The CW

American broadcast television network
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The CW Television Network (commonly referred to as simply The CW) is an American television network that is operated by The CW Network, LLC. It launched at the beginning of the 2006–2007 television season and is a joint venture between Paramount Global's CBS Entertainment Group, the former owner of United Paramount Network (UPN), Warner Bros. Discovery's Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB Television Network and Nexstar Media Group, the largest affiliation of the network. The "CW" name comes from the first letter of the names of these corporations (CBS and Warner Bros.).

The CW Television Network
TypeFree-to-air television network
United States
FoundedJanuary 24, 2006; 18 years ago (2006-01-24)
HeadquartersBurbank, California, U.S.
OwnerNexstar Media Group (75%)

CBS Entertainment Group (Paramount Global) (12.5%)

Warner Bros. Discovery (12.5%)
ParentThe CW Network, LLC[1][2]
Key people
Launch date
September 18, 2006; 17 years ago (2006-09-18)
Official website




  1. "CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment Form New 5th Broadcast Network" (Press release). The CW Press. January 24, 2006. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  2. "CW Network LLC profile". Businessweek. Bloomberg L.P. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  3. "Mark Pedowitz Extends CW Deal, Promoted to Network CEO". The Hollywood Reporter. January 10, 2020. Archived from the original on January 10, 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2020.

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