TCM (Turner Classic Movies) is a 24-hour cable, satellite and digital terrestrial channel that launched in the US in 1990 and in the UK and Europe in 1999 as part of the Time Warner group. TCM broadcasts a wide range of film favourites from its extensive collection. Hollywood greats starring Bette Davis sit alongside contemporary and cult classics.
TCM celebrates landmark films of all genres from across the decades including Midnight Cowboy, Boogie Nights and Apocalypse Now. From James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor to Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep, the channel is packed with iconic actors.
As well as providing essential viewing for all movie-lovers TCM’s website features a regular blog, information about all the new film and DVD releases, film news, clips, interviews and competitions.
RESEARCH BACKGROUND EUROPE AND UK
TCM is available via cable, satellite and digital terrestrial in almost 30 million households throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa with six regional versions in ten different languages (English, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Spanish, Swedish and Norwegian).
In the UK TCM is available in over 9.9 million UK households
On average 4.2 million viewers tune in to TCM or TCM2 each month
On TCM in 2008 the #1 rated movie was Ben Hur in Sept 08 followed by Beetle Juice in July and Dirty Harry in March
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