Upfronts 2010: TBS, TNT, TruTV Wrap Sales

Turner Broadcasting announced completion of upfront ad sales for the three cable entertainment networks, with sources putting price increases in the 9%-plus range.
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Turner Broadcasting said June 15 that it has completed upfront sales
for its cable entertainment networks TBS, TNT and TruTV.

The announcement follows the swift completion of negotiations between
ad buyers and the broadcast networks. After the recession led to price
rollbacks last year, this year the market seems to have quickly
established a norm of price increases between 5% and 9%. Turner, always
aggressive in pricing, was on the high end of that, sources said.

"We
experienced very strong demand for our inventory," said David Levy,
president of sales, distribution and sports, Turner Broadcasting System,
in a statement. Levy added that "it's still early to share details, but
we're seeing strength within Adult Swim and Cartoon Network, as well as
news with CNN. These networks are all in a strong position to garner
their fair share of Upfront commitments."‬

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