Sophia Karteris is vice president of programming for TBS and TNT. In this position, she is responsible for administering and scheduling the networks’ programming assets relative to VOD and other non-linear platforms and in keeping with each network’s brand. Karteris is based in Atlanta and reports to Kenneth Schwab, senior vice president of programming for TBS and TNT.
Karteris most recently served as vice president of programming for Turner South, where she was responsible for all program planning, acquisitions and scheduling for the network. She joined the company in 1988, working her way up through the ranks of the TBS programming department and ultimately being responsible for operations and programming original series, sports, specials and kids.
Karteris graduated from North Carolina State University with bachelor’s degrees in communication and public relations. She was recently accepted to the prestigious Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, designed to elevate women leaders in the cable and telecommunications industry.
TBS is television’s “very funny” network, serving as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends; original comedy series, like the upcoming scripted comedies My Boys and 10 Items or Less; specials and special events, like The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, for which TBS serves as title sponsor; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.
Turner Network Television (TNT), television’s destination for drama and one of cable’s top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the detective drama series The Closer, starring Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and this summer’s eagerly anticipated anthology series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.