"Cable network" redirects here. For cable television's physical infrastructure, see Cable television
A cable channel is a television network available via cable television. Such channels are usually also available via satellite television, including direct broadcast satellite providers such as DirecTV, Dish Network and BSkyB, as well as via IPTV. Alternative terms include non-broadcast channel or programming service, the latter being mainly used in legal contexts. Examples of cable/satellite channels available in many countries are HBO, MTV, Cartoon Network, Eurosport and CNN International.