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David Levy is the co-CEO of Horizon Sports & Experiences. He was previously the founder of Back Nine Ventures, LLC, a sports consulting and investing firm, and the President of Turner, where he oversaw the company’s leading portfolio of domestic entertainment, kids and young adult networks and businesses, including TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, truTV and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Levy took on executive oversight for increased investment in original premium content across the portfolio, contributing to 33 Emmy Award nominations for Turner in one year.
Additionally, he led advertising sales strategy and operations, affiliate sales, programming acquisitions, marketing promotion, interactive television and technology business development for the domestic Turner businesses, as well as CNN and HLN’s ad sales and affiliate sales and Turner Sports’ programming acquisitions, production, marketing, league relations and sports ad sales.
Levy assumed leadership of Turner Sports in 2003 and had numerous accomplishments, including deepening and expanding Turner's media rights and defining the division via its association with premium sports content, brands, and events, including the NBA, Major League Baseball, PGA Tour, and orchestrating a landmark deal with the NCAA for Division 1 men's Basketball Championship (March Madness). Levy also led a significant expansion in digital media and new businesses designed to grow Turner's portfolio, including spearheading Turner's efforts in acquiring the Bleacher Report and the launch of Turner's first U.S. domestic subscription video-on- demand (SVOD) services.
Prior to serving as President of Turner, Levy was President of Sales, Distribution and Sports for the company. Under his leadership, the Turner ad sales division was consistently recognized as the leading television and digital sales organization. Clients acknowledged the division for its creativity in developing innovative and integrated sponsorship ideas across Turner’s vast portfolio of television, digital and mobile platforms that further drive value and exposure for advertising partners.
Levy, who has received numerous awards for his professional achievements during his career, was elected to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2012.
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