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Theater Television Network
Type Broadcast television network
Country United States
Launch date 1951
Dissolved 1953

The Theater Television Network was an early American television network founded in 1951. The network wasn't a traditional 1950s television network: unlike the other TV networks that operated at that time, Theater Network programs weren't broadcast into homes; instead, they aired at participating movie theaters.

The Theater Television Network broadcast mostly sporting events: NCAA basketball games, boxing matches, entertainment events, but also public affairs programming.[1] The network broadcast Harry Truman's 1951 State of the Union address.[2]


  1. ^ Lev, Peter (2006). The Fifties: Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959. University of California Press. pp. 130–131. ISBN 0520249666.  
  2. ^ Hilmes, Michele (1990). Hollywood and Broadcasting: from Radio to Cable. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. pp. 122–123. ISBN 0-252-06846-7.  


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