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Company History | Turner Broadcasting System

Company History | Turner Broadcasting System

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. The passion, creativity and daring that have shaped Turner Broadcasting from its earliest days are alive today in a company that remains a leader, an innovator and one of the great business success stories of our time. The Beginning The acquisition in 1970 of Atlanta UHF channel 17 by R.E. "Ted" Turner launched a business, an industry, a media empire and a string of extraordinary "firsts." In 1976, the company debuted the first national cable television network and named it The SuperStation. Four years later, Turner Broadcasting invented 24-hour cable news with CNN, one of the world's most powerful, respected and honored media brands. Classic Movies In 1986, the company acquired the film library of the legendary movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The library provided the programming foundation for TNT, which launched in 1988, just as the pur...

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