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Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
TCM logo 2009.svg
Launched 17 September 1993
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Time Warner)
Picture format 4:3, 576i SDTV
Audience share 0.1% (2008, [1])
Language Audio
English
Subtitles
Danish
Finnish
Norwegian
Swedish
Broadcast area Nordic countries
Formerly called TNT Classic Movies (1993-1999)
Sister channel(s) Cartoon Network (Nordic)
Boomerang (Nordic)
Website TCM Denmark
TCM Norway
TCM Sweden
Availability
Terrestrial
Boxer Channel 15
Satellite
Viasat Channel ?
IPTV
Canal Digital (Sweden) Channel 75

TCM Nordic (Turner Classic Movies Nordic) is a television channel broadcasting "classic" films from the 1940s to the 1990s (mostly from the Warner Bros. and pre-May 1986 MGM film libraries) to Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. This channel was also available in the Netherlands and Flanders till 1 January 2014.[2] The channel uses English audio with optional subtitles in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish. The channel is commercial-free and films are not interrupted.[3]

History[edit]

TCM launched as TNT Classic Movies on 17 September 1993 and was broadcast on the same frequency as Cartoon Network. TNT Classic Movies became a 24-hours channel in July 1997. The combined version did however still continue on some networks.[4]

On 15 October 1999, TNT Classic Movies changed its name into Turner Classic Movies, or TCM for short.[5] In early 2009, the channel adopted a new logo and a new look.[6][7]

In late 1996, TNT and Cartoon Network launched on Intelsat 707 and became a part of the analogue CTV package. The analogue broadcast ended in 2001.[8] The channel has been part of the Canal Digital satellite package since 1997. Their competitor Viasat added TCM and Cartoon Network as a shared channel on 23 September 2005.

TCM was allowed to broadcast in the Swedish digital terrestrial network in June 2004.[9] In addition it is also available through many cable networks.

On 1 July 2011 UPC Netherlands removed TCM from its line-up due to "a low appreciation of the channel by its customers."[10]

Sister channel TNT relaunched in Belgium, exclusively through cable network Telenet on 10 April 2012. The channel relaunched in the Netherlands as well but almost one year later on 24 January 2013.[11] TNT offered a mix of comedy's, movies and TV series such as Falling Skies, Shameless, Memphis Beat and classic series such as E.R., The West Wing and Smallville.[11]

In September 2013 Turner Broadcasting Systems revealed it plans to close down the channel for the Benelux market. The end date was set on 1 January 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Årsrapport 2008" (PDF). Mediamätning i Skandinavien. 
  2. ^ a b Kriek, Jarco (2013-09-29). "TCM Nederland stopt op 1 januari 2014". TotaalTV. 
  3. ^ "TCM". Kabelraden.nl. December 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Timeline: Turner Broadcasting System Europe LTD". Turner Broadcasting System Europe. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Stefan Hagedorn (September 8–9, 1999). "Transponder-News". Stefan Hagedorn Transponder-News. 
  6. ^ "TCM har fået nyt logo". Digitalt.tv. March 23, 2009. 
  7. ^ "TCM med nyt logo og look". 
  8. ^ "1° West Newslog 2001". 
  9. ^ "Turner Classic Movies i det digitala marknätet - Kulturdepartementet". 
  10. ^ Jarco Kriek (June 1, 2011). "Vanaf 1 juli nieuwe digitale zenders bij UPC, TCM verdwijnt". Totaal TV. 
  11. ^ a b Briel, Robert (10-12-2012). "KPN scoops TNT Benelux". Broadband TV News. Retrieved 10-12-2012.  Check date values in: |date=, |accessdate= (help)

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