TBS, TNT, truTV To Simulcast 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards
June 8, 2015 at 12:46 PM (PT)
TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM's TBS, TNT and TRUTV has forged a multi-year deal with iHEARTMEDIA for the three networks to be the new television home for the iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS, which will also be broadcast live on iHEARTMEDIA radio stations nationwide and across corresponding digital platforms. Last year's show was telecast on NBC (NET NEWS 3/30)
The iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS is one of many major live events set to air on the TURNER networks next spring. The show is set to take place SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2016, airing between TBS' exclusive coverage of the NCAA DIVISION MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL FOUR on APRIL 2nd and its first-ever telecast of the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME on APRIL 4th. Also slated for spring 2016 are the NBA PLAYOFFS, with TNT televising more games than any other network.
"The iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS has quickly established itself as a unique live event – an awards show for the digital age that brings together millions of music fans globally," said TURNER ENTERTAINMENT Chief Creative Officer KEVIN REILLY Kevin Reilly. "This multi-platform celebration will complement a spring packed with big live event music, entertainment and sports programming across our networks. The iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS programmed between TURNER’s exclusive coverage of the FINAL FOUR and NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP will make for an incredible weekend for sports and music fans alike."
"The iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS is a true celebration of the music and artists we play for our 245 million monthly radio listeners across the country on our radio stations and on the iHEARTRADIO app," said iHEARTMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES President JOHN SYKES. "Now that we have an established track record of success with the awards show, partnering with TURNER BROADCASTING allows us to extend our reach to their tens of millions of viewers on TNT, TBS and TRUTV, making this a massive multi-platform event."