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- Averted in XIII: the channel broadcasting president Wally Sheridan's "judgement" is ABS, a clear cross of ABC and CBS.
- In Origins, a Mass Effect/Star Wars/Borderlands/Halo Massive Multiplayer Crossover, the Home Galaxy (of Star Wars fame) has the Galaxy News Network (GNN), Galaxy News Service (GNS), and Nova Network (NN).
- The Next Frontier has the odd reference to KBS News, the initials standing for Kerbin Broadcasting Service.
- Jacqueline Lichtenberg's longrunning Star Trek fanfiction series Kraith had Newsnet. It only becomes important in the Kraith novel Federation Centennial, where conspirators agitating for a Klingon-Federation war use interviews with officials to stir up anti-Fed sentiment.
Films — Animated
- Cars has RSN (Racing Sports Network).
- The Bee Movie has BNN (Bee News Network) airing Bee Larry King (do you see a pattern?).
- Zootopia has ZNN. The anchors are a female snow leopard and (depending on the region) a male moose (US, UK, Canada and most of Europe), jaguar (Brazil), koala (Australia), panda (China), or raccoon dog (Japan).
- Osmosis Jones has NNN. Since it takes place inside the human body, the first N stands for Nerve.
Films — Live-Action
- The Flintstones partially avert this. They use the CNN initials, but it's called the Cave News Network.
- Batman Forever and The Dark Knight uses GNN, "The Gotham News Network" to provide exposition.
- Buck Williams in the 2000-2005 Left Behind films works for Global News Network, also GNN.
- Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues also has a news network called GNN, which the main characters work for.
- Helen Hannah in the Apocalypse film series works for World News Network, WNN.
- The film version of Atlas Shrugged inverts this with NNT.
- Countdown to Looking Glass has CVN.
- "CVN" is the U. S. Navy designation for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Appropriate, given the subject of the film...
- In Network it's UBS — Union Broadcasting System.
- The Left Behind book series has GCCNN, which is basically the Global Community owning the original CNN.
- ZNN on JAG, First Monday, NCIS and everything else Bellisario-produced.
- In the very first JAG episode it appears in, "We the People", it seems to inexplicably stand for "Satellite News Network".
- Lois & Clark had LNN, Luthor News Network.
- Doctor Who:
- The Chaser's War on Everything 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 unreveal.
- Brass Eye would air broadcasts from affiliate station 10NN in all news stories from the United States, as did the preceding series from the same writers, The Day Today.
- On Babylon 5 they have ISN, the "InterStellar Network News". While at first an independent—if blatantly sensationalist and ratings-driven—network, it becomes the dictatorial Clark Administration's Propaganda Machine starting in Season 3.
- Dinosaurs has DNN, the Dinosaur News Network.
- The Onion 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.
- A music video for "Пожалуйста небо" (Please Sky) by Russian singer Anita Tsoy has SNN.
- In 1991, Paul Neu debuted in WCW as a wrestling rapper named P. N. News. He sometimes shaved a "PNN" logo into his hair, in imitation of the CNN logo; back then, of course, WCW and CNN had the same parent company: Turner Broadcasting.
- When Randy Orton was sidelined with an injury in 2002, 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".
- Negativland, in its incarnation as a The Firesign Theatre-esque avant-garde surrealist radio theater group instigated by master culture jammer Don Joyce, had the Universal Media Netweb, often referred to as UMN. All of Joyce's creations including his weekly KPFA show Over the Edge were presented under the aegis of UMN and its mind-breaking or mind-controlling agenda. UMN was founded by C. Elliot Friday, the wealthiest man in the solar sphere, who lives on Howland Island and still (despite Joyce's untimely death) runs for President of the United States every four years on the Universal Party ticket.
- In Shadowrun, CNN itself became NN (NewsNet) when it was re-organized in accordance with Ted Turner's will.
- One of the playable factions in Android: Netrunner is NBN, which changed what it stands for so often that NBN became it's whole name.
- Eclipse Phase makes a mention of the irreverent news review cast MRGCNN, the Monster Raving Goblin Cock News Network.
- Alpha Protocol shows a TV displaying INN.
- Black Market has the Tricorp News Network, TNN, provide commentary (and exposition) at key moments.
- The Master of Orion games have the GNN (Galactic News Network) reporting some random events and statistics. The anchor is, naturally, a robot.note
- Metal Wolf Chaos has DNN.
- Touhou fandom knows CNN as "Cirno News Network", thanks to some pretty bad Cowboy BeBop at His Computer.
- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl has Sinnoh News Net, which, while not abbreviated in the game, does make SNN if you do abbreviate it.
- Desert Strike 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.
- Vega Strike has procedurally generated News from GNN readable on base computers, mostly concerning space fights between factions, with occasional mentions of Privateers' help, that is completed Player Character missions.
- StarCraft and especially StarCraft II 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 Expanded Universe as well.
- Escape Velocity 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 Mega Man Battle Network series had DNN.
- Elite: Dangerous 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 The Federation or The Empire's succession crisis).
- The Horde has the Franzpowanki News Network (FNN), which broadcasts on Crystal Ball.
- The Fallout universe has a Galaxy News Network (GNN). Although "Galaxy News Network" appears in the first Fallout game, the acronym "GNN" doesn't appear with any prominence (other than a single note in Fallout 2) in-universe until Fallout 4, where it is featured on banners and billboards.
- Hitman (2016) also has GNN, with a logo blatantly satirising real-life American news channel CNN.
- The Escapist has ENN.
- This game review gives us ACNN during a parody news cast. We're never told what it stands for though...
- The Global Guardians PBEM Universe features INN (the "International News Network").
- Star Wars Uncut: ENN the "Empire News Network" brings you Talking Heads discussing the Imperial Senate being dissolved.
- Diamanda Hagan: Hagan noted that the no-budget Caught Up in the Rapture movie Apocalypse has a WNN, which is entirely unlike GNN from the much more famous Left Behind movie. (To be fair, Apocalypse predates the Left Behind movie, while the book didn't feature GNN.) The review is then interupted by one of Hagan's minions with an HNN special report about the skirmishes being fought over the few remaining available letters.
- The VeggieTales episode "Sumo of the Opera" is Japan-themed, and has ESN (Emperor's Sports Network), a cross between CNN and ESPN.
- A Futurama episode had it revealed that Atlanta's bigshots would eventually move the town into the ocean. CNN was then renamed ''SeaNN''.
- In the episode "Terry Unmarried" on The Cleveland Show, there's an inversion. After 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 Cleveland News Network.
- The All Dogs Go to Heaven Christmas Special has CCN.
- The Magic School Bus has FNN.
- Liberty's Kids has LNN.
- Besides 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: