TNT Africa marks 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studios with 5 curated weekends of memorable productions




TNT Africa (DStv Channel 137) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studios with five curated weekends of the films, moments, and memories that have contributed to a century of moviemaking this April.

The global centennial campaign, ‘Celebrating Every Story‘, commemorates Warner Bros. Studio’s 100th anniversary. Founded by Albert, Sam, Harry and Jack Warner and incorporated on 4 April 1923, Warner Bros. is home to one of the world’s most successful collections of brands. It stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, streaming, video games, consumer products and live experiences. The Studio’s vast content library, one of the most prestigious and valuable in the world, consists of more than 145,000 hours of programming. Warner Bros. is also home to one of the most diverse portfolios of adored franchises, including Looney Tunes, Wizarding World, DC, FRIENDS, Game of Thrones, Hanna-Barbera and many more.

“We’re proud to play a part in celebrating a century of film with Warner Bros. Studios this month – and seeing the exciting plans the global team has lined up for the rest of the year,” says Guillaume Le Gros, Warner Bros. Discovery Programming and Acquisitions Director for General Entertainment Networks in France and Africa. “Film fans across Africa are in for a treat with some of the greatest films ever made by one of the world’s most iconic studios.”

The themed weekends kicked off at the start of April with DC Universe Weekend, with channel premieres of Superman Returns (2006), Man of Steel (2013) and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), as well as a broadcast of Suicide Squad (2016).

Action Weekend (8-9 April) is a throwback to action classics Demolition Man (1993), Eraser (1996), The Fugitive (1993) and Payback (1999). April 15-16  marks Adventure Weekend, with Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Geostorm (2017), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Blood Diamond (2006) leading the charge. There’s a channel premiere in the form of 2003’s Mystic River on Crime Weekend (22-23 April), alongside The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Swordfish (2001), and Out for Justice (1991).

Wrapping up the celebration is Comedy Weekend on April 29 and 30, with Keanu (2016), Horrible Bosses (2010), Little Nicky (2000) and Yes Man (2008).

Warner Bros. Discovery is a global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products, including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, TLC, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Tailormade for African fans, TNT ranked as the #1 movie dedicated TV channel in South Africa in 2021. The channel offers the best of contemporary and Hollywood blockbusters, with programming built on an action-driven, pulse-raising slate mixed with romantic gems and hilarious comedy – just as our African fans like it. TNT is available in 50 English-speaking African countries and reaches 9.8 million South African households every month. The channel offers programming fans love: from films such as The Matrix, San Andreas, and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, to exclusive TNT Original movies such as Escape from Pretoria, Guns Akimbo, and The Toll, in addition to the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) franchise.

TNT is a Warner Bros. Discovery brand.  TNT is available on DStv (CH137), GOtv (CH16) (CH116 in Ghana & CH316 in Uganda), CANAL+ (CH401 in Rwanda) (CH63 in Ethiopia), StarTimes (DTT CH047 & CH214 in Uganda) (DTH CH186), and Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CH207).

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