Turner Classic Movies (Middle East and Africa)
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|Turner Classic Movies|
|Launched||September 17, 1993|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Europe|
16:9, 576i (SDTV) (TCM Africa)|
4:3, 576i (SDTV) (TCM MENA)
|Language||English (Arabic subtitles on TCM MENA are optional)|
|Broadcast area||Arab world and Africa|
Great Marlborough Street,
London, United Kingdom
|Formerly called||TNT Classic Movies (1993-1999)|
Cartoon Network Arabic
Cartoon Network Hindi
|beIN (MENA)||Channel 63 (SD)|
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a digital television channel featuring classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. film libraries, which include many MGM, United Artists, RKO and Warner Bros. titles. This version of the channel is available in Africa and the Arab world. In the Arab world, TCM has a unique schedule, it broadcasts in 4:3, and Arabic subtitles are optional.
TCM MENA started broadcasting on January 1, 2016, the date when it separated from TCM Africa and became an independent feed.
Turner Classic Movies Africa is exclusively available on DStv in Africa.
The African website name is TCMAfrica.com which launched in 2010.
Turner Classic Movies Africa switch to 16:9 Widescreen on 15 November 2015.
On December 27, 2015, Turner Classic Movies stopped broadcasting on OSN and moved to beIN in the Arab world. This was the result of an agreement between Turner Broadcasting System Europe and beIN which moved all Turner-owned pay TV channels to that satellite TV operator, including TCM, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang. On January 1, 2016, TCM MEA split into TCM Africa and TCM MENA.