Turner Sports

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Turner Sports
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Division of: Turner Broadcasting System
Key people: David Levy, president
Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia
Major broadcasting contracts: MLB
NBA
NASCAR
PGA Championship
NCAA March Madness
Parent: Time Warner

Turner Sports is the division of Turner Broadcasting System (a subsidiary of Time Warner) responsible for sports broadcasts on Turner channels including TBS, TNT, and TruTV, and for operating the interactive properties NCAA.com, NASCAR.COM, NBA.com, PGATOUR.COM and PGA.com. Turner Sports also operates NBA TV on behalf of the league.

Turner also owns Peachtree TV, which continues to carry some local broadcasts of Atlanta Braves games. However, as of the 2011 season, the production of these games has been delegated to Fox Sports South, and Turner Sports is no longer involved in these broadcasts.

Current properties[edit]

Other television properties[edit]

  • NBA TV (managed on behalf of the NBA)

Turner Sports Interactive[edit]

Properties on Turner channels not produced by Turner Sports[edit]

Peachtree TV[edit]

Turner Sports was previously responsible for the Braves broadcasts on Peachtree TV, as it had been for TBS. However, Turner announced on January 18, 2011 that operations for WPCH would be taken over by Meredith Corporation, owner of CBS affiliate WGCL-TV, though Turner will retain the broadcast license. In addition, production of the station's 45 Atlanta Braves broadcasts will be transferred from Turner Sports to Fox Sports South.[3]

Former properties[edit]

Turner South[edit]

TBS[edit]

TNT[edit]

Key people[edit]

  • David Levy, President
  • Lenny Daniels, EVP & Chief Operating Officer
  • Craig Barry, SVP, Creative Services
  • Jeff Behnke, SVP & Executive Producer
  • Matthew Hong, SVP & General Manager, Sports Operations
  • Christina Miller, SVP, Programming, Marketing and Strategy

Notable Turner Sports personalities (past and present)[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (September 21, 2010). "Turner wins NCAA digital rights". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ Bercovici, Jeff. "Turner Buys Bleacher Report, Next-Gen Sports Site, for $175M-Plus". Forbes.com. 
  3. ^ http://www.ajc.com/business/parent-of-cbs-atlanta-807725.html