The TBS Superstation
is a popular American cable TV
network that shows sports and variety programming. TBS, which originally stood for Turner Broadcasting System, was originally WTCG, a terrestrial UHF television station owned by media mogul Ted Turner
that broadcasted from Atlanta, Georgia
during the 1970s
. WTCG, which reportedly stood for "Watch This Channel Grow", was one of the first networks to broadcast via satellite
as it was re-launched in 1977
as WTBS. The new call letters
were purchased by equipment donation from the MIT
student radio station, now WMBR.
TBS Superstation is well known for its broadcasts of the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball team and National Basketball Association games. TBS Superstation also shows reruns of popular network television shows from the past.