TNT Launches Broadband Channel on NBA.com on Nov. 17 to Give Fans ’Overtime’ Access
November 16, 2005, Turner Network Television (TNT), home of exclusive Thursday night NBA doubleheader coverage, announced today the upcoming launch of an online video channel that will offer exclusive basketball broadband content throughout the 2005-06 season. The channel, TNT OverTime, will launch Nov. 17 on NBA TV Broadband on NBA.com; coinciding with the network’s doubleheader coverage of the Washington Wizards @ Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the Houston Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs.
“Our unique courtside and in-studio talent is the key differentiator that sets us apart and makes our NBA programming so distinctive,” said David Levy, president of Turner Sports. “With TNT OverTime, we’ve harnessed the power of our talent and placed it online to bring fans the announcers they love to watch 24-hours a day, seven days a week.”
TNT OverTime on NBA TV Broadband will include a seven-day rotation of unique broadband features showcasing the network’s marquee basketball announcers, including the Inside the NBA studio team of Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Reggie Miller, Magic Johnson and Ernie Johnson; game analysts Doug Collins, Steve Kerr and John Thompson; and sideline reporters David Aldridge, Craig Sager and Cheryl Miller. The online rotating calendar of content will include:
Collins & Kerr Game-day: Analysts Doug Collins and Steve Kerr take a closer look at the night’s match-up.
TNT Courtside Report: TNT NBA sideline reporters provide game-day shoot around interviews.
Inside the NBA Instant Replay: Replay of the Inside the NBA from the previous night.
Sat & Sun
NBA Planet: TNT original features of stories about NBA players from around the world.
Timeout with Thompson: Analyst John Thompson goes one-on-one with the league’s playmakers.
Miller & Miller: The brother and sister act of Reggie and Cheryl Miller get personal with NBA families.
Kenny & Charles Sound-off: Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley sound off on a variety of hot topics.
David Aldridge: NBA Insider: David Aldridge gives the scoop on happenings around the league.
Ernie’s Open House: Inside the NBA studio host Ernie Johnson files reports with his home Web cam.
Click on link below to view video from TNT OverTime.
The video channel will be found exclusively on NBA.com, and will be also be accessible via a link found on TNT.tv. All broadband video segments will be archived on the site’s library throughout the regular season.
Turner Sports, Inc., a Time Warner company, presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide and is a leader in televised sports programming. With events airing on three networks - TBS, TNT and Turner South - Turner Sports’ line-up includes the NBA, NASCAR and NASCAR.COM, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Thrashers hockey, Atlanta Hawks basketball, college football, professional golf and PGA.com.
Turner Network Television (TNT), television’s destination for drama and one of cable’s top-rated networks, offers original movies and limited series, including Into the West, an epic six-week television event from DreamWorks Television and master storyteller and executive producer Steven Spielberg; original recurring series, including the detective drama The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, and the crime thriller Wanted, with Gary Cole; powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed, Judging Amy and Angel; broadcast premiere movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.
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