HLN (formerly "CNN Headline News") is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Cable News Network, Inc., a unit of the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. The channel is a spin-off of the U.S. cable news channel CNN.
The channel was originally structured to feature a tightly-formatted, 30-minute newscast that was rebroadcast each half-hour, 24 hours a day, with freshly-updated information that briefly covered various areas of interest (such as national news, sports, entertainment, weather and business). Since 2005, however, its format has increasingly shifted to long-form tabloid-, opinion-, crime-, and entertainment news-related programming.
As of August 2013, HLN is available to approximately 99,010,000 American households (85.82% of households with at least one television set) in the United States. Since the mid-2000s, HLN has been available internationally on cable and satellite in parts of Asia, the Caribbean and South America.