List of fictional television stations
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United States stations
- Cable 10 (Aurora, Illinois) - Wayne's World/Wayne's World 2/Saturday Night Live (in "Wayne's World" sketches)
- Canal Ocho (Channel 8) - The Simpsons (as Springfield-local Spanish language channel, operated by KBBL-TV 6)
- EBC (Emergency Broadcasting Channel) - Used in the Johnny Test episode "JTV" -also used as the name for the channel that cable systems use to show EBS and weather alerts (some system can force your cable box to tune to it and the box may EBS at that time)
- ESPN 8 - aka The Ocho (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)
- Fashion Television (later renamed Fashion Buzz) - a cable channel featured in Ugly Betty
- Federal Broadcasting Network - Setting for Desk Set starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy; establishing shots were of Rockefeller Center Plaza in New York
- KBBL-TV (Channel 6) - The Simpsons (as Springfield local channel, presumably the area FOX affiliate)
- KBEX-TV (in film):
- KBEX radio (in film)
- KBEX-TV (in television):
- Barnaby Jones
- Brady Bunch
- Charlie's Angels
- Columbo (Season 2, Episode 6)
- Crazy Like a Fox (Channel 6, San Francisco)
- Dante's Peak (Channel 5)
- MacGyver (as TV and radio)
- Mission: Impossible
- Starsky & Hutch
- The Streets of San Francisco (in Flags of Terror)
- $weepstake$ (Channel 6, Hollywood)
- Walker, Texas Ranger
- What's Happening!!
- KFUK (Phoenix, Arizona, Channel 7) - Used Cars
- KGIM (Boise, Idaho) - Network (Dallas,Texas) - "Dallas" (original TV series)
- KGOD (Channel 17, formerly KRUD): Religious station in Pray TV (1980)
- KIKA (Channel 13) San Francisco TV station used in Monk episode Mr. Monk and the TV Star first aired on January 30, 2004
- KNSB (Los Angeles) TV station used in Columbo episdode Candidate for a Crime, first aired on November 4, 1973.
- KPOV Seattle, Washington - Mentioned on Frasier in the episode Frasier's Curse first aired on October 1, 1998.
- KQRZ (Channel 4) Los Angeles station on the TV show Adam 12 episode Pickup originally aired December 29, 1971
- KRKW - "Action News" station in The Stand (1994 TV Mini-series)
- KSXP (Channel 2) - Sacramento, California station featured in the movie The Ugly Truth
- KTNS (Kansas City, Missouri) - Network
- KVWN (Channel 4) - San Diego, California station featured in the movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"
- NewsNet - Cable network in The Second Civil War
- PTV - Peter Griffin's TV Network from an episode of the same name.
- Q-USA - Pirate television station in the comic book American Flagg!
- SSSN (Super Secret Spy Network) Phineas and Ferb
- TRS-TV (Channel 5) - Television station seen in the No Mercy level of Left 4 Dead
- TVS (Seattle) TV station seen on iCarly
- U-62 (Channel 62) - Cross-town rival to fictional Channel 8 in UHF
- WGJZ (Washington, DC) - Local television station in the NCIS episode "House Rules"
- WCGG (Atlanta, Georgia) - Network - probably named for its similarity to Ted Turner's then-WTCG, Atlanta. In the movie, a character speaks to the station via telephone and asks, "Are they yelling in Atlanta, Ted?"
- WJM-TV (Channel 12) - Minneapolis, Minnesota station in The Mary Tyler Moore Show
- WKS-TV (Channel 3) - Columbus, Ohio PBS station where Steven Keaton worked on Family Ties
- WNDY - Short-lived TV series "WIOU" about the news department of a fictional television station whose actual callsign was WNDY, but which was nicknamed WIOU by its staff because of the station's financial struggles.
- WOHN (Channel 8) - Lima, Ohio station seen in Glee
- WPBH (Channel 9) - The TV station in Pittsburgh that Bill Murray worked as a weatherman for in the movie Groundhog Day (1993)
- WPIXL-TV - Pixley TV station seen and heard in Green Acres, co-owned with WPIXL radio
- WPIV-TV (Channel 8) - TV station seen in Newhart
- WPBS-TV (Channel 13) - New York City station in National Lampoon's "Precious Broadcasting Service", a parody of PBS
- WQHG (Channel 5) - Quahog, Rhode Island station in Family Guy
- WTTQ (Channel 10) - Television station in Riverside in Left 4 Dead; its existence is revealed by a news van seen in the town.
- WTVH Buffalo (Channel 5) - Cross-town rival to WKBW-TV 7 Buffalo, New York in Bruce Almighty (2003). (A real station with this callsign exists in Syracuse, New York)
- WURG-TV (News 9) - Pittsburgh news station and main setting in the FOX sitcom Back to You
- WXT (Channel 10) - New York City station on the TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode October Surprise originally aired October 23, 2013
- ZNN - Fictional CNN-style news station in several Paramount Pictures productions, such as Seven Days, JAG, and NCIS. Its biggest part has been in JAG, with several episodes taking place with ZNN (usually via reporter Stuart Dunston) helping, hindering, or reporting on events involving the main cast and can be seen on the TVs in the background of the main offices in almost every episode of JAG and NCIS.
- Weazel News In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto IV a parody of Fox News.
- GNN (Gotham News Network) from Christopher Nolan Batman films Batman Begins and The Dark Night. There is also a rival station seen in some scenes "GCN" (Gotham City News). An unrelated GNN (Global News Network) is the subject of the film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
- ACN (Atlantis Cable Network) - A fictional news channel on the American HBO drama television series The Newsroom.
- CMGN (Carver Media Group Network) - A fictional cable news outlet operated by Bond villain Elliot Carver in the film Tomorrow Never Dies.
- Interstellar Network News - Babylon 5
- NBS - Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
- CSC (Continental Sports Channel) - Sports Night
- Network 23 - Max Headroom
- RBS - Special Bulletin
- UBC - The Barefoot Executive
- Union Broadcasting System (UBS) - Network
- UIC Network - Archie Comics
- √2 Television Network - Futurama
- Galaxy Broadcasting System (GBS) - a television network in various Superman stories by DC Comics.
- IBC Scrooged
United Kingdom stations
- Broken News
- Chanel 9 - a TV station from the fictional island dictatorship of Republicca featured in The Fast Show
- KYTV - KYTV
- Network 7 - a fictional satellite network used for a groundbreaking Channel 4 youth news programme.
- Network Six - a role-play game
- Outer Hebrides Broadcasting Corporation - a small-scale TV station in the Outer Hebrides, whose programmes are all performed by a single person named Highlander Angus in a small hut. Featured in Naked Video.
- Rutland Weekend Television - a 1970s' sketch show written by Eric Idle. RWT was the United Kingdom's smallest television station for the country's smallest county.
- Troutbridge TV - a television station in Portsmouth that was the setting for the fifth series of The Navy Lark.
- VBBC Parody of BBC One and name parodying CBBC - Phineas and Ferb
- Global News
- RS News
in the TV Series Los Exitosos Perez
- Antarctica Television - Spoof channel for the British Antarctic Territory
- CIVIC-TV (Channel 83, Cable 12) - Videodrome, likely as a parody of the original CITY-TV 79 in Toronto
- The Canada Channel - South Park episode Eat, Pray, Queef
- Channel 10 News - subject of the TV series E.N.G.
- THFFFVN - Truyen Hinh Fun Fun Fun Viet Nam from episode 12 of STB comedy.
- WRAB - Off-shore TV station in the Matt Howarth graphic novel WRAB - Pirate Television.