Turner Sports

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Turner Sports
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OwnerWarnerMedia News & Sports
Key peopleLenny Daniels (President)[1]
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Major broadcasting contracts
Official websitemedia.turnersports.com

Turner Sports (TS) is the division of AT&T's WarnerMedia responsible for sports broadcasts on channels including TBS, TNT, AT&T SportsNet, TruTV, and for operating the digital media outlets NCAA.com, NBA.com, PGATour.com and PGA.com. Turner Sports also operates NBA TV on behalf of the NBA.

In August 2012, Turner Sports bought the sports news website Bleacher Report for an estimated $200 million.[2]

In March 2018, Turner Sports announced to launch B/R Live, a subscription video streaming service, featuring live broadcasts of several sports events.[3]

Turner also owned WPCH-TV, the former WTBS, which was the longtime home of Atlanta Braves Baseball. This relationship ended after the 2013 season. WPCH-TV was itself sold to Meredith Corporation in 2017.

Following AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner in 2018, it was announced in March 2019 that the Turner Broadcasting System would be dissolved, and its assets dispersed into Warner Bros. and two new units. Turner Sports will be combined with CNN and AT&T SportsNet into a new division known as WarnerMedia News & Sports, led by CNN president Jeff Zucker.[4]

Current properties[edit]

Other television properties[edit]

Turner Sports Interactive[edit]

  • NCAA.com
    • Starting with the 2010–11 academic year and continuing through 2031-32, Turner has digital rights to all NCAA championships across all divisions in all sports except football. Under the deal, Turner also manages NCAA.com.[15]
  • NBA.com
  • PGA.com
  • Bleacher Report
    • In February 2019, Turner announced a deal with casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation to open a Bleacher Report studio in the sportsbook at Caesars Palace to produce sports betting programming and gaming-related editorial content. The new studio is expected to begin distributing this content by early summer 2019.[16]

Former properties[edit]

Turner South[edit]

CNNSI[edit]

TBS[edit]

TNT[edit]

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

^D denotes deceased.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Friedlander, Whitney; Friedlander, Whitney (9 July 2014). "Turner Sports Ups Lenny Daniels to President".
  2. ^ Bercovici, Jeff. "Turner Buys Bleacher Report, Next-Gen Sports Site, for $175M-Plus". Forbes.com.
  3. ^ Turner Sports Unveils ‘Bleacher Report Live’ Pay-Streaming Service - Todd Spangler, Variety, 27 March 2017
  4. ^ Feiner, Lauren (March 4, 2019). "WarnerMedia reorganizes its leadership team after AT&T acquisition". CNBC. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Ken Fang [@fangsbites] (October 7, 2016). ".@MLB has released the times for the League Division Series for Monday and beyond" (Tweet). Retrieved October 15, 2016 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Turner, WME-IMG Get in the Esports Game With Own League". adage.com.
  7. ^ Spangler, Todd; Spangler, Todd (24 September 2015). "Turner, WME/IMG Form E-Sports League, With TBS to Air Live Events".
  8. ^ Ourand, John (February 24, 2017). "Turner's Soccer Shocker". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  9. ^ "Turner Sports to broadcast 46 Champions League matches on TNT, offer B/R Live subscription on per match basis". Awful Announcing. 2018-07-31. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  10. ^ "Bleacher Report Support - Answer Detail". support.live.bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  11. ^ "Report: Turner secures US streaming rights for SPL". SportsPro. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  12. ^ "Where to find soccer leagues and competitions on US TV and streaming".
  13. ^ Ourand, John (January 31, 2019). "Alliance Of American Football Signs Deals With Turner, NFL Net". SportsBusiness Daily. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "TNT adds March 9 and March 23 AAF games after AAF ratings beat some NHL and MLS broadcasts". Awful Announcing. 2019-03-05. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  15. ^ Associated Press (September 21, 2010). "Turner wins NCAA digital rights". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  16. ^ Russ, Hilary (7 February 2019). "Turner Sports inks deal with Caesars for Bleacher Report betting..." Reuters. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Turner Sports Reaches Multi-Year Agreement to Present NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship". NCAA. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Turner Sports Reaches Multi-Year Agreement to Present NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship". Turner Sports. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  19. ^ "Ernie Johnson bio". www.turner.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  20. ^ "Shaquille O'Neal joins Turner sports as analyst". www.espn.com. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  21. ^ "Catch up with Turner Sports rising star Roslyn Gold-Onwude". www.theshadowleague.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

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