TNT (American TV network)

TNT (originally an abbreviation for Turner Network Television) is an American basic cable television channel owned by the Warner Bros. Discovery Networks unit of Warner Bros. Discovery that launched on October 3, 1988.[1] TNT's original purpose was to air classic films and television series to which Turner Broadcasting maintained spillover rights through its sister station TBS. Since June 2001, the network has shifted its focus to dramatic television series and feature films, along with some sporting events (including NBA, NHL, the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament and professional wrestling show AEW Rampage), as TBS shifted its focus to comedic programming.

CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Spanish (via SAP audio track)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
ParentWarner Bros. Discovery Networks
Key people
  • Casey Bloys (President, TBS/TNT/TruTV)
  • Sam Linsky (Co-President, Original Programming)
  • Adrienne O'Riain (Co-President, Original Programming)
Sister channels
LaunchedOctober 3, 1988; 34 years ago (1988-10-03)
Closed18 August 2012 (Turkey)
Former namesTurner Network Television (1988–1995)
WebcastWatch Live (U.S. pay-TV subscribers only; 10 minute free trial)

As of September 2018, TNT was received by approximately 89.573 million households that subscribe to a subscription television service throughout the United States.[2]

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