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