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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

NBC Sports Drives Off With Nascar Rights ESPN, TNT to take a final lap in 2014

On the eve of ESPN’s 18-race Nascar season, it appears that the network’s affiliation with auto racing is entering its final lap. According to multiple sources, ESPN will not renew its…

July 23, 2013, 2:57 PM 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

TNT Tips Off NBA Playoffs With Rihanna Turner net preps big promo push

With the curtain set to go up on the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Turner Sports is priming the promotional pump with a little help from Rihanna and the Crossroads of the…

April 19, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

March Madness Boosts CBS, Time Warner Stock NCAA tourney networks secured $875 million in ad revenue

Louisville’s Rick Pitino was perhaps the biggest winner in this year’s NCAA Men’s Div. I Basketball Tournament, becoming the first head coach to win a National Championship at two different…

April 11, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT

March Madness All But Sold Out CBS, Turner eye another lucrative tournament

Unless you’re a starry-eyed Valpo alum with more school spirit than common sense, there’s a good chance your March Madness brackets remain relatively unscathed at this early juncture. And while…

March 21, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

Show Me the Moneyball: March Madness Generates $1 Billion in Ad Sales Kantar Media study puts college hoops at the head of the class

Arguably the most spellbinding three weeks in sports, the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship now stands as the most lucrative postseason advertising juggernaut. According to a new report from Kantar…

March 6, 2013, 1:12 PM EST

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…

January 24, 2013, 5:25 PM EST

NFL Network Scares Up Record Ratings Expanded Thursday Night Football slate helps double ad sales dollars

NFL Network’s beefed-up slate of live Thursday Night Football broadcasts put up record numbers, averaging 6.35 million viewers over the course of 13 games. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, TNF delivered…

December 19, 2012, 2:36 PM EST

NBA Commish Stern to Step Down in 2014 League boss caps a 30-year run

The National Basketball Association today announced that commissioner David Stern will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, drawing to a close his 30-year tenure. Stern will be replaced by NBA deputy commissioner…

October 25, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

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