CNN is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.
The 24-hour cable news channel was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and was the first all-news television channel in the United States.
While the news channel has numerous affiliates, CNN primarily broadcasts from its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta, theTime Warner Center in New York City, and studios in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.
CNN is sometimes referred to as CNN/U.S. to distinguish the American channel from its international sister network, CNN International.