June 18th, 2013

CNN Airport Network Adds New Entertainment and Sports Programming to Lineup

TBS’s CONAN And HBO’s Emmy®-Award Winning Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel To Air In Airports Nationwide

CNN Airport Network, the nation’s preeminent source for on-the-go news and entertainment in the airport industry, announces the addition of new entertainment and sports programming to their compelling TV lineup, with clips from TBS’s CONAN and full-length segments of HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel available to viewers beginning this month. CNN Airport Network is available in 50 major airports nationwide and delivers live daily news from CNN and HLN, original travel features, entertainment programming from HBO®, TBS, TNT and TCM, and live sporting events from premiere sports leagues such as the NBA, MLB and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

Starting this month, CNN Airport Network will air clips of TBS’s hit series CONAN, hosted by Conan O’Brien, which include 3-4 minute daily segments of the most buzz-worthy and entertaining moments from the past week. Additionally, CNN Airport Network will air full length segments of HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, including a program introduction hosted by Gumbel.  Segments will run regularly throughout the week, with multiple airings each weekend.

“We’re thrilled to have marquee brands such as CONAN and HBO’s Real Sports as part of CNN Airport Network, and this addition to our programing lineup continues to highlight the diversity of our offering for travelers in 50 major airports nationwide,” said Debbie Cooper, President of CNN Airport Network.  “CNN Airport Network is dedicated to providing our audience with a wide range of programming that fits the needs and interests of our audience, and we are constantly refreshing our lineup with new genres that busy, on-the-go air travelers find compelling, entertaining and timely.”

CONAN, hosted by Conan O’Brien, premiered in November 2010 on TBS, and has been a hit with TBS’s core audience of young adults, scoring a younger median age than any other late-night talk show. Produced by Conaco LLC, CONAN airs Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. Jeff Ross serves as executive producer of CONAN. The show originates from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios.

Now in its 19th season, Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel is television’s most honored sports journalism program. Real Sports has won the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports Journalism 15 times and has received 25 Sports Emmy Awards overall. It is the only sports program ever honored with the duPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism, having first been recognized in 2005 and again in 2012. In the spring of 2013, Real Sports captured  a George F. Peabody Award, the only sports program honored with a Peabody at the 72nd annual presentation of the world’s oldest electronic media awards.  The series premieres a new edition each month on HBO.

Launched in 1991, CNN Airport Network is the only live satellite-delivered airport programming service specifically designed for the busy traveler. CNN Airport Network delivers live daily news from CNN and HLN, original travel features, entertainment programming from HBO, TBS, TNT and TCM, and live sporting events from premiere sports leagues such as the NBA, MLB and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.

About CNN Airport Network
CNN Airport Network, which is run by Turner Private Networks, Inc., can be seen in more than 2,000 gates and other viewing areas in 50 major U.S. airports, representing more than 469 million passenger enplanements annually. CNN Airport Network delivers national and international news, live breaking news, entertainment, weather, live sports, business and lifestyle features from CNN and other Time Warner properties.

About CNN
CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.

About TBS
TBS is basic cable’s reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features original primetime comedy series like Cougar Town, Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, King of the Nerds, Who Gets the Last Laugh? and the upcoming Ground Floor, The CeeLo Life (working title), Deon Cole’s Black Box, Deal With It, Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host. In late night, TBS is home to the Emmy®-winning series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien, which will be followed by a new series starring Pete Holmes this fall. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago. TBS is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

About HBO
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 114 million subscribers worldwide.  The services offer the most popular subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels.  Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 70 countries.  HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.


Rachelle Savoia                       rachelle.savoia@turner.com                (404) 878-2293