John Harran

SVP, Business Development, Digital Distribution & Strategic Partnerships


John Harran is senior vice president, business development & digital distribution; strategic partnerships for Turner. In this capacity, Harran oversees the multi-platform distribution of Turner’s portfolio of branded content, drives the strategy for TV Everywhere, as well as expands partnerships across OTT, SVOD, VOD, and AVOD and secures revenue opportunities with new and existing partners including Google, YouTube, Facebook, Apple, and Sony. Harran leads efforts with both current and new content distribution partners in the digital marketplace and explores advanced product opportunities within Turner’s global portfolio of brands. Additionally, Harran also oversees Turner Private Networks where he is responsible for creating additional revenue-generating opportunities for Turner's out-of-home content business. Harran is based in Atlanta and has a dual reporting role into Doug Shapiro, executive vice president & chief strategy officer for Turner and Jennifer Mirgorod, executive vice president of brand distribution for Turner Content Distribution (TCD).

Previously, Harran was vice president of business development & multi-platform distribution, where he focused on the development of TV Everywhere, VOD, and multi-platform distribution strategies with cable, satellite and telco providers, negotiated content deals with pay-TV providers and crafted digital partnerships with consumer electronic manufactures and emerging media companies. A seasoned TV distribution and digital media veteran, Harran worked at Starz Encore as division vice president and led the start up of their Los Angeles new media division; at The Weather Channel, where he launched the distribution efforts across Telco and satellite platforms; at N2 Broadband, where he focused on the development of VOD software platforms; and at Amplified Holdings during the start up and acquisition phase of a business-to-business ecommerce and digital music distribution provider.

Harran was most recently recognized by Broadcasting & Cable as one of their 2016 Digital All-Stars and by Cablefax as one of the Most Innovative People in Multiscreen. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in business management from Skidmore College.

Turner Content Distribution (TCD) is responsible for the distribution and marketing of Turner Broadcasting’s 10 domestic cable networks – TBS, CNN, HLN, TNT, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, CNN International, CNN en Español, Boomerang and truTV – to all traditional and emerging distribution partners throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., CNN International, and HLN; TBS, TNT, truTV and Turner Classic Movies; Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports.


2:00PM - 3:00PM Monday, May 16, 2016