|Launched||January 20, 1992|
|Owned by||Turner Private Networks (Turner Broadcasting System
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||Available in select airports|
|Headquarters||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Formerly called||CNN Airport Network (1992–2010)|
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|Private Video||G-14 / 4040 H
CNN Airport is a satellite television network that is owned by Turner Private Networks, a subsidiary of the Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner. The service broadcasts general news, weather, stock market updates, entertainment, and travel content to airports across North America. The founding management was led by Jon Petrovich and Scott Weiss. Deborah Cooper was the inaugural vice president/general manager, and continues in the role today.
The network originally was test launched from June 3 to July 14, 1991 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport and O'Hare International Airport, and officially debuted on January 20, 1992 as the CNN Airport Network, and is currently shown in 49 airports in the United States, on televisions located in gate and boarding areas.
CNN Airport alternates between live simulcasts of CNN and HLN programming. It also airs additional weather, business and travel segments, such as airport delays, in its programming. CNN Airport also airs select live sports programming from the NFL and the NBA.
CNN Airport broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with round-the-clock technical and editorial staffing. Because it broadcasts in public waiting areas, CNN Airport will not air graphic video coverage of commercial air accidents or incidents, unless the incident involves a national emergency or threat to security. CNN Airport also screens out material that is either sexually explicit or portrays graphic violence. During these segments, a flash cut to a weather map will occur.
CNN Airport does carry advertisements, but does not accept advertisements from any airline, to ensure that ads for one airline are not shown in another's gate area.