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Highlights from Sports Business Innovation Presented by Turner Sports at CES in Las Vegas

Turner Sports, as part of Turner’s largest-ever footprint at CES in Las Vegas, today hosted its second annual Sports Business Innovation, a series of panels including NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NCAA President Mark Emmert as featured participants.  Following the panel discussions, ELEAGUE – a partnership between Turner and WME | IMG –  presented a live studio show previewing the “ELEAGUE Major” to be held later

Turner Sports Launches “Catch Sports,” Innovative Product Serving as Digital Personal Assistant to Enhance Sports Fans’ Viewing Experience

New Catch Sports App Provides Fans with Direct Channel Information & Service Provider Listings to Consume Live Game Coverage Across Television, Digital, Radio & Social Platforms

Catch Sports Available Now via iOS, Android & Amazon Echo

Turner President David Levy Statement on the Passing of Craig Sager

Turner President David Levy issued the following statement regarding the passing of long-time Turner Sports broadcaster Craig Sager:

“Craig Sager was a beloved member of the Turner family for more than three decades and he has been a true inspiration to all of us.  There will never be another Craig Sager.  His incredible talent, tireless work ethic and commitment to his craft took him all over the world covering sports. 

Laura Dames Promoted to Executive Vice President & General Manager of Turner Studios

Laura Dames has been elevated to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Turner Studios, it was announced today by Lenny Daniels, President of Turner Sports.  In this role, Dames will oversee all facets of Turner Studios, the next generation production division that supports the entire Turner portfolio – including its leading entertainment networks and multimedia properties – on a global scale.

Tina Shah Promoted to SVP of Business Affairs, Turner Sports, and Associate General Counsel

Tina Shah has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, Turner Sports, and Associate General Counsel, it was announced today by Louise Sams, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Turner, and Lenny Daniels, President of Turner Sports.  Shah, a 15-year Turner veteran, will continue to lead the legal team responsible for all of Turner Sports’ linear and digital businesses including multimedia rights agreements with Major League Baseball, the NBA, NCAA and PGA, along with owned and operated businesses in Bleacher Report and ELEAGUE.

Shaq Week Returns to NBA TV Beginning Monday, Aug. 29

Week-Long Shaquille O’Neal Programming Highlighted by New Hardwood Classics,
Network Premiere of Kazaam, NBA Home Videos, Shaqtin’ A Fool and Open Court Marathons

NBA Digital to Showcase Fan-Sourced #ShaqArt as Part of Social Media Activations

Casey Stern Joins Turner Sports in Multi-Faceted Role Hosting MLB, NBA & NCAA Studio Programming

Turner Sports has reached a multi-year agreement with Casey Stern to join the company as a studio host for MLB, NBA and NCAA programming.  Stern will continue to host MLB Postseason studio coverage on TBS.  He will also broaden his responsibilities to host studio shows on NBA TV and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, in partnership between Turner and CBS Sports.

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NBA TV’s Critically Acclaimed Open Court Looks Ahead to 2014-15 With “Season Preview” Episode Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. ET

Charles Barkley on the Detroit Pistons making the most of their talent

The84Draft Trailer #2

NBA TV Originals THE84DRAFT" to Premiere during The Finals on Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET

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Turner Sports’ Craig Barry Promoted to Executive Vice President of Production & Chief Content Officer

Turner Sports has elevated Craig Barry to executive vice president of production and chief content officer, it was announced today by Lenny Daniels, president of the division.  In an expanded role, Barry will add oversight of all Turner Sports business interests surrounding the recently announced eSports league, created in partnership with WME | IMG. 

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and WME | IMG Form Strategic Partnership to Create Groundbreaking eSports League  

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and WME | IMG have formed a new strategic partnership to create an eSports competitive gaming league.  Through the venture, Turner and WME | IMG will deliver competitive gaming events for all platforms including premium live fan experiences, televised coverage airing exclusively on TBS and extensive, high quality live digital event coverage and content extensions

Turner Broadcasting and the National Basketball Association Reach Nine-Year Media Rights Extension

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have reached a new nine-year media rights agreement that will include the addition of 12 live regular season games airing on TNT each year and expanded digital media rights and sales opportunities,

Turner Sports Announces Promotions for Senior Executives Matt Hong and Albert “Scooter” Vertino

Turner Sports has promoted senior executives Matt Hong and Albert “Scooter” Vertino to expanded leadership roles within the division.  Hong has been elevated to executive vice president and general manager of Turner Sports, and Vertino has been named senior vice president of programming, Turner Sports, and general manager of NBA Digital.

Lenny Daniels Elevated to President, Turner Sports

Lenny Daniels has been named president of Turner Sports. In his newly expanded role, which is effective immediately, Daniels oversees all aspects of Turner Sports’ day-to-day management including production, programming, scheduling, league relations, business development, ad sales, marketing, digital, talent, events and operations.

NBA TV Originals’ “THE84DRAFT" to Premiere during The Finals on Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET

NBA TV Originals’ “THE84DRAFT" to Premiere during The Finals on Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET

Turner Sports and CBS Sports studio team for the Final Four and National Championship

Ernie Johnson hosted studio coverage from the Final Four and National Championship with analysts Charles Barkley, Clark Kellogg and Kenny Smith – joined by Greg Gumbel and analysts Reggie Miller, Seth Davis and Grant Hill.