Topic: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Zucker Poaches Rachel Nichols From ESPN

CNN to build a weekend sports show around reporter

Jeff Zucker has made his first official hire as the new CNN boss, luring long-time ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols to CNN and Turner Sports. In her new role, Nichols will field…

Groups Ask FTC to Investigate Viral Marketing Aimed at Kids

Complaints name McDonald's, Viacom, Turner, General Mills, SubwayKids

Six child-targeted websites asking young visitors to "tell a friend" or "refer a friend" may have run afoul of children's online privacy laws. The Center for Digital Democracy, joined by…

Nascar to Take Digital Platforms Back From Turner Sports

Seeking digital agency for site relaunch

Nascar has asked Turner Sports for the keys to and is now looking for a digital agency to help navigate a site relaunch. In an agreement announced Monday, Nascar will…

Donna Speciale Jumps to Turner

MediaVest pro will oversee entertainment, animation sales

Another preeminent media agency veteran has hopped over to the other side of the negotiating table, as MediaVest ace Donna Speciale has accepted the top ad sales post at Turner…