Turner Entertainment


Turner buys advisory firm to bolster TBS & TNT

Turner has acquired a business advisory firm, and handed its co-founders a remit to “accelerate the… marketplace transformation” of its cable channels TBS and TNT. The acquisition of BRaVe Ventures will see its founders David Beck and Jesse Redniss taking control of a new business strategy unity, known internally as the Network Strategy and Innovation […]

Turner invests in Mashable

Turner has led a US$15 million funding round in digital media news site Mashable, which plans to use the cash to expand its video output across all platforms – including linear TV. The Series C investment includes a partnership for video production, technology and advertising opportunities between Mashable and Time Warner-owned Turner. Mashable said that it […]

Turner poaches NBC exec, cable team grows

Turner Broadcasting System has poached an NBC drama executive to become a programming chief at TNT, as it sets its cable creative and production teams. NBC VP, drama development Joey Chavez has joined The Last Ship channel TNT as senior VP, original programming, with Thom Hinkle promoted for the same role at sister network TBS. […]

Reilly promotes Bradley at Turner

Kevin Reilly has promoted Deborah Bradley to an executive VP post at Turner Broadcasting System. Bradley (left), previously a senior VP in Turner’s sales team, has been named EVP, networks and programme optimisation, content strategy and commercialisation. In the role she will be responsible for acquisitions, licensing, programme planning, scheduling, operations and inventory management for […]

Reilly to ‘transform’ TBS, TNT with new team

Turner Entertainment boss Kevin Reilly has set out his senior team at the TBS and TNT US cable channels in his first major move since joining Turner last November. Outlining the new structure, the Turner chief said the changes were the first steps in transforming the basic cable channels and “doubling down on original programming”. […]

Ex-Fox chief Reilly lands Turner CCO role

Former Fox network chief Kevin Reilly has joined Turner Broadcasting System as president of cable nets TNT and TBS, and chief creative officer of Turner Entertainment. Reilly (pictured) exited his post as Fox entertainment chairman earlier this year, and was replaced by studio chiefs Dana Waldren and Gary Newman. He had said at the time […]