Turner Rewind 2018: Best of… Turner in the News

2018 will soon be drawing to a close, and it was a busy, record-breaking time for the company. Here's a look back at some of Turner’s most notable milestones that made headlines around the world.

2018 TCA winter press tour

Turner dazzles at the 2018 TCA winter press tour
Turner presented its most anticipated new and returning shows to the Television Critics Association (TCA) in Pasadena, Calif. in January, including TNT’s “The Alienist,” TBS’ “Final Space,” and truTV’s “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters.”

Cartoon Network Cruise ship

Cartoon Network cruise ship sets sail
In January, Turner announced the world’s most famous cartoon characters will set sail on their very own cruise liner, Cartoon Network Wave.

4 Blocks

“4 Blocks” wins Golden Camera as "Best German Miniseries"
Germany’s original production “4 Blocks” is awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards. The third and final season of the show will begin shooting in spring 2019.


GLOUD goes live in Chile
Turner’s gaming streaming service, GLOUD, is now available to consumers in Chile after its successful Argentina debut late last year.

Tracy Morgan

“The Last O.G.” premieres as #1 comedy, biggest cable comedy debut since 2015
New TBS comedy “The Last O.G.” was laughing all the way to the top of the Nielsen charts. It had the biggest cable comedy premiere since 2016, the largest scripted cable comedy premiere since 2015, and the strongest TBS original debut ever. 

Turner Upfront 2018

Stars strut on 2018 Turner Upfront blue carpet, entertain audience of thousands
The stars of the small screen and the sports world took a twirl on Turner’s blue carpet at the company’s Upfront presentation. This year’s show demonstrated how Turner’s brands continue to deliver cutting-edge shows and reimagine television.

CNN honored with state historical marker

CNN honored with state historical marker
The iconic, red CNN Center letters have long been a downtown Atlanta staple. Now, the company has left yet another mark on the city it has called home for nearly 40 years… plus, a cherished, founding friend stopped by for the special occasion.


Remembering renowned chef, CNN colleague Anthony Bourdain
A look back on the life and career of Anthony Bourdain – chef, author, and host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown.”


AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner
AT&T acquired Time Warner in an $85 billion merger in June, despite antitrust objections from the U.S. government. Since then, Turner, Warner Bros., and HBO have become known collectively as WarnerMedia. In August, The DOJ decided to appeal to the U.S. District Court's decision. Now, representatives from AT&T, Time Warner, and the DOJ are making their cases before a three-panel judge in the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals.

Turner snags 33 Primetime Emmy nominations

Turner snags 33 Primetime Emmy nominations
Turner celebrated a historic 33 nominations for TBS, TNT, CNN, truTV, Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim. CNN also received a record 10 nominations this year – the most the network has ever received.


CNN wins network-record six News & Documentary Emmy Awards
CNN set a new network record with 27 News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations, and then another network record was set when CNN won six of those awards in October.

B/R Live

B/R Live to provide direct access to hundreds of live UEFA Champions League & UEFA Europa League matches
Turner made a big play in the live sports streaming world providing fans with access to more than 340 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches. Turner and UEFA, the governing body of European football, announced a three-year multi-platform rights agreement for the exclusive presentation of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League beginning with the 2018-19 season.

Adventure Time

The adventure never truly ends: A farewell to “Adventure Time”
After 10 seasons of adventure, the world said toodle-oo to the Land of Ooo and bid farewell to Cartoon Network’s longest-running series, “Adventure Time.”

Tyler Moody

Turner Podcast Network launches on Spotify
The Turner Podcast Network is a collection of over 60 audio and video podcasts covering subjects ranging from sports and news to wrap-ups of your favorite Turner shows. Turner’s entire portfolio of leading entertainment, news, kids and sports podcasts are now available on Spotify’s podcast platform. 


Turner International rolls out “Gumball VIP” across international markets
Turner is always looking for the most innovative and creative ways of engaging with our fans. Following a successful trial in the UK, Turner International orchestrated a wider rollout of “Gumball VIP,” which provides an innovative and unique experience, combining linear TV viewing with second screen activity.


CNN files suit against the Trump Administration 
CNN took the White House to court following the revocation of CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta's credentials. CNN dropped the suit after The White House restored his press pass.

The Match: Tiger vs. Phil

“The Match:” Tiger vs. Phil
It was a winner-take-all $9 million match between two golf legends. Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson in a historic 18-hole duel shown live only on PPV  through B/R Live.

The Alienist

Turner nabs Golden Globe nominations for “The Alienist”  
Three cheers for the acclaimed psychological TNT thriller “The Alienist,”as it scored two Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Asian Academy Creative Awards

Turner takes home multiple awards for Cartoon Network and CNN
Cartoon Network and CNN won eight honors at the inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards – the region's version of the International Emmy Awards.


“Ivandoe” wins big at the European Animation Awards
The Cartoon Network original series “The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe” scored four Emile Awards at this year’s European Animation Awards.