TNT
Broadcast areaArab world (TCM MENA)
Sub-Saharan Africa (TNT Africa)
HeadquartersTurner House,
Great Marlborough Street,
London, United Kingdom
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format16:9, 1080i (HDTV) (Africa)
16:9, 1080i (HDTV) (MENA)
Ownership
OwnerWarnerMedia International
Sister channelsBoomerang
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Arabic
Cartoon Network Hindi
CNN International
HLN
History
LaunchedSeptember 17, 1993; 27 years ago (1993-09-17)
Former namesTNT Classic Movies (1993-1999)
Turner Classic Movies (1999-2018)
Links
Websitewww.tnt.africa
Availability
Terrestrial
StarTimes (TNT Africa)Channel 47
Satellite
beIN (MENA) (TCM Middle East)Channel 63 (HD)
DStv (TNT Africa)Channel 137 (HD)
StarTimes (TNT Africa)Channel 186
Canal+ Afrique (TNT Africa)Channel 401

TNT is a pay television channel focused on movies. The network is broadcast in Africa under the TNT name (formerly TCM Africa until 2018), as well as in the Arab world as TCM MENA; the latter features its own schedule and optional Arabic subtitles.

TCM MENA was split off from the African feed on 1 January 2016, and is available exclusively on BeIN.[1] Meanwhile, TNT Africa is available in many providers (DStv, Black, StarTimes and Canal+).

History

The African website, TCMAfrica.com, launched in 2010.

TCM Africa switched to a 16:9 widescreen presentation on 15 November 2015.

On December 27, 2015, TCM stopped broadcasting on OSN and moved to beIN in the Arab world.[2] This was the result of an agreement between Turner Broadcasting System EMEA and beIN which moved all of the former's pay-TV channels to the latter, including TCM, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang.[3]

TNT Africa 2018–2021 logo.
TNT Africa 2018–2021 logo.

On 1 January 2016, TCM MEA was split into TCM Africa and TCM MENA. On 21 September 2018, TCM Africa was rebranded to TNT Africa with this version being a movie channel carrying a bit of TCM in its line-up for a modern audience across Africa on DStv and Black. The rebranding allowed TCM Africa to offer such films as Doom, Gladiator The Green Mile, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, The Illusionist, Robin Hood, and Tango & Cash for at least two days.[4] On 18 December 2018, TNT Africa and Cartoon Network Africa were launched in HD on DStv.[5][6] In January 2021, TNT Africa was rebranded, and announced on 22 January that the channel would begin airing AEW Dynamite on Friday nights from 5 February 2021.[7]

References

  1. ^ "الإعلامية و تيرنر يوقعان مجموعة beIN شراكة تفاقية" [BeIN Group signs media partnership with Turner]. beIN Media Group. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  2. ^ "No Cartoon Network on OSN from January 16". Emirates 24/7. 24 December 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Turner Signs Cartoon Network Distribution Deal With beIN". Regular Capital. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  4. ^ "TNT Africa launches rebranded entertainment channel". Biz Community. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Cartoon Network and TNT to launch in HD on DStv". Gem Nation. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Cartoon Network Africa HD To Launch On DStv 18th December". Regular Capital. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  7. ^ "AEW Dynamite is coming to TNT Africa". TNT Africa on Twitter. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2021.