CES 2018 Coverage, Day 3

From the sports innovation panels to the ELEAGUE celebrity showdown and #DonutChuckContest, Turner’s third day at CES 2018 proved to be one of the most fun and informative. Turner Chairman and CEO John Martin concluded the day with a keynote discussion on reimagining television.



The ArtBots featured in the Turner MARKERS mural created a fun image of Charles Barkley eating a donut. Fans were invited to post a selfie with #DonutChuckContest for a chance to meet the “Inside the NBA” on TNT crew during a live broadcast from Las Vegas on Thursday, January 11.


“Reimaging Television” Panel with John Martin

John Martin and Randy Freer, CEO of Hulu, spoke candidly about the trajectory of television and connecting with fans in a market that is more competitive and fragmented than ever.

Want to see John’s panel? You can watch it below.


Sports Business Innovation Panels Presented by Turner Sports

From the impact of diversity on tech and sports to the influence of social media, Turner Sports hosted the Sports Business Innovation panels.

If you missed our live stream, you can watch a replay of the panels on our Facebook page


Sports Business Panel 1
Sports Business Panel 2
Sports Business Panel 3
Sports Business Panel 4



ELEAGUE Street Fighter® V Celebrity Showdown

Oh, boy. It got serious in Vegas. Shaquille O’Neal and Natalie Eva Marie dueled in a live rematch for bragging rights to be the new Street Fighter V celebrity champion.


Street Fighter Celeb Showdown 1
Street Fighter Celeb Showdown 2
Street Fighter Celeb Showdown 3
Street Fighter Celeb Showdown 4


Missing our earlier coverage?

Catch up on what Turner did at CES 2018 by viewing our on articles on Tuesday and Wednesday events.


Coming Up…

Thursday, January 11
SPORTS BUSINESS INNOVATION (SBI) PANELS PRESENTED BY TURNER SPORTS | to be livestreamed on Turner’s Facebook and Twitter:
“EVOLVING THE CONTENT ECOSYSTEM”: including David Levy (President, Turner), moderated by Ernie Johnson (On-Air Commentator, Turner Sports)
“NEXT GENERATION CONTENT DELIVERY, INNOVATION & MONETIZATION”: including Matt Hong (COO, Turner Sports), moderated by Ben Lyons (Host, The Warmup)

TURNER AD SALES/IPG EVENT: Members of Turner and IPG’s leadership teams in an active discussion designed to showcase the necessity of taking advantage of today’s advanced advertising capabilities to better prepare for the future promised at CES.
Featuring opening remarks by Donna Speciale (President, Turner Ad Sales) and executives, including Shaquille O’Neal, Christina Miller (President, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang), Michael Strober (EVP Client Strategy & Ad Innovations), Dan Aversano (SVP Ad Innovation Turner Ignite) and Dan Riess (EVP Turner Ignite Content Partnerships)
“THE WARMUP” LIVE FROM CES: Fans get an all-access pass to CES through the eyes of hosts Ben Lyons; emcee, DJ and sports personality Ro Parrish; and comedian Tony Rock.
NBA ON TNT - INSIDE THE NBA LIVE BROADCAST from 4:00 – 11:00 p.m.: TNT’s Inside the NBA studio team (host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal) will anchor a special live NBA on TNT telecast from CES, including pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage surrounding the network’s NBA coverage throughout the evening.