DHX Television Taps Turner Alum Gary Finnegan


DHX Television has appointed Gary Finnegan, a former Turner International exec, as the company’s new VP of programming strategy.

In his new position, Finnegan will be a key member of DHX Television’s senior management team, working out of Toronto under Joe Tedesco, senior VP and general manager. He will provide direction and guidance for creating and acquiring universally appealing content that will increase viewer engagement.

Previously, Finnegan held a number of senior supervisory roles in programming, scheduling, acquisitions and content development across Turner’s EMEA and Asia kids’ business. He most recently oversaw content strategy for Turner APAC’s portfolio of pan-regional children’s channels spanning traditional and emerging media platforms.

“With many years of experience in the entertainment industry, Gary brings extensive knowledge and expertise of family entertainment to the television team,” said Tedesco. “DHX Television is fortunate to add Gary’s vision and leadership to its existing projects as well as to its future endeavors.”

“I’m very excited to be joining the team behind Canada’s most well-loved children’s network,” added Finnegan. “Already, DHX Television offers its audience quality kids’ and family programming, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the division’s future programming strategy, as well as the overall success of DHX Media.”