Arnesen Tapped to Lead Hasbro Studios’ International Expansion

Veteran executive will manage global content sales and distribution

Hasbro Studios named Finn Arnesen to lead its international expansion, the studio announced Monday.

In his newly created role as senior vice president of international distribution and development, Arnesen will help the toy company’s studio arm with global content sales, distribution, channel and program development activities outside of North America. His portfolio will include television, online and other emerging media.

“Finn is one of the most creative, innovative and well-regarded television executives I know, and I am excited to have him lead the Hasbro Studios television brand extension worldwide,” Hasbro Studios president Stephen J. Davis said in a statement.

Arnesen served as senior vice president of original series and international development at TBS International, where he led multiplatform programming, production and development; joint venture  acquisitions; distribution; and deal-making partnerships.

At Cartoon Network Europe, Arnesen commissioned and executive produced its first wholly owned U.K.-produced series "Skatoony," an animated game show with real-life kid contestants.

Prior to Turner, Arnesen held posts at ScreenSport, the European Sports Network and Sky Sports.