Top Ten Sports Media Stories of 2023
In a time of year where people are sorta-kinda-not really working in the office, there were still some...
Erin Andrews doesn’t look back fondly on early TBS stint: ‘I was horrific’
“It was just bad, and I appreciate Turner giving me a chance, it obviously led me down a different path."
Jay Wright reportedly joining CBS & Turner Sports college basketball coverage team
Wright retired from Villanova this past April after his fourth Final Four appearance.
Charles Barkley says he won’t join LIV Golf after all: “I’m staying with Turner for the rest of my TV career.”
"In my best interest, and being fair to Turner — because Turner and basketball have given me every single thing in my life — It is best for me to move on and I’m staying with Turner for the rest of my TV career."
Turner announces The Match will be distributed through Warner Bros. Discovery Sports platforms internationally, the first such move there
Outside of the U.S., the June 1 edition of The Match will be available through GolfTV, Eurosport 2, the Eurosport app, and/or Discovery+, depending on region.
First NHL playoffs under ESPN/Turner deal has all games set for big networks despite NBA, but has potential overflow issues
ESPN and Turner will have lots of live playoff sports over the next few weeks, between the NHL and NBA.
Candace Parker on “Title IX: 37 Words That Changed America”: “This is a passion project.”
"I would love to continue to do impactful projects and provide a voice for those whose voices aren't heard as much as they need to be."
House of Highlights Creator League to stream 1v1 finals live from New Orleans around Final Four, with $50,000 on the line
The semifinals and finals of this 12-weekleague will be streamed live from New Orleans on Final Four weekend. The Creator League matchups so far have drawn strong YouTube numbers, both live and after the fact.
CBS/Turner NCAA Tournament coverage emphasizes increased access and fans’ return: “It’s a great time to push the envelope.”
"One of the things that we've been missing most is the access, this ability to get down and bring the fan as close [as possible] to the court."
WarnerMedia exec hints at interest in streaming NBA on HBO Max
Obviously there are details to be worked out here.
WarnerMedia signs eight-year deal with U.S. Soccer for men’s and women’s national team matches across HBO Max, TNT, and TBS
Every match will be streamed on HBO Max, with around half of the 20-plus matches per year also planned to air on TNT or TBS.
Draymond Green signs on with Turner for select Inside the NBA appearances, appearances on other platforms
"I've had an amazing experience working with Turner Sports in recent years and I’m a big believer in the way they entertain and genuinely connect with fans on all levels."