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Encyclopedia > TBS (TV network)
TBS
Launched December 17, 1976
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)
Slogan Very Funny
Country United States
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Formerly called SuperStation WTBS (1979-1987)
SuperStation TBS (1987-1989)
TBS Superstation (1989-1990, 1996-2004)
TBS (1991-1995, 2004-2007)
Sister channel(s) TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network, TCM
Website www.tbs.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 247
Dish Network Channel 139
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check local listings for channels

TBS is an American cable television network that shows sports and a variety of programming, with a focus on comedy. It is currently owned by Time Warner. Image:Tokyo Broadcasting System(年末瑞穂第一小学校) in Akasaka . ... WPCH-TV, channel 17, is an independent television station in Atlanta, Georgia, owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... Time Warner Inc. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company DISH Network Corporation. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Time Warner Inc. ...


TBS (which stands for Turner Broadcasting System) was originally known as WTCG, a UHF terrestrial television station owned by media mogul Ted Turner that broadcast from Atlanta, Georgia, during the late 1970s. WTCG reportedly stood for "Watch This Channel Grow" (although the "TCG" officially stood for Turner Communications Group, the forerunner to Turner Broadcasting System). Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates a range (band) of electromagnetic waves whose frequency is between 300 MHz and 3. ... Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... A television station is a type of radio station that broadcasts both audio and video to television receivers in a particular area. ... For other persons named Ted Turner, see Ted Turner (disambiguation). ... Atlanta redirects here. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The previous name of Turner Broadcasting System. ...

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Availability

TBS is a national cable channel, available throughout the entire United States. Until October 1, 2007, the national TBS feed could not be viewed within its home market of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, due to the over-the-air presence of WTBS, which carried a nearly identical schedule, plus the required public affairs programming and E/I programming for children. is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Atlanta metropolitan area, commonly referred to as Metro Atlanta in Georgia, is the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States and consists of 28 counties in Georgia. ... WTBS is an American TV station, broadcast on channel 17 (DTV channel 20) in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area. ... Public affairs programming, a broadcasting industry term, refers to programming which focuses on matters of politics and public policy. ... Example of an E/I bug; this one used for PBS programs. ...


The operations of WTBS (channel 17) and TBS Superstation were split in October 2007, with the over-the-air channel becoming WPCH-TV, a general-entertainment independent station focused on the Atlanta area only. For the first time, the national TBS feed is available to cable and satellite subscribers within channel 17's viewing area. WPCH-TV, channel 17, is an independent television station in Atlanta, Georgia, owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner. ... An independent station is television terminology used to describe a television station broadcasting in the United States or Canada that is not affiliated with any network. ...


Due to a technicality, cable and satellite companies in Canada are only permitted to carry the over-the-air Atlanta station, and therefore most now carry WPCH ("Peachtree TV") instead of the nationwide TBS channel that other American viewers receive.[1][2] This dated back to prior to the change, when TBS programming was offered to Canadian viewers through WTBS, not the national cable channel. Many cable companies were apparently unaware of the changeover until after it occurred.[3] As a result, should Canadian cable companies wish to air "cable" TBS, it will be several months before the necessary approvals are received.


History

WTCG, which dated back to 1967 as a terrestrial station, had been microwaved since the early 1970s to many areas of the Southeastern United States by cable companies picking up the UHF channel 17 signal up off-air and microwaving (sometimes several times) the signal back to their headends. At 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 17, 1976, WTCG's signal was beamed via the Satcom 1 satellite to four cable systems in Grand Island, Nebraska; Newport News, Virginia; Troy, Alabama; and Newton, Kansas. All four cable systems started receiving the sleepy 1948 Dana Andrews and Cesar Romero film Deep Waters, which had been in progress 30 minutes. Instantly, WTCG went from its status as a small independent television station that was available only in Georgia and neighboring states to a major coast-to-coast network operation. WTCG became a so-called "superstation" and set a precedent for today's basic cable television. Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The US Southeast is the eastern portion of the Southern United States, but the Census Bureau does not provide a standard definition of a Southeast region of the United States, and organizations that need to subdivide the US are free to define a Southeast region to fit their needs. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Satcom 1 was an American communications satellite operated by RCA Americom and launched on December 13, 1975. ... This article is about artificial satellites. ... Image:Thumb18115. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1896 Government  - Mayor Joe Frank Area  - City  119. ... Troy is a city located in Pike County, Alabama. ... Main Street and E 4th looking north to downtown. ... The year 1948 in film involved some significant events. ... Dana Andrews (January 1, 1909 - December 17, 1992) was an American film actor. ... Cesar Julio Romero, Jr. ... Superstation in United States television can have several meanings. ... Cable TV redirects here. ...


HBO had moved to satellite transmissions to distribute its signal nationally in 1975, but that was a service cable subscribers were required to pay extra to receive. Ted Turner's innovation signaled the start of the basic cable revolution. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... The year 1975 in television involved some significant events. ...


WTCG was renamed in 1979 WTBS. The new call letters were acquired via a monetary donation to the MIT student radio station, now WMBR. See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, MapúaTech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila. ... Student Radio is radio produced by students based at a university or college. ... WMBR is the MIT-run student broadcasting station. ...


The channel 17 transmitter is located at 1018 West Peachtree Street Northwest, with the antenna located on a large self-supporting tower. The building at this site was once home to the studios of WAGA and, later, channel 17, during its first three years under the callsign WJRJ. Soon after being purchased by Turner, the studios were moved to the former Progressive Club site, a few blocks west. WAGA-TV (Channel 5) is a television station in the city of Atlanta. ...


Throughout the 1980s to the early 1990s, TBS also carried the Electra teletext service on its VBI. Electra was discontinued in 1993 due to a lack of funding. Electra was a teletext service in the United States that was in operation from the early 1980s up until 1993, when it was shut down due to a lack of funding, and discontinuation of teletext-capable television sets by the only US television manufacturer offering teletext capability at the time... The vertical blanking interval (VBI) is an interval in a television or VDU signal that temporarily suspends transmission of the signal for the electron gun to move back up to the first line of the television screen to trace the next screen field. ...


Currently, the focus of TBS is comedy-related, focusing mostly on sitcom reruns and originally-produced reality series, using the slogan "Very Funny." It is intended as a direct contrast to sister network TNT, which currently focuses on drama-related programs. A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... // This article is about the genre of TV shows. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ...


On September 1, 2007, a high definition version of the "Superstation" feed of TBS was launched. A digital version of WTBS could already be viewed over-the-air in Atlanta prior to September 1, which was replaced by the "Superstation" HD simulcast, instead of simulcasting Peachtree TV. is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... WPCH-TV, channel 17, is an independent television station in Atlanta, Georgia, owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner. ...


Some examples of programs that currently air on TBS are Family Guy, Friends, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, and The Office (U.S. TV series). Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... This article is about the television show. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Office is an Emmy Award-winning American television comedy that debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement on March 24, 2005. ...


Dropping the Channel 17 ID and local advertisers in markets outside of Atlanta

Initially WTCG was identified as "Channel 17" both locally in Atlanta and on cable systems outside of Atlanta. Also, the same exact shows that ran locally ran nationally. In 1979, Turner changed the callsign to WTBS, branding it "Superstation WTBS" with "17" as part of the logo. See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ...


In 1981, Turner decided to have almost all shows continue to air both locally and nationally, but to separate the feeds. The station would be known locally in Atlanta as "Superstation 17". The terrestrial signal would continue to air local commercials as well. Nationally, though, the station would not mention the channel number "17" and would have logos identifying it only as "Superstation WTBS". Separate national advertising would air on the superstation feed. Additionally, a handful of national shows (mostly movies) were preëmpted locally in order to broadcast FCC-mandated news, public service, and children's programming. This continued until the switchover to Peachtree TV. Programming on WTBS has always been Syndex proof and TBS is licensed to run all programming not only for the marker Atlanta, but nationally. Most of these shows run nationally are also syndicated in local markets on the respective local stations. The year 1981 in television involved some significant events. ... The FCCs official seal. ... Syndication Exclusivity also known as SyndEx is a Federal Law designed to protect a local television stations rights to syndicated television programs by granting exclusive rights to the station for that program in the local market. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ...


The WTBS-TBS split

In late June 2007, Turner Broadcasting announced that WTBS would change call letters and become WPCH-TV, and would be branded as Peachtree TV. According to Turner, the new channel 17 would offer sitcoms and movies geared specifically toward an Atlanta audience. The new station would also broadcast 45 Atlanta Braves baseball games next season. The change occurred on October 1. In addition, the channel 17 change allowed Atlanta cable and satellite television viewers, for the first time since the early 1980s, to receive the national TBS signal as of that date.[4] Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...


In Canada, most cable and satellite companies previously carried WTBS's local Atlanta signal instead of the national TBS channel. Following the change, Canadian systems were legally required to continue carrying the local Peachtree TV signal, instead of switching to the national TBS feed.[1]


Evolution of the TBS logo

Over the years TBS has had several logos and name changes. From 1979 the name was SuperStation WTBS. In 1987, the "W" from the "TBS" name was dropped to emphasize the network's national programming prominence, but on WTBS in Atlanta is called Superstation 17. In September 28, 1989, SuperStation TBS was renamed to TBS Superstation to reflect the strong national standing of the network. In 1990, the word Superstation was removed from the on-air logos and ads and remained that way until December 17, 1996, when TBS celebrated its 20th national anniversary by bringing back the word "Superstation." Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (802x459, 229 KB) This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (802x459, 229 KB) This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ... See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1987. ... The year 1990 in television involved some significant events. ... Superstation in United States television can have several meanings. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1996 in television involved some significant events. ... An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly; known in English since c. ...


In March 2007, TBS began using an on-air bug that began reading "TBS.com" advertising their website's features and original online videos. Sister channel Turner Network Television has also began using a bug reading "TNT.tv" to advertise its website. ".com" is removed on days when original programming is shown, notably My Boys (on Mondays), The Bill Engvall Show (on Tuesdays), and Tyler Perry's House of Payne (on Wednesdays), in order to make room for a small, translucent, text only advertisement to the left of the bug advertising those shows. Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... My Boys is a United States television sitcom that debuted on November 28, 2006, on TBS. The show deals with a female sports columnist in Chicago and the men in her life including her brother, her ex-boyfriend, her best friend and a sportswriter for a rival publication. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Turner Time

On June 29, 1981, TBS began to use "Turner Time".[5] While other television offerings generally began at the top and bottom of each hour, TBS decided to begin airing programs five minutes later, at :05 and :35. is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1981 in television involved some significant events. ...


By using "Turner Time," TBS programs were listed under their own time entry in TV Guide, thus enabling the program listings to catch potential viewers' eyes more readily. It also encouraged channel surfers who could not find anything interesting to watch at the top of the hour, to still be able to watch a TBS program without missing the first few minutes. Most importantly from a strategic standpoint, since shows ended five minutes later than normal, the off-time scheduling usually encouraged viewers to continue watching TBS rather than flip to watch another program already in progress. TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


TBS started to cut back Turner Time in 1997 and scrapped it completely by 2000. TBS now schedules programs conventionally, at the top and bottom of the hour. This is a list of television-related events in 1997. ... The year 2000 in television involved some significant events. ...


Programming

10 Items or Less (2006-present) The Bill Engvall Show (2007-Present) Dinner and a Movie (1995-present) Major League Baseball on TBS (September 2007-present; Division Series and alternating ALCS/NLCS with FOX beginning October 2007) Frank TV (2007-present) Movie and a Makeover (2003-present) My Boys (2006...

News

One type of programming that TBS does not produce presently is news. Nevertheless, TBS did produce a twenty-minute newscast from 1975 to 1979. The program, entitled 17 Update Early in the Morning, was taped at the end of the workday and aired around 3 or 4 a.m. Eastern between movies. Its format was similar to NBC's Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update and was, to a certain extent, a forerunner to Comedy Central's The Daily Show. The time slot and the snide content were a reaction to FCC rules at the time requiring stations to carry some news and informational content -- although TBS had to broadcast news, the FCC couldn't say when it aired or demand that the news have a serious tone. The news show was cancelled months before Turner began his serious news venture - CNN. The year 1975 in television involved some significant events. ... See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. For the United States network television schedule, please see 1979-80 United States network television schedule. ... This article is about the television network. ... SNL redirects here. ... Weekend Update is a Saturday Night Live sketch which comments on and parodies current events. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The Daily Show is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American satirical television program produced by and airing on Comedy Central. ...


TBS also began airing its own newscast called TBS Evening News, which was produced by CNN. The one-hour program ran usually at 10 p.m. Eastern on weeknights during the early 1980s. The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


In the Atlanta area, WTBS on channel 17 simulcasted 30 minutes of CNN Headline News at 6 a.m. This was only carried in Atlanta and those cable systems receiving the local feed. Currently as WPCH-TV, Headline News is simulcast for one full hour at 6 a.m. Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium at the same time. ... CNN Headline News is a spin-off network from the original Cable News Network (CNN) television news network in the United States and Canada. ...


Movies

TBS airs movies mostly of the comedy genre due to its format, and frequently airs them interspersed with other content and commentary. Dinner and a Movie includes cooking, while Movie and a Makeover adds fashion content. This article is about motion pictures. ... Dinner and a Movie is a television program produced in the U.S. by TBS since 1996. ...


Sports

Baseball

Coverage of the formerly-Ted Turner-owned Atlanta Braves baseball team was perhaps TBS' signature program, due mainly to its high popularity in Georgia and neighboring states. Turner once famously tried to get Andy Messersmith to use his jersey, which was #17, to promote TBS in its early years. The back of the jersey read, "CHANNEL 17." Major League Baseball immediately stopped Turner from proceeding because team jerseys are not allowed to have advertising other than that of the jersey manufacturer. Braves TBS Baseball or Braves Baseball on TBS is a Major League Baseball broadcast on the TBS (Turner Broadcasting System) television network, featuring Atlanta Braves regular season games. ... Major League Baseball on TBS is a broadcasting agreement between Major League Baseball and Turner Sports to broadcast baseball via cable television nationwide, beginning in 2007. ... For other persons named Ted Turner, see Ted Turner (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... John Alexander (Andy) Messersmith (born August 6, 1945 in Toms River, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher from 1968 until 1979. ...


At the 2006 MLB All-Star Game, it was announced that TBS will begin carrying a package that includes all major league teams. It premiered in 2007 in two phases, as follows: Date July 11, 2006 Venue PNC Park City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Managers American League - Ozzie Guillen (CWS) National League - Phil Garner (HOU) MVP Michael Young (TEX) Television FOX, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, with Ken Rosenthal on the field reporting Attendance 38,904 First pitch Chuck Tanner The 2006 Major League... MLB on TBS is a broadcasting agreement between Major League Baseball and the Turner Broadcasting System to broadcast baseball via cable television nationwide, beginning as early as the 2006 playoffs. ...

  • TBS carries all Division Series games and one of the two League Championship Series, taking them from Fox and ESPN. In addition, TBS carries the announcements of the All-Star teams and any possible games to determine division winners and wild card teams. Those were also carried previously on ESPN.
  • The following year (2008), TBS began airing games every Sunday of the regular season for 26 weeks in all. No team may appear on the telecasts more than 13 times.

During the 2007 transitional year, TBS aired 70 regular-season Braves games. In 2008 and thereafter, only 45 games will be shown, and no more than 13 of them (the maximum number of times TBS may show any team) will air outside of the Braves' six-state primary market area (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee). Games will still be available in the Atlanta market on WPCH-TV, which may also carry the games in Canada (MLB has not usually ordered blackouts of U.S. superstation broadcasts in Canada).[6] It is still unclear as to whether TBS will air the games outside Atlanta, or if the games will be sold to local terrestrial broadcast stations. In baseball, the Division Series is the official name for the first round of the Major League Baseball playoffs. ... The League Championship Series is the official name for a round of playoffs in Major League Baseball. ... FOX redirects here. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...


The final Braves game aired on TBS on September 30, 2007. The first divisional playoff game (a tie-breaker) aired one day after, on October 1, 2007 (when the TBS/WPCH split occurred). is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other sports

College football games from the Big 12 and Pac-10 aired for several years in a sublicensing agreement with FSN. That agreement ended after the 2006 season. This article covers college football played in the United States. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ...

See also: College football on television

National Basketball Association games were aired before being moved entirely to Turner Network Television; some Atlanta Hawks (also owned by Turner) games were shown on TBS until the TBS and TNT telecasts became subject to blackout within 35 miles of the home-team's arena (this restriction was dropped when TNT gained the right to be the exclusive broadcaster of any game it chose to carry). College football on television includes the broadcasting of college football games, as well as pre- and post-game reports, analysis, and human-interest stories. ... NBA redirects here. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Main articles: NBA on TBS and NBA on TNT

Professional wrestling aired on TBS from 1971 to 2001 under several different companies including Jim Barnett-owned Georgia Championship Wrestling (1971-1984), future rival Vince McMahon owned World Wrestling Federation (1984-1985), Bill Watts' Mid-South Wrestling, and Jim Crockett, Jr.'s Jim Crockett Promotions (1985-1988), which eventually became Turner owned World Championship Wrestling (1988-2001). Through the early 1990s, the wrestling programs were among basic cable's highest-rated offerings, due to, like Braves baseball coverage, heavy viewership in the Southeastern U.S. The NBA on TBS debuted in the 1984-1985 season (replacing the USA Network as the National Basketball Associations national cable television partner), under a four year contract, where they shared the NBA package along with CBS. // TBS carried numerous NBA Playoff games as well as the NBA Draft... The NBA on TNT, known since October 2002 as TNT NBA Thursday, is a weekly broadcast of National Basketball Association games on Turner Network Television. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... // History Jim Barnett begun its game working in 1991. ... Georgia Championship Wrestling was a professional wrestling promotion whose self-titled TV program aired in the 1970s and 1980s on U.S. cable channel TBS (Turner Broadcasting System). ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Bill Watts, (born May 5, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a former American professional wrestler and promoter. ... Jim Crockett, Jr. ... Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...

In addition, select NASCAR Winston Cup Series (now Sprint Cup Series), Busch Series (now Nationwide Series), and Craftsman Truck Series races were aired on TBS up to the 2000 season. For several years in the late 1990s, the only Cup races aired on TBS were the two races from Lowe's Motor Speedway, and the July race at Pocono Raceway. TBS was also the home of the post-season exhibition races held at Suzuka Circuit in Japan from 1996-1998. Races were switched to TNT in 2001 as part of the then-new NASCAR TV deal, although the initial plans were for TBS to carry the races. Instead, Turner decided that NASCAR would better fit TNT's "We Know Drama" slogan. WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... WCW Saturday Night was the weekly Saturday night TV show on TBS, produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... WCW Thunder was a professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling which aired on TBS from January 8from play by play man Tony Crist 1998 until March 21, 2001. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Nextel Cup logo The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... Pocono Raceway is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond; it is the site of two annual NASCAR Nextel Cup races held just a few weeks apart in June and July. ... Suzuka International Racing Course (Suzuka Circuit for short) was a host of the Formula One Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix, and is one of the oldest and most-famous motorsport race tracks in Japan. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ...

Main article: NASCAR on TNT

NASCAR on TNT is the tagname for any NASCAR series race that has been broadcast on TNT. // Prior to 2001, Turner Sports home for NASCAR was TNTs sister station, TBS. With the new contracts signed for 2001, Turner entered a partnership with NBC and moved its races to TNT...

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