||Speedvision, a cable channel devoted to motor sports, commences programming. The network would be rechristened Speed Channel in 2002, then Speed in 2005. It would be replaced by Fox Sports 1 in 2013.
||Fox introduces its FoxTrax "glowing puck" during its telecast of the 46th National Hockey League All-Star Game.
||Chris Isaak and Brooke Shields make guest appearances on a post-Super Bowl episode of Friends.
||More than 1 billion households worldwide now own television sets.
||DISH Network, a Direct Broadcast Satellite service, begins as a service of EchoStar.
||TV Land, an offshoot of the series Nick at Nite devoted to round-the-clock broadcasts of classic television shows, debuts.
||More than 12 million Americans watch the final episode of Murder, She Wrote on CBS, "Death By Demographics". Through its 12-year run, the series had become the longest-running American Murder Mystery Drama.
||Sundance Channel debuts.
||Major League Baseball broadcasts debut on Fox.
||Zenith introduces the first HDTV-compatible front projection TV in the U.S.
||WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC is awarded the first experimental high-definition television license in the United States.
||New York PBS member station WNYC-TV shuts off the air and it was replaced with a commercially-operated sports TV station known as WBIS.
||When it becomes evident that Anna Stuart will be next to die in a serial killer storyline on Another World, many fans start letter-writing campaigns to save the actress; the NBC studios in New York City also report a great number of switchboard telephone calls regarding Stuart's imminent demise. Executive producer Jill Farren Phelps decides that actress Alice Barrett will be killed off the show instead.
|New World Communications sells its 2 remaining non-Fox affiliates, KNSD-TV (channel 39) in San Diego, California and WVTM-TV (channel 13) in Birmingham, Alabama, both of whom are affiliated with NBC, to the NBC Television Stations Division. Upon the finalization of the deal on August 14, both stations become NBC owned-and-operated stations (WVTM would eventually be sold to Media General in 2006; Hearst Television would acquire WVTM in 2015).
||Talk-oriented America's Talking ceases broadcasting and is replaced by MSNBC, an all-news joint venture between NBC (AT's owner) and Microsoft.
||MTV's secondary channel, M2 (now known as MTV2), debuts.
||The Price Is Right celebrates its 25th Anniversary Special on CBS.
||The 48th Primetime Emmy Awards are presented on ABC.
|The 1994 United States broadcast TV realignment continues when longtime ABC affiliate WBRC-TV (channel 6) in Birmingham, Alabama finally becomes a Fox owned-and-operated station, a year after Fox had acquired it (and WGHP-TV in High Point, North Carolina) from a trust that had been formed by New World Communications. ABC eventually affiliates with a trimulcast of WBMA-LP/WCFT/WJSU (channels 58, 33 and 40), which is owned by Allbritton Communications (owners of WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., one of ABC's strongest affiliates). Former Fox affiliate WTTO-TV (channel 21) becomes an independent station before affiliating with The WB the next year, while another former Fox affiliate, WNAL in Gadsden, Alabama, aligns with CBS.
||The dubbed version of the Japanese series Dragon Ball Z premieres in the U.S.
||USA Cartoon Express airs for the last time on USA Network.
||The Jackpot wedge debuts on Wheel of Fortune.
||The O.J. Simpson civil trial begins.
||Animal Planet and Discovery Civilization launched.
||Seven newscasters were dismissed by WCBS-TV (channel 2) in New York.
||Discovery Science debuts.
||News Corporation gets into the cable news fray with the debut of the Fox News Channel.
||ESPNNEWS, a sports news channel from ESPN, debuts.
||The original cartoon series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles broadcasts its final episode, "Divide and Conquer", on CBS.
||Discovery Kids debuts.
||The 25 Days of Christmas Special begins on The Family Channel, starting one of the longest running Christmas Specials.
||Sports Illustrated and CNN debut CNN/SI, a 24-hour sporting news channel.
||Five years after its series finale, a movie version of Dallas, entitled Dallas: J.R. Returns, is broadcast by CBS.
||6 years after dropping the title, TBS resumes using the term Superstation.
||WAKR-TV in Akron, Ohio disaffiliates from ABC and becomes an infomercial-based station before becoming a charter O&O of station owner Paxson Communications' new Pax TV network in 1998.
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