Turner Ad Sales Chief: 'Dayparts Are Dead'

Basketball stars and Billy Eichner tout dozens of shows on 8 networks

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For the first time, Turner brought all of its networks together under one roof for its 2015-2016 upfront. That roof? The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

"When they planned this, they had to assume the Knicks were gonna suck," Charles Barkley chimed in early, and often.

That's how it started—and ended—with Barkley, Shaquille O'Neill, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson of TNT's Inside the NBA hosting a live, unscripted pre-show, halftime report and post-game wrap-up. Barkley also made news about his contract extension: Turner president David Levy "came over to my house, brought two bottles of wine and two bottles of tequila, and we killed them.



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