The World: Doha - Al Jazeera English hires ex-Turner man for distribution

Al Jazeera English has appointed the former Turner Broadcasting senior executive Phil Lawrie to help spearhead its distribution efforts in global markets.

Lawrie, who becomes the director of global distribution, was previously the vice-president, commercial distribution and digital media sales, based at TBS's European headquarters in London.

Abdullah Al Najjar, the Al Jazeera commercial director, said: "Al Jazeera English has exceeded our expectations."

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