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Turner Broadcasting offering buyouts

NEW YORK - The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-26/turner-broadcasting-offeri
21st Century Fox drops attempt to buy Time Warner; Approves $6B for buying back stock

...buyout offer came out.New York-based Time Warner, which owns the Warner Bros. movie studio and TV channels such as TNT, TBS and HBO, didn't immediately respond to requests for comment about 21st Century Fox's decision.Many analysts had expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-05/21st-century-fox-drops-att
Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dies

...growing up in Florida, largely because of Van Wieren and those TBS broadcasts."Grew up watchin him every night," Jones said...Wieren's talents went beyond baseball. He also called NBA games on TBS and TNT, in addition to stints with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-02/longtime-braves-broadcas
Matt, Jason Childers moved up baseball ranks together

...Once I signed with them, I was extremely tickled and excited," Matt said. "Growing up watching the Braves every day on TBS, it was truly a dream come true."Matt got his second taste in the majors in May 2005 by appearing in three games for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-19/matt-jason-childers-move
TBS benches Braves, going national

...Chip Caray settles into his seat in the TBS booth, preparing to call another Atlanta...him. And this is actually a warmup for TBS' new game. The cable channel that was...going national with the national pastime. TBS will have exclusive coverage of all four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/30/bas_145671.shtml
Baseball
TBS trying to shed its one-team image

ATLANTA --- For years, TBS billed the Atlanta Braves as America's Team. No more. Now TBS wants to be America's Network. After several years of cutting back its ties to the Braves, TBS begins a seven-year contract of national weekly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/04/bas_193558.shtml
Baseball
TBS alters announcing lineup

ATLANTA - The 2007 Atlanta Braves TBS TV crew will include a limited presence by Skip Caray and none by Pete Van Wieren, a TBS official confirmed Tuesday. Caray and Van...that Van Wieren will not be part of the TBS crew and Caray will work only 10 games...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/20/bra_109245.shtml
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TBS signs agreement for more reality shows

...ATLANTA - More reality comedies are coming to TBS, which plans to boost its new image as...undisclosed number of reality sitcom pilots. TBS ventured into reality shows this summer...executive vice president in charge of both TBS and TNT for Turner Broadcasting System...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/19/tel_431751.shtml
Television
TBS bumps Caray and Van Wieren in favor of Simpson and Sutton

...Caray and Pete Van Wieren won't be part of TBS' coverage of the Atlanta Braves at the...years, will be in the booth for 90 games on TBS. Caray and Van Wieren, entering their...only 6.5 million homes. By comparison, TBS can been seen in 87 million homes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/26/bra_474344.shtml
Braves
TBS, Turner South retain Braves announcers

ATLANTA -- TBS Superstation and Turner South announced Tuesday...agreed to multi-year contract extensions. TBS averaged a 1.4 rating for the 2002 season...matching the 2001's ratings for 90 games. TBS has televised Braves games for 30 consecutive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/13/bra_358129.shtml
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