- TNT is a popular channel included in all DISH Network packages.
- TNT offers a variety of programming including movies, classic TV shows, and original series.
- TNT is known for its top NBA show and coverage of NHL games and playoffs.
- TNT is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery and has sister stations including TBS, TCM, TruTV, CNN, and Cartoon Network.
If you’ve turned on a TV in the past 30 years, there’s a strong chance you’ve watched TNT. Consumers with DISH Network can find the channel included in all of their packages, along with a few sister stations. We’ll tell you where to find them in our guide, plus touch on the type of programming you can expect from this classic Turner station.
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TNT on DISH Network: What You Need to Know
TNT hasn’t been around as long as TBS, but it is another of Ted Turner’s ventures from the late 80s. The network hit the ground running with titles from MGM’s massive library and quickly moved into originals and sports.
Wrestling has been on TNT in some form since the mid-90s, and the network arguably has the best NBA show on TV today. Despite the company falling under the ownership of AT&T, and now Warner Bros. Discovery, their programming has largely remained steady over the years.
TNT Programming on DISH
When you turn to channel 138 on DISH, you will likely find a movie from Warner Brothers or a classic TV show from the golden age of TV. During the week, the network also airs blocks of films. Most would be considered “classic” to a degree, although there are newer titles from WB’s catalog.
NCIS is a popular show on the network, and you can generally find Cold Case airing throughout the week. Charmed, Supernatural, and Lucifer are also common options. Currently, their original slate is fairly slim since shows like Animal Kingdom and Snowpiercer wrapped up. Some of the new TNT originals on DISH Network through TNT include Will, Rich & Shameless, Good Behavior, and The Closer.
TNT Sports on DISH
While TNT doesn’t have the same reach as ESPN with sports, they do have the top NBA show around. Shaq, Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson, and Kenny Smith talk hoops and break down games throughout the season.
That includes the NBA playoffs, and while NFL and MLB coverage isn’t as strong, they have become a go-to place for NHL fans. TNT has the rights for up to 72 NHL games each season, and they share duties with ESPN and ABC during the playoffs. They also have the rights to the Stanley Cup playoffs in odd-numbered years, alongside ABC.
Like TBS, TNT also has content for wrestling fans. AEW Rampage is a weekly show, and AEW Collision airs live every Saturday night outside of the occasional exception. The network also has a one-hour special called AEW Battle of the Belts, which airs throughout the year.
TNT Sister Stations
TNT is currently owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. While they have a wealth of material at their disposal, only a few channels show content related to the original brand. The classic “Turner” networks moved to their new owner along with TNT, but they still hold some crossover appeal.
The leading network associated with TNT is TBS. You can find it on channel 139 if you subscribe to DISH, and it’s available in all of their subscription packages. TCM, otherwise known as Turner Classic Movies, is another Turner channel focusing on films from yesteryear. It’s also available on DISH Network, although you’ll need to pick up the America’s Top 200 or Top 250 plan.
One channel that’s proved surprisingly popular and associated with Turner is truTV. Launched in 1991, the network was initially known as Court TV. The name changed to truTV when Time Warner took over, and while the focus isn’t on “crime” anymore, it’s a popular channel.
You can find shows like Impractical Jokers and Adam Ruins Everything on the network, along with comparable programming. Other channels related to Turner Broadcasting that are still active include CNN and Cartoon Network.