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Disney, Time Warner Confident About NBA Prospects CEOs predict renewals for ESPN, TNT

While rival networks may be licking their chops in anticipation of trying to wrest away the media rights to the NBA, both legacy partners said they are confident that they’ll…

August 7, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

David Levy Named President of Turner Broadcasting System Exec will retain oversight of sports, sales

Turner Sports boss and advertising/affiliate sales president David Levy on Monday was promoted to the role of president of the entire Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. operation. In his new role, Levy…

August 5, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT

Phil Kent to Step Down as Turner CEO John Martin to take the reins on Jan. 1

After a decade of running the ship at the country’s largest cable programming conglomerate, Phil Kent is stepping down as CEO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Kent will stay on until…

July 17, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

American Dad Moves to TBS in 2014 Seth MacFarlane comedy to leave Fox after 10 seasons

Seth MacFarlane’s dominance over Fox’s “Animation Domination” lineup is on the wane. Just months after the network elected to cancel The Cleveland Show after four seasons, TBS announced that it…

July 16, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

Turner Wraps Upfront Business; Broadcast Still in Motion Buyers are at the midway point with cable, while Big Four will be down in volume

Turner Broadcasting System has wrapped the bulk of its entertainment network upfront sales, finalizing the last of its deals with the major media agencies just hours ago. According to multiple sources,…

June 19, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

Turner Halfway Through Upfront Deals; Fox Effectively Done Cable moves as broadcast makes painstaking progress

With much of the broadcast upfront market still unsettled—ABC and NBC are still ironing out their pricing strategies—some top-tier cable players have quietly begun piecing together deals with major agencies. Sources…

June 12, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

Early Stirrings in the Cable Upfront Marketplace Broadcast quiet

And they’re off! Sort of. Though there’s not been any substantial movement in the broadcast market yet, a few of the cable players are already deep in negotiations. Viacom has worked…

May 28, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

Turner Adds Digital Streaming to Its Programming Plans New shows will be live-streamed via TV Everywhere

True to its word, Turner unveiled a solid slate of scripted and unscripted shows at its upfront presentation on Wednesday morning, as well as a major digital initiative: TNT and…

May 15, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

Fast Break: TBS to Air Final Four in 2014 College hoops title game shifts to cable in 3 years

After three years of sharing the rights to the NCAA Men’s Division I National Basketball Tournament, CBS and Turner Sports have agreed to accelerate their transition game. Beginning in March…

May 7, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

USA Network: Show Me the Funny Drama heavy rolls the dice on a new genre or two

USA Network on May 16 will make an upfront pitch to advertisers that will emphasize sitcoms and reality shows. Network execs acknowledge the need to branch out from USA’s successful…

May 6, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

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