DHX names new VP of programming strategy

Gary Finnegan joins DHX Television from Turner International.

DHX Television has appointed Gary Finnegan as VP of programming strategy.

Based in Toronto, Finnegan will report to Joe Tedesco, SVP and GM of DHX Television, a division of DHX Media. In the new role, Finnegan will guide the company’s content creation and acquisitions strategy. 

Finnegan joins DHX from Turner International, where he most recently served as senior director of content for Turner APAC’s portfolio of kids’ channels, including Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami and POGO.

The new hire comes at a critical time for parent co DHX Media, which is currently undergoing a strategic review and considering a possible sale following disappointing financial results. DHX Media VP Ken Faier also recently left the Halifax-based media co to found his own company, Epic Story Media.