cached]
Finn Arnesen Senior Vice President, International Sales Distribution and Development
Veteran children's programming executive Finn Arnesen joined Hasbro Studios as senior VP, international distribution and development, in April 2010. In his role, Arnesen manages Hasbro Studios' global content sales, distribution, channel and program development activities outside of North America, extending across television, online and other emerging media.
Previously, Arnesen served as senior vice president of original series and international development at TBS International, where his duties included leading multi-platform programming, production and development; joint venture strategic acquisitions; distribution; and deal-making partnerships.
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During his 17-year tenure at TBS, Arnesen generated higher ratings and revenues while overseeing programming and development for the Turner-owned networks, the start up and management of Cartoon Network Studios London and program management of Cartoon Network Europe as part of his broad portfolio.
At Cartoon Network Europe, Arnesen commissioned and executive produced its first wholly owned U.K.-produced seriesSkatoony, an unprecedented animated game show with real-life kid contestants. The show reflected his global efforts to expand the kids' genre and audience with new live-action formats produced through Turner alone and European co-production partners.
Prior to Turner, Arnesen held posts at ScreenSport, the European Sports Network and Sky Sports. He has a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in French and drama from the University of Warwick.
Finn Arnesen, senior VP of ..., 21 Oct 2014 [cached]
Finn Arnesen, senior VP of global distribution and development for Hasbro Studios, commented, "As the regularly top-rated U.S. TV network in prime among Transformers' core audience of boys ages 6-11 and 9-14, our beloved Autobots and Decepticons will feel very much at home on Cartoon Network.
KidScreen Summit - The Ultimate Kids Industry Experience Of The Year, 18 Oct 2008 [cached]
Click here for More | Finn Arnesen | view profile KidScreen Summit - The Ultimate Kids Industry Experience Of The Year
Finn Arnesen
SVP GM Original Series & International Development, Turner Broadcasting System International
Finn Arnesen is Senior Vice President and General Manager for Original Series in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA) and Turner Broadcasting Systems (TBS) International Development.
Arnesen represents all of TBS International on the global Greenlight Committee for Cartoon Network Originals, and liaises with the Company's Asian and Latin American channel heads to ensure that it is developing the most impactful and popular new content for the future. In this pan-regional role, he is tasked with increasing original content in the region by developing more wholly owned and co-produced content. In addition, he plays a key role in the distribution of Turner's original content to third parties throughout EMEA.
Based in Turner's London office, another facet of Arnesen's role is responsibility for the Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, which opened in Soho, London in Q1 2007 following substantial investment by the company. The studio is set up with a view to wholly owning and producing original series from Europe, as well as continuing to co-produce with European partners.
Arnesen reports directly to Jeff Kupsky, President of TBS Europe Limited, for EMEA and for his international development role, reports to Juan Carlos Urdaneta, President of TBS Latin America; Steve Marcopoto, President of TBS Asia and Jeff Kupsky.
Arnesen joined Turner Entertainment Networks International in 1993 and has been instrumental in developing the programming for the networks and beyond. He supervised all day to day programming, operations and development for Cartoon Network, including creative input into on-air promotions and themes as well as the development of scheduling strategy.
Committed to bringing cartoon fans original European animation, Arnesen has worked on hit European co-productions of The Cramp Twins with TV Loonland, based on books by British author Brian Wood, and Robotboy with Alphanim, which also airs on Cartoon Network USA, and all other Cartoon Network regions.
Additionally Arnesen commissioned and executive produced Cartoon Network's first wholly owned UK produced show Skatoony, which is also the first animated game show with real life kid contestants. There is a second series currently in production.
Prior to joining Turner, Arnesen worked for ScreenSport (the European Sports Network) from 1989-93 as well as a brief stint as Sky Sports. He has a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in French and Drama from the University of Warwick and is a proud Charlton Athletic Season Ticket holder.
Foothill Entertainment - Press Release, 16 Mar 2005 [cached]
Finn Arnesen, svp of original animation & acquisitions in Europe for the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami, and Turner Entertainment Networks International, may have stated the obvious, but also laid out Cartoon Network's rationale for multiple international channels. "Every five years there's another five year old who comes fresh to our programs," he said.
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