Turner names Hania Poole as GM for B/R Live, SVP for NCAA Digital

Hania Poole (Turner Sports)

Turner announced Monday that Hania Poole has been promoted to general manager for Bleacher Report Live and senior vice president for NCAA Digital.

Poole has oversight of the day-to-day relationship with league partners at the NCAA, and she’s also running digital properties like NCAA March Madness Live and B/R Live, Turner’s recently launched sports streaming service.

At the streaming service, Poole will work with B/R founder and CEO Dave Finocchio and his senior leadership team, running product development, business strategy and operations, content acquisition and marketing efforts.

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B/R Live’s content includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, NBA League Pass games, 65 NCAA Championships, the PGA Championship, National Lacrosse League, The Spring League, World Arm Wrestling League and more.

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“Hania has consistently demonstrated strong business and product acumen and exemplary leadership abilities throughout her career at Turner,” said Matt Hong, chief operating officer at Turner Sports, in a statement. “She is uniquely qualified to leverage the success she has had growing NCAA Digital, and the highly acclaimed March Madness Live, to additionally lead Turner Sports’ and Bleacher Report’s new live sports OTT offering, B/R Live.”

Before joining Turner Sports, Poole was a senior product manager in Turner’s new product development group, in which she helped launch PlayOn! Sports, a livestreaming platform for high school and college sports.