Turner Broadcasting's TBS and TNT unit has started a business strategy unit aimed at building new businesses in a changing media environment that will be headed by David Beck and Jesse Redniss, founding partners of BRaVe Ventures, a media technology advisory and investment firm.
Turner has acquired BRaVe’s advisory business, which has been working with TNT and TBS to help launch the eSports league ELeague, develop Turner Ignite—an ad sales data tool—and Launchpad, which optimizes social media.
Beck becomes chief strategy and venture officer for TBS and TNT. Redniss will be chief innovation officer. Both report to Kevin Reilly, president of TBS and TNT and chief creative officer for Turner Entertainment.