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Turner Broadcasting System

Turner Broadcasting System
Company nameTurner Broadcasting System
Company typeSubsidiary
Cable Television
Interactive Media
Founder(s)Ted Turner
HeadquartersCNN Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Key peoplePhilip I. Kent (Chairman and CEO)
ParentIndependent (1970 � 1996)
Time Warner (1996 � present)
Cartoon Network

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Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (often abbreviated TBS Networks, TBS, Inc. or simply Turner) is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started and acquired by Robert Edward "Ted" Turner starting in the mid-1970s. The company has its headquarters in the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This would be Time Warner's second foray into cable broadcasting, after owning the Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company through Warner Communications before selling it to MTV Networks in 1987.

The company's current assets include CNN, HLN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, truTV, and Turner Classic Movies.

TBS, Inc. merged with Time Warner on October 10, 1996, and now operates as a semi-autonomous unit of Time Warner. The current chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting is Philip I. Kent.

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