Turner Classic Movies (Asia)
|Turner Classic Movies|
|Launched||6 October 1994|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific
|Picture format||576i (4:3;16:9)|
|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|
|SKY Network Television||Channel 24|
|Tata Sky||Channel 357|
|Cignal Digital TV||Channel TBA|
|Neighbourhood Cable||Channel 35|
|TelstraClear InHomeTV||Channel 24|
|StarHub TV||Channel 616|
|SkyCable||Channel 105 (Digital)|
|Destiny Cable||Channel 42|
|Cable TV Hong Kong||Channel 47|
|Parasat Cable TV||Channel 57|
|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.
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.
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.
Examples of films seen on TCM
- Cool Hand Luke
- Auntie Mame
- Gone with the Wind
- Singin' in the Rain
- Ocean's 11
- The Bad and the Beautiful
- 36 Hours
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- The Alphabet Murders
- Sunday in New York
- The Man with the Golden Arm
- Get Carter
- Doctor Zhivago
- The Wizard of Oz
- Easter Parade
- The Appointment
- A Streetcar Named Desire
- The Three Musketeers
- Thin Man
- Goodbye, Mr. Chips
- Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
- Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
- Viva Las Vegas
- East Side, West Side
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- The Searchers
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- "HBO movie channel to start from March 15 – TNT to go classical". The Times of India. 14 March 2000.
- "Mediaweek Australia – Sub TV". 'Mediaweek'. Retrieved 4 July 2011.