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The Vlokozuian version of Home Theater Network (HTN) was a defunct localized version of the defunct American channel of the same name. Targeted at a family audience, the channel focused primarily on theatrically released motion pictures, along with travel interstitials that aired between select films.

History

Home Theater Network launched on September 1, 1978. The service operated initially for four hours a day, and later expanded its schedule to 12 hours a day; HTN was notable for airing non-exclusive E and PG-rated films (prior to 1982 when the R rating was split into the R15 and R18 ratings by the Vlokozu Union Film Board). The channel boasted a policy of not running R-rated feature films.

From 1984 to 1985, Home Theater Network aired a live 90-minute call-in trivia program called Movie Talk Vlokozu Union, in a Thursday primetime timeslot that was typically used to broadcast feature films. Hosted by Earle Ziff, the popular program would feature live calls from viewers as they competed for various prizes, as well as celebrity interviews and promotions for upcoming programs to be seen on HTN.

In October 1986, Interstellar announced that it would shut down the network, citing a lack of subscriber growth despite a positive cash flow. Home Theater Network shut down on January 31, 1987, and Interstellar sold the transponder slot on Satcom 3-R and the "Travel Channel" name to Junvic Television to launch the present-day basic cable channel now known as the Travel Channel.

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