List of United States cable and satellite television channels

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

Entertainment[edit]

Name Owner
(Parent company)
East/West Feed HD Notes
A&E A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
English and Spanish audio feed
Adult Swim WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
Late-night adult-oriented animation block to target 17+.
Aired on the same channel as Cartoon Network
English and Spanish audio feed
AMC AMC Networks formerly American Movie Classics
English and Spanish audio feed
American Heroes Channel Discovery Inc. formerly Discovery Wings and Military Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Audience DirecTV
(AT&T)
formerly Freeview and The 101 Network
AXS TV 2929 Entertainment formerly HDNet
English and Spanish audio feed
BBC America BBC Studios (50.01%) /
AMC Networks (49.99%)
BET BET Networks
(Viacom)
Also known as "Black Entertainment Television"
English and Spanish audio feed
BET Her formerly BET Jazz, BET J, and Centric.
English and Spanish audio feed
Black Belt TV Black Belt Television Network Inc. Also known as "The Martial Arts Network"
A 24-hour channel dedicated to Martial Arts
CMT Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
English and Spanish audio feed
Comedy.TV Entertainment Studios Networks
Comedy Central Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
A product of the merger of Viacom's
HA! TV Comedy Network and The Comedy Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Crime & Investigation Network A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
English and Spanish audio feed
Discovery Channel Discovery, Inc. English and Spanish audio feed
ES.TV Entertainment Studios Networks
FX Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
English and Spanish audio feed
FXX English and Spanish audio feed
Game Show Network Sony Pictures (58%) /
DirecTV (42%)
also referred to as GSN
History A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
IFC AMC Networks also referred to as the Independent Film Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Investigation Discovery Discovery, Inc. formerly Discovery Times, Discovery Civilization Channel, originally Eye On People
English and Spanish audio feed
Ion Television Ion Media Networks National feed available in markets without a local Ion owned-and-operated station or affiliate
Military History A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
MTV Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
originally Music Television
English and Spanish audio feed
MTV2 formerly M2 / The Box
English and Spanish audio feed
National Geographic Fox Cable Networks
(21st Century Fox)
National Geographic Society
Paramount Network Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
formerly The Nashville Network, The National Network, and Spike
Reelz Hubbard Broadcasting Formerly ReelzChannel
English and Spanish audio feed
SundanceTV AMC Networks English and Spanish audio feed
Syfy NBCUniversal
(Comcast)
English and Spanish audio feed
TBS WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
previously TBS Superstation and Superstation WTBS
English and Spanish audio feed
TNT Shows mostly drama
English and Spanish audio feed
TOKU Olympusat, Inc. formerly FUNimation Channel
Asian-Pacific programming. Anime, movies and series.
truTV WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
formerly Court TV from 1991 to December 31, 2007
English and Spanish audio feed
USA Network NBCUniversal
(Comcast)
English and Spanish audio feed
VH1 Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
English and Spanish audio feed
WGN America Tribune Broadcasting
(Tribune Media)
English and Spanish audio feed

Lifestyle[edit]

Name Owner
(Parent company)
East/West Feed HD Notes
Animal Planet Discovery, Inc. English and Spanish audio feed
Aspire Magic Johnson Enterprises
AWE Herring Broadcasting Formerly Wealth TV
Bravo NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
(NBCUniversal)
English and Spanish audio feed
Create American Public Television
Cooking Channel Discovery, Inc. Replaced Fine Living Network;
English and Spanish audio feed
Destination America Discovery, Inc.
Discovery Life Discovery, Inc. Replaced FitTV on February 1, 2011.
A product of the merger of Discovery Health and FitTV. Known as Discovery Fit & Health.
Was most recently "Planet Green" until it was rebranded on May 26, 2012
English and Spanish audio feed
DIY Network Discovery, Inc. Do-It-Yourself Network
English and Spanish audio feed
E! NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
(NBCUniversal)
English and Spanish audio feed
Food Network Discovery, Inc. English and Spanish audio feed
FYI A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
Formerly The Biography Channel
HGTV Discovery, Inc. Also known as Home & Garden Television
English and Spanish audio feed
Ion Life Ion Media
Lifetime A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
English and Spanish audio feed
Lifetime Real Women English and Spanish audio feed
Lifetime Movies English and Spanish audio feed
Formerly Lifetime Movie Network and LMN
Logo TV Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
MyDestination.TV Entertainment Studios Networks
Nat Geo Wild Fox Cable Networks
(21st Century Fox)
National Geographic Society
Oxygen NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
(NBCUniversal)
English and Spanish audio feed
Oprah Winfrey Network Discovery, Inc. /
Harpo Productions
Ovation Hubbard Broadcasting
Pop Lionsgate (50%) /
CBS Corporation (50%)
formerly the Prevue Guide, Prevue Channel, TV Guide Channel, TV Guide Network and TVGN
English and Spanish audio feed
Pets.TV Entertainment Studios Networks
Recipe.TV
Ride TV Ride Television Network, Inc.
Science Discovery, Inc. formerly Discovery Science
English and Spanish audio feed
Smithsonian Channel Smithsonian Institution (50%) /
Showtime Networks (50%)
TLC Discovery, Inc. formerly The Learning Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Travel Channel English and Spanish audio feed
TV One Urban One English and Spanish audio feed
Viceland Vice Media (50%) /
A&E Networks (50%)
formerly History International and H2
We TV AMC Networks English and Spanish audio feed
Z Living Essel Group formerly Veria Living

Kids and family[edit]

Name Owner
(Parent company)
East/West Feed HD Notes
3ABN Kids Network Three Angels Broadcasting Network formerly SonBeam Channel
BabyFirst Regency Enterprises /
Kardan /
Bellco Capital
BabyTV Fox International Channels
(21st Century Fox)
Boomerang WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
English and Spanish audio feed
Cartoon Network English and Spanish audio feed;
Broadcasts daily from 6:00 am to 8:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time
(Adult Swim shares channel space daily from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.)
Discovery Family Discovery, Inc. (60%) /
Hasbro (40%)
formerly Discovery Kids and The Hub Network
Disney Channel Disney–ABC Television Group
(The Walt Disney Company)
English and Spanish audio feedback
Disney Junior Programming and branding also included in morning preschool block aired on Disney Channel;
English and Spanish audio feedback
Disney XD formerly Toon Disney / Jetix until February 13, 2009;
English and Spanish audio feed;
D|XP airs 9:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. during the summer months.
Freeform formerly CBN Satellite Service, CBN Cable, The Family Channel, Fox Family, and ABC Family
Hallmark Channel Crown Media Holdings
(Hallmark Cards, Inc.)
formerly Faith and Values, and Odyssey
English and Spanish audio feed
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries formerly known as Hallmark Movie Channel
Hallmark Drama
INSP The Inspiration Networks Formerly known as The Inspiration Network.
Kids & Teens TV Sky Angel
MeTV Weigel Broadcasting
Nick Jr. Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
Became a 24-hour channel on December 31, 2007; formerly Noggin
Nick at Nite The primary nighttime programming block
English and Spanish audio feed
Nick2 For East Coast viewers, this is the West Coast feed of Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon English and Spanish audio feed
NickMusic formerly MTV Hits
Nicktoons formerly Nicktoons TV and Nicktoons Network.
English and Spanish audio feed
Qubo Ion Media
TeenNick Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
Became a 24-hour channel on December 31, 2007, after Nick GAS was shut down;
formerly The N from September 2002 to January 2009;
Network carries vintage programming block NickSplat nightly from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
TV Land English and Spanish audio feed
Universal Kids NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
(NBCUniversal)
formerly PBS Kids Sprout and Sprout.
Up InterMedia Partners uplifting, family-friendly entertainment; formerly Gospel Music Channel and GMC TV

Locals[edit]

Broadcast networks[edit]

Name Owner Notes
American Broadcasting Company Disney–ABC Television Group
(The Walt Disney Company)
National feed available on over-the-top providers
CBS CBS Corporation National feed available on over-the-top providers
The CW CBS Corporation (50%) /
Warner Bros. (50%)
Replaced UPN and The WB; national feed available on over-the-top providers
Fox Broadcasting Company Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
National feed available on over-the-top providers
Ion Television Ion Media Formerly PAX; national feed available in markets without an Ion Television affiliate
MyNetworkTV Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
NBC NBCUniversal National feed available on over-the-top providers
PBS Public Broadcasting Service Replaced National Educational Television

Distant locals[edit]

Call-sign Name Originating market Owner
(Parent company)
Notes
WPIX New York City Tribune Broadcasting
(Tribune Media)
Superstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
KTLA Los Angeles Superstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
WGN-TV Chicago Superstation feed for markets without an independent station
KWGN-TV Denver Superstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
WSBK-TV Boston CBS Television Stations
(CBS Corporation)
Superstation feed of MyNetworkTV for markets without a MyNetworkTV affiliate
WPCH-TV Atlanta Meredith Corporation Superstation feed; formerly WTBS, rebranded as PeachtreeTV
WWOR-TV Secaucus, New Jersey
(New York City)
Fox Television Stations
(21st Century Fox)
Superstation MyNetworkTV feed for markets without a MyNetworkTV affiliate
WABC-TV New York City ABC Owned Television Stations
(The Walt Disney Company)
National ABC feed for markets without an ABC affiliate
KABC-TV Los Angeles
WCVB-TV Boston Hearst Television
(Hearst Communications)
WXYZ-TV Detroit E.W. Scripps Company
WLS-TV Chicago ABC Owned Television Stations
(The Walt Disney Company)
KSTP-TV Minneapolis–St. Paul Hubbard Broadcasting
KMGH-TV Denver E. W. Scripps Company
WCBS-TV New York City CBS Television Stations
(CBS Corporation)
National CBS feed for markets without a CBS affiliate
KCBS-TV Los Angeles
WBZ-TV Boston
WWJ-TV Detroit
WBBM-TV Chicago
WCCO-TV MinneapolisSt. Paul
KCNC-TV Denver
WNBC New York City NBC Owned Television Stations
(NBCUniversal)
National NBC feed for markets without an NBC affiliate
KNBC Los Angeles
WDIV-TV Detroit Graham Media Group
WMAQ-TV Chicago NBC Owned Television Stations
(NBCUniversal)
KARE Minneapolis–St. Paul Tegna
KUSA Denver
WNYW New York Fox Television Stations
(21st Century Fox)
National Fox feed for markets without a Fox affiliate
KTTV Los Angeles
WUHF Rochester, New York Sinclair Broadcast Group
WFLD Chicago Fox Television Stations
KDVR Denver Tribune Broadcasting
(Tribune Media)
KCET Los Angeles KCETLink Media Group Superstation feed; Non-commercial educational independent station
The CW Plus CBS Corporation (50%) /
Time Warner (50%)
CW feed for markets without an over-the-air CW affiliate
Ion Television Ion Media National feed for markets without an Ion Television owned-and-operated station or affiliate
WKAQ-TV San Juan, Puerto Rico Telemundo Station Group
(NBCUniversal)
Superstation Telemundo feed Spanish

Miscellaneous[edit]

Name Owner HD Notes
NASA TV NASA Yes
Pirate TV Dish Network No 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.

Movies[edit]

Name Owner
(Parent company)
East/West Feed HD Notes
Cinémoi Cinemoi North America Launched on September 17, 2012; airs French movies;
DirecTV ceased transmission July 1, 2013. Airs on Verizon FiOS.
FX Movie Channel Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
Formerly fXM – Movies from Fox; rebranded as Fox Movie Channel in 2000
and FXM on January 1, 2012
English and Spanish audio feed
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Crown Media Holdings
(Hallmark Cards, Inc.)
Formerly Hallmark Movie Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
HDNet Movies AXS TV LLC English and Spanish audio feed
MGM HD Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
ShortsHD Shorts International (75%) /
AMC Networks International (25%)
Sony Movie Channel Sony Pictures Television
Turner Classic Movies WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
Also referred to as TCM.

Premium movies[edit]

Name Owner
(Parent company)
East/West Feed HD Notes
Cinemax WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
English and Spanish audio feed
Epix Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer English and Spanish audio feed
Flix Showtime Networks
(CBS Corporation)
Yes No English and Spanish audio feed
HBO WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
English and Spanish audio feed
MoviePlex Starz Inc.
(Lionsgate)
Showtime Showtime Networks
(CBS Corporation)
English and Spanish audio feed
Starz Starz Inc.
(Lionsgate)
English and Spanish audio feed
Starz Encore formerly Encore
English and Spanish audio feed
The Movie Channel Showtime Networks
(CBS Corporation)
English and Spanish audio feed
Ultra HD Plex Olympusat, Inc. No
  • Ultra Banda
  • Ultra Cine
  • Ultra Clásico
  • Ultra Docu
  • Ultra Familia
  • Ultra Fiesta
  • Ultra Film
  • Ultra Kidz
  • Ultra Luna
  • Ultra Macho
  • Ultra Mex
  • Ultra Tainment
Spanish-language channels

Music[edit]

Music audio-only[edit]

Name Owner Notes
DMX Mood Media Digital audio service available to commercial establishments
Mediamplify Music EGLA Communications Digital audio service available to commercial establishments / Digital audio service available.
Music Choice Comcast
Cox Communications
Charter Communications
Microsoft
Arris International
Sony Corporation of America,
Verizon Communications
Digital audio service available through digital cable and DIRECTV on channels 801 - 886.
Muzak Muzak Holdings Digital audio service available to commercial establishments.
Available on Dish Network channels 920–979, and 981.
Sirius Satellite Radio / XM Satellite Radio Sirius XM Holdings Available on Dish Network channels 6002-6099/Hopper 99
Stingray Music Stingray Digital Available on AT&T U-Verse channels 5100–5174.

Music channels[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
BET Gospel BET Networks
(Viacom)
BET Hip-Hop
BET Jams formerly MTVX and MTV Jams
BET Soul formerly VH1 Soul
CMT Music Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
formerly VH1 Country and CMT Pure Country
FM Fuse Networks
Fuse
Great American Country Discovery, Inc.
MTV Classic Viacom Media Networks
(Viacom)
formerly VH1 Classic
MTV Live formerly MHD and Palladia
MTVU formerly College Television Network
Revolt Revolt Media & TV features live concerts, documentaries, music videos and hip-hop themed feature films.
Stingray iConcerts Stingray Digital Video-on-demand channel

News[edit]

Name HD Feed Owner
(Parent company)
Notes
AccuWeather Network AccuWeather
TheBlaze yes Mercury Radio Arts
Bloomberg TV Bloomberg L.P. English and Spanish audio feed
CNBC NBCUniversal News Group
(Comcast)
CNBC World
CNN WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
National news and opinion
CNN Airport Available only in airports
CNN International
C-SPAN National Cable Satellite Corporation covers the United States House of Representatives
C-SPAN 2 covers the United States Senate and airs Book TV on weekends
C-SPAN 3 covers other live events and airs archived historical programming
Fox Business Network Fox News Group
(21st Century Fox)
Fox News Channel National news and opinion
Free Speech TV Public Communicators Inc. Public, non-profit channel
Fusion TV Fusion Media Group
(Univision Communications)
HLN WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
formerly CNN2, CNN Headline News and Headline News.
Justice Central Entertainment Studios Networks
i24NEWS American cut in channel of i24NEWS Altice USA International news channel based in New York City.
Link TV Link Media formerly World Link TV
Local Now Entertainment Studios Local news and weather, national news and sports
(available through 207 localized feeds; localized content varies depending on market);
distributed via over-the-top MVPD services
MHz Worldview MHz Networks
MSNBC NBCUniversal News Group
(NBCUniversal)
National news and opinion
Newsmax TV yes Newsmax Media
NOAA Weather Radio Content depends on city, state, and region National Weather Service
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Some cable systems may have local radar with audio, text messages with audio, or audio only.
One America News Network Herring Broadcasting In cooperation with the Washington Times.
RT America American cut in channel of RT (ANO) TV-Novosti International news channel based in Washington, D.C.
The Weather Channel
IntelliStar 2
  • The Weather Channel
  • The Weather Channel On Demand
Entertainment Studios English and Spanish audio feed
WeatherNation TV WeatherNation TV Inc. Weather network
Weatherscan Entertainment Studios Local and regional weather forecasts;
national feed available on Dish Network

Regional news[edit]

Name Location Owner
(Parent company)
Notes
Arizona NewsChannel Phoenix, Arizona Tegna
Arizona Capitol Television Phoenix, Arizona Arizona State Legislature Also called ACP
Bay News 9 Tampa, Florida Charter Communications
Blue Ridge Communications Networks
Cable 11 Northern Lancaster County
TV 13 The Poconos
Eastern Pennsylvania Blue Ridge Communications
Chicagoland Television Chicago, Illinois Tribune Broadcasting
Idaho's Very Own 24/7 Boise, Idaho Tegna
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 metropolitan area Altice USA
News Channel Nebraska Norfolk, South Sioux City, Columbus,
Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha and Beatrice, Nebraska
Flood Communications, LLC [1][better source needed]
News 13 Orlando, Florida Charter Communications
News 9 Now
News on 6 Now
Oklahoma City and
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Griffin Communications /
Cox Communications
NewsWatch 15 New Orleans, Louisiana Tegna /
Cox Communications
NewsChannel 8 Washington, D.C. regional,
Virginia and Maryland
Sinclair Broadcast Group
NY1 New York City Charter Communications
Pittsburgh Cable News Channel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Cox Communications Also called PCNC; Uses resources from co-owned WPXI
Spectrum News Austin Austin, Texas Charter Communications Formerly known as News 8 Austin, YNN Austin, and Time Warner Cable News Austin
Spectrum News Buffalo Buffalo, New York Formerly known as YNN Buffalo and Time Warner Cable News Buffalo
Spectrum News Capital Region Upstate New York Formerly known as Capital News 9, YNN Capital Region, and Time Warner Cable News Capital Region
Spectrum News Central New York Syracuse, New York Formerly known as News 10 Now, YNN Central New York, and Time Warner Cable News Central New York
Spectrum News North Carolina RaleighDurham
Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point and
Charlotte, North Carolina
Formerly known as News 14 Carolina and Time Warner Cable News North Carolina
Spectrum News Rochester Rochester, New York Original station of the Spectrum News system;
formerly known as WGRC-TV, GRC9News, R News, YNN Rochester, and Time Warner Cable News Rochester
WSNN-LD Sarasota, Florida Citadel Communications
(managed by LDB Media, LLC)
Formerly known as SNN Local News, SNN Local News 6, SNN News 6, and Six News Now

Sports[edit]

Name HD Owner
(Parent company)
Notes
beIN Sports USA beIN Media Group English and Spanish audio feed
Cars.TV Entertainment Studios Networks
CBS Sports Network CBS Corporation formerly CSTV and CBS College Sports Network
English and Spanish audio feed
The Cowboy Channel Rural Media Group formerly FamilyNet
Eleven Sports Network Eleven Sports Network formerly ONE World Sports
ESPN ESPN Inc.
(The Walt Disney Company [80%] /
Hearst Communications [20%])
English and Spanish audio feed
ESPN2 English and Spanish audio feed
ESPN College Extra English and Spanish audio feed
ESPN Plus syndicates college sports to local broadcast and regional cable stations.
ESPN Classic formerly Classic Sports Network, Becoming Video on Demand channel
English and Spanish audio feed
ESPNews English and Spanish audio feed
ESPNU English and Spanish audio feed
Fox College Sports Fox Entertainment Group
(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 Replaced Setanta Sports USA on March 1, 2010.
Fox Sports 1 Fox Sports 24-hour sports network. Formerly Speed Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Fox Sports 2 Fox Sports 24-hour sports network. Formerly Fuel TV
English and Spanish audio feed
Game In Demand outlet for MLB Extra Innings, and NHL Center Ice
English and Spanish audio feed
Golf Channel NBC Sports Group
(NBCUniversal)
English and Spanish audio feed
MAVTV Lucas Oil English and Spanish audio feed
MLB Extra Innings Major League Baseball English and Spanish audio feed
MLB Network English and Spanish audio feed
MLS Direct Kick Major League Soccer
NBA League Pass National Basketball Association English and Spanish audio feed
NBA TV formerly NBA.com TV; Turner Sports operates the channel
in association with the NBA.
NBCSN NBC Sports Group
(NBCUniversal)
formerly Outdoor Life Network, Versus, and NBC Sports Network
English and Spanish audio feed
NFL Network National Football League English and Spanish audio feed
NFL RedZone NFL Football (airs 1-8PM Sundays only) NFL Network Version of red zone
NFL Sunday Ticket Exclusive to DirecTV
NFL Sunday Ticket RedZone Exclusive DirecTV version of RedZone
NHL Center Ice National Hockey League English and Spanish audio feed
NHL Network National Hockey League (84.4%) /
NBCUniversal (15.6%)
English and Spanish audio feed
Olympic Channel NBC Sports Group
(NBCUniversal)
formerly Bravo HD+ and Universal HD
Outdoor Channel Kroenke Sports & Entertainment English and Spanish audio feed
Outside TV Mariah Media
Pursuit Channel Anthem Media Group Hunting and fishing adventure programming
The Ski Channel Steve Bellamy
Jonny Moseley
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Video-on-demand channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Sportsman Channel Outdoor Sportsman Group
(Kroenke Sports & Entertainment)
English and Spanish audio feed
Team In Demand outlet for NBA League Pass, and MLS Direct Kick
English and Spanish audio feed
Tennis Channel Sinclair Broadcast Group English and Spanish audio feed
TVG Betfair The Interactive Horse Racing Network
English and Spanish audio feed
TVG2 Formerly HRTV
Untamed Sports TV OlympusSat
Velocity Discovery, Inc. Formerly HD Theater and originally Discovery HD Theater
English and Spanish audio feed
World Fishing Network Keywest Marketing (80.1%) /
Altitude Sports and Entertainment (19.9%)
English and Spanish audio feed

Regional sports networks[edit]

Name HD Owner
(Parent company)
Notes
Altitude Sports and Entertainment Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Sports channel covering Denver sports teams
AT&T SportsNet AT&T Sports Networks
(AT&T Inc.)
Big Ten Network Big Ten Conference /
Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
Big Ten Conference sports
English and Spanish audio feed
Cox Sports Television Cox Communications
Fox Sports Networks Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)


English and Spanish audio feed

Longhorn Network University of Texas at Austin /
ESPN Inc. /
IMG College
Mid-Atlantic Sports Network Baltimore Orioles /
Washington Nationals
English and Spanish audio feed
MSG MSG Networks English and Spanish audio feed
MSG Plus formerly SportsChannel New York and FSN New York
English and Spanish audio feed
MSG Western New York subfeed of MSG, programmed by Pegula Sports and Entertainment, Formerly Sabres Hockey Network
English and Spanish audio feed
NBC Sports Regional Networks NBC Sports Group
(NBCUniversal)


English and Spanish audio feed

New England Sports Network Boston Red Sox /
Boston Bruins
Oc 16 Charter Communications University of Hawaii Athletic programs
Pac-12 Network Pac-12 Conference Pac-12 Conference sports, consists of a national feed plus 6 regional feeds
SEC Network ESPN Inc.
SportsNet New York New York Mets /
Charter Communications /
NBCUniversal
English and Spanish audio feed
Fox Sports Southeast Fox Entertainment Group
(21st Century Fox)
formerly Turner South and SportsSouth and sister channel of FSN South
English and Spanish audio feed
SportsTime Ohio English and Spanish audio feed
Fox Sports Sun formerly Sunshine Network and Sun Sports;
Sister channel of FSN Florida
English and Spanish audio feed
Spectrum Deportes Charter Communications formerly TWC Deportes
Spectrum SportsNet formerly TWC SportsNet
Spectrum SportsNet LA formerly TWC SportsNet LA
Spectrum Sports
(formerly Time Warner Cable SportsChannel)
YES Network Yankee Global Enterprises /
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.

Religion[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
Three Angels Broadcasting Network Three Angels Broadcasting Network
Dare to Dream Network
Angel One Sky Angel Available on Dish Network.
Angel Two Available on Dish Network.
Believer's Voice of Victory Network Kenneth Copeland Ministries
BYUtv Brigham Young University Latter-day Saint audience.
CatholicTV CatholicTV.com 24/7 faith-based entertainment
Christian Television Network Christian Television Network Available on DirecTV.
Daystar Word of God Fellowship
EWTN Eternal Word Television Network EWTN Spanish audio feed
FETV LeSEA Broadcasting
GEB America Oral Roberts University Available on DirecTV.
God's Learning Channel Prime Time Christian Broadcasting
God TV The Angel Foundation worldwide Broadcast Licence is held by Angel Christian Television Trust Inc.
Hillsong Channel Trinity Broadcasting Network formerly The Church Channel (2002–16)
Hope Channel Seventh-day Adventist Church
Hope Church Channel
Jewish Life Television Jewish Life Television
LeSEA LeSEA Broadcasting Also known as World Harvest Television
NRB Network National Religious Broadcasters Available on DirecTV.
RFD-TV RFD Communications Inc. English and Spanish audio feed
SonLife Broadcasting Network Jimmy Swaggart Ministries
Telecare (Long Island) Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre
Trinity Broadcasting Network Trinity Broadcasting Network
Smile 24/7 religious-based children's television network
formerly Smile of a Child TV
JUCE TV formerly JCTV
Tri-State Christian Television TCT Ministries Available on DirecTV.
The Word Network Adell Broadcasting
Upliftv Olympusat, Inc. Available on DirecTV.

Shopping[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
Evine Evine Live Inc. Formerly ValueVision, ShopNBC, Shop HQ and Evine Live
Gem Shopping Network Gem Shopping Network
Home Shopping Network Liberty Interactive
HSN2
Jewelry Television Multimedia Commerce Group formerly ACN
QVC Liberty Interactive
QVC2
Shop LC The Jewelry Channel Inc.

Ethnic[edit]

French and Francophone[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
Bonjour America TV Bonjour America Media Group Francophone content

Spanish[edit]

Broadcast networks[edit]

Name HD Owner
(Parent company)
East/West Feed Notes
Azteca América Azteca International Corporation National feed available for markets without an Azteca affiliate
Estrella TV LBI Media
(Liberman Broadcasting)
National feed available for markets without an Estrella TV affiliate
LATV LATV Networks
Mega TV Spanish Broadcasting System
Telemundo NBCUniversal Spanish audio feed; national feed available for markets without a Telemundo affiliate
UniMás Univision Communications Formerly TeleFutura; national feed available for markets without a UniMás affiliate
Univision Spanish audio feed; national feed available for markets without a Univision affiliate

Cable/satellite[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
3ABN Latino Three Angels Broadcasting Network Spanish and Portuguese TV channel based in West Frankfort, Illinois
Atres Series Atresmedia
Bandamax Televisa
beIN Sports en Español beIN Media Group English and Spanish audio feed
Canal 22 Secretariat of Culture Only Available at Directv on Channel 446
and cable providers like Spectrum on 841
Canal Once Instituto Politécnico Nacional Only Available at Directv on Channel 447
and cable providers like Spectrum on Channel 844
Also available at VEMOX
Caracol TV Internacional Julio Mario Santo Domingo Available at VIVOPlay
CBeebies BBC Studios Available at Dish Network on Channel 848 in Spanish
Centroamérica TV
Cine Clásico Olympusat, Inc. Available at VEMOX
Cine Estelar Only Available at Directv on Channel 422
Cine Nostalgia Only Available at Directv on Channel 424
Cine Mexicano Olympusat, Inc. Available at Directv on Channel 462
Cine Sony Television Sony Pictures Television
Cinelatino MVS Comunicaciones Distributed/owned in Canada by Telelatino Network Inc.
CNN en Español WarnerMedia
CubaMAX Available at Dish Network
CubaPlay Olympusat, Inc. Available at VEMOX
De Película Televisa
De Película Clásico
Discovery en Español Discovery Inc.
Discovery Familia formerly Discovery Kids en Español
Ecuador TV Only Available at Directv on Channel 457
Ecuavisa Internacional Only Available at Directv on Channel 438
El Rey Network Starvision Direct Cable
Univision Communications
English and Spanish audio feed
Enlace Trinity Broadcasting Network
Esperanza TV Seventh-day Adventist Church
ESPN Deportes ESPN Inc. Spanish-language sports network
EWTN Español Eternal Word Television Network
Fox Deportes Fox Entertainment Group formerly Fox en Español from until 2010, Fox Sports Américas
Fox Life Fox International Channels
FOROtv Televisa
Galavisión Univision Communications
GOL TV Gol TV Inc.
Gran Cine Olympusat, Inc. Available at VEMOX
Hola! TV Only Available at Directv on Channel 430
History en Español A&E Networks
Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network Inc.
HispanicTV Turner Broadcasting System
Mexicanal Castalia Communications & Cablecom
MTV Tres Viacom Media Networks formerly MTV en Español.
Nat Geo Mundo Fox Entertainment Group
National Geographic Society
PXTV Available at VEMOX
RCN Nuestra Tele RCN Group formerly TV Colombia until October 8, 2012
Ritmoson Latino Televisa
¡Sorpresa! Olympusat, Inc. Available at VEMOX
Telefe Internacional Telefe Available at Directv on Channel 411
TeleFórmula Grupo Fórmula Available at Dish Network on Channel 858 in SD
Spectrum on Channel 845 in HD & Xfinity
TeleHit Televisa Networks
TELE N Olympusat, Inc. formerly Latele Novela.
Available at VEMOX
TV Chile Televisión Nacional de Chile Available at Directv on Channel 437
Also available at VEMOX and VIVOPlay
TV Venezuela Globovisión
Canal Sur
Available at Directv on Channel 409
Also available at VIVOPlay
TVE Internacional Televisión Española
TyC Sports Torneos y Competencias
Clarín Group
Available at Directv on Channel 469
Universo NBCUniversal formerly mun2 and NBC Universo
UDN Univision Communications Spanish-language sports network
Univision tlnovelas Univision Communications
V-me V-me Media Inc. Available at Directv on 440 & Dish Network on 846
ViendoMovies SomosTV
WAPA America InterMedia Advisors

International[edit]

Name Owner language
3ABN Français Three Angels Broadcasting Network French TV channel based in West Frankfort, Illinois
3ABN International Programming as seen on 3ABN including other programming produced by 3ABN Australia
3ABN Russia Russian TV channel based in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
The Africa Channel Various Investors African TV channel based in North Hollywood, California
The Arabic Channel Allied Media Arabic TV channel based in New York City, New York
Afrotainment Soundview Africa African TV channel based in New York City, New York
Afrotainment Music African music channel based in New York City, New York
ARTN Armenian-Russian Television Network Armenian TV channel based in Glendale, California
Bonjour America Bonjour America Media Group TV channel in French based in Miami, Florida
Bostel RTV Bostel Bosnian TV channel based in Chicago
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, New York
Impact Television Impact Television Network Russian TV channel based in Sacramento, California
Jewish Broadcasting Service English news and cultural Jewish TV channel Jewish TV channel based in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Jewish Life Television Jewish Life Television Jewish TV channel based in Los Angeles, California
JUS One JUS Broadcasting Punjabi TV channel based in Long Island City, New York
JUS Punjabi Punjabi TV channel based in Long Island City, New York
KO-AM TV KO_AM TV Inc. Korean TV channel based in Seattle
The Korean Channel The Korean Channel Inc. Korean TV channel based in College Point, New York
MKTV Media Korea Inc. Korean TV channel based in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Myx TV ABS-CBN Corporation Asian-American TV channel based in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
New Greek TV New Greek TV Inc. Greek TV channel based in Astoria NY
One World Sports(now Eleven Sports) One Media Corp, Inc. International sports channel based in Stamford, Connecticut
RSC Romanian Satellite Network Romanian Pay-TV service based in Rockville, Maryland, comprising 5 channels
RT (ANO) "TV-Novosti" Russian TV channel based in Moscow, Russia
TV503 Crossing TV Lincoln Square Media Russian TV channel based in New York City
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, New York
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, California
Tapesh TV Persian Broadcasting Company Persian TV channel based in Los Angeles, California
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 Japanese channel based in New York City, New York
tvK Television Korea24 Inc. Korean TV channel based in Los Angeles, California
Viên Thao TV Vien Thao Media Vietnamese TV channel based in San Jose, California

Adult[edit]

Name Owner Multiplex Channels HD Notes
Climax Playboy Enterprises
  • Climax 1
  • Climax 2
  • Climax 3
Hot Choice In Demand PPV, available on most cable systems.
Hustler TV Pramer International Group PPV Service Yes
Peephole TV Media House Enterprises

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 Crescent Publishing Group 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.

Defunct networks[edit]

Educational[edit]

Name Owner class="unsortable" Notes
Knowledge TV Jones International University Ceased operations in 2000, several months after being sold to Discovery Communications.
Research Channel University of Washington Ceased operations on August 31, 2010.

Entertainment[edit]

Name Owner Notes
3net Discovery Communications
Sony
IMAX Corporation
3D television channel launched on February 13, 2011,
shut down on August 12, 2014.
Automotive Television Network Global Television / Fidelity Capital
Channel America Channel America Network Inc.
Chiller NBCUniversal ceased operations on December 31, 2017
Colours TV Black Star Communications Ceased operations on July 13, 2011, for unknown reasons.
Computer Television Service
Documentary Channel Participant Media Merged with Halogen TV and replaced by Pivot on August 1, 2013, It ceased operations on October 31, 2016.
Fox Reality Channel News Corporation Ceased operations from March to June 2010.
G4 G4 Media Ceased operations on December 31, 2014.
Ha! Viacom Media Networks Merged with The Comedy Channel to form Comedy Central in 1991.
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.
The Silent Network Specialized channel aimed at hearing-impaired people; existed in the 1980s.
SingleVision GlobalComm 2000
Talk TV Ed Cooperstein
Trio NBCUniversal replaced by Sleuth in 2006, then re-branded Cloo in 2011. Ceased operations on February 1, 2017.
Varsity TV Varsity Media Group high school student-produced programming
WWOR EMI Service Eastern Microwave
(uplinker, 1965–96; Superstation programmer, 1990–96)
Advance Entertainment Corporation
(uplinker and Superstation programmer, 1996)
National version of New York City's WWOR-TV. Existed c. 1989–97

Family[edit]

Name Owner Notes
Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids Viacom Media Networks Ceased carriage as a national cable channel on December 31, 2007, and was replaced by
The N (which had previously operated as a nighttime-only program block for teenagers on Noggin);
it fully ceased operations on April 23, 2009, when Dish Network replaced it with the west coast feed of Cartoon Network.
Total Communication Network Total Communication Network Entertainment and educational programming aimed at hearing-impaired children.

LGBT[edit]

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

Lifestyle[edit]

Name Owner Notes
Applause Parasol Media
Arts & Antiques Network CYMA Productions
Exercise TV Video on Demand channel
Fashion and Design Television Anthony Guccione
Kaleidoscope Channel for the disabled
Lime Went online-only February 25, 2007; formerly Wisdom Network.
Soapnet Disney–ABC Television Group Soap opera network specializing in soap operas;
ceased operations on December 31, 2013
Style Network NBCUniversal Rebranded Esquire Network on September 23, 2013. Ceased operations on June 28, 2017.
Wedding Central Rainbow Media Ceased operations on July 1, 2011.
Wine TV Wine Network Inc. Ceased operations in 2009.

Music[edit]

Name Owner class="unsortable" 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
Harmony Channel Harmony Intermedia, Inc. Mood elevating visual music
Hit Video USA 1980s video channel based in 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.
TheCoolTV Ceased broadcasting August 2017, Started online only streaming at same time.
The Tube Music Network Ceased operations October 1, 2007.
VH1 Uno Viacom Media Networks Discontinued on February 2, 2008, to expand distribution of the college-focused cable channel mtvU.
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 class="unsortable" Notes
ABC News Now Disney–ABC Television Group Replaced by Fusion on October 28, 2013.
America's Talking NBCUniversal Replaced by MSNBC on July 15, 1996.
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 Replaced by Telemundo Internacional on September 2000.
DoD News Channel Defense Media Activity Formerly Pentagon Channel, shut down April 17, 2015.
CNNfn Turner Broadcasting System 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 Existed from 1994 to 1995; formerly known as the Talk Channel.
Newsworld International Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
USA Broadcasting
Replaced by Current TV on August 1, 2005, and then Al Jazeera America on August 20, 2013. It ceased operations on April 12, 2016.
Northwest Cable News Tegna Used news resources from co-owned Tegna outlets KING-TV/Seattle, KREM/Spokane, KGW/Portland, Oregon and KTVB/Boise, Idaho; shut down on January 6, 2017
The 90's Channel Public Communicators Inc. Relaunched to become Free Speech TV in 1995
Satellite News Channel a joint venture between ABC and Group W News

Regional news networks[edit]

Name Location Owner class="unsortable" Notes
Local News on Cable Norfolk, Virginia Belo also called LNC5
Northwest Cable News Seattle, Washington Tegna
Southern Arizona News Network Tucson, Arizona KVOA Communications
TXCN Texas Gannett Company also called Texas Cable News

Pay-per-view[edit]

Name Owner class="unsortable" Notes
Action Pay-Per-View BET network, and later TVN Entertainment Di-function channel.
Adam & Eve Channel Adam & Eve Communications 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
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

Movies[edit]

Name Owner class="unsortable" Notes
Documentary Channel Participant Media Merged with Halogen TV and replaced by Pivot on August 1, 2013.
Fearnet NBCUniversal Ceased operations on July 30, 2014.

Premium movies[edit]

Name Owner Notes
The B-Movie Channel
Cable Theater existed from late 1970s-early 1980s.
Festival Home Box Office 1980s premium channel from HBO.
Intro Television Liberty Starz originally called TV!; renamed INTRO Television, carrying the same programming format. Replaced by Encore PLEX (eventually changed to MoviePlex) in 1997.
Home Theater Network premium movies
Movie Mania formerly B-Mania!, B-Movie channel, no longer broadcasting as of October 2006.
MovieVision premium movies
ONTV National Subscription Television also had sports and events.
Preview Warner Communications
PRISM Spectacor 24-hour premium cable television channel intended for cable customers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. Channel infrastructure is still used for NBC Sports Philadelphia.
SelecTV Starion Entertainment
Spectrum United Cable
Spotlight Times Mirror Company premium movies
StarCase
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.
SuperTV Greater Washington Inc.
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.

Religion[edit]

Name Owner Notes
i-Life TV The Inspiration Networks Replaced by Halogen TV on October 24, 2009, merged with the Documentary Channel and replaced by Pivot on August 1, 2013.
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.

Shopping[edit]

Name Owner Notes
America's Collectibles Network Multimedia Commerce Group Inc. Closed on October 15, 1993, with Jewelry Television.
America's Store IAC Ceased broadcasting on April 3, 2007.
Advertising Television Web Broadcasting Systems Inc.
BET-Home Shopping Network BET Holdings
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.
Rocks TV The Genuine Gemstone Company rebranded Gemporia on December 1, 2015, shut down on December 5, 2016, when it ended traditional wireline distribution to convert to an online-only model.
Shop at Home Network Jewelry Television Ceased broadcasting on March 7, 2008.
TV Car Showroom Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
ViaTV Network RSTV Inc.

Sports[edit]

Name Owner Notes
Classic Sports Network ESPN Inc. Purchased by ESPN and renamed ESPN Classic.
CNN Sports Illustrated Turner Broadcasting System Existed from 1996 to 2002.
Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast NBCUniversal
Charter Communications
Existed from 1999 to 2014
Empire Sports Network Adelphia Cable Existed from 1990 to 2005.
ESPN 3D ESPN Inc. Removed on September 30, 2013.
ESPN Full Court Replaced by ESPN College Extra on August 28, 2015.
ESPN GamePlan
Fight Now TV Channel Zero Existed from May 2011 to June 2014.
FSN Chicago Became NBC Sports Chicago
Fox Sports World 21st Century Fox Relaunched as Fox Soccer Channel on 2005, then renamed Fox Soccer in 2011, then it was replaced by FXX on September 2, 2013.
Men's Outdoor and Recreation Ceased operations.
MountainWest Sports Network Mountain West Conference
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 to 1997.
Spectrum Sports New York Charter Communications Existed from 2003 to 2017.
Spectrum Sports Carolinas
Spectrum Sports Texas Existed from 2010 to 2017
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
Web Sports Net Web Broadcasting Systems Text-based sports news service.
World Championship Sports Network NBCUniversal
InterMedia Partners
relaunched Universal Sports Network on June 16, 2008, and then shut down and ceased operations on November 16, 2015.

Spanish[edit]

Name Owner Notes
La Familia Cosmovision The Inspiration Networks Ceased operations on December 31, 2014.
La Familia Network Was previously available on Time Warner Cable; replaced with Atres Series in fall 2015.
MundoMax Fox International Channels, later RCN Televisión Known as MundoFox until July 27, 2015, when Venezuela-based RCN assumed sole ownership of the network from initial partner Fox International Channels; ceased operations on November 30, 2016.
Sí TV Fuse Networks Renamed NuvoTV on July 4, 2011, and then merged with Fuse and replaced by FM on September 30, 2015.

International[edit]

Name Owner Notes
AZN Television Comcast Formerly International Channel; First nationwide television cable channel dedicated to Asian Americans. Ceased operations on April 9, 2008.
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 Ceased operations on March 15, 2012.
Caribbean Satellite Network
CelticVision
ChannelD First German private television satellite channel in North America 2001–02.
Dolphin-TV Dolphin-TV German Television Inc. German private television satellite channel 2006–07.
GermanTV Deutsche Welle TV, ARD & ZDF (German Public Broadcasters) Satellite channel 2001–05.
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
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.
TV5 Monde France Télévisions
RTBF (French speaking-Belgium)
Radio Télévision Suisse (French speaking-Switzerland)
SRC (French speaking-Canada)
Télé-Québec
An international French network showing programming from French-speaking language public networks of Belgium, Canada, France and Switzerland.
World African Network

High definition[edit]

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

Network rebrands[edit]

Name Owner Notes
ARTS Hearst Corporation/ABC Replaced by A&E in 1984, through a merger with NBC-owned arts network The Entertainment Channel.
America's Collectibles Network Multimedia Commerce Group Inc. Replaced by Jewelry Television by October 15, 1993.
America's Talking NBCUniversal Replaced by MSNBC in 1996.
BET Jazz BET Networks Renamed as BET J, Centric, and now BET Her.
The Biography Channel A&E Networks Renamed Bio on July 2007 and then rebranded to FYI on July 7, 2014.
Cable Health Club Discovery Communications Rebranded America's Health Network in 1996, The Health Network in 1999, switched to FitTV in 2004, 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, ABC Family on November 10, 2001, then Freeform on January 12, 2016.
Classic Sports Network ESPN Inc. Purchased by ESPN and renamed ESPN Classic.
The Church Channel Trinity Broadcasting Network Replaced by Hillsong Channel on June 1, 2016.
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 OWN on January 1, 2011.
Discovery HD Theater Renamed HD Theater on September 22, 2007, then rebranded Velocity on October 4, 2011.
Discovery Kids Relaunched The Hub on October 10, 2010, renamed Hub Network on 2013, and then rebranded Discovery Family on October 13, 2014.
Discovery Travel and Living Rebranded 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 Rebranded Military Channel on January 10, 2005, then American Heroes Channel on March 3, 2014.
Encore Starz Inc. Renamed Starz Encore on April 5, 2016.
Fine Living Network Scripps Networks Interactive Shut down on May 31, 2010, replaced by Cooking Channel.
Fox Movie Channel Fox Broadcasting Company Rebranded FXM on January 1, 2012.
Fox Reality Channel News Corporation Shut down on March 29, 2010, replaced by Nat Geo Wild.
Fox Sports en Español 21st Century Fox Relaunched Fox Deportes on October 1, 2010.
Fox Sports World Relaunched as Fox Soccer Channel on 2005, then renamed Fox Soccer in 2011, then it was 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 by Fox Sports 2 on August 17, 2013.
Gospel Music Channel InterMedia Partners Renamed GMC TV in fall 2010 and then Up on June 1, 2013.
Ha! Viacom Media Networks Merged with The Comedy Channel to form Comedy Central in 1991.
Hallmark Movie Channel Crown Media Holdings (Hallmark Cards) Rebranded Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on September 29, 2014.
HDNet HDNet Inc. Rebranded AXS TV on July 2, 2012.
HRTV Betfair Rebranded TVG2 on October 28, 2015.
The Inspiration Network The Inspiration Networks Renamed INSP on October 2010.
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 Renamed JUCE TV on January 1, 2014.
The Jewelry Channel Rebranded Liquidation Channel in 2009 and then renamed to Shop LC on January 9, 2017.
Movietime NBCUniversal Rebranded as E! on 1991.
MHD Viacom Media Networks Rebranded Palladia on September 1, 2008, and then renamed MTV Live on February 1, 2016.
MTV Hits Renamed NickMusic on September 9, 2016.
MTVX Relaunched MTV Jams on May 1, 2002 and then renamed BET Jams on October 5, 2015.
MuchUSA CHUM Limited and Rainbow Media Rebranded fuse on May 19, 2003.
Mun2 NBCUniversal Rebranded NBC Universo on February 1, 2015.
National College Sports Network CBS Corporation Rebranded to CSTV on 2003, and then CBS College Sports Network on 2008, and then finally CBS Sports Network on April 4, 2011.
The 90's Channel Public Communicators, Inc. Relaunched Free Speech TV in 1995
Nick GaS Viacom Media Networks Replacd by The N on January 1, 2008, and then TeenNick on September 28, 2009.
Noggin Rebranded 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 Relaunched as Versus on September 25, 2006. Rebranded NBC Sports Network on January 2, 2012, and then shorted down to the NBCSN on August 18, 2013.
PAX TV Ion Media Networks Relaunched i: Independent Television on July 1, 2005, and then Ion Television on January 29, 2007.
PBS Kids PBS Relaunched as PBS Kids Sprout on September 26, 2005, then renamed to Sprout on 2013, and then Universal Kids on September 9, 2017.
Pinwheel Viacom Media Networks Rebranded on April 1, 1979, to Nickelodeon.
Prevue Channel Lions Gate Entertainment Launched in 1981 as the Electronic Program Guide, then became the Prevue Guide, then modified slightly into Prevue Channel. Purchased by TV Guide in 1999 and renamed TV Guide Channel and then became the TV Guide Network in 2007, and then shortened to TVGN in 2013, as of January 14, 2015, it is now Pop.
Sci Fi Channel NBCUniversal Renamed Syfy on July 7, 2009.
Smile of a Child TBN Renamed Smile on January 1, 2017.
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.
Sundance Channel AMC Networks Renamed SundanceTV on February 1, 2014.
Telefutura Univision Communications Rebranded UniMás on January 7, 2013.
Tempo Television Formerly Satellite Program Network and then replaced by CNBC on April 17, 1989.
TNN Viacom Media Networks Originally The Nashville Network later renamed The National Network. Purchased by Viacom and relaunched Spike on August 11, 2003. It was then renamed The Paramount Network on January 18, 2018.
Toon Disney Disney Replaced by Disney XD on February 13, 2009.
FUNimation Channel Funimation/Olympusat Inc. Rebranded TOKU on December 31, 2015.
ValueVision ValueVision Media Relaunched on 2001 to ShopNBC, then ShopHQ on May 22, 2013, and then EVINE Live on February 13, 2015.
VH1 Smooth Viacom Media Networks Renamed VH1 Classic in 1999 and then became MTV Classic on August 1, 2016.
VH1 Country renamed CMT Pure Country on May 27, 2006, and then CMT Music on January 4, 2016.
VH1 MegaHits Replaced by Logo TV on June 30, 2005.
VH1 Soul Renamed BET Soul on December 28, 2015.
WealthTV Herring Broadcasting Rebranded AWE on October 1, 2013.

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