Willkie Advises Turner Broadcasting in Acquisition of Leading Digital Sports Property

August 7, 2012

Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquires Bleacher Report, one of the fastest growing sports media websites in the United States.

On August 6, Willkie client Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. announced it has acquired Bleacher Report (B/R), one of the fastest growing sports media websites in the United States. San Francisco-based B/R, which operates bleacherreport.com, will now function as part of the Turner Sports division. With a monthly audience of more than 10 million unique visitors and an editorial team that leads more than 2,000 core contributors, B/R is the Web's leading publisher of original and entertaining sports content. Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming. Turner Broadcasting is a Time Warner company. The deal was handled by partners William Gump, Thomas Mark and Christopher Peters; special counsel Kim Walker and Jonathan Konoff and associates Theodore Neos, Jonathan Scott, Jordan Messinger, Jennifer Long, Meghan Hungate and Meredith Levy.