ENGLAND > Turner Broadcasting to set up HQ in London

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Atlanta(USA) based Turner Broadcasting is planning to open “Digital Ventures and Innovation” unit headquarter in London by January 1,2017. Through this, Turner Broadcasting’s looks to expand the existing portfolio of international products and services on the web, for smart phones, games, apps or over-the-top (OTT) services. The company also aims to identify new opportunities and explore engagement in those new areas, through technological product innovation and/or acquisitions.

The company will also look to ramp up “non-linear” ad sales business (any form of advertising outside of traditional TV ads). The new headquarter will focus on operations across the main regions outside of the U.S. (Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America) with the staff for the new unit spreading across those countries.

About Turner Broadcasting System (TBS)

Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner, which shares its name with the channel. TBS originated as a broadcast television station in Atlanta, Georgia and the station first signed on the air on September 1, 1967, as WJRJ-TV.

TBS carries a variety of programming, with a focus on comedy, along with some sports events, including Major League Baseball and portions of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.

As of February 2015, TBS is available to approximately 96.5 million pay television households (82.9% of households with at least one television set) in the United States.