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Turner Nears the Upfront Finish Line Sources say company is writing 6% CPM bumps

As broadcast closes out this week, big kahuna cable conglomerate Turner is working on the last of its deals, with CPM increases around the 6 percent range and flat volume…

June 27, 2014, 3:47 PM EDT

Turner Upfront Slate Tries for Younger Viewers, Even Male/Female Split Deal with Comcast includes dynamic ads

Without Steve Koonin at the helm for the first time in years, Turner is giving the floor to head of programming Michael Wright this morning. The networks are shifting focus,…

May 14, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

How NBCU's Bonnie Hammer Plans to Dominate Cable With USA, Syfy and Bravo humming, next task is to fix Oxygen

Bonnie Hammer | Photo: Mary Rozzi In Bonnie Hammer’s well-appointed office there is a large chunk of crystal-flecked granite, hewn into the rough shape of a heart, in a shallow square…

April 20, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

Steve Koonin Out at Turner Programmer joins the Atlanta Hawks as CEO, minority owner

After a 14-year stint with Turner Entertainment Networks, where he most recently served as the division’s president, Steve Koonin is leaving the cable programming giant to assume the role of…

April 13, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

Dogs and Cats Living Together: Ratings Dip for NCAA Finals Huskies-Wildcats grinder draws 21.2 million viewers

In winning its fourth NCAA Men’s basketball title in 16 years, the University of Connecticut on Monday night took its rightful place among the greatest college hoops programs of the…

April 8, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

Kentucky-Wisconsin Final Four Tilt Sets Cable Ratings Record Turner telecast averages 16.3 million viewers, 9.2 HH rating

The second of TBS’ historic Final Four telecasts, a white-knuckle battle between No. 8 seed Kentucky and the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers, put up record numbers, making it the all-time…

April 7, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

TBS Primes the Pump for Its First Final Four Turner net’s marketing push designed to help fans break a 32-year habit

As TBS gears up to host its first-ever Final Four, the Turner network is pulling out all the stops on the promotional front. In a sense, the TBS marketing team’s…

April 4, 2014, 4:54 PM EDT

Turner Taps Donna Speciale to Oversee Integrated TV, Digital Sales Restructuring squeezes out CNN vet Greg D’Alba

On the eve of the 2014-15 upfront, Turner Broadcasting System has begun making sweeping changes in the structure of its ad sales unit, and as a result, one well-respected veteran will…

March 25, 2014, 2:28 PM EDT

Turner, CBS Outdoor Tip Off NYC Subway Media Play High-def screens light up 10 MTA stations

In what’s being billed as the biggest underground digital out-of-home network to date, CBS Outdoor and Turner Broadcasting System have teamed up to bring a little dazzle to the New…

March 10, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

Adult Swim Is Touring U.S. Colleges With an Inflatable Fun House Comic Con gimmick goes national

Yes, you read that correctly: Adult Swim is making the rounds with a gigantic black-and-pink blow-up castle filled with (sponsored) attractions like a KFC-branded rotating mirror-tunnel, an Ice Breakers cage…

February 11, 2014, 12:42 PM EST

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