Turner Classic Movies (Middle East and Africa)

This article is about the Middle Eastern and African television channel. For the USA and other countries' versions of Turner Classic Movies, see Turner Classic Movies and Turner Classic Movies (around the world).
Turner Classic Movies
Launched September 17, 1993
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Arabic (Time Warner)
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV) (TCM Africa)
4:3, 576i (SDTV) (TCM MENA)
Language English (TCM Africa and Arabic subtitles on TCM MENA are optional)
Broadcast area Arab world and Africa
Formerly called TNT Classic Movies (1993-1999)
Sister channel(s) Boomerang
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Arabic
Cartoon Network Hindi
CNN International
Website www.tcmafrica.com
beIN Channel 63
DStv Channel 137

Turner Classic Movies (abbreviated as TCM) is a digital television channel featuring classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. film libraries, which include many MGM, United Artists, RKO and Warner Bros. titles. This version of the channel is available in Africa and the Arab world. In the Arab world, TCM has a unique schedule, it broadcasts in 4:3, and Arabic subtitles are optional.

TCM MENA started broadcasting on January 1, 2016, the date when it separated from TCM Africa and became an independent feed.

TCM Middle East and Africa is available exclusively on beIN Channels Network in the Arab world and DStv in Africa. [1]


On December 27, 2015, Turner Classic Movies stopped broadcasting on OSN and moved to beIN in the Arab world. This was the result of an agreement between Turner Broadcasting System Europe and beIN which moved all Turner-owned pay TV channels to that satellite TV operator, including TCM, Cartoon Network, and Boomerang. On January 1, 2016, TCM MEA split into TCM Africa and TCM MENA.


  1. https://beinmediagroup.com/ar/article/مجموعة-bein-الإعلامية-و-تيرنر-يوقعان-اتفا.

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