UPN

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United Paramount Network
TypeDefunct broadcast television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityUnited States, Canada
Foundedby United Television/Chris-Craft Television and Paramount Pictures/Television (a subsidiary of Viacom)
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
OwnerUnited Television/Chris-Craft Television (1995)
United Television/Chris-Craft Television/Viacom (1996–2000)
Viacom (2000–2006)
CBS Corporation (2006)
Key peopleLucie Salhany
(Chief Executive Officer, 1995–1997),
Michael Sullivan
(President of Entertainment, 1994–1997),
Dean Valentine
Chief Executive Officer (1997–2001),
Tom Nunan
(President of Entertainment, 1997–2001),[1]
Adam Ware
(Chief Operating Officer, 1999–2002),
Dawn Ostroff
(President of Entertainment, 2002–2006)[1]
Launch dateJanuary 16, 1995 (1995-01-16)
DissolvedAugust 31, 2006 (2006-08-31) (on current MyNetworkTV affiliates)
September 15, 2006 (2006-09-15) (officially)
Replaced byThe CW
MyNetworkTV

UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 places in the United States. UPN was owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the larger CBS network. UPN shut down on September 15, 2006, and was replaced with The CW, a joint venture between CBS Corporation and the Warner Bros. division of Time Warner, which owned The WB before that network was also shut down in 2006 and merged with UPN to create The CW.

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