/// Turner Adds Digital Streaming to Its Programming Plans

May 15, 2013  |  Media Week

True to its word, Turner unveiled a solid slate of scripted and unscripted shows at its upfront presentation on Wednesday morning, as well as a major digital initiative: TNT and TBS will stream live content to the networks' websites and by way of newly launched tablet and mobile apps. The streams will be authenticated, as part of parent company Time Warner's much-evangelized initiative, TV Everywhere. TNT's scripted slate added a third title with an odd couple joined by fate and an ampersand: King & Maxwell (not to be confused with Franklin & Bash or Rizzoli & Isles), as well as a new show from Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, Lost Angels. The network's reality shows looked a lot like its scripted fare, especially police show Boston's Finest. Dwayne Johnson will star in unscripted series Hero, as well. The presentation started off with Turner boss Steve Koonin doing his usual shtick by joking around with the audience. This year, the generously-proportioned exec ran backstage and then appeared to back flip, breakdance, unicycle and juggle in an effort to impress ad buyers as body doubles emerged in padding and white wigs.

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Turner Adds Digital Streaming to Its Programming Plans

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