List of United States cable and satellite television networks

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The following is a list of cable and satellite networks broadcasting or receivable in the United States, organized by genre. Some cable systems used one or more cable channels for video on demand.

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Channel Types

Entertainment Music
News Locals
Shopping Movies
Family Sports


Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
American Heroes Channel Yes Discovery Communications
  • AHC
  • AHC On Demand
formerly Discovery Wings and Military Channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Animal Planet Yes
  • Animal Planet East
  • Animal Planet West
  • Animal Planet On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Create No American Public Television in partnership with WGBH-TV (WGBH Educational Foundation), WNET, WLIW, (the latter two stations owned by WNET), National Educational Telecommunications Association and PBS
Discovery Channel Yes Discovery Communications
  • Discovery Channel East
  • Discovery Channel West
  • Discovery Channel On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Investigation Discovery Yes
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Investigation Discovery On Demand
formerly Discovery Times, Discovery Civilization Channel, originally Eye On People
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Fyi, Yes A+E Networks
  • Fyi
  • Fyi On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
History Yes A+E Networks
  • History East
  • History West
  • History On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
H2 Yes formerly History International
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Military History No
Minnesota Channel Yes Twin Cities Public Television
National Geographic Channel Yes 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Nat Geo Wild Yes
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Nat Geo Wild On Demand
Formerly Fox Reality Channel and National Geographic Wild
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
PBS Satellite Service Yes Public Broadcasting Service
Pivot Yes Participant Media
  • Pivot On Demand
Also has online subscription channel and online on demand content.
Science Yes Discovery Communications formerly Discovery Science
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Smithsonian Channel Yes Smithsonian Institution, Showtime Networks
University of California Television No University of California
University of Washington Television No University of Washington
Velocity HD Only Discovery Communications Formerly HD Theater and originally Discovery HD Theater (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
World No American Public Television, Public Broadcasting Service, WGBH Educational Foundation, WNET Formerly PBS World


Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
A&E Yes A+E Networks
  • A&E East
  • A&E West
  • A&E On Demand
formerly Arts & Entertainment; plays dramas
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Anime Network No Valkyrie Media Partners/Aesir Media A video on demand only network dedicated to Japanese animation and otaku culture. Formerly available as a 24/7 television channel, now exclusively video on demand.
Asia Vision Yes
Aspire Yes Magic Johnson and InterMedia Partners launched on June 27, 2012
Audience Network Yes DirecTV Available exclusively on DirecTV. Formerly Freeview and The 101 Network
AXS TV HD Only AXS TV LLC, Ryan Seacrest (through Ryan Seacrest Media), Anschutz Entertainment Group, & Creative Artists Agency
  • AXS TV
  • AXS TV On Demand
formerly HDNet
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
BBC America Yes BBC
  • BBC America
  • BBC America On Demand
Distributed in US by Discovery Communications
BET Yes BET Networks (Viacom)
  • BET East
  • BET West
  • BET On Demand
Also known as "Black Entertainment Television"
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Bravo Yes NBCUniversal
  • Bravo East
  • Bravo West
  • Bravo On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed HD Only Entertainment Studios Networks Video on Demand channel
Centric Yes BET Networks formerly BET Jazz, then BET J
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Classic Arts Showcase No Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation
Chiller No NBCUniversal
  • Chiller
  • Chiller On Demand
airs horror and suspense programming
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Cloo No NBCUniversal Formerly Sleuth on August 15, 2011
crime & mystery programs
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Country Music Television Yes Viacom Media Networks
  • CMT East
  • CMT West
  • CMT On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Comcast Network Yes NBCUniversal Formerly CN8 until January 5, 2009. Comcast Network now has separate operations in the Philadelphia and Washington D.C. markets. TCN HD is a temporary channel used by Comcast to cover local sports events.
Comedy Central Yes Viacom Media Networks
  • Comedy Central East
  • Comedy Central West
  • Comedy Central On Demand
A product of the merger of Viacom's HA! TV Comedy Network and The Comedy Channel, owned by Time Warner.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed HD Only Entertainment Studios Networks Video on Demand channel
Crime & Investigation Network Yes A+E Networks (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
The CW No CBS (50%) Time Warner (50%)
  • CW Eastern
  • CW Central
  • CW Mountain
  • CW Pacific
E! Yes NBCUniversal
  • E! East
  • E! West
  • E! en Español
  • E! On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
El Rey Yes Robert Rodriguez \ Univision Communications General entertainment channel targeted at Latino audiences (English) and (Spanish) audio feed HD Only Entertainment Studios Network Video on Demand channel
Eurochannel No Gustavo Vainstein (English)
Funimation Channel HD only Olympusat, Inc. anime
FX Yes Fox Entertainment Group
  • FX East
  • FX West
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
FXX Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Game Show Network Yes DirecTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • GSN East
  • GSN West
Game Show Network
Here TV No Here Media
ImaginAsian No ImaginAsian Entertainment (iaTV)
In Demand Yes In Demand Networks (Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable) Pay Per View provider, available through various cable companies
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Ion Yes ION Media Networks
  • Ion Eastern
  • Ion Central
  • Ion Mountain
  • Ion Pacific
formerly PAX and i; shows mostly infomercials with 7–9 hours of syndicated entertainment programming a day. Also available as a broadcast channel in many areas.
LCN-TV No Jaime Johnson - Founder *Single Feed - Central Louisiana Programming
Lifetime Yes A+E Networks
  • Lifetime East
  • Lifetime West
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Lifetime Real Women No (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Logo TV Yes Viacom Media Networks
  • Logo TV East
  • Logo TV West
  • Logo TV On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
  • MTV East
  • MTV West
  • MTV On Demand
Music-related programming, originally Music Television
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MTV2 Yes
  • MTV2
  • MTV2 On Demand
formerly M2 / the box
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Oxygen Yes NBCUniversal (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Reelz Yes Hubbard Broadcasting
  • Reelz
  • Reelz On Demand
Formerly ReelzChannel;
movie news, trailers, behind the scenes
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Spike Yes Viacom Media Networks
  • Spike East
  • Spike West
  • Spike On Demand
formerly The Nashville Network (TNN); and The National Network (TNN)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Syfy Yes NBCUniversal
  • Syfy East
  • Syfy West
  • Syfy On Demand
professional wrestling & faux-reality programming - known as the Sci Fi Channel until July 7, 2009
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TBS Yes Turner Broadcasting System(Time Warner)
  • TBS East
  • TBS West
  • TBS On Demand
stands for Turner Broadcasting System; shows mostly comedy; previously TBS Superstation and Superstation WTBS
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TruTV Yes
  • TruTV East
  • TruTV West
  • TruTV On Demand
Known as Court TV from 1991 - December 31, 2007
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
  • TNT East
  • TNT West
  • TNT On Demand
shows mostly drama
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TVGN Yes Lions Gate Entertainment (50%) and CBS Corporation (50%)
  • TVGN East
  • TVGN West
formerly the Prevue Guide, Prevue Channel, TV Guide Channel and TV Guide Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TV Land Yes Viacom Media Networks
  • TV Land East
  • TV Land West
plays mostly 70s-90s programming and nostalgia-related original programming
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TV One Yes Radio One and Comcast (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Universal HD HD only NBCUniversal Formerly Bravo HD+
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
USA Network Yes
  • USA East
  • USA West
  • USA On Demand
drama & comedy
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Vegas on Demand No Video On Demand Channel
VH1 Yes Viacom Media Networks (Viacom)
  • VH1 East
  • VH1 West
  • VH1 On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
WE tv Yes AMC Networks
  • We TV East
  • We TV West
  • We TV On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
WGN America Yes Tribune Broadcasting (Tribune Company) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed

Home & Leisure[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
The Africa Channel Yes
AWE Yes Herring Broadcasting Covers the lifestyles of the rich and famous
Casa Club TV No MGM Networks (Spanish) audio feed
Cooking Channel Yes Scripps Networks Interactive Replacement for Fine Living Network.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
DIY Network Yes Do-It-Yourself Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Destination America Yes Discovery Communications
  • Destination America
  • Destination America On Demand
was most recently "Planet Green" until it was rebranded on May 26, 2012
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Discovery Fit & Health No Replaced FitTV on February 1, 2011.
A product of the merger of Discovery Health and FitTV.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Esquire Network Yes NBCUniversal
  • Esquire On Demand
formerly Style Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
FashionTV Yes Michel Adam Lisowski
Food Network Yes Scripps Networks Interactive
Tribune Broadcasting
  • Food Network East
  • Food Network West
  • Food Network On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
HGTV Yes Scripps Networks Interactive
  • HGTV East
  • HGTV West
  • HGTV On Demand
also known as Home & Garden Television
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Ion Life No Ion Media Networks Video on Demand channel
Live Well Network HD Only Disney-ABC Television Group
Mag Rack on Demand No Video on demand channel HD only
Ovation Yes Hubbard Broadcasting
  • Ovation
  • Ovation On Demand
Oprah Winfrey Network Yes Discovery Communications, Harpo Productions
  • Own: Oprah Winfrey Network East
  • Own: Oprah Winfrey Network West
  • Own: Oprah Winfrey Network On Call HD Only
Retirement Living TV No
RFD-TV Yes RFD Communications Inc. RFD-TV HD has a different lineup from the standard-definition version of RFD-TV
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Studio 4 Fitness No
TLC Yes Discovery Communications
  • TLC East
  • TLC West
  • TLC On Demand
formerly The Learning Channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Travel Channel Yes Scripps Networks Interactive
Cox Media Group
  • Travel Channel East
  • Travel Channel West
  • Travel Channel On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Veria TV Yes

Kids and Family[edit]

Name HD Owner Other Feeds Notes
ABC Family Yes Disney–ABC Television Group
  • ABC Family East
  • ABC Family West
formerly CBN Satellite Service, CBN Cable, The Family Channel, and Fox Family
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
America One No One Media Corporation
AMGTV No Access Media Group, Inc.
BabyTV Yes Fox International Channels
BabyFirstTV Yes Various investors Daytime programs at 5:30am–11:00pm & nighttime programs at 11:00pm–5:30am.
Adult Swim Yes Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) Late-night adult-oriented animation block to target 17+. VOD channel. On daily 8pm-6am. Aired on the same channel as Cartoon Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Boomerang No
  • Boomerang
  • Boomerang en Español
  • Boomerang On Demand
Mostly animated series from the 1980s and earlier with some 1990s-present series
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Cartoon Network Yes
  • Cartoon Network East
  • Cartoon Network West
  • Cartoon Network On Demand
Mostly animated and live-action series
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
CBeebies Yes BBC On Dish Network
Disney Channel Yes Disney–ABC Television Group
  • Disney Channel East
  • Disney Channel West
  • Disney Channel On Demand
formerly The Disney Channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Disney Junior Yes Launched March 23, 2012. TV channel for ages 2–7.
Disney XD Yes
  • Disney XD East
  • Disney XD West
  • Disney XD en Español
  • Disney XD On Demand
Action, adventure and comedy programs aimed at males 7–14 years old - formerly Toon Disney / Jetix; animated Disney shows; changed format/name on February 13, 2009.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
FamilyNet Yes North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
Hallmark Channel Yes Crown Media Holdings formerly Faith and Values, and Odyssey
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Hub Network Yes Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc. formerly Discovery Kids and The Hub.
Kids & Teens TV No Sky Angel educational entertainment for kids
Nick Jr. Yes Viacom Media Networks
  • Nick Jr. (Eastern)
  • Nick Jr. (Pacific)
  • Nick Jr. On Demand
Originally Noggin sharing time with The N (now TeenNick), its air time was from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. ET. Noggin became its own channel on December 31, 2007 when The N took the place of Nick GAS. On September 28, 2009 Noggin became Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon Yes
  • Nickelodeon East
  • Nickelodeon West
  • Nickelodeon On Demand
Nick at Nite is the primary nighttime programming block; though Nick at Nite airs on the same channel as Nickelodeon, it is counted as a separate channel for ratings reasons.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Nick 2 No
  • Nick 2 East
  • Nick 2 West
    (opposite coast's feed used depending on which of the main Nick channel's network feed is used in their designated areas of the country)
For East Coast viewers, this is the West Coast feed of Nickelodeon, and vice versa; carried exclusively via digital cable, while both the East and West Coast feeds of Nickelodeon are carried on satellite.
Nicktoons Yes formerly Nicktoons TV and Nicktoons Network.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TeenNick Yes
  • TeenNick
  • TeenNick On Demand
Originally The N, sharing time with Noggin (now Nick Jr.), taking over Noggin's channel space from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. ET. The N became its own channel on December 31, 2007 when The N took the place of Nick GAS. On September 28, 2009 The N became TeenNick.
Qubo No Ion Media Networks programming for children HD Only Entertainment Studios
Sprout Yes NBCUniversal
  • Sprout
  • Sprout On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Up Yes InterMedia Partners uplifting, family-friendly entertainment; formerly Gospel Music Channel and GMC TV


Name HD Owner Other Feeds Notes
Pirate TV No Dish Network A special channel on Dish Network. The channel is accessible only to viewers using illegally modified receivers, and consists solely of a tape loop confirming that the connection is illegal, followed by an offering of amnesty to illegal viewers if they call a special toll-free number and subscribe to the service legally.


Name Owner East/West Feed HD Notes
AMC AMC Networks
  • AMC East
  • AMC On Demand
Yes formerly American Movie Classics
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Cinemax Home Box Office, Inc.
  • Max East
  • Max West
  • MoreMax East
  • MoreMax West
  • 5StarMax East
  • ActionMax East
  • ActionMax West
  • OuterMax East
  • ThrillerMax East
  • ThrillerMax West
  • MoreMax
  • MaxLatino
  • Max On Demand
  • Max East
  • Max West
  • MoreMax East
  • MoreMax West
  • 5StarMax
  • ActionMax East
  • ActionMax West
  • OuterMax
  • ThrillerMax East
  • ThrillerMax West
  • MovieMax
  • MaxLatino
  • Max On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Cinémoi US Cinemoi North America Launched on September 17, 2012; airs French movies; Previously available only on DirecTV; DirecTV ceased transmission July 1, 2013. Airs on Verizon FiOS.
Encore Starz Inc.
  • Encore East
  • Encore West
  • Encore Action East
  • Encore Action West
  • Encore Black East
  • Encore Black West
  • Encore Español
  • Encore Classic East
  • Encore Classic West
  • Encore Suspense East
  • Encore Suspense West
  • Encore Family
  • Encore Westerns East
  • Encore Westerns West
  • Encore On Demand
  • Encore East
  • Encore West
  • Encore Action
  • Encore Drama
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Epix Studio 3 Partners (Viacom, MGM and Lions Gate Entertainment)
  • EPIX
  • EPIX2
  • EPIX3
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • EPIX
  • EPIX2
  • EPIX3
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Euro Cinema Movies On Demand No Video On Demand Channel.
Film Festival On Demand No Video On Demand Channel.
Flix Showtime Networks (CBS Corporation) Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
FX Movie Channel 21st Century Fox
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FX Movie Channel On Demand
Yes formerly fXM - Movies from Fox; rebranded as Fox Movie Channel in 2000 and FXM in 2013
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
HBO Home Box Office, Inc. (Time Warner)
  • HBO East
  • HBO West
  • HBO2 East
  • HBO2 West
  • HBO Signature East
  • HBO Signature West
  • HBO Family East
  • HBO Family West
  • HBO Comedy East
  • HBO Comedy West
  • HBO Zone East
  • HBO Zone West
  • HBO Latino East
  • HBO Latino West
  • HBO On Demand
  • HBO East
  • HBO West
  • HBO2 East
  • HBO2 West
  • HBO Signature East
  • HBO Signature West
  • HBO Family East
  • HBO Family West
  • HBO Comedy East
  • HBO Comedy West
  • HBO Zone East
  • HBO Zone West
  • HBO Latino East
  • HBO Latino West
  • HBO On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Hallmark Movie Channel Crown Media Holdings Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
  • HDNet Movies
  • HDNet Movies On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
IFC AMC Networks
  • IFC Free On Demand
  • IFC
Yes also referred to as the Independent Film Channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
LMN A+E Networks Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MGM HD Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer HD Only
MoviePlex Starz Inc.
  • MoviePlex
  • RetroPlex
  • IndiePlex
  • RetroPlex
  • IndiePlex
Showtime Showtime Networks (CBS Corporation)
  • Showtime East
  • Showtime West
  • Showtime 2 East
  • Showtime 2 West
  • Showtime Showcase East
  • Showtime Showcase West
  • Showtime Beyond East
  • Showtime Beyond West
  • Showtime Extreme East
  • Showtime Extreme West
  • Showtime Family Zone East
  • Showtime Family Zone West
  • Showtime Next East
  • Showtime Next West
  • Showtime Women East
  • Showtime Women West
  • Showtime On Demand
  • Showtime East
  • Showtime West
  • Showtime 2 East
  • Showtime 2 West
  • Showtime Showcase East
  • Showtime Showcase West
  • Showtime Beyond East
  • Showtime Beyond West
  • Showtime Extreme East
  • Showtime Extreme West
  • Showtime Family Zone East
  • Showtime Family Zone West
  • Showtime Next East
  • Showtime Next West
  • Showtime Women East
  • Showtime Women West
  • Showtime On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Sony Movie Channel Sony Pictures Television HD Only
Starz Starz Inc.
  • Starz East
  • Starz West
  • Starz Cinema
  • Starz Comedy
  • Starz Edge East
  • Starz Edge West
  • Starz InBlack
  • Starz Kids & Family
  • Starz On Demand
  • Starz East
  • Starz West
  • Starz Cinema
  • Starz Comedy
  • Starz Edge East
  • Starz Edge West
  • Starz InBlack
  • Starz Kids & Family
  • Starz On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
SundanceTV AMC Networks
  • Sundance Channel East
  • Sundance Channel West
  • Sundance Channel On Demand
Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
The Movie Channel Showtime Networks (CBS Corporation)
  • The Movie Channel East
  • The Movie Channel West
  • The Movie Channel Xtra East
  • The Movie Channel Xtra West
  • The Movie Channel On Demand
  • The Movie Channel East
  • The Movie Channel West
  • The Movie Channel Xtra East
  • The Movie Channel Xtra West
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Turner Classic Movies Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Turner Classic Movies On Demand
Yes also referred to as TCM.
Warner Brothers Free Movies No Video on demand channel
VeneMovies Grupo Cisneros No (Spanish) audio feed


Music audio-only[edit]

Name Owner Notes
DMX Digital audio service available to commercial establishments / Digital audio service available on DirecTV channels 801-884.
Music Choice Digital audio service available through digital cable
Muzak Muzak Holdings LLC Digital audio service available to commercial establishments / Available on Dish Network channels 923-981
Sirius Satellite Radio / XM Satellite Radio Sirius XM Radio Available on Dish Network channels 6002-6099

Music video[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
BET Gospel No BET Networks (Viacom)
BET Hip-Hop No
Bohemia Visual Music No Bohemia Visual Music LLC
CMT Pure Country No Viacom Media Networks formerly VH1 Country
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Concert TV No Stingray Digital Video on demand channel
Fuse Yes Madison Square Garden, Inc.
  • fuse
  • fuse On Demand
formerly Much Music USA
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Great American Country Yes Scripps Networks Interactive
  • Great American Country
  • Great American Country On Demand
formerly referred to as GAC
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Harmony Channel No Harmony Intermedia, Inc. Mood elevating visual music
MTV Hits No Viacom Media Networks 24-hour Hot 100 video station.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MTV Jams No formerly MTVX
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MTVU No formerly College Television Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Palladia HD Only Features content from MTV, VH1, and CMT
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Real Hip-Hop Network No SSM Media Ventures, Inc. Features Hip-Hop oriented content from Hip-Hop's 4 (core) elements: DeeJaying, Break Dancing, Emceeing and Graffiti. RHN also features live concerts, documentaries, music videos and hip-hop themed feature films.
Tempo Networks No Tempo Networks, LLC formerly MTV Tempo
The Soundtrack Channel No
TheCoolTV No Cool Music Network, LLC
VH1 Classic No Viacom Media Networks classic rock documentaries and occasional video blocks
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
VH1 Soul No R&B, funk, soul, and Motown
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Volksmusik TV No ACOS Radio & Television Development Corp. Inc. & BGP-Medien GmbH Popular German language folk music and Schlager network
ZUUS Country No ZUUS Media, LLC


Name HD feeds Owner Notes
Al Jazeera America Yes
  • Al Jazeera America On Demand
Al Jazeera Media Network
Bloomberg Television Yes Bloomberg L.P. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
CNBC Yes NBCUniversal
CNBC World No
CNN Yes Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)
CNN Airport No Available only in airports
CNN en Español TBA (Spanish) audio feeed
CNN International Yes
C-SPAN Yes National Cable Satellite Corporation covers the United States House of Representatives
C-SPAN 2 Yes covers the United States Senate and airs Book TV on weekends
C-SPAN 3 Yes covers other live events and airs archived historical programming
DoD News Channel No Defense Media Activity (US Government)
Euronews No Euronews SA
Fox Business Network Yes 21st Century Fox
Fox News Channel Yes
Free Speech TV No Independent Public, non-profit channel
Fusion Yes Disney/ABC / Univision Communications
HLN Yes Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) formerly CNN2, CNN Headline News and Headline News. HLN HD is currently carried on various Time Warner Cable systems.
The Local AccuWeather Channel No AccuWeather Carried via digital cable and over-the-air digital television
Link TV No Link Media, Inc. formerly World Link TV
MSNBC Yes NBCUniversal
MundoVision No MundoVision Corporation of America (Spanish) audio feed
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards No Content depends on city, state, & region. NOAA / National Weather Service (U.S. Government) Some cable systems may have local radar with audio, text messages with audio, or audio only.
One America News Network No Herring Broadcasting In cooperation with the Washington Times, News from a center-right perspective.
RT Yes (ANO) TV-Novosti International news channel from DC with Russia twist.
The Weather Channel Yes
WeatherStar HD / IntelliStar HD in beta testing
  • Weather Channel
  • Weather Channel On Demand
NBCUniversal (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
WeatherNation TV Yes WeatherNation TV, Inc. Weather network
Weatherscan No NBCUniversal

Regional news[edit]

Name Location Owner Notes
24/7 Boise, ID Gannett Company
Arizona NewsChannel Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Capitol Television Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Legislature also called ACP
Bay News 9 Tampa, Florida Bright House Networks
Blue Ridge Communications Networks
* Cable 11 Northern Lancaster County
* TV 13 The Poconos
Eastern Pennsylvania Blue Ridge Communications
Chicagoland Television Chicago, IL Tribune Broadcasting
New England Cable News New England NBCUniversal also called NECN
News 12 Networks
* News 12 Long Island
* News 12 New Jersey
* News 12 Westchester
* News 12 Connecticut
* News 12 The Bronx
* News 12 Brooklyn
* News 12 Hudson Valley
New York Metro Cablevision
News 13 Orlando, Florida Bright House Networks
News 9 Now / News on 6 Now Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma Cox Media Group & Griffin Communications
NewsWatch 15 New Orleans, Louisiana Gannett Company and Cox Media Group
NewsChannel 8 Washington DC regional, Virginia and Maryland Allbritton Communications
Northwest Cable News Seattle, Washington (Serving the Pacific Northwest) Gannett Company Uses news resources from co-owned Belo outlets KING-TV/Seattle, KREM/Spokane, KGW/Portland, Oregon and KTVB/Boise, Idaho
NY1 New York City Time Warner Cable
Pittsburgh Cable News Channel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Cox Communications also called PCNC; Uses resources from co-owned WPXI
SNN: Suncoast News Network Sarasota, Florida Sarasota Herald-Tribune formerly known as SNN Local News, SNN Local News 6, SNN News 6, and Six News Now
TXCN Texas Gannett Company also called Texas Cable News
Time Warner Cable News Austin Austin, Texas Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable News Buffalo Buffalo, New York Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable News Capital Region Upstate New York Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable News Central New York Syracuse, New York Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable News North Carolina North Carolina
* Durham
* Raleigh
* Greensboro
* Winston-Salem
* High Point
* Charlotte
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable News Rochester Rochester, New York Time Warner Cable Original station of the Time Warner Cable News system. Started as Greater Rochester Cablevision.


Name HD Owner Notes
beIN Sport USA Yes Al Jazeera Media Network / Turner Broadcasting System (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
CBS Sports Network Yes CBS Corporation formerly CSTV and CBS College Sports Network (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ESPN Yes ESPN Inc. (Disney/Hearst Corporation) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ESPN2 Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ESPN Plus Yes syndicates college sports to local broadcast and regional cable stations.
ESPN Classic No formerly Classic Sports Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ESPNews Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ESPNU Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ESPN Full Court Some regular season NCAA Some ESPN ALT feeds are in HD on directv
ESPN GamePlan No NCAA football PPV package
Fox College Sports Yes 21st Century Fox
Fox College Sports (Atlantic) formerly Fox Sports Atlantic
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Fox College Sports (Central) formerly Fox Sports Central
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Fox College Sports (Pacific) formerly Fox Sports Pacific
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Fox Soccer Plus Yes Soccer plus extensive coverage of rugby union. Established after News Corporation acquired most of the former broadcast rights of Setanta Sports USA.
Fox Sports 1 Yes Fox Sports 24 hour sports network. Formerly Speed Channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Fox Sports 2 Yes Fox Sports 24 hour sports network. Formerly Fuel TV
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Game Yes In Demand outlet for MLB Extra Innings, and NHL Center Ice
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Golf Channel Yes NBCUniversal (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
HRTV No Stronach Group and Churchill Downs Incorporated
MAVTV Yes Lucas Oil Products (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MLB Extra Innings Yes Major League Baseball (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MLB Network Yes launched January 1, 2009 (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MLS Direct Kick Yes Major League Soccer
NBA League Pass Yes National Basketball Association (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
NBA TV Yes formerly TV; Turner Sports operates the channel in association with the NBA.
NBCSN Yes NBCUniversal formerly Outdoor Life Network, Versus, and NBC Sports Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
NFL Network Yes National Football League launched November 4, 2003 (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
NFL RedZone Yes NFL Football (airs 1-8PM Sundays only) NFL Network Version of red zone
NFL Sunday Ticket Yes (exclusive to DirecTV)
NFL Sunday Ticket RedZone Yes Exclusive DirecTV Version of red zone
NHL Center Ice Yes National Hockey League (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
NHL Network Yes National Hockey League
NBCUniversal (15.6%)
launched October 1, 2007
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Outdoor Channel Yes Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Outside Television No
Pursuit Channel No Hunting and fishing adventure programming
The Ski Channel No Steve Bellamy, Jonny Moseley, Bryan Brothers Video on demand channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Sportsman Channel Yes InterMedia Outdoors (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Team Yes In Demand outlet for NBA League Pass, and MLS Direct Kick
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Tennis Channel Yes IMG, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Steve Bellamy, Frank Biondi (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes Yes Time Warner Cable Launched October 1, 2012. Available in all TV providers.
TVG No Betfair The Interactive Horse Racing Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Universal Sports Yes NBCUniversal (minority) and InterMedia Partners (majority) High definition feed launched in 2012
World Fishing Network Yes Altitude Sports and Entertainment (50%) Insight Sports Ltd. (50%) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
UFC Events on Demand No Video on demand channel
Untamed Sports TV No OlympusSat, Inc.

Regional sports networks[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
4SD Yes Cox Communications 4SD won't retain the rights for Padres baseball for the 2012 season and beyond
Altitude Sports and Entertainment Yes Kroenke Sports Enterprises Sports channel covering Denver sports teams
Big Ten Network Yes Big Ten Conference / Fox Cable Networks (a division of 21st Century Fox) Big Ten Conference sports
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Big Ten Network On Demand Yes Big Ten Conference / Fox Cable Networks (a division of 21st Century Fox) Big Ten Conference sports
Bright House Sports Network Yes Bright House Networks Tampa Bay Sports TV
Comcast SportsNet Yes NBCUniversal as a division of NBC Sports

(English) and (Spanish) audio feed

CSS Yes NBCUniversal and Charter Communications Southeast
Cox Sports Television Yes Cox Communications
Detroit Lions Television Network No Detroit Lions
Fox Sports Networks (formerly Fox Sports Net) Yes 21st Century Fox through Fox Entertainment Group

(English) and (Spanish) audio feed

Longhorn Network Yes University of Texas at Austin / ESPN / IMG College
Mid-Atlantic Sports Network Yes Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MSG Yes Madison Square Garden, Inc. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MSG Plus Yes formerly SportsChannel New York and FSN New York
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
New England Sports Network Yes Boston Red Sox / Boston Bruins
Pac-12 Network Yes Pacific-12 Conference Pac-12 Conference sports, consists of a national feed plus 6 regional feeds
Root Sports Yes DirecTV Sports Networks
Sabres Hockey Network Yes Buffalo Sabres (Terrence Pegula) / Entercom Communications Broadcast on radio and MSG Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
SportsNet New York Yes New York Mets, Time Warner, NBCUniversal (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
SportSouth Yes 21st Century Fox formerly Turner South and sister channel of FSN South
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
SportsTime Ohio Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Sun Sports Yes formerly Sunshine Network. Sister channel of FSN Florida
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Time Warner Cable SportsNet Yes Time Warner Cable (English) and (Korean) audio feed
Time Warner Cable Deportes Yes 24 hour (Spanish) audio feed
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (Kansas City) Yes Time Warner formerly Metro Sports
YES Network Yes Yankee Global Enterprises LLC / Goldman Sachs / 21st Century Fox (English) and (Spanish) audio feed

Each affiliate has its own feed but only some local games and national FS programs such as FS Final Score The Baseball Report and national games produced by FS are in HD. HD feeds are left blank the rest of the time.

Distant Locals[edit]

Name Owner Notes
WPIX New York WPIX, LLC. (Tribune Broadcasting) superstation The CW feed for markets without a The CW affiliate
KTLA Los Angeles KTLA, LLC. (Tribune Broadcasting) superstation The CW feed for markets without a The CW affiliate
WGN-TV Chicago WGN Continental Broadcasting Company (Tribune Broadcasting) superstation The CW feed for markets without a The CW affiliate
KWGN-TV Denver KWGN, LLC. (Tribune Broadcasting) superstation The CW feed for markets without a The CW affiliate
WSBK-TV Boston CBS Television Licenses LLC (CBS Corporation) superstation feed of MyNetworkTV
WPCH-TV Atlanta SuperStation, Inc. (Turner Broadcasting System) superstation feed. Formerly WTBS, rebranded as PeachtreeTV
WWOR-TV Secaucus, New Jersey Fox Television Stations superstation MyNetworkTV feed for markets without a MyNetworkTV affiliate
WABC-TV New York American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (Disney/ABC) national ABC feed for markets without an ABC affiliate
KABC-TV Los Angeles ABC Holding Company, Inc. (Disney/ABC)
WCVB-TV Boston WCVB Hearst Television, Inc. (Hearst Television)
WXYZ Detroit Scripps Media, Inc. (E.W. Scripps Company)
WLS-TV Chicago WLS Television, Inc. (Disney/ABC)
KSTP-TV Minneapolis KSTP-TV, LLC (Hubbard Broadcasting)
KMGH-TV Denver Scripps Media, Inc. (E. W. Scripps Company)
WCBS-TV New York CBS Broadcasting, Inc. (CBS Corporation) national CBS feed for markets without a CBS affiliate
KCBS-TV Los Angeles
WBZ-TV Boston CBS Television Licenses LLC (CBS Corporation)
WWJ-TV Detroit CBS Broadcasting, Inc. (CBS Corporation)
WBBM-TV Chicago
WCCO-TV Minneapolis
KCNC-TV Denver CBS Television Stations, Inc. (CBS Corporation)
WNBC New York NBC Telemundo License, LLC (NBC Universal) national NBC feed for markets without an NBC affiliate
KNBC Los Angeles
WHDH Boston WHDH-TV (Sunbeam Television)
WDIV-TV Detroit Post-Newsweek Stations, Michigan, Inc. (Post-Newsweek Stations)
WMAQ Chicago NBC Telemundo License, LLC (NBC Universal)
KARE Minneapolis Multimedia Holdings Corporation (Gannett Company)
KUSA Denver
WNYW New York Fox Television Stations national Fox feed for markets without a Fox affiliate
KTTV Los Angeles
WUHF Rochester WUHF Licensee, LLC (Sinclair Broadcast Group)
WFLD Chicago Fox Television Stations
KDVR Denver Community Television Of Colorado, LLC (Tribune Broadcasting)
KCET Los Angeles
The CW Plus CBS Corporation 50%
Time Warner 50%
The CW feed for markets without a The CW affiliate
WKAQ-TV Telemundo of Puerto Rico (NBCUniversal) Telemundo (Spanish)


Name HD Owner Notes
3ABN Yes Three Angels Broadcasting Network 3ABN (English) audio feed
Angel One No Available on Dish Network.
Angel Two No Available on Dish Network.
BYUtv Yes Brigham Young University Latter-day Saint audience.
CatholicTV Yes 24/7 faith-based entertainment
CTN No Available on DirecTV.
Daystar No
EWTN Yes EWTN (Spanish) audio feed
Golden Eagle Broadcasting No Oral Roberts University Available on DirecTV.
God's Learning Channel No Prime Time Christian Broadcasting
God TV No The Angel Foundation worldwide Broadcast Licence is held by Angel Christian Television Trust Inc.[1]
Hope Channel Yes Hope Channel, Seventh-day Adventist Church
Hope Church Channel No
INSP No The Inspiration Networks
Jewish Life Television No
La Familia Network No
La Familia Cosmovision No
LeSEA Yes LeSEA Broadcasting
NRB Network No National Religious Broadcasters Available on DirecTV.
SonLife Broadcasting Network No
Telecare (Long Island) No
Trinity Broadcasting Network Yes Trinity Broadcasting Network
Smile of a Child TV No 24/7 religious-based children's television network
JUCE TV Yes formerly JCTV
TBN Enlace USA Yes
TBN Russia Yes
The Church Channel Yes
Tri-State Christian Television Yes Available on DirecTV.
Up Yes InterMedia Partners Used to be Gospel Music Channel and GMC
Christian music and secular entertainment programming
The Word Network No Adell Broadcasting


Name HD Owner Notes
America's Auction Network No ValCom
Gem Shopping Network No
Home Shopping Network Yes HSN, Inc.
Liquidation Channel Yes The Jewelry Channel, Inc.
Jewelry Television Yes Multimedia Commerce Group Inc. formerly ACN
QVC Yes Liberty Interactive
QVC Plus No
Rocks TV No The Genuine Gemstone Company
ShopHQ Yes ValueVision Media Formerly ShopNBC.


Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
Azteca América Yes Azteca International Corporation (Spanish) audio feed
Cinelatino No MVS Comunicaciones Distributed/owned in Canada by Telelatino Network Inc.
(Spanish) audio feed
Discovery en Español TBA Discovery Communications (Spanish) audio feed
Discovery Familia TBA formerly Discovery Kids en Español
ESPN Deportes Yes ESPN Inc. Spanish Language sports network
EWTN Español No
Fox Deportes Yes 21st Century Fox formerly Fox en Español, Fox Sports Américas
(Spanish) audio feed
Galavisión Yes Univision Communications
  • Galavisión East
  • Galavisión West
(Spanish) audio feed
GOL TV Yes Gol TV Inc. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
History en Español No A+E Networks (Spanish) audio feed
HITN No Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (Spanish) audio feed
HispanicTV No Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)
Mexicanal No (Spanish) audio feed
Mega TV No (Spanish) audio feed
MHz WorldView No MHz Networks (Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation)
mun2 No NBC Universal (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
nuvoTV No Formerly Si TV
(English) audio feed
¡Sorpresa! No Firestone Communications
TeleHit No Televisa Networks (Spanish) audio feed
Telemundo Yes NBCUniversal
  • Telemundo East
  • Telemundo West
(Spanish) audio feed
Tres No Viacom Media Networks
  • Tres
  • Tres On Demand
formerly MTV en Español.
TV Venezuela No
UniMás Yes Univision Communications
  • UniMás East
  • UniMás West
Formerly TeleFutura
(Spanish) audio feed
Univision Yes
  • Univision East
  • Univision West
(Spanish) audio feed
Univision Deportes Network Yes Spanish Language sports network
Vubiquity No Vubiquity

Creates and distributes over 20 Video on demand networks

WAPA America Yes InterMedia Advisors (Spanish) audio feed


Name Owner language
The Africa Channel Various Investors African TV channel based in North Hollywood, CA
The Arabic Channel Allied Media Corp. Arabic TV channel based in New York City, NY
Afrotainment Soundview Africa African TV channel based in New York City, NY
Afrotainment Music African Music channel based in New York City, NY
ARTN Armenian-Russian Television Network Armenian TV channel based in Glendale, California
Bostel RTV Bostel Bosnian TV channel based in Chicago, IL
DFH Network DFH Network Inc. Turkish Pay-TV service based in Santa Ana, California comprising 7 channels
German Kino Plus FennFamLLC German TV channel based in Marietta, Georgia
ITV Gold International Broadcasting Network South Asian TV channel based in Long Island City, NY
Impact Television Impact Television Network Russian TV channel based in Sacramento, California
Jewish Life Television Jewish TV channel based in Los Angeles, CA
JUS One JUS Broadcasting Punjabi TV channel based in Long Island City, NY
JUS Punjabi Punjabi TV channel based in Long Island City, NY
KO-AM TV KO_AM TV Inc. Korean TV channel based in Seattle, Washington
The Korean Channel The Korean Channel Inc. Korean TV channel based in College Point, NY
MKTV Media Korea Inc. Korean TV channel based in Fort Lee, New Jersey
New Greek TV New Greek TV Inc. Greek TV channel based in Astoria NY
One World Sport One Media Corp, Inc. Asian Sports channel based in Fort Worth, Texas
RSC Romanian Satellite Network Romanian Pay-TV service based in Rockville, Maryland, comprising 5 channels
Russia Today Russian Media Group LLC Russian TV channel based in Fort Lee, New Jersey
TV503 Crossing TV Lincoln Square Media Russian TV channel based in New York, New York
Saigon Broadcasting Television Network SBTN Inc. Vietnamese TV channel based in Garden Grove, California
Sino TV Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Inc. Chinese channel based in New York City, NY
Sky Link TV Sky Link TV Inc. Chinese TV channel based in Rosemead, California
SPT TV Seabra Portuguese Television Portuguese TV channel based in Newark, New Jersey
Tai Seng Sat TV Tai Seng Entertainment Chinese TV channel based in San Francisco, CA
Tapesh TV Persian Broadcasting Company Persian TV channel based in Los Angeles, CA
Jadeworld TVB USA Inc. Chinese TV channel based in Norwalk, California
TV Asia Asia Star Broadcasting Inc South Asian TV channel, based in Edison, New Jersey
TV Japan NHK Cosmomedia America Inc. Japanese channel based in New York City, NY
tvK Television Korea24 Inc. Korean TV channel based in Los Angeles, CA
Viên Thao TV Vien Thao Media Vietnamese TV channel based in San Jose, California


Name Owner Multiplex Channels HD Notes
Climax Playboy Enterprises
  • Climax 1
  • Climax 2
  • Climax 3
Hot Choice In Demand Networks, LLC (Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner) PPV Service, available on most cable systems.
Hustler TV LFP Broadcasting PPV Service Yes
Peephole TV Media House Enterprises, Inc.

The network is available on IPTV, Satellite and Mobile phone

  • Peephole.TV (Eastern Western Network feed)
  • Peephole Color (Ethnic adult content)
  • Peephole Gay World (XXX Gay Network)
  • Peephole Big Ass & Tits
  • Peephole Teen & Milf
  • Peephole Gang Bang & Gonzo
Penthouse TV Penthouse Media Group / New Frontier Media Video On Demand Channel
Playboy TV Playboy Enterprises aka Playboy Channel Yes
Playgirl TV Video On Demand Channel
Seduxxxtion TV on Demand No Video On Demand Channel
Spice Networks Playboy Enterprises
  • Club Jenna
  • Fresh!
  • SKiN TV
  • Spice Wild
  • Spice:Xcess
  • Shorteez
The Erotic Network New Frontier Media
  • Juicy
  • Real
  • SexSee
  • TEN
  • Vavoom
  • Xtsy
Uncensored TV on Demand Video On Demand Channel.

Former TV networks[edit]


Name Owner Notes
Bio A+E Networks Ceased on July 7, 2014 to Fyi.
Exercise TV Video on Demand channel
Knowledge TV Jones International closed several months after being sold to Discovery Communications.
Research Channel University of Washington Shut down on August 31, 2010.


Name Owner Notes
Automotive Television Network Global Television / Fidelity Capital
Channel America
Colours TV Black Star Communications Ceased operations on July 13, 2011 for unknown reasons.
Computer Television Service
Fearnet NBCUniversal Shut down on July 30, 2014.
G4 G4 Media (NBCUniversal) Ceased operations on most TV providers, still available on AT&T U-verse.
INHD2 In Demand Networks LLC iN Demand ceased operation of INHD2, which was a companion network to INHD, on January 1, 2007. INHD would later be relaunched as MOJO HD.
The Interactive Channel Source Media
Jones Computer Network Jones Intercable
The Lottery Channel
MOJO HD Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Formerly INHD, ceased operations on December 1, 2008.
National Jewish Television Network Existed in the 1980s until at least some point in the 2000s.
Network 1 Network Telephone Services Channel allowed viewer participation through 800 and 900 phone numbers.
PlayCable Interactive format features video games, existed in the early 1980s.
Soapnet Disney/ABC Soap opera network specializing in showing current and past soap operas ceased operations on December 31, 2013
The Silent Network Specialized channel aimed at hearing-impaired people; existed in the 1980s.
SingleVision GlobalComm 2000
'Talk TV Ed Cooperstein
Guide Plus Existed briefly in the 1990s, airing on some cable systems in lieu of Prevue Channel. TV Guide wanted back in the game, so they purchased Prevue in 1999 and renamed it TV Guide Channel and then TV Guide Network, and now it is TVGN.
Varsity TV Varsity Media Group, Inc. high school student-produced programming
WWOR EMI Service RKO General (1979-1987), MCA (1987-1991), Pinelands, Inc. (1991-1993), Chris-Craft Industries (1993-1997), Eastern Microwave, Incorporated (uplinker, 1979-1996; Superstation programmer, 1990-1996), Advance Entertainment Corporation (uplinker and Superstation programmer, 1996) National version of New York City's WWOR-TV. Existed c. 1989-1997

Kids and family[edit]

Name Owner Notes
The Family Channel Transformed to Fox Family Channel in August 1998 and then to ABC Family on November 10, 2001.
Nick Gas Viacom, MTV Networks On December 31, 2007, The N (now TeenNick) became its own channel. The Nick Gas channel was shut down when The N became its own channel. The channel ended on April 23, 2009 on Dish Network for Cartoon Network's west coast feed.
Noggin Originally broadcasting educational programming from the 1980s to present, the station changed to being half TeenNick and half Nick Jr. The station ultimately became Nick Jr. while TeenNick replaced Nick Gas.
The Nostalgia Channel Youtoo Media Originally was commercial free and showed mainly 1930s-50s Black-and-white films. Relaunched to GoodLife TV Network, AmericanLife TV Network, and then to the current Youtoo TV on September 28, 2011.
Total Communication Network Total Communication Network Entertainment and educational programming aimed at hearing-impaired children.


Name Owner Notes
Gay Entertainment Television Gay Entertainment Television, Inc.
Q Television Network Triangle Multimedia Ceased operations in February 2006.


Name Owner Notes
Applause Parasol Media
Arts & Antiques Network CYMA Productions
'Fashion and Design Television Anthony Guccione
Kaleidoscope Channel for the disabled
'Lime Went online-only February 25, 2007. Formerly Wisdom Network.
Wedding Central Rainbow Media Ceased operations July 1, 2011.
Wine TV Ceased operations in 2009.


Name Owner Notes
Americana Television Network Americana Television Network Inc. Country, blues, bluegrass, jazz and gospel music videos.
The Box Music channel that originated in 1982 and ceased operations in 2001 when replaced by MTV2.
Cable Music Channel Turner Broadcasting Started in the 1980s by Ted Turner to compete with MTV. Unlike MTV, it had no VJs. It was short lived.
Classic Music Channel Classical Broadcasting Company
The Gospel Network
Hit Video USA 1980s video channel based out of Texas, aired on some broadcast channels during overnight periods.
International Music Feed Universal Music Group Aired music videos from various artists from around the world, purchased by Hubbard Broadcasting in 2008 and subsequently shut down on March 31, 2008 in order to expand distribution for Hubbard channel Ovation TV.
m Channel Aired syndicated music videos, TV shows, movies and news. Was folded under decision of the owner/creator of the network.
MOR Music TV Channel which aired music videos and performances in conjunction with selling albums.
NOYZ Bullfrog Media Ceased operations in early January 2008 after parent company's bankruptcy.
The Tube Music Network Ceased operations October 1, 2007.
Z Music Television Contemporary Christian Music video channel; not to be confused with movie service Z Channel; shared channel space with BET in some areas.

News and information[edit]

Name Owner Notes
ABC News Now Disney/ABC Lacked significant distribution with low cable and satellite carrier pick up. Was closed in favor of using the channel's few carriage deals to support Fusion a new Hispanic focused news channel geared towards a younger audience.
All News Channel CONUS Communications Aired on USSB and later DirecTV; its programming was carried by many over-the-air television stations during the late night hours.
American Political Channel
America's Voice aka National Empowerment Television, or NET
CBS TeleNoticias
CNNfn Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) 1995-2004; a few cable systems switched the channel space to CNN International after discontinuation.
NBC Weather Plus NBC Distributed via the digital subchannels of NBC affiliates and digital cable. Ceased operations in 2008.[2]
NewsTalk Television Multimedia, Inc. Existed from 1994 to 1995; formerly known as the Talk Channel.
Satellite News Channel a joint venture between ABC and Group W News

Regional news networks[edit]

Name Location Owner Notes
Local News on Cable Norfolk, Virginia Belo Corporation also called LNC5
Southern Arizona News Network Tucson, Arizona KVOA Communications, Inc.


Name Owner Notes
Action Pay-Per-View BET network, and later TVN Entertainment Di-function channel.
Adam & Eve Channel Adam & Eve Communications Inc. Adult pay-per-view and home shopping
AdultVision Playboy Enterprises Adult pay-per-view
American Exxxtasy Home Dish Satellite Network Inc. Adult pay-per-view
Cable Video Store General Instrument (Original), Graff Pay-Per-View (second)
Guest Cinema Adult pay-per-view
Request TV Liberty Media and 20th Century Fox Also operated a Spanish-language pay-per-view channel, Request En Español.
Rendezvous Adult pay-per-view
Spectradyne Adult pay-per-view
StarDust Theatre Home Dish Satellite Network Inc.
Tuxxedo Network Home Dish Satellite Network Inc. Adult pay-per-view
Wometco Home Theater Wometco Enterprises

Premium movies[edit]

Name Owner Notes
The B-Movie Channel
Cable Theater existed from late 1970s-early 1980s.
Festival HBO 1980s premium channel from HBO.
Home Theater Network premium movies
Movie Mania formerly B-Mania!, B-Movie channel, no longer broadcasting as of October 2006.
MovieVision premium movies
ONTV also had sports and events.
PRISM Spectacor 24-hour premium cable television channel intended for cable customers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. Channel infrastructure is still used for Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia.
SelecTV Starion Entertainment
Spotlight premium movies
Super Time/Star TV San Francisco over the air channel like ONTV via KTSF-TV. Named Super Time during the late 1970s and Star TV in the early 1980s.
Z Channel Movie channel

Public Interest[edit]

Name Owner Notes
PBS YOU PBS Service ended in January 2006; most stations replaced service with American Public Television's Create network.
ThinkBright WNED-TV Ceased in 2011.


Name Owner Notes
PTL Satellite Network Evangelical Christian network known for broadcasting The PTL Club hosted by Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Collapsed in the wake of a sex and embezzlement scandal that resulted in Jim Bakker being sentenced to prison. On the air from 1977 to 1987.


Name Owner Notes
America's Store IAC/InterActiveCorp Ceased broadcasting on April 3, 2007.
Advertising Television Web Broadcasting Systems Inc.
BET-Home Shopping Network BET Holdings, Inc. / Home Shopping Network
Black Shopping Network
Consumer Resource Network Seventh Medium
Cupid Network Television Capital Distribution Adult home shopping
Global Shopping Network
Q2 Home shopping. Spinoff of QVC, existed briefly in the mid 1990s.
Resort & Residence TV Aired on DirecTV; ceased operations on 2011.
Shop at Home Network Jewelry Television Ceased broadcasting on March 7, 2008.
TV Car Showroom Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
ViaTV Network RSTV Inc.


Name Owner Notes
CNN Sports Illustrated Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) Existed from 1996-2002.
Empire Sports Network Adelphia Cable Existed from 1990-2005.
Fight Now TV Channel Zero Existed from May 2011 to June 2014.
FSN Chicago Became Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Men's Outdoor and Recreation Ceased operations.
MountainWest Sports Network Mountain West Conference (MWC), CBS Corporation, Comcast Mountain West Conference sports; existed from September 2006-June 2012.
NASCAR Hot Pass NASCAR / DirecTV Exclusive to DirecTV existed from 2007 to 2012.
Prime Network Liberty Media Existed from 1983-1997.
Sports Time Anheuser-Busch St. Louis and Midwest Cable Sports station; existed from April 1984-March 1985.
SportsChannel became Fox Sports Net
Sports News Network Mizlou Communications Existed from February–December 1990.
Trax Networks Development Corporation
TVS Television Network Now part of Margate Entertainment.
University of North Dakota Sports Network University of North Dakota, WDAZ-TV, Midcontinent Communications Formerly known as Fighting Sioux Sports Network (FSSN)
Ceased on March, 2012.
Victory Sports One Minnesota Twins Baseball Network/Minnesota Gophers Sports
Water Channel MCE Television Networks Inc.
Web Sports Net Web Broadcasting Systems Inc. Text-based sports news service.
World Championship Sports Network Existed from 2005-2008.



Name Owner Notes
Black Family Channel Ceased operations April 30, 2007. To launch as broadband network, subscriber base sold to Gospel Music Channel. Formerly MBC Network.
Bridges TV Muslim Ceased operations on March 15, 2012.
Caribbean Satellite Network
New Urban Entertainment Television (NUE-TV) Space Station TeleVision, co-owned by Dennis Brownlee and Robert Townsend. Investors included Quincy Jones, Leo J. Hindery Jr., David Falk, and Alfred Liggins III. Ceased operations in May 2001; formerly shutdown in October 2002. Senior Council Pat Irvin, Human Resources Director Renee Barfield, Cindy Mahmoud, Senior Vice President Gordon Boelter, Executive Vice President of Programming, Donovan Myrie, News Director, Craig Henry, Director of Music, Monte Powell, Director of Programming, Rick Porterfield, Production Director.
The MBC Movie Network Minority Broadcasting Corp.
World African Network


Name Owner Notes
AZN Television Comcast Formerly International Channel; First nationwide television cable channel dedicated to Asian Americans. Ceased operations on April 9, 2008.
MTV Chi Viacom Media Networks An MTV World network dedicated to Chinese American audiences; launched on December 6, 2005, and shut down on April 30, 2007.
MTV Desi An MTV World network dedicated to South Asian American audiences; launched on July 12, 2005, and shut down on April 30, 2007.
MTV K An MTV World network dedicated to Korean American audiences; launched on June 27, 2006, and shut down on April 30, 2007.


Name Owner Notes
ChannelD First German private television satellite channel in North America 2001-2002.
Dolphin-TV Dolphin-TV German Television Inc. German private television satellite channel 2006-2007.
GermanTV Deutsche Welle TV, ARD & ZDF (German Public Broadcasters) Satellite channel 2001-2005.


Name Owner Notes

High definition[edit]

Name Owner Notes
Voom HD Networks Rainbow Media (Cablevision) 15 All-HD networks, ceased broadcasting on January 20, 2009.

Former networks that became a new network[edit]

Name Owner Notes
ABC News Now Disney–ABC Television Group Turned off on October 28, 2013 to Fusion.
ARTS Hearst Corporation/ABC Merged with The Entertainment Channel to form A&E in 1984.
America's Collectibles Network Multimedia Commerce Group Inc. Closed on October 15, 1993 with Jewelry Television.
America's Talking NBCUniversal relaunched as MSNBC.
The Biography Channel A&E Networks Was replaced by Fyi in the United States on July 7, 2014, Still Available in Canada.
Cable Health Club Discovery Communications Changed to America's Health Network on 1996, snd then The Health Network on 1999, switched to FitTV on 2004, and then Discovery Fit & Health on February 1, 2011.
CBN Disney-ABC Television Group Relaunched to The Family Channel on 1990, Fox Family Channel on 1998, and ABC Family on November 10, 2001.
Classic Sports Network ESPN Inc. Purchased by ESPN and renamed ESPN Classic.
CNN 2 Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) Rebranded as CNN Headline News in January 1983, and then simply HLN on June 17, 2007.
Court TV Rebranded as TruTV on January 1, 2008.
Discovery Civilization Network Discovery Communications Became Discovery Civilization Channel first, next Discovery Times, and now Investigation Discovery.
Discovery Health Channel Merged with FitTV to create Discovery Fit & Health on February 1, 2011, and got replaced with Oprah Winfrey Network on January 1, 2011.
Discovery Kids Renamed Hub Network on October 10, 2010.
Discovery Travel and Living Changed the new channel name to Discovery Home and Leisure on 1998, and then Discovery Home on 2004, Planet Green on 2008, and then Destination America on May 26, 2012.
Discovery Wings Switched to Military Channel on January 10, 2005, then American Heroes Channel on March 3, 2014.
Documentary Channel Participant Media Merged with Halogen TV and replaced by Pivot on August 1, 2013.
Fine Living Network E.W. Scripps Company Shut down on May 31, 2010, replaced with Cooking Channel.
Fox Movie Channel Fox Broadcasting Company Reformatted into a block on January 1, 2012, rebranded as FXM Retro in June 2014.
Fox Reality Channel News Corporation Shut down on March 29, 2010, replaced with Nat Geo Wild.
Fox Sports World 21st Century Fox formerly Fox Soccer, Replaced by FXX on September 2, 2013.
Freeview DirecTV Rebranded to The 101 Network on 2005, and then got rebranded to the Audience Network on June 1, 2011.
Fuel TV 21st Century Fox Replaced on August 17, 2013 by Fox Sports 2
Ha! Viacom Media Networks Merged with The Comedy Channel to form Comedy Central in 1991.
HDNet HDNet Inc. Rebranded as AXS TV on July 2, 2012.
HD Theater Discovery Communications Rebranded as Velocity on October 4, 2011.
History International A+E Networks Rebranded as H2 on September 26, 2011.
i-Life TV The Inspiration Networks Opened Halogen TV on October 24, 2009, merged with the Documentary Channel and replaced by Pivot on August 1, 2013.
INTRO Television Liberty Starz originally called TV!; renamed INTRO Television, carrying the same programming format. Replaced by Encore PLEX (eventually changed to MoviePlex) in 1995.
JCTV Trinity Broadcasting Network Rebranded as JUCE TV on January 1, 2014.
Movietime NBCUniversal Rebranded as E! on 1991.
MuchUSA CHUM Limited and Rainbow Media Rebranded as fuse on May 19, 2003.
National College Sports Network CBS Corporation Switched to CSTV on 2003, and then CBS College Sports Network on 2008, and then finally CBS Sports Network on April 4, 2011.
Newsworld International Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/USA Broadcasting purchased by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, relaunched as Current TV in August 1, 2005, and then to Al Jazeera America on August 20, 2013.
The 90's Channel Public Communicators, Inc. Relaunched to become Free Speech TV in 1995
Nick GaS Viacom Media Networks Rebranded as The N in January 1, 2008, and then TeenNick on September 28, 2009.
Noggin Rebranded as Nick Jr. on September 28, 2009.
Odyssey Crown Media Holdings (Hallmark Cards) originally launched as two separate networks, ACTS (a Christian teaching channel) and VISN (interfaith programming). VISN and ACTS merged and became Faith & Values Channel. The network was renamed again in 1996 as Odyssey. Hallmark Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company purchased the network, which was relaunched as Hallmark Channel in 2001.
Outdoor Life Network NBCUniversal Renamed to Versus on September 25, 2006, and then became the NBC Sports Network on January 2, 2012, and then shorted down to the NBCSN on September 23, 2013.
PBS Kids PBS Relaunched as Sprout on September 26, 2005.
Pinwheel Viacom Media Networks Retired on April 1, 1979 to Nickelodeon.
Prevue Channel Lions Gate Entertainment Launched as Prevue Guide, then modified slightly into Prevue Channel. Purchased by TV Guide in 1999 and renamed TV Guide Channel and then TV Guide Network, as of April 20, 2013 it is now TVGN.
Sci Fi Channel NBCUniversal Rebranded as Syfy on July 7, 2009.
Si TV Privately held Rebranded as NuvoTV on July 4, 2011.
SpeedVision SPEED Channel Inc. (21st Century Fox) Renamed Speed, replaced by Fox Sports 1 on August 17, 2013.
Star Channel Showtime Networks. (CBS Corporation) Relaunched to become The Movie Channel in 1979.
Style NBCUniversal Relaunched as Esquire Network on September 23, 2013
Telefutura Univision Communications Relaunched as UniMás on January 7, 2013.
Tempo Television Formerly Satellite Program Network and then opened CNBC on April 17, 1989.
TNN Viacom Media Networks Originally The Nashville Network later renamed The National Network. Purchased by Viacom and relaunched as Spike.
Toon Disney Disney Relaunched as Disney XD on February 13, 2009.
Trio NBCUniversal Relaunched as Sleuth in January 1, 2006, and then relaunched as Cloo on August 15, 2011.
Turner South Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) Purchased by Fox Cable Networks and renamed SportSouth.
ValueVision ValueVision Media Shut down on 2001 to ShopNBC, and then to ShopHQ on January 1, 2014.
VH1 Country Viacom Media Networks Closed on May 27, 2006 to replace CMT Pure Country.
VH1 MegaHits Ceased programming in 2005, satellite space and existing subscription base used to launch Logo.
VH1 Uno Network discontinued in February 2008 to launch mtvU into regular cable homes beyond college campuses.
WealthTV Herring Broadcasting Renamed AWE on November 11, 2013.

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