Warner TV
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CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaLatin America
Africa
Southeast Asia
Singapore
Malaysia
Philippines
Indonesia
Thailand
Vietnam
East Asia
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Japan
South Korea
South Asia
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Maldives
Europe
France
Belgium
Switzerland
Germany
Poland
Romania
Italy
AffiliatesThe CW
CBS
NBC
ABC
Programming
Language(s)English
Spanish
Portuguese
French
Chinese
Indonesian
Malaysian
Thai
Vietnamese
Cantonese
Japanese
Korean
German
Polish
Romanian
Italian
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 480i/576i for the SD feed)
Ownership
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
ParentWarner Bros. Discovery International
History
LaunchedSeptember 30, 1995 (Latin America)
2010 (Asia)
November 9, 2017 (France)
September 25, 2021 (Germany)
October 23, 2021 (Poland and Romania)
October 30, 2022 (Italy)
TBA 2023 (Pay-TV channel UK and Ireland)
Former namesWBTV: El Canal Warner / O Canal da Warner (1996–2001), The Warner Channel (2001–'02, 1996–2002 on the channel logo)
Links
WebsiteOfficial Website (Brazil)
Official Website (Latin America)
Official Website (Asia)
Official Website (France)
Official Website (Germany)
Official Website (Poland)
Official Website (Romania)
Official Website (Italy)

Warner TV is a pay television channel mainly airing in Latin America, Europe, parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia, which is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery through its International unit that focuses on airing American series and films.

Most programming air in their original English audio, with subtitles in Spanish (for Latin American countries and Spain except Brazil), Portuguese (for Brazil), Chinese (for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore), Malaysian (for Malaysia) and Indonesian (for Indonesia), however, there are also some dubbed programming. On November 1, 2015, the Latin American channel changed it to dub a programming instead of just subtitling them. This caused an uproar to most of its audience.

Warner TV's headquarters are located in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Singapore, and Malaysia; the broadcasting, however, is based in Miami for Latin American viewers and Singapore for Asian viewers. On November 9, 2017, Turner Broadcasting System France and Canal+ both launched Warner TV in France, replacing Syfy which became a SFR exclusive.[1]

The channel's catalogue, for its entirety, is sourced from the library of Warner Bros., which licensed its name to the channel until 2019.

In March 2015, the Filipino feed separated from the Southeast Asian Warner TV channel to air a different programming schedule, including selected programming from truTV.[2]

On April 22, 2020, the French version launched in Sub-Saharan Africa in StarTimes.

On May 2, 2020, Warner TV began broadcasting the Adult Swim programming block in Latin America and Brazil, which initially included Rick and Morty, Final Space, Robot Chicken, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.[3][4][5] On May 3, 2021, Metalocalypse and The Shivering Truth were added to the Adult Swim programming block.[6] On November 8, 2021, Adult Swim was pulled from Warner TV's lineup.

On June 14, 2021, it was announced that the TNT channels in Germany would be rebranded into Warner TV from September 25, 2021.[7]

On July 8, 2021, it was announced that TNT in Poland and Romania would rebrand into Warner TV from October 23, 2021.[8][9]

In October 2022, it was announced that a Warner TV channel would be launched in Italy by October 30 of the same year. However unlike other Warner TV channels, this one will be operating as a free to air channel on Italian DTT.[10]

Programming

Shows marked with a parenthesis after the title are Southeast-Asia-only programs unless otherwise noted.

Main article: List of programs broadcast by Warner Channel

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References

  1. ^ "Turner, Canal+ Group Launch Warner TV in France". Variety.com. 13 September 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "Warner TV Revamps, Launches Philippines Feed". Media Business Asia. March 12, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Brasil, Warner Channel (2020-04-23). "Vocês estão prontos para novidades no canal? Então se prepara porque o bloco #AdultSwim está chegando para animar as suas noites! Nossa estreia vai acontecer dia 04/05 às 23h45, então já coloca o despertador para não perder um segundo pic.twitter.com/ZMena51GSo". @WarnerChannelBR (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  4. ^ Raphael, Pablo (2020-04-27). "Rick and Morty e mais séries do Adult Swim chegam ao Warner Channel". Omelete (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  5. ^ Barbarossa, Diego (2020-04-24). "Adult Swim é anunciado pela Warner Channel em sua programação; veja". CosmoNerd (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-04-27.
  6. ^ "Adult Swim: Metalocalypse y the Shivering Truth llegan en mayo a Warner Channel".
  7. ^ "TNT channels to become Warner TV in Germany". 14 June 2021.
  8. ^ "TNT od października w Polsce jako Warner TV".
  9. ^ "La revedere, TNT! Bun venit, Warner TV! Când va fi lansat noul post care înlocuieşte TNT?".
  10. ^ "Ufficiale: Warner TV arriva il 30 ottobre sul canale 37 del digitale terrestre".