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Can anyone talk about when TBS used Turner Time (shows started at :05 and :35 past the hour)? How did that come about, and how come that's been dropped?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 01:56, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

Confusing sentence[edit]

The sentence (added by Azumanga1 in the Revision as of 17:49, 31 December 2005) is "Viewers in Canada receive the WTBS feed instead of the national TBS feed, due to WTBS's superstation status, which treats them like terrestrial channels in Canada." I can't figure out what this sentence means. The only plural noun preceding the word "them" is "viewers." Therefore, the sentence seems to say that "...WTBS's superstation status treats viewers in Canada like terrestrial stations in Canada." I can't imagine that this is correct.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 15:00, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

He means that wpch-tv is used in place of Tbs in Canada. (Now where,oh where might Sinebot be?) 03:28, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Time slots[edit]

I'm not sure if they still do this .. but I remember growing up that TBS started programs at five minutes past the hour or half hour. Like, instead of starting at 4 p.m., it would start at 4:05. I think it would be cool to add something about this and why it took place. :) Syfymichael 17:38, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

OK, I did some research and added a section in about Turner Time. :) Syfymichael 23:10, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Contrary to the article, they still do this, sort of. It's not shown in the listings as such, but my DVR invariably loses the tail end of anything I try to record on TBS, it's really annoying. No other channel has this problem that I've seen. Lurlock 18:15, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

New Baseball Agreement[edit]

TBS just announced a new agreement. Braves games are being phased out, and Division Series games are coming in. I don't know the details but the sports section needs to be updated.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 03:39, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Can you please put your signature when you are done making a comment on an article discussion pages so people will know who is making that comment on the discussion pages-- 08:20, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

who ever is in charge over there should get thier head out of thier a** and put the Braves back on. It was for someof us the only reason we would tune in to the superstation since WCW left now the Braves are gone too. Now thats just going to far. Now living down here in Texas I have to go on line just to keep up with the scores, now I know I'm not the only one thats fealing the abscence of our beloved braves across the whole U.S.; so do the right thing and put them back on, we really don't care if you want to show someone different say like on a Saturday or maybe even a Thursday. The Braves and TBS just go together. Its a shame when I'm reduced to watching Astros game.


Stacey(MADD AS HELL)Lee Beaumont, Texas by way of Alabama70.135.3.115 (talk) 21:17, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Kids Shows[edit]

Can anyone confirm or deniy this? If not, this section needs to be removed.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 21:58, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

It said on my digital cable information guide that they did air "Captain Planet" on Saturday mornings as well as a program called Feed Your Mind. (My digital cable information guide is never wrong, you know. Not like psychic, but you get the idea). And put your Signature after a comment, like67.34.215.167 said. Thank you. 14:43, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

TBS Petition Site[edit]

The TBS petition which is linked to directly in the article is commonly sent through, hence the reason why I added that as an external link. In fact, a few Mondays past, an Arkansas radio stadion used as the portal to direct people in order to go to the petition. Hence, I think we should add this link.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 05:46, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

"Very funny?"[edit]

Has there been any controversy over TBS's new catchphrase, "Very Funny," when they have repeatedly shown movies such as Aliens, Starship Troopers, and The Grudge that clearly are neither comedies nor appropriate for typical family viewing material. It doesn't bother me in particular (the first two films listed are in my DVD collection), but I find it silly when you see a TBS station ID claiming that the station shows comedies and then "We now return to Aliens, here on TBS." Does anyone else know what I mean? PowderedToastMan 03:31, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, but that refers to the comedies they air. Oh, and they abandoned that when the name was changed. 14:30, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

"Peachtree TV?"[edit]

When i watched the network recently,it said that the network changed its name to Peachtree TV. How come Wikipedia has no info on this? Should I edit it in? 00:09, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Local commercials[edit]

Didn't see anything in the article about the fact that TBS still airs commercials for local businesses in the Atlanta area even though it's broadcast nationwide. Kind of weird seeing an ad for a local business that you'd have to drive halfway across the country to visit... Lurlock 18:20, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Buttocks censorship[edit]

I removed an oddly phrased comment about censorship on TBS (ironic, huh?). I am sure the editor who wrote the comments may have had a valid entry, but it was just oddly written and more importantly it was uncited. Jacksinterweb (talk) 03:30, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:TBSlogos.PNG[edit]

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How can a forum (source #1 and #3) be cited as a valid source???? -- (talk) 20:59, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Poorly written and super-redundant![edit]

The first part of this article reads like a high school Freshman's first debate. In other words, poorly. I suggest somebody re-compose the whole beginning of the article, and the the section addressing the origin of the cable channel, with valid research and citations, to allow a more clear, concise article to be used. In fact, I had to stop in the middle of reading the origin section and come into the discussion tab to address this, as that's how poor the composition is. (talk) 03:15, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

TBS HD Criticized[edit]

I removed a sentence under "Turner Time" that criticized TBS HD. It really had nothing to do with Turner Time, and was unsourced. Bluesmanjay (talk) 13:47, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

TBS in Europe???[edit]

This article notes that TBS is available throughout the United States and also in Canada. Is it available in Europe??? If not, could somebody who knows put in a short sentence saying that it is not available in Europe? If it is available, could somebody note which channel it is on on the Sky/Astra satellite??? Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:16, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Opening sentence[edit]

I changed the opening sentence that explained the abreviation tbs twice in the same line (how could you not see this, seeing how old this entry is?!). It used to be: "TBS (Turner Broadcasting System), stylised in the logo as tbs, short for Turner Broadcasting Station" (talk) 10:56, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

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Requested move (2014)[edit]

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TBS (TV network)TBS (TV channel) – As per the relevant articles, "television network" refers to a broadcast frequency or number in program guides. "Television channel" is the right term for the content provider. (talk) 03:34, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Note: "TV channel" has long been Wikipedia's standard disambiguation term in this context. This article was renamed without discussion, shortly after a failed request to make the same change with our article about sister channel TNT. I've reverted the unilateral move. —David Levy 04:11, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

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Requested move 16 February 2016[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved. Although it was remarked that this could potentially be controversial, there was no opposition to the move. Number 57 21:51, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

TBS (TV channel)TBS (U.S. TV channel) – There are multiple channels by this name, so this fails WP:PRECISE. The current title should redirect to TBS; there being TBS (Latin American TV channel) and Tokyo Broadcasting System. -- – (talk) 07:30, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

  • While normally I'd agree this would be uncontroversial, looking at the history shows a fair bit of move-warring over the years and, in particular, several reverts along the lines of "reverting undiscussed move". I think it would be better for this to go to a full RM. Jenks24 (talk) 11:06, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
@ and Jenks24: This is a contested technical request (permalink). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 14:05, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Support I am the nominator. This will make it conform to WP:PRECISE as ambiguous disambiguation is a bad idea. The ambiguous title would then point to the disambiguation page, properly allowing people to know there are several TV topics. -- (talk) 06:16, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

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Requested move 25 February 2016[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Not moved – This is not a primarytopic case, since there is a disambiguator in any case. Cúchullain's point about the proposal being incomplete disambiguation seems to carry here. (non-admin close, not because it's uncontroversial, but because it's so deep in the backlog that it looks like no admin wants to touch it.) Dicklyon (talk) 05:45, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

TBS (U.S. TV channel)TBS (TV channel) – The U.S. channel is clearly the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC for television channels named TBS (96,000+ pageviews in the past 4 months vs. 2,000 for the Latin American version). I would have opposed the previous move nominated by the IP had I seen it earlier. -- Wikipedical (talk) 23:17, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Speedy procedural close flipflopping request opened right after the closure of the prior request, you should try move review -- (talk) 05:35, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
    • Strong oppose wP:PRECISE this fails to identify the topic precisely, as there are multiple TBSes. And this is not a wP:PRIMARYTOPIC because the requested target is disambiguated, and therefore by definition is not a primary topic title. The requester is not requesting TBS, and as such is clearly not presenting a primary topic request. -- (talk) 05:35, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
  • All move requests are publicized at WP:RM so notice was given. Further WP:Article alerts alerts all projects involved, so all wikiprojects were informed. Those other cases are WP:IAR outcomes, not PTOPIC. -- (talk) 04:19, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Strong Support There was no notice of this move to speak of; I only learned of it through template refocuses and rd's through my watchlist. ONE VOTE, and that of the nominator to boot, is no consensus at all and these one-vote moves need to stop immediately (if this were AfD this would be in a re-list loop for weeks and rightly so); TBS Latin America is certainly less of a focus than the flagship American network which takes priority. Reverse the move and find a much better venue to bring up a move than a little-visited talk page. 70.51; a move request must at bare minimum have primary editors notified of the discussion, and that was not done, so the move done above should be null and void. Nate (chatter) 06:40, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support per nom and Mrschimpf. Calidum ¤ 22:48, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose – The Latin American channel may be the same channel but it still has differences. Plus, this was just discussed almost 2 weeks ago. 2601:8C:4001:DCF4:4DB7:8078:579D:9A72 (talk) 13:47, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
    • No one actually discussed the move request two weeks ago other than the nominator. And no one is proposing we delete the Latin American channel. However, the "U.S." disambiguation is definitely unnecessary given that overwhelmingly that's the TV channel English Wikipedia users will be searching for, given page views, usage, and long-term significance. -- Wikipedical (talk) 19:04, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Moving page. --忍者ポップ (talk) 05:35, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support, per nom. © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 00:13, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Also, we need an explicit policy on banning one-vote moves, but that's not the point of this discussion, is it?  ONR  (talk)  00:50, 29 February 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Old Naval Rooftops (talkcontribs)
  • Oppose. The disambiguation is insufficient and fails WP:PRECISE. Unless this is the primary topic for TBS, it should be fully disambiguated. kennethaw88talk 02:31, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
    • Comment The other TBS subjects are foreign language broadcasters which are DAB'ed by full name, so there's no need to change the focus to them, and we certainly don't have the flagship Nickelodeon redirect to the Latin American article because that would be ridiculous. Adding "U.S." to the DAB is overcomplication for the sake of overcomplication, and unless TBS has plans for a Cuban or Canadian network, no further DAB'ing beyond "TV channel" is needed. Nate (chatter) 04:56, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
      • We don't redirect Nikelodeon because the US tv channel is the primary topic for the title 'Nickelodeon'. In this case, I don't see any claim that this channel is the primary topic for the title 'TBS'. Since it is apparently not the primary topic, the disambiguation should be complete disambiguation, just like the Latin American tv channel. Using (TV channel) as a disambiguator is still ambiguous. kennethaw88talk 05:48, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - Disambiguation is unnecessary. This is clearly the primary topic. --AussieLegend () 06:00, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
    • This is clearly not a primary topic, since neither the current nor the requested pagename is a primary topic pagename. Both contain parenthetical disambiguation, making it by definition not primary topic. If it were a primary topic request, then the destination pagename would not contain disambiguation, which in this case would be a request for TBS -- (talk) 06:28, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This isn't the primary topic of the term "TBS", and (TV channel) is incomplete disambiguation as it's still ambiguous with the Latin and apparently Japanese articles.--Cúchullain t/c 21:25, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
Page view stats seem to indicate that it is the primary topic. Since the move the page is seeing an average of 334 views per day, while TBS (Latin American TV channel) has remained steady at only 17 views per day. Hundreds of readers looking for this article are now being forced to TBS instead of directly to what they are looking for. --AussieLegend () 01:29, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Is there evidence that it's the primary topic of the base name "TBS"? If so it should move there. If not it should stay put, because the proposed title above is incomplete disambiguation.Cúchullain t/c 12:20, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
If the proposal was to move it to TBS that might be relevant, but the proposal is only relevant to "TBS (<Foo> TV channel)" articles. Somebody looking for Therapeutic boarding school or Toon Boom Studio is not going to be looking for it at TBS (TV channel). --AussieLegend () 15:01, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
You're missing the point. If this is the primary topic of "TBS" it should move to TBS. But as long as the title needs parenthetical disambiguation, it needs to be disambiguated fully. As "TBS (TV channel)" could refer to several other Wikipedia articles - TBS Television and TBS (Latin American TV channel) - it's incomplete disambiguation.--Cúchullain t/c 19:22, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
TBS Television is a television station, not a TV channel. Only this channel and the Latin American TV channel can be disambiguated with "channel" in the disambiguation. When it comes to those two, this is clearly the primary topic. --AussieLegend () 19:36, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
TBS Television features multiple channels referred to as "TBS". But even discounting that, incomplete disambiguation is incomplete disambiguation.--Cúchullain t/c 20:01, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
How can you say "Hundreds of readers looking for this article are now being forced to TBS"? Before the move request, TBS was only getting about 70 views a day, not hundreds, and as of right now, the page only has four incoming links from article space. Really, there aren't that many people being tricked into viewing the disambiguation page. kennethaw88talk 02:12, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
As you said, before the page move, TBS was getting about 70 views per day. As a result of the move, TBS (TV channel) was retargeted to point to TBS, which resulted in page views increasing to about 230 per day. When you add that up, that's hundreds. --AussieLegend () 14:57, 12 March 2016 (UTC)
Ah, I forgot that the page was moved. I assumed the spike in page views was due to page move interest, but you're right that it's actually because of title confusion. I'm still not seeing that this is the primary topic for TBS, though, since there are several pages listed that get over a hundred views per day. kennethaw88talk 01:45, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
If you include only the 16 full days since the article was moved, this page has averaged just under 507 page views per day. Turner Broadcasting System averages around 997, but that's not a candidate for TBS (TV channel). Other pages are less than 200. None come close to the page views that this page sees. --AussieLegend () 07:39, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Support – as far as TV channels go, the U.S. TBS is the clear WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. It should never have been moved in the first place. --IJBall (contribstalk) 05:18, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
    • The proposed title is not "TBS" so clearly it isn't a primary topic since it requires parenthetical disambiguation. That by definition is not a primary topic. If it were a primary topic it would not need disambiguation -- (talk) 05:34, 24 March 2016 (UTC)
      • And again, we're not talking about TBS. We're talking about TBS (TV channel) and there are only two candidates for use of that title. Clearly, of the two, this is the one that most readers are looking for. We only use "(TV channel)" in the title because TBS TV channel is not the name of the TV channel. --AussieLegend () 06:05, 24 March 2016 (UTC)
        • "(TV channel)" is not applicable under PTOPIC because it is not a primary topic name, so any justification under PTOPIC is invalid because it is not a primary topic pagename. The only primary topic pagename is "TBS", which is not being requested. "(TV channel)" is ambiguous disambiguation so fails PRECISE, there being more than one TV channel called TBS. So if this is not moving to TBS, it cannot use PTOPIC justification as it isn't a primary topic because it carries parenthetical disambiguation. -- (talk) 05:34, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Support - U.S. version is the primary topic. Someone searching TBS (TV channel) will want to find this article. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 19:01, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
  • This discussion has become trapped in the page move backlog, but it's worth looking at another chart of pageview trends. The Latin American channel has remained at a minuscule amount of views, and it looks like initially there was actually a general decrease in the American channel's views, probably because of the page move. Moreover, there's no evidence that any additional readers have been helped by this additional disambiguation – we would have seen an increase in the page views for the Latin American channel – that page's views haven't increased even in the slightest! It's ridiculous and just wrong to say there is no primary topic related to a TV channel named TBS. This move was unnecessary and detrimental to viewers searching for the article about the American channel. The two channels are not close to being equal in notability or searches/views, so it's really hard to buy any of the arguments made that there is ambiguity in this matter. -- Wikipedical (talk) 21:31, 3 April 2016 (UTC)
  • It seems fairly clear that most readers are looking for this article and we should be making it easy for them to find it, which the previous move did not do. --AussieLegend () 00:46, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Strong oppose, as there are multiple unrelated TV channels around the world named TBS - the Japanese TBS has absolutely no connection to the American TBS, and are related by name only. ElectricBurst(Electron firings)(Zaps) 01:41, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
    • There are multiple channels abbreviated TBS, but all the evidence that has been provided shows that the American one is strikingly more notable than the others. They don't even come close in terms of pageviews and longterm historical significance on the English Wikipedia. -- Wikipedical (talk) 02:00, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support as far as English Wikipedia is concerned, the US channel is the primary topic. clpo13(talk) 20:01, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose as proposed, because I don't see any reason to use incomplete disambiguations, no matter how big the difference in prominence is. There is no such thing as a primary topic for a parenthetically disambiguated article title—or to put that in normal English, the channel is not named literally TBS (TV channel) and nobody calls it that. —innotata 21:27, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

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Requested move 30 May 2017[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Not Moved Mike Cline (talk) 16:53, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

– Out of everything on the disambiguation page, this article is technically the only company with the letters "TBS". The Japanese TBS is called "TBS Television", and I am trying to get the Latin American TBS merged into this article, so at this point I have determined that this article should be moved per WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. 2601:8C:4001:DCB9:4C67:276E:19E3:C6D2 (talk) 16:15, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Oppose. I don't think the TV channel is primary over all other uses. The Turner Broadcasting System conglomerate is itself sometimes called "TBS" in sources,[1] and it receives more page views than the specific channel named TBS. Other significant items known, at least some of the time, as "TBS" include Tokyo Broadcasting System and various things it owns such as TBS Television and TBS Radio. The U.S. channel doesn't get a majority of page views out of all those.[2]--Cúchullain t/c 20:53, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

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