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TURNER BOARD EXPECTED TO VOTE ON CNN/SI SPORTS CHANNEL
Published February 16, 1996
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is expected to create a 24- hour sports news cable channel by the end of the year, according to Bill Carter in this morning's N.Y. TIMES. A Turner executive said the channel would "combine elements" of both CNN and Sports Illustrated. Turner's board is scheduled to vote on the channel today. The channel, likely to be called CNN/SI, would "not cover any sports events but would be devoted to sports news and information." It would "rely on the sports staff already in place at CNN for the core of its production staff, along with journalists brought in from the magazine." The station would reportedly be based out of Atlanta, and the Turner executive declined to predict how many homes it would reach should it start by the end of the year (N.Y. TIMES, 2/16).