Category Archives: TCM

TCM (Temporarily?) Replaced by FXM on DISH

On the second day of the blackout that’s depriving as many as one in seven TCM viewers of their daily classic film fix, DISH Network has come up with a “creative” solution to help squelch viewer outrage. After DISH pulled the plug on TCM, … Continue reading

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TCM Goes Dark on DISH Network

Turner Classic Movies was dropped today by the nation’s third largest multichannel video programming distributor in a dispute over carriage fees, a move affecting more than 14 million viewers in the United States. The Englewood, Colorado-based DISH Network removed TCM from their lineup … Continue reading

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As Turner Layoffs Loom, One Fan Says #DontTouchTCM

When Turner Broadcasting announced job cuts yesterday that would eliminate nearly 1,500 employees, many TCM fans began to worry about the fate of their favorite channel – and the loyal men and women “behind the curtain” who work to keep classic film relevant … Continue reading

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Job Cuts Announced at TCM Parent Turner Broadcasting

Turner Broadcasting, the parent of TCM, announced today that they’ll reduce their global workforce by roughly 10 percent through a combination of layoffs and buyouts. Roughly 1,475 positions – out of 14,000 worldwide – will be eliminated, with affected employees expected to … Continue reading

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Update: 2015 TCM Film Festival Dates Announced

(UPDATES in italics. Last update 10/3/14) Turner Classic Movies turns “legal” next spring. But, in the wake of recent headlines regarding buy-outs, layoffs, and management changes at Turner Broadcasting, some fans feared the channel might not reach its 21st birthday in the form in … Continue reading

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Update: Big Changes at Turner Broadcasting – Will They Affect TCM?

UPDATE 8/29/14 9 a.m. (ET)  The departures are beginning at Turner, with the announcement that TNT, TBS and TCM programming chief Michael Wright would be leaving the company after a decade. Original Post – 8/27/14 According to Nielsen, the average U.S. … Continue reading

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Bogart + Bacall’s Rarely Seen Final Team-up – And Where to Watch It

Turner Classic Movies announced today that they will preempt scheduled programming on September 15 and 16 for a 24-hour marathon honoring the life and career of Lauren Bacall, who died on August 12 at age 89. Following Robert Osborne’s delightfully … Continue reading

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