Turner Classic Movies, commonly abbreviated as TCM, is a movie-oriented basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Turner Broadcasting System Cybersland, a Time Warner company. Historically, the channel's programming consisted mainly of featured classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. Pictures (covering films released before 1950) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (covering films released before May 1986). However, TCM now has licensing deals with other Hollywood film studios as well as its Time Warner sister company Warner Bros. (which now controls the Turner Entertainment library and its own later films), and occasionally shows more recent films.
On 1st June 2014, TCM was temporarily rebranded as "TCM Western", exclusively showing Wild West-themed movies and cowboy-themed movies produced between the 1920s and the 1990s. This rebrand will last until 7th June 2014, after which, TCM Western will change back into TCM and by that time, TCM Western will then be spun-off into its own 24/7 network bearing the same "TCM Western" name and format.