Ted Turner Inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia
PwC US today announced that Ted Turner will be inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia at the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) 2014 Georgia Technology Summit on March 26, 2014 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.
Ted Turner changed the landscape of media and entertainment by combining technology with content. In 1980, he launched the Cable News Network (CNN), whose global headquarters is located in Downtown Atlanta. CNN was the first 24-hour cable news channel which delivered news in real-time, helping to pave the way for the social media explosion which occurred decades later. Following the success of CNN, Turner Broadcasting System continued to grow and expand its reach in a number of ways, including CNN Radio, CNN International and CNN.com.
Prior to CNN, he created TBS Superstation, the first ‘super-station’ using satellite technology to carry its signal nationwide. Turner used the microwave transmitters to relay his signal to cable operators in rural areas across the nation and found a ready audience for his programming.
“Ted Turner is one of the world’s most renowned businessmen and his lasting impact on the way we receive our news in real-time set the stage for continued innovation within the technology and media space,” said Reggie Walker, Greater Atlanta Market Managing Partner for PwC. ”With countless achievements throughout his career, Mr. Turner’s legacy continues to have a significant influence on the media and entertainment industry. In addition, Mr. Turner was instrumental in the revival of Atlanta’s downtown by bringing CNN’s global headquarters to our own backyard. He embodies the essence of innovation and leadership, and we are honored to welcome him to the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia.”