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Turner Sports (TS) is the subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia responsible for sports broadcasts on channels including TBS, TNT, AT&T SportsNet, TruTV, and for operating the digital media outlets NCAA.com, NBA.com, PGATour.com and PGA.com, as well as Bleacher Report, and its streaming service, B/R Live. Turner Sports also operates NBA TV on behalf of the NBA, and owns a minority share in the MLB Network.

Turner Sports
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Launched1975; 44 years ago (1975)
OwnerWarnerMedia
Key peopleLenny Daniels (President)[1]
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Major broadcasting contracts
Original Language(s)English
Official websitemedia.turnersports.com

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.

Following AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner in 2018, it was announced in March 2019 that the Turner Broadcasting System would be dissolved, and its assets dispersed into Warner Bros. and two new units. Turner Sports will be combined with CNN and AT&T SportsNet into a new division known as WarnerMedia News & Sports, led by CNN president Jeff Zucker.[4]

Current propertiesEdit

Other television propertiesEdit

Turner Sports InteractiveEdit

  • 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.[13][14]
  • NBA.com
  • PGA.com
  • Bleacher Report
    • In February 2019, Turner announced a deal with casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation to open a Bleacher Report studio in the sportsbook at Caesars Palace to produce sports betting programming and gaming-related editorial content. The new studio is expected to begin distributing this content by early summer 2019.[15]

Former propertiesEdit

Turner SouthEdit

CNNSIEdit

TBSEdit

TNTEdit

Notable Turner Sports personalities (past and present)Edit

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (July 9, 2014). "Turner Sports Ups Lenny Daniels to President". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Bercovici, Jeff (August 6, 2012). "Turner Buys Bleacher Report, Next-Gen Sports Site, for $175M-Plus". Forbes. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (March 27, 2017). "Turner Sports Unveils 'Bleacher Report Live' Pay-Streaming Service". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Feiner, Lauren (March 4, 2019). "WarnerMedia reorganizes its leadership team after AT&T acquisition". CNBC.com. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Turner, WME-IMG Get in the Esports Game With Own League". adage.com.
  7. ^ Spangler, Todd (September 24, 2015). "Turner, WME/IMG Form E-Sports League, With TBS to Air Live Events". Variety. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  8. ^ Ourand, John (February 24, 2017). "Turner's Soccer Shocker". SportsBusinessDaily.com. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  9. ^ Bupp, Phillip (July 31, 2018). "Turner Sports to broadcast 46 Champions League matches on TNT, offer B/R Live subscription on per match basis". AwfulAnnouncing.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Bleacher Report Support – Answer Detail". support.live.bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 2018-10-31.
  11. ^ "Report: Turner secures US streaming rights for SPL". SportsPro. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  12. ^ "Where to find soccer leagues and competitions on US TV and streaming".
  13. ^ "CBS Sports, Turner Broadcasting, NCAA Reach 14-Year Agreement". NCAA.com (Press release). Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 21, 2010. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "Turner wins NCAA digital rights". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures, LLC. Associated Press. September 21, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  15. ^ Russ, Hilary (February 7, 2019). "Turner Sports inks deal with Caesars for Bleacher Report betting..." Reuters. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  16. ^ "Turner Sports Reaches Multi-Year Agreement to Present NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship". NCAA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  17. ^ "Turner Sports Reaches Multi-Year Agreement to Present NCAA National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship". Turner Sports. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  18. ^ "Ernie Johnson bio". www.turner.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  19. ^ "Shaquille O'Neal joins Turner sports as analyst". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures, LLC. Associated Press. July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  20. ^ "Catch up with Turner Sports rising star Roslyn Gold-Onwude". TheShadowLeague.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.

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