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Encyclopedia > Satellite News Channel

Satellite News Channel (SNC) was a joint venture of the American Broadcasting Companies (ABC) and Westinghouse Broadcasting. Designed as a satellite-delivered cable network, SNC used reports from ABC News correspondents in addition to stories from other overseas networks to provide a rotating newscast every 18 minutes. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ...


SNC's slogan, derived from Group W's experience in all-news radio, was
"Give us 18 minutes, we'll give you the world."


Satellite News Channel, based in Stamford CT (USA), was on the air from 21 June 1982 until 27 October 1983. During that time, it provided competition for Turner Broadcasting's CNN. In fact, CNN had started a second network, CNN2, on 1 January 1982 which had a similar format, as a preemptive strike against the ABC/Group W venture. SNC, however, had difficulty getting clearance from cable systems. It was eventually bought by CNN and folded into CNN2, which was renamed CNN Headline News. The Cable News Network, usually referred to as CNN, is a cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... CNN Headline News is a spin-off network from the original Cable News Network (CNN) television news network in the United States. ... Headline News can also refer to the song by Weird Al Yankovic. ...


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