Turner Sports

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Turner Sports
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OwnerTurner Broadcasting System
Key peopleLenny Daniels (President)[1]
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Major broadcasting contracts

Turner Sports (TS) is the division of Turner Broadcasting System responsible for sports broadcasts on Turner channels including TBS, TNT, AT&T SportsNet, TruTV, and CNN en Español (for occasional Spanish language simulcasts), and for operating the digital media outlets NCAA.com, NBA.com, PGATour.com and PGA.com. Turner Sports also operates NBA TV on behalf of the NBA.

In August 2012, Turner Sports bought the sports news website Bleacher Report for an estimated $200 million.[2]

In March 2018, Turner Sports announced to launch B/R Live, a subscription video streaming service, featuring live broadcasts of several sports events.[3]

Turner also owned WPCH-TV, the former WTBS, which was the longtime home of Atlanta Braves Baseball. This relationship ended after the 2013 season. WPCH-TV was itself sold to Meredith Corporation in 2017.

Current properties[edit]

Other television properties[edit]

Turner Sports Interactive[edit]

  • NCAA.com
    • Starting with the 2010–11 academic year and continuing through 2031-32, Turner has digital rights to all NCAA championships across all divisions in all sports except football. Under the deal, Turner also manages NCAA.com.[12]
  • NBA.com
  • PGA.com
  • Bleacher Report

Other[edit]

Former properties[edit]

Turner South[edit]

CNNSI[edit]

TBS[edit]

TNT[edit]

Notable Turner Sports personalities (past and present)[edit]

^D denotes deceased.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ https://variety.com/2014/tv/news/turner-sports-ups-lenny-daniels-to-president-1201259861/
  2. ^ Bercovici, Jeff. "Turner Buys Bleacher Report, Next-Gen Sports Site, for $175M-Plus". Forbes.com.
  3. ^ Turner Sports Unveils ‘Bleacher Report Live’ Pay-Streaming Service - Todd Spangler, Variety, 27 March 2017
  4. ^ Ken Fang [@fangsbites] (October 7, 2016). ".@MLB has released the times for the League Division Series for Monday and beyond" (Tweet). Retrieved October 15, 2016 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ http://adage.com/article/media/turner-wme-img-e-sports-game-league/300513/
  6. ^ https://variety.com/2015/tv/news/turner-wme-img-esports-league-tbs-1201600921/
  7. ^ Ourand, John (February 24, 2017). "Turner's Soccer Shocker". Sports Business Daily. Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  8. ^ "Turner Sports to broadcast 46 Champions League matches on TNT, offer B/R Live subscription on per match basis". Awful Announcing. 2018-07-31. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  9. ^ "Bleacher Report Support - Answer Detail". support.live.bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  10. ^ "Report: Turner secures US streaming rights for SPL". SportsPro. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  11. ^ http://worldsoccertalk.com/where-to-find-soccer-on-us-tv-and-streaming/
  12. ^ Associated Press (September 21, 2010). "Turner wins NCAA digital rights". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  13. ^ "Turner Sports Reaches Multi-Year Agreement to Present NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship". NCAA. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  14. ^ "Turner Sports Reaches Multi-Year Agreement to Present NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship". Turner Sports. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.