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ESPN gears up for final NASCAR race after sport's long run on network

...to expand from its regional roots.Despite years of success, NASCAR will switch to Fox Sports and NBC next year. That means TNT, which ended its broadcast season at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 13, and ESPN are done. ESPN's final race is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-12/espn-gears-final-nascar-ra
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
Alliance wants seat at NASCAR table

Last Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was the final broadcast for cable's TNT, and it marked the end of Turner Broadcasting's 32-year partnership with NASCAR.ESPN will start its final laps with the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-16/alliance-wants-seat-nascar
21st Century Fox drops attempt to buy Time Warner; Approves $6B for buying back stock

...news of 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-05/21st-century-fox-drops-att
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers to play Heat in Miami on Christmas Day

...Bulls.The regular season doesn't resume until the following Thursday, two days later than usual, with a doubleheader on TNT.The three-game opening night closes with Houston visiting the Lakers, which should feature Kobe Bryant's return from an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-08-13/lebron-james-cleveland-cavali
Longtime Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dies

...friend and pillar of the Braves family."Van 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, NHL's Atlanta Flames and Big Ten Conference football.In 2010, he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-02/longtime-braves-broadcas
TNT hires a pair of Packers as announcers

...the other will be doing NFL games for TNT next season, along with former Packers...because of a back injury. On Tuesday, TNT said it had hired the two ex-Packers to...He has done some guest appearances on the TNT pregame show, "Pro Football Tonight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/07/oth_207908.shtml
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TNT's formula for viewers: Skate & plates

PASADENA, Calif. -- The TNT cable network is making a bid for more...Except for five hours of weekend coverage, TNT's Olympics package runs from 1 p.m...about 45 minutes each weekday afternoon, TNT will present The Cutting Edge, a talk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/20/oth_220937.shtml
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TNT lands cable rights to British Open

TNT acquired the cable TV rights to air the British...attempt to forge marketing relationships." TNT's package is for 28 hours of tournament coverage...British Open action only on Thursday and Friday, TNT is adding two hours each on Saturday and Sunday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/09/gol_357383.shtml
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NBC, TNT have tough act to follow with NASCAR

...viewers new to the sport. Still, NBC and TNT have (mostly) a tough act to follow as...portion of the NASCAR package. NBC and TNT take over starting with the July 7 race...busy at Wimbledon again, announcing for TNT - which starts match coverage Monday at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/22/oth_314649.shtml
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