HLN is an American Pay Television owned by CNN. It was originally branded as CNN2 before being launched as CNN Headline News to broadcast a 30-minut newscast 24 hours a day. It covered various topics such as news, sports, weather, business programming entertainment and other national news. Things however changed in 2005 when the format was shifted to tabloid and more segments including entertainment news, opinionated programming entered the service.
It started focusing the social news and social media in 2014 but the trend was dropped in 2016 to broadcast traditional news programs. Apart form the mainstream programming it would air true crime content and used resources of Court TV’s programming which had ended broadcasting. It as of July 2015 is available to at least 97 million American households in US and is among the most distributed American subscription service. It has been available internationally on Pay TV services in Asia, Latin America, Middle East, North Africa and Canada.