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Watch Turner Classic Movies LiveTurner Classic Movies is a digital television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, Watch Turner Classic Movies Live, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. film libraries, which include many MGM, United Artists, RKO and Warner Bros. titles, mainly classic films (e.g. The Wizard of Oz or Citizen Kane). It is the Asian iteration of the US TCM.

History

The channel was launched (as TNT) in October 1994. TCM & Cartoon Network (formerly TNT & Cartoon Network) was a time shared satellite channel that aired TCM from 21:00 CET to 6:00 CET (from 20:00 GMT to 5:00 GMT) and IST respectively and Cartoon Network the remaining time, mainly for analogue cable systems across Europe and India, although it was originally targeted at the Republic of Ireland, India and the United Kingdom. It was formerly free-to-air, but is now carried encrypted and provided only to cable companies and on some commercial satellite systems. Its was one of the three movie channels available on Foxtel, and Austar in Australia. TCM and Cartoon Network became two separate channels operating in Europe and the Indian Subcontinent in 1999.

In April 2000 the channel was rebranded as Turner Classic Movies.

In India, this channel was exclusively available on Dish TV until March 15, 2009. Now it is available on IN Digital Cable from the Hinduja Group and from 31 August 2009, on Tata Sky. The channel has been discontinued on Tata Sky from 15 September 2012.

From 1 July 2011, TCM began offering movies to Australia & New Zealand audiences in 16:9 widescreen.

Examples of films seen on TCM

  • Casablanca
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Auntie Mame
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Ben-Hur
  • Bullitt
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • Blowup
  • Poltergeist
  • 36 Hours
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • The Alphabet Murders
  • Sunday in New York
  • The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Get Carter
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Easter Parade
  • The Appointment
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Fame
  • The Three Musketeers
  • Thin Man(series)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  • Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter
  • Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
  • Viva Las Vegas
  • Badlands
  • East Side, West Side
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Searchers

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