TBS and TNT will no longer air the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards, one of Hollywood’s biggest award shows. It marks one of the latest changes in Turner-owned television programming, as they are under fire by the Discovery/Warner Bros. merger. This ends SAG being shown on the stations after 25 years.
In a statement made by SAG-AFTRA, “SAG Awards is engaged in discussions with Warner Bros. Discovery as well as other networks and streamers regarding the broadcast rights to the show. While the TNT Network has advised us that they do not expect to conclude a new licensing agreement with the SAG Awards prior to the expiration of the exclusive negotiating window, we are exploring multiple other options. Engaging in negotiations for the broadcast of the show is not unusual and has occurred several times over the history of the SAG Awards. This is no different. These discussions will continue as they normally are done and will not be conducted in the public eye. As such, we have no further comment at this time.”
The SAG awards first aired on NBC in 1995, but has been aired by TBS and TNT since 1998. It has not been confirmed where the award show will be aired next.
Source: The Wall Street Journal via Variety