Turner Broadcasting System
This Atlanta-based "superstation" began as WTCG, then changed its call sign to WTBS as its U.S. cable coverage increased. Now known as TBS
, it and the other Turner properties currently belong to Time Warner.
Back in the 1990s, most TV watchers referred to TBS as "The Beastmaster Station" because of its frequent showing of the film "The Beastmaster
It currently styles itself as a comedy channel. To that end, on April 12, 2010, Conan O'Brien
announced a five-year deal with TBS to do an 11 PM talk show.
Not to be confused with Tokyo Broadcasting System, original broadcaster of significant anime.