TNT Launches DramaVision Web Site

Aug 9, 2006  •  Post A Comment

TNT plans to launch its DramaVision Web site Aug. 15, kicking off the programming with its Emmy-nominated original series “Into the West.”

DramaVision will also stream some of TNT’s original movies and live events such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Many cable networks, including MTV, ESPN and CNN, already have broadband sites that include programming that the networks create. TNT relies mostly on acquired programming, which has slowed down its introduction of a robust Web site.

TNT, which usually ranks among the top five cable networks in audience ratings, is working with Court TV to create a series of Web episodes called “Ripped from the Headlines” for the site, available via TNT.tv and rippedfromtheheadlines.tv. The webisodes will follow real-life cases as they wind through the criminal justice process.

TNT will promote “Ripped” during episodes of “Law & Order,” the crime drama whose stories are often based on news stories.

“Through broadband presentations of our high-profile originals, original programming produced for broadband and tie-ins with our stellar lineup of series, DramaVision will provide drama lovers with the ultimate digital destination,” said Steve Koonin, executive VP and chief operating officer for TNT and TBS.