Jeff Junge to Oversee Turbine as New WB Vice President of Online Games
JEFF JUNGE NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ONLINE GAMES AND DIGITAL GAMES PLATFORMS FOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND WARNER BROS. DIGITAL DISTRIBUTIONÂ
New Position Created To Lead Digital Games Expansion Efforts
BURBANK, Calif. May 25, 2010 - Jeff Junge has been named Senior Vice President, Online Games and Digital Games Platforms, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, it was announced today by Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. He will dually report to Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Thomas Gewecke, President, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
In this newly created post, Junge is charged with driving the growth of Warner Bros.Â burgeoning digital games business. Junge recently led the StudioÂs acquisition of Turbine, Inc., one of the largest privately-held online gaming studios in North America, further increasing Warner Bros.Â presence in the online games and direct-to-consumer spaces. As Senior Vice President, Online Games and Digital Games Platforms, Junge will oversee Turbine and will be responsible for the CompanyÂs digital games business. He will also continue to oversee the integration of TT Games, which the Studio acquired in 2007. Beyond games, Junge will work to expand and leverage TurbineÂs robust digital publishing and community platforms across all of the StudioÂs home entertainment businesses.
ÂJeff has orchestrated numerous high profile acquisitions and has a deep understanding of digital platforms and games, which are key priorities for the Studio,Â said Tsujihara. ÂThis newly created position reflects the natural evolution of JeffÂs role in the organization as we further expand our digital presence in the games space.Â
Most recently, Junge served as Senior Vice President Business Management for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, driving mergers and acquisitions and unifying strategic initiatives across all of the Studio's home entertainment divisions, which includes Warner Home Video, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Warner Premiere, Advanced Digital Services, Anti-Piracy and Technology Operations. Prior to that, Junge served as Vice President, Business Management, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, overseeing the integration of multiple strategic business initiatives. Among his accomplishments, Junge is credited with facilitating the Company's investment in the videogame on demand service, OnLive. He has also guided multiple acquisitions, such as Rocksteady Studios, Midway Games' development studios and intellectual property catalog, and TT Games.
Junge has been an integral member of the executive management team since joining the Studio in 2000. Before moving to the Home Entertainment Group, he served as Vice President, Corporate Business Development and Strategy, Warner Bros. Entertainment. Junge earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, received his J.D. from UCLA Law School and his MBA in Finance from The Anderson School at UCLA.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHEG oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray DiscÂ and DVD) and digital mediaÂ in the form of electronic sell-through andÂ video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHEG distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as wellÂ as directly to consumers throughÂ WBShop.com.