TNT, originally Turner Network Television, is a U.S. basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), which is a part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia, a media corporation that controls a group of cable television networks originated or attained by Ted Turner. Turner Broadcasting introduced TNT channel after it achieved success with its TBS and Cable News Network channels. TNT’s revenue comes primarily through advertising and subscription fees. The channel is consistently ranked among the top 10 cable TV networks in America. This entry presents an overview of the founding of the channel, its programming history, and its expansion into international markets and digital video platforms.


The channel was launched on October 3, 1988. Its inaugural telecast was the first half of Ted Turner’s ...

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