Turner Broadcasting System Europe

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Turner Broadcasting System Europe
Type Subsidiary of Time Warner
Industry Entertainment
Headquarters Turner House
, United Kingdom
Owner(s) Turner Broadcasting System
Parent Time Warner
Divisions Cartoon Network (Europe)
TCM Nordic
Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe
Cartoon Network (Nordic)
Website http://europe.turnerinfo.com

Turner Broadcasting System Europe is the company managing the collection of cable networks around Europe.

Turner Broadcasting System Europe operates the following brands: CNN International, Boomerang, TCM, TNT Film, Cartoon Network and Boing. The availability of these brands depends on what country in Europe the viewer is from. The most available brands include CNN and TCM.

Involvement in Freeview[edit]

There were plans to launch a timeshare channel containing Boomerang, CNN International and TCM, on the digital terrestrial free-to-air platform Freeview at launch in October 2002.[1] Negotiations with Crown Castle UK broke down in 2003. CBM TV was due to replace the planned channel from Turner.[2]

Technical faults and interruptions[edit]

On July 27, 2006 in the UK, Cartoon Network, TCM, Boomerang, Toonami, Boomerang +1 and CN Too have been suffered a major technical fault due to a power cut in Soho, London. This was due to the energy supplier EDF cutting power from different parts of Soho one at a time for four hours, purposely, due to the inability as the 2006 European heat wave had hit Turner Broadcasting System Europe. The power cut caused a mix up of channels (i.e. Cartoon Network being broadcast on Boomerang and Toonami, with Boomerang being broadcast on CN Too). Boomerang +1 was off air for some time, while TCM, reverted between TCM France and other programming during the times it was able to provide a service. TCM 2 didn't have a power cut because of its downtimes of timesharing. Most advertising was suspended and several of the channel websites were offline also.


Defunct channels[edit]


  1. ^ Wilkes, Neil (2002-10-30). "Freeview goes live". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  2. ^ Gibson, Owen (2003-05-07). "CBM fills breach after Turner talks collapse". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 

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