Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System could be interested in buying the Travel Channel from Cox Communications if the cable operator decides to sell it -- after it is done shedding its stake
in Discovery Networks.
Turner, which currently owns TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and Court TV, would "take a look" at Travel, says Mark Lazarus, president of Turner Entertainment Group. But much depends on terms of programming and other contracts between Travel and business partners. It would only be "natural," he says, to review Travel if it were to become available. Cox is acquiring Travel as part of a $1.3 billion sale of its 25% stake in Discovery to John Malone, chairman of Liberty Media.