Turner Classic Movies (Asia)

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For more information on the international TCM, see Turner Classic Movies. Or the British version, see Turner Classic Movies.

Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies
Launched 6 October 1994[1]
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific
Time Warner
Picture format 576i (4:3;16:9)
Country Australia
Singapore
Indonesia
Philippines
Hong Kong
Language English
Broadcast area Australia, India, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam
Formerly called TNT (prior to 2 April 2000)
Sister channel(s) Cartoon Network, Boomerang
Website turnerclassicmoviesasia.com
Availability
Satellite
Foxtel Channel 428
Austar Channel 428
SKY Network Television Channel 24
TrueVisions Channel 243
Indovision Channel TBA
Tata Sky Channel 357
Cignal Digital TV Channel TBA
Cable
Foxtel Channel 417
Austar Channel 417
Optus Channel 417
Neighbourhood Cable Channel 35
TransACT Channel 15
TelstraClear InHomeTV Channel 24
StarHub TV Channel 616
SkyCable Channel 105 (Digital)
Destiny Cable Channel 42
Cablelink Channel 204
Cable TV Hong Kong Channel 47
Parasat Cable TV Channel 57
IPTV
Now TV Channel 119

Turner Classic Movies is a digital television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. film libraries, which include many MGM, United Artists, RKO and Warner Bros. titles, mainly classic films (e.g. The Wizard of Oz or Citizen Kane). It is the Asian iteration of the US TCM.

History[edit]

The channel was launched (as TNT) in October 1994. TCM & Cartoon Network (formerly TNT & Cartoon Network) was a time shared satellite channel that aired TCM from 21:00 CET to 6:00 CET (from 20:00 GMT to 5:00 GMT) and IST respectively and Cartoon Network the remaining time, mainly for analogue cable systems across Europe and India, although it was originally targeted at the Republic of Ireland, India and the United Kingdom. It was formerly free-to-air, but is now carried encrypted and provided only to cable companies and on some commercial satellite systems. It was one of the three movie channels available on Foxtel, and Austar in Australia. TCM and Cartoon Network became two separate channels operating in Europe and the Indian Subcontinent in 1999.

In April 2000 the channel was rebranded as Turner Classic Movies.[2]

In India, this channel was exclusively available on Dish TV until 15 March 2009. Now it is available on IN Digital Cable from the Hinduja Group and from 31 August 2009, on Tata Sky. The channel has been discontinued on Tata Sky from 15 September 2012.

From 1 July 2011, TCM began offering movies to Australia & New Zealand audiences in 16:9 widescreen.[3]

Examples of films seen on TCM[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ D. Goll, Sally (6 October 1994). Media and Marketing. "Turner Brings Fred Flintstone to Asia --- Broadcaster Launches Movie And Cartoon Network in Booming Market". The Asian Wall Street Journal. p. 7. 
  2. ^ "HBO movie channel to start from March 15 – TNT to go classical". The Times of India. 14 March 2000. 
  3. ^ "Mediaweek Australia – Sub TV". 'Mediaweek'. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 

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