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All3Media appoints MD Turton as CEO

All3Media, London, 27 February 2015: The All3Media Board today announced that All3Media Managing Director Jane Turton has been promoted to CEO with immediate effect to lead the global production company into its next phase of growth and creative excellence.

Jane TurtonImage: All3Media

Jane Turton
Image: All3Media

Turton joined All3Media in October 2008 as Director of Business Development & Business Affairs and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. In 2011, she was made Chief Operating Officer and has been leading All3Media’s business on an interim basis since September of last year.

Commenting for the shareholders, James Rosenstock, Discovery Communications Executive Vice President of Corporate Development said, “Jane Turton has done an outstanding job of leading All3Media with a winning combination of creative acumen and operational excellence.”

Niall Curran, President of Liberty Global Content Investments added, “After a global search for a new CEO, Jane was the resounding and clear choice to lead All3Media’s business in 2015 and beyond.”

Jane Turton, Chief Executive Officer of All3Media added, “I am delighted to become CEO of All3Media, it’s a hugely exciting time to be leading an international production company. With its wealth of incredible talent and breadth of award winning content All3Media is in prime position to take full advantage of the opportunities opening up in the ever changing content market. I very much look forward to leading All3Media to a future of continued global growth with the support of our new shareholders and my fantastic team and colleagues across the group.”

All3Media group consists of 20 global production and distribution companies. In May 2014, Discovery Communications and Liberty Global formed a joint venture to maintain All3Media’s creative autonomy while providing strategic guidance and investment to support its global growth. The joint venture closed on a transaction taking control of All3Media in September 2014. Preserving its federal operating model, All3Media continues to operate with an independent executive management team, led by Turton, and the creative autonomy to serve its global customer base.

All3Media’s catalogue contains over 6,500 hours of content across all genres, with a focus on drama, comedy, factual, and entertainment formats. As well as Britain’s top-selling series MIDSOMER MURDERS and SKINS, leading dramas include, factual and entertainment bestsellers include BAFTA award- winning GOGGLEBOX, UNDERCOVER BOSS, RAMSAY’S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES, THE GADGET SHOW, THE CUBE, THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX and BAFTA award winning children’s series HORRIBLE HISTORIES. All3Media is also currently enjoying huge success in the UK with the critically acclaimed BBC Two historical drama, WOLF HALL.

All3Media is one of the UK’s leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution companies. The All3Media group is comprised of 20 production and distribution companies from across the UK, Europe, New Zealand and USA including Apollo20, Bentley Productions, Company Pictures, IDTV, John Stanley Productions, Lime Pictures, Lion Television, Little Dot Studios, Maverick Television, MME Moviement, Morocco Junction, North One Television, Objective Productions, Optomen, One Potato Two Potato, South Pacific Pictures, Studio Lambert, Zoo Productions, All3Media America and All3Media International. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About Liberty Global
Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The company connects people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Its market-leading triple-play services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 27 million customers subscribing to 56 million television, broadband internet and telephony services at December 31, 2014. In addition, Liberty Global served 5 million mobile subscribers across nine countries at year-end 2014.
 Liberty Global’s consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet and VTR. Liberty Global’s operations also include Liberty Global Business Services, its commercial division, and Liberty Global Ventures, its investment fund. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com