One of the most common go to names for a fictional TV news program is to add a usually-random letter to "NN" (or in some cases, ''two'' letters to "N") as a reference to Creator/{{CNN}} ("Cable News Network"). Popular choices for the first word in the acronym are a reference to the area the network covers (such as Galaxy or Global) or a reference to the work. Often the logo will be inspired by the CNN logo as well.

Subtrope of BrandX.

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[[folder: Advertisement ]]

* Former {{Macintosh}} clone manufacturer (back in the short days when Macs had clones) Power Computing had a multi-media promotional CD with fake television shows on it, and the TagLine "You're watching PNN, a [[TitleDrop Power Computing]] network."

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[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''{{Gundam 00}}'' had JNN. The odd thing is that JNN is a ''real world'' network; it is the news division of TBS, the broadcaster for the series.
* ''Anime/SonicX'' had an instance of SXN, "Sonic X Network".

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[[folder:Comics]]
* Averted in Comics/{{XIII}}: the channel broadcasting [[spoiler:president Wally Sheridan]]'s "judgement" is ABS, a clear cross of ABC and CBS.
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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' uses GNN, "The Gotham News Network" to provide exposition.
* Buck Williams in the ''Film/LeftBehind'' films works for Global News Network, also GNN.
** ''Film/Anchorman2TheLegendContinues'' also has a news network called GNN, which the main characters work for.
* Helen Hannah in the Film/{{Apocalypse}} film series works for World News Network, WNN.
* The film version of ''Film/AtlasShrugged'' inverts this with NNT.
* ''Film/CountdownToLookingGlass'' has CVN.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' has RSN (Racing Sports Network).
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[[folder: Literature ]]
* The ''Literature/LeftBehind'' book series has GCCNN, which is basically the Global Community owning the original CNN.
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ZNN on ''Series/{{JAG}}'', ''Series/FirstMonday'', ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' and everything else [[DonaldPBellisario Bellisario-produced]].
** In the very first ''JAG'' episode it appears in, "We the People", it seems to inexplicably stand for "Satellite News Network".
* ''Series/LoisAndClark'' had LNN, Luthor News Network.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** "The Daemons" has an interesting variation when everyone's watching news on BBC3. It's worth pointing out that at the time it was made there wasn't even a [=BBC2=].
** The relaunch generally uses the BBC for main news and has [[http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/AMNN AMNN]] for American news during any given NewsMonopoly.
* ''TheChaser'' called their fake news network CNNNN (Chaser's [=NoN=]-stop News Network).
** The final episode of the first season had a look back at the station's 40-year history: originally, it was CNNN (for Chaser Nonstop News Network), but inexplicably added a fourth N: the extra N is "explained" in an [[TheUnreveal unreveal]].
* ''Series/BrassEye'' would air broadcasts from affiliate station 10NN in all news stories from the United States, as did the preceding series from the same writers, ''Series/TheDayToday''.
* On ''Series/BabylonFive'' they have ISN, the "[=InterStellar=] Network News". While at first an independent--if blatantly sensationalist and ratings-driven--network, it becomes [[spoiler:the dictatorial Clark Administration's PropagandaMachine starting in Season 3.]]
* ''{{Dinosaurs}}'' has DNN, the Dinosaur News Network.
* TheOnion is the owner of the Onion News Network, or [Onion logo]NN.
* Casseta & Planeta, a Brazilian group of comedians, had NNN, aimed for the nasal-voiced viewer. It was never stated what the first "N" stands for.

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[[folder: Professional Wrestling ]]

* When RandyOrton was sidelined with an injury in 2002, Wrestling/{{WWE}} kept him on television in humorous weekly vignettes in which he updated fans on his medical condition; these were done under the heading of "Randy News Network" or "RNN".
* In 1991, Paul Neu debuted in {{WCW}} as a [[WrestlingDoesntPay wrestling rapper]] named P. N. News. He sometimes shaved a "PNN" logo into his hair, in imitation of the Creator/{{CNN}} logo; back then, of course, {{WCW}} and Creator/{{CNN}} had the same parent company: Turner Broadcasting.

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* In TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}, CNN itself became NN ([=NewsNet=]) when it was re-organized in accordance with Ted Turner's will.
* One of the playable factions in [[{{Netrunner}} Android: Netrunner]] is NBN, which changed what it stands for so often that NBN became it's whole name.
* EclipsePhase makes a mention of the irreverent news review cast MRGCNN, the Monster Raving Goblin Cock News Network.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' shows a TV displaying INN.
* ''VideoGame/BlackMarket'' has the Tricorp News Network, TNN, provide commentary (and exposition) at key moments.
* The ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'' games have the GNN (Galactic News Network) reporting some random evennts and statistics. The anchor is, naturally, a robot.[[note]]A [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] one, at that.[[/note]]
* ''MetalWolfChaos'' has DNN.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fandom knows CNN as "Cirno News Network", thanks to some pretty bad CowboyBebopAtHisComputer.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' has Sinnoh News Net, which, while not abbreviated in the game, does make SNN if you do abbreviate it.
* ''DesertStrike'' and its sequel, ''Jungle Strike'' both feature EANN, Electronic Arts News Network.
* ''{{Crysis}}'' in the Kremlin has GNN representing News from American sources. It is never stated in-game what it stands for.
* ''VideoGame/VegaStrike'' has procedurally generated News from GNN readable on base computers, mostly concerning space fights between factions, with occasional mentions of {{Privateer}}s' help, that is completed PlayerCharacter missions.
* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' and especially ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'' have UNN (Universal News Network) as the primary news source for Terran civilization, and the propaganda outlet for whatever government currently controls it. The network plays a large role in some stories set in the ExpandedUniverse as well.
* ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity Nova'' has Hyper News Network (the Federation's news service), as well as two News Services, two News Corps, two Info Commands, one Info Service and one Intel Corps -- all of them with three-letter acronyms.
* The ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series had DNN.
* ''VideoGame/EliteDangerous'' has [=GalNet=], which doesn't have an abbreviated form but serves as the game's primary source of exposition for many events that happen in the Galaxy that players can actively influence (unless it's detailing the clout surrounding the president of TheFederation or TheEmpire's succession crisis).

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''GoneToGround'' has DNN (Da Nooz Network).
* The webcomic (later the graphic novel) "Shooting War" had GNN: Global News Network.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has the [[SubspaceAnsible HyperNet]] News Network, or HN[[superscript:3]].

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''Website/TheEscapist'' has ENN.
* Website/AnimeNewsNetwork
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seaUxPOguz0 This]] game review gives us ACNN during a parody news cast. We're never told what it stands for though...
* The ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' features INN (the "International News Network").
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''OsmosisJones'' has NNN. Since it takes place inside the human body, the first N stands for Nerve.
* The ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode "Sumo of the Opera" is Japan-themed, and has ESN (Emperor's Sports Network), a cross between CNN and ESPN.
* A ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode had it revealed that Atlanta's bigshots would eventually move the town into the ocean. CNN was then renamed [[PunnyName ''SeaNN'']].
* In the episode ''Terry Unmarried'' on TheClevelandShow, there's an [[InvertedTrope inversion]]. After [[spoiler: Cleveland figures out Terry's gay]], he freaks out and his babbling becomes scrolling details with a headline. At the bottom left, you see CNN and directly under it, you see '''''C'''leveland '''N'''ews '''N'''etwork''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' ChristmasSpecial has CCN.
* ''WesternAnimation/LibertysKids'' has LNN.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Besides Creator/{{CNN}} there are a lot of small channels that use the news network nomenclature, such as Ohio-based Ohio News Network.
* All the major commercial Japanese network television news divisions use these:
** '''A'''ll-Nippon '''N'''ews '''N'''etwork (Creator/TVAsahi)
** '''F'''uji '''N'''ews '''N'''etwork (Fuji Television)
** '''J'''apan '''N'''ews '''N'''etwork (Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem)
** '''N'''ippon '''N'''ews '''N'''etwork (Nippon Television Network)
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