PARIS, June 29,Â 2012 — MIPJunior (6-7 October 2012), the world’s showcase for kids programming, announces today a keynote address by Stuart Snyder, President & COO of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.‘s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media division. Opening MIPCOM in Cannes (8-11 October), MIPJunior is organised by Reed MIDEM.
Known as the driving force behind Turner Broadcasting’s Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim, and celebrating Cartoon Network’s 20th Birthday, Snyder will speak at MIPJunior on the state of the kids business today and moving forward. He will also feature examples from the network’s experiences and evolution over the past 20 years.
Cartoon Network is the #1 US Network for boys 6-11, currently seen in nearly 100 million US homes and 168 countries around the world. Stuart Snyder previously managed Game Tap, CINAR Corp., USA Home Entertainment, and co-founded Turnstile Entertainment.
“We’re delighted to welcome Stuart Snyder at MIPJunior this year, which will mark both Cartoon Network and MIPJunior’s 20th anniversaries,” said Laurine Garaude, Director of the Television Division of Reed MIDEM. “Our new Digital Kids programme, alongside the Co-production Exchange and the Licensing Marketplace, will reinforce MIPJunior’s role as the world’s leading event for kids programming, with more than 1,000 kids’ programmes presented this year.”
“I’m honoured to be speaking at MIPJunior this year and sharing our important milestone together,” said Stuart Snyder. “I also look forward to connecting with many of our international partners and discussing our ever-changing business and its future.”