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HLN (TV network)

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Current logo of HLN (2023-present)

HLN (formerly "CNN Headline News") is an American basic cable and satellite television channel. It is owned by CNN, a unit of the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) division of WarnerMedia. It was first broadcast on television in 1982 as CNN2.[1] The name was changed in 2008 to "HLN".[2] This followed a pattern by Turner properties changing from their full names to acronyms.[2] Turner Broadcasting System was changed to TBS, Turner Network Television became TNT, etc.[2] It still runs quick news reports 24/7. It still has more headline news than its true crime shows.


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  1. Steven Cole Smith, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (29 March 1994). "CNN: From copy boy to heavy hitter in 14 years". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SteveK (17 December 2008). "Headline News Becomes "HLN"". TVNewser. Retrieved 17 December 2008.