TNT Africa

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Turner Network Television
LaunchedSeptember 17, 1993; 25 years ago (1993-09-17) (As Turner Classic Movies) September 21, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-09-21) (As Turner Network Television)
Owned byTurner Broadcasting System Europe
Picture format16:9, 576i (SDTV) (TCM Africa)
4:3, 576i (SDTV) (TCM MENA)
LanguageEnglish (Arabic subtitles on TCM MENA are optional)
Broadcast areaArab world and Africa
HeadquartersTurner House,
Great Marlborough Street,
London, United Kingdom
Formerly calledTNT Classic Movies (1993-1999) Turner Classic Movies
ReplacedTurner Classic Movies
Sister channel(s)Boomerang
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Arabic
Cartoon Network Hindi
CNN International
HLN
Availability
Satellite
beIN (MENA)Channel 63 (SD)
DStvChannel 137

Turner Network Television (TNT) is a digital television channel featuring blockbuster movies with a mix of TCM in its line-up for modern viewers, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. film libraries, which include many MGM, United Artists, RKO and Warner Bros. titles. This version of the channel is available in Africa and the Arab world. In the Arab world, TCM has a unique schedule, it broadcasts in 4:3, and Arabic subtitles are optional.

TCM MENA started broadcasting on January 1, 2016, the date when it separated from TCM Africa and became an independent feed.

Turner Classic Movies Middle East is exclusively available on beIN Channels Network in the Arab world.[1]

Turner Network Television Africa is exclusively available on DStv and Black in Africa.

History[edit]

The African website name is TCMAfrica.com which launched in 2010.

Turner Classic Movies Africa switch to 16:9 Widescreen on 15 November 2015.

On December 27, 2015, Turner Classic Movies stopped broadcasting on OSN and moved to beIN in the Arab world. This was the result of an agreement between Turner Broadcasting System Europe and beIN which moved all Turner-owned pay TV channels to that satellite TV operator, including TCM, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang. On January 1, 2016, TCM MEA split into TCM Africa and TCM MENA. On September 21, 2018 TCM rebranded into TNT with this version being a movie channel carrying a bit of TCM in its line-up for a modern audience across Africa on DStv and Black.

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