CNN Airport

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CNN Airport
CNN Airport Network logo
Launched January 20, 1992
Owned by Turner Private Networks (Turner Broadcasting System
(Time Warner))
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Available in select airports
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Formerly called CNN Airport Network (1992–2010)
Sister channel(s) CNN
CNN en Español
CNN International
Website Official website
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CNN Airport logo from launch.

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,[1] and officially debuted on January 20, 1992 as the CNN Airport Network,[2] and is currently shown in 47 airports in the United States, on televisions located in gate and boarding areas.


CNN Airport Network airs in 47 airports across the United States. CNN Airport alternates between live CNN and HLN programming; it also airs additional weather, business and travel segments designed for air travelers. CNN Airport also airs full-length live NFL games, including playoffs and the Super Bowl; full-length NBA games including playoffs; select full-length games from the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament; and select full-length MLB post-season games.

CNN Airport broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with around-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.


CNN Airport Network control room at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

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