Theater Television Network

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Theater Television Network
Type Broadcast television network
Country United States
Launch date
Dissolved 1953

The Theater Television Network was an early American television network founded in 1951. The network was not a traditional 1950s television network: unlike the other TV networks that operated at that time, Theater Network programs were not broadcast into homes; instead, they aired at participating movie theaters.

The Theater Television Network, like many current theaters do for major events, broadcast mostly sporting events: NCAA basketball games, boxing matches, entertainment events. TTN however also broadcast public affairs programming.[1] The network broadcast Harry Truman's 1951 State of the Union address.[2]


  1. ^ Lev, Peter (2006). The Fifties: Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959. University of California Press. pp. 130–131. ISBN 0-520-24966-6. 
  2. ^ Hilmes, Michele (1990). Hollywood and Broadcasting: from Radio to Cable. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. pp. 122–123. ISBN 0-252-06846-7.