Turner Sports’ CES Programming Highlights
Turner Sports’ Full Day of Thursday Programming Highlighted by Second Annual Sports Business Innovation Panel Discussions, ELEAGUE Showcase & Inside the NBA Live from Las Vegas
For the second consecutive year, Turner Sports had a major presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, kicking off with a comprehensive day of programming on Thursday that showcased the association between several of Turner’s most successful and well-known sports properties with the technology and distribution innovations that make Turner an industry leader.
The day’s programming began with the second annual Sports Business Innovation presented by Turner Sports – discussion panels highlighting a variety of topics all centered around how technology and innovations are driving evolution across the sports industry. Perspective and expertise were shared by a lengthy list of notable guests including NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert, 11-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh, 2015 NBA All-Star Draymond Green and 2016 World Series Champion Dexter Fowler, among others.
A video highlights recap from the Sports Business Innovation panels can be found by clicking here. A photo gallery is available here.
Turner’s ELEAGUE, which had a banner first year since its launch in March 2016, was featured on an SBI panel and presented a special one-hour “ELEAGUE Major” Preview Show, in which the first series of matchups for the ELEAGUE Major were announced. The ELEAGUE Major is coming to Atlanta later this month including the playoff rounds held at historic Fox Theatre.
TNT’s Hall of Fame studio show Inside the NBA was also on-site for live pregame, halftime and postgame coverage around the network’s doubleheader. The Sports Emmy Award-winning team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal checked out several products displayed across CES while adding their signature personality and basketball analysis to the festivities throughout the night.
It was another landmark day for Turner Sports at CES, but the fun isn’t over yet. On Saturday, ELEAGUE will partner with the FIA Formula E Championship for its Las Vegas eRace, with coverage available via Twitch from 3-5 p.m. PT.
*(L-R) Lenny Daniels, President, Turner Sports; Ernie Johnson, Sports Emmy Award-winning host of TNT’s Inside the NBA; David Levy, President, Turner; Grant Hill, seven-time NBA All-Star and Turner Sports analyst; Dr. Mark Emmert, NCAA President; Sue Bird, WNBA star; and Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner, at today’s second annual Sports Business Innovation at CES presented by Turner Sports.