TNT taps Schwab for three-tiered role

Sr. veep to o'see p'gramming, acqusitions, 'Net development

NEW YORK — TNT has appointed Ken Schwab to the new position of senior VP, programming, acquisitions and new media.

He will be responsible for programming and scheduling, acquisition selection and new media/Internet development for the cabler. Based in Atlanta, he will report to Steve Koonin, exec VP and general manager of TNT.

Schwab, who joined Turner Broadcasting System in 1994, was most recently senior VP of worldwide program planning and acquisitions for Turner Entertainment Group. He was instrumental in negotiating the company’s output deal with DreamWorks as well as bringing the classic Looney Tunes library exclusively to Cartoon Network. Schwab also played a strategic role in the company’s licensing of Studios USA’s “Law & Order,” premiering next year on TNT, and the licensing of such theatrical titles as “Three Kings” and “The Mummy.”

Schwab previously developed and ran the programming department of Turner Classic Movies, where he acquired movie packages and event programming.

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