List of United States cable and satellite television networks

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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.

Color legend[edit]

Channel Types

Locals Entertainment & Pop Culture
Lifestyle & Family News & Educational
Movies Sports
Religion Spanish

Info & Education[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
Animal Planet Yes Discovery Communications
  • Animal Planet East
  • Animal Planet West
  • Animal Planet On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Discovery Channel Yes
  • Discovery Channel East
  • Discovery Channel West
  • Discovery Channel On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
History Yes A+E Networks
  • History East
  • History West
  • History On Demand
H2 Yes formerly History International
will be rebranded to Viceland in February 29, 2016.
Military History Yes
Justice Central Yes Entertainment Studios Networks
NASA TV Yes NASA
National Geographic Channel Yes 21st Century Fox and National Geographic Society
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic On Demand
Nat Geo Wild Yes
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Nat Geo Wild On Demand
Pets.TV HD only Entertainment Studios Networks
Science Yes Discovery Communications formerly Discovery Science
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Smithsonian Channel Yes Smithsonian Institution, Showtime Networks

Entertainment[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
A&E Yes A+E Networks
  • A&E East
  • A&E West
  • A&E On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Adult Swim Yes Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) Late-night adult-oriented animation block to target 17+.
Aired on the same channel as Cartoon Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
AMC Yes AMC Networks
  • AMC East
  • AMC On Demand
formerly American Movie Classics
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Audience Network Yes DirecTV (AT&T) Formerly Freeview and The 101 Network
AXS TV HD Only 2929 Entertainment (through AXS TV, LLC)
  • AXS TV
  • AXS TV On Demand
formerly HDNet
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
BBC America Yes BBC
  • BBC America
  • BBC America On Demand
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
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Comedy.tv HD Only Entertainment Studios Networks
Es.tv HD Only
FIDO Broadcast Media A 24-hour channel dedicated to show featuring dogs.
FX Yes Fox Entertainment Group
  • FX East
  • FX West
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
FXX Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Ion Yes Ion Media Networks
  • Ion Eastern
  • Ion Central
  • Ion Mountain
  • Ion Pacific
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
previously TBS Superstation and Superstation WTBS
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TNT Yes
  • TNT East
  • TNT West
  • TNT On Demand
shows mostly drama
(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
Universal HD HD only NBCUniversal Formerly Bravo HD+
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
USA Network Yes
  • USA East
  • USA West
  • USA On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
WGN America Yes Tribune Broadcasting (Tribune Company) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
National feed of WGN-TV for cable subscribers

Pop Culture[edit]

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
Aspire Yes Magic Johnson Enterprises
BET Yes BET Networks (Viacom)
  • BET East
  • BET West
  • BET On Demand
Also known as "Black Entertainment Television"
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Centric Yes formerly BET Jazz, then BET J
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Chiller Yes NBCUniversal
  • Chiller
  • Chiller On Demand
airs horror and suspense programming
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Cloo No Formerly Sleuth until August 15, 2011
crime & mystery programs
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Crime & Investigation Network Yes A+E Networks (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
E! Yes NBCUniversal
  • E! East
  • E! West
  • E! en Español
  • E! On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
El Rey Network Yes Robert Rodriguez \ Univision Communications (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Fuse Yes Fuse Networks, LLC.
Investigation Discovery Yes Discovery Communications
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Investigation Discovery On Demand
formerly Discovery Times, Discovery Civilization Channel, originally Eye On People
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MTV Yes Viacom Media Networks
  • 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
Pivot Yes Participant Media
  • Pivot On Demand
Also has online subscription channel and online on demand content.
Pop Yes Lions Gate Entertainment (50%) and CBS Corporation (50%)
  • Pop East
  • Pop West
formerly the Prevue Guide, Prevue Channel, TV Guide Channel, TV Guide Network and TVGN
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TV One Yes Radio One (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
VH1 Yes Viacom Media Networks
  • VH1 East
  • VH1 West
  • VH1 On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
VH1 Classic No
  • VH1 Classic East
  • VH1 Classic West
  • VH1 Classic On Demand
classic rock documentaries and occasional video blocks
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed

Lifestyle[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
AWE Yes Herring Broadcasting
Bravo Yes NBCUniversal
  • Bravo East
  • Bravo West
  • Bravo On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Create No American Public Television
Cooking Channel Yes Scripps Networks Interactive Replaced Fine Living Network.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
DIY Network Yes Do-It-Yourself Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Food Network Yes
  • Food Network East
  • Food Network West
  • Food Network On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
HGTV Yes
  • HGTV East
  • HGTV West
  • HGTV On Demand
also known as Home & Garden Television
(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 Life Yes Replaced FitTV on February 1, 2011.
A product of the merger of Discovery Health and FitTV. Known as Discovery Fit & Health.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Esquire Network Yes NBCUniversal
  • Esquire On Demand
formerly Style Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
FYI Yes A+E Networks
  • Fyi
  • Fyi On Demand
formerly The Biography Channel
GSN Yes DirecTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • GSN East
  • GSN West
Game Show Network
Ion Life No Ion Media Networks
Lifetime Yes A+E Networks
  • Lifetime East
  • Lifetime West
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Lifetime Real Women Yes (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
mydestination.tv HD only Entertainment Studios Networks
Oxygen Yes NBCUniversal (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
OWN Yes Discovery Communications, Harpo Productions
  • OWN East
  • OWN West
  • OWN On Call
Ovation Yes Hubbard Broadcasting
  • Ovation
  • Ovation On Demand
Recipe.tv HD Only Entertainment Studios Networks
RLTV No Retirement Living TV, LLC known as Retirement Living TV.
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
WE tv Yes AMC Networks
  • We TV East
  • We TV West
  • We TV On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Z Living Yes Asia TV USA Ltd.

Kids & Family[edit]

Name HD Owner Other Feeds Notes
BabyFirst Yes Various investors
BabyTV Yes Fox International Channels
Boomerang No Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)
  • Boomerang en Español
  • Boomerang On Demand
Rebranded on January 19, 2015.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Cartoon Network Yes
  • Cartoon Network East
  • Cartoon Network West
  • Cartoon Network On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
CMT Yes Viacom Media Networks
  • CMT East
  • CMT West
  • CMT On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Discovery Family Yes Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc. formerly Discovery Kids (1996-2010), The Hub (2010–13), and Hub Network (2013–14)
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 Similar to Disney Channel's block.
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
Freeform Yes
  • Freeform East
  • Freeform West
formerly CBN Satellite Service, CBN Cable, The Family Channel, Fox Family, and ABC Family
Hallmark Channel Yes Crown Media Holdings formerly Faith and Values, and Odyssey
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
INSP No The Inspiration Networks formerly known as The Inspiration Network.
Kids & Teens TV No Sky Angel
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.
Nick at Nite Yes
  • Nick at Nite East
  • Nick at Nite West
  • Nick at Nite On Demand
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
Nickelodeon Yes
  • Nickelodeon East
  • Nickelodeon West
  • Nickelodeon On Demand
(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.
TV Land Yes
  • TV Land East
  • TV Land West
plays mostly 70s-90s programming and nostalgia-related original programming
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Qubo No Ion Media Networks programming for children
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

Locals[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
ABC Yes Disney–ABC Television Group
CBS Yes CBS Corporation
The CW Yes The CW Network, LLC Replaced The WB and UPN.
Fox Yes Fox Entertainment Group
Ion Yes Ion Media Networks Formerly PAX.
MyNetworkTV Yes Fox Entertainment Group
NBC Yes NBCUniversal
PBS Yes Independent

Miscellaneous[edit]

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.

Movies[edit]

Name Owner East/West Feed HD Notes
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 Suspense
  • Encore Classic
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Epix Studio 3 Partners (Viacom, MGM and Lions Gate Entertainment)
  • EPIX
  • EPIX2
  • EPIX Hits
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • EPIX
  • EPIX2
  • EPIX Hits
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
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
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Crown Media Holdings Yes formerly Hallmark Movie Channel
(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
HDNet Movies AXS TV LLC
  • HDNet Movies
  • HDNet Movies On Demand
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
IFC AMC Networks
  • IFC Free On Demand
  • IFC
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
  • SundanceTV East
  • SundanceTV West
  • SundanceTV On Demand
(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.

Music[edit]

Music audio-only[edit]

Name Owner Notes
Mediamplify Music EGLA Communications Digital audio service available to commercial establishments / Digital audio service available.
DMX Mood Media Corporation Digital audio service available to commercial establishments
Music Choice Music Choice LLC (Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Microsoft, Motorola/Arris, Sony Corporation of America) Digital audio service available through digital cable
Muzak Muzak Holdings LLC Digital audio service available to commercial establishments / Available on Dish Network channels 920-979, and 981.
Sirius Satellite Radio / XM Satellite Radio Sirius XM Radio Available on Dish Network channels 6002-6099/Hopper 99
Stingray Music Stingray Digital Available on AT&T U-Verse channels 5100-5174. / Digital audio service available on DirecTV channels 801-884 and 9560-9574.

Music video[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
BET Gospel No BET Networks (Viacom)
BET Hip-Hop No
BET Jams No formerly MTVX and MTV Jams
BET Soul No formerly VH1 Soul
CMT Music No Viacom Media Networks formerly VH1 Country and CMT Pure Country
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Concert TV No Stingray Digital Video on demand channel
TheCoolTV No Cool Music Network, LLC
FM Yes Fuse Networks, LLC.
GAC Yes Scripps Networks Interactive
  • GAC
  • GAC On Demand
(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 Live HD Only formerly MHD and Palladia
mtvU No formerly College Television Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Revolt Yes Sean Combs features live concerts, documentaries, music videos and hip-hop themed feature films.

News & Info[edit]

Name HD feeds Owner Notes
AccuWeather Network Yes AccuWeather
Al Jazeera America Yes
  • Al Jazeera America On Demand
Al Jazeera Media Network formerly Current TV and Newsworld International
Will shut down on April 30, 2016.
TheBlaze No Mercury Radio Arts (Glenn Beck)
Bloomberg TV Yes Bloomberg L.P. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
CNBC Yes NBCUniversal
CNBC World Yes
CNN Yes Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)
CNN Airport No Available only in airports
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
Fox Business Network Yes 21st Century Fox
Fox News Channel Yes News from a center-right perspective
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.
Link TV No Link Media, Inc. formerly World Link TV
MHz WorldView No MHz Networks (Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation)
MSNBC Yes NBCUniversal News from a center-left perspective
Newsmax TV Yes Newsmax Media
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 Yes Herring Broadcasting In cooperation with the Washington Times.
RT America Yes (ANO) TV-Novosti International news channel from DC with Russia twist.
The Weather Channel Yes
IntelliStar 2
  • 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
Idaho's very Own 24/7 Boise, Idaho Tegna, Inc.
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, Illinois 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 Tegna, Inc. and Cox Media Group
NewsChannel 8 Washington DC regional, Virginia and Maryland Sinclair Broadcast Group
Northwest Cable News Seattle, Washington (Serving the Pacific Northwest) Tegna, Inc. 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
WSNN-LD Sarasota, Florida Sarasota Herald-Tribune formerly known as SNN Local News, SNN Local News 6, SNN News 6, and Six News Now
Time Warner Cable News Austin Austin, Texas Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable News Buffalo Buffalo, New York
Time Warner Cable News Capital Region Upstate New York
Time Warner Cable News Central New York Syracuse, New York
Time Warner Cable News North Carolina North Carolina
* Durham
* Raleigh
* Greensboro
* Winston-Salem
* High Point
* Charlotte
Time Warner Cable News Rochester Rochester, New York Original station of the Time Warner Cable News system. Started as Greater Rochester Cablevision.

Sports[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
beIN Sport USA Yes Al Jazeera Media Network / Turner Broadcasting System (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Cars.tv HD Only Entertainment Studios Networks
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, Becoming Video on Demand channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ESPNews Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ESPNU Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
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
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 NBA.com 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
ONE World Sports Yes ONE Media Corporation
Outdoor Channel Yes Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Outside Television Yes Mariah Media Inc.
Pursuit Channel Yes Anthem Media Group 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 Yes Betfair The Interactive Horse Racing Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TVG2 Yes Betfair Formerly HRTV
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.
Velocity HD Only Discovery Communications Formerly HD Theater and originally Discovery HD Theater
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed

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

Cox Sports Television Yes Cox Communications
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 Pac-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
SEC Network Yes ESPN Inc. (Disney/Hearst Corporation)
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 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 (NBCUniversal) 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 (NBCUniversal)
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)

Inspiration[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
3ABN Yes Three Angels Broadcasting Network 3ABN (English) audio feed
Angel One No Sky Angel Available on Dish Network.
Angel Two No Sky Angel Available on Dish Network.
BYUtv Yes Brigham Young University Latter-day Saint audience.
CatholicTV Yes CatholicTV.com 24/7 faith-based entertainment
The Church Channel Yes Trinity Broadcasting Network
CTN No Christian Television Network Available on DirecTV.
Daystar Yes Word of God Fellowship
EWTN Yes Eternal Word Television Network EWTN (Spanish) audio feed
FamilyNet Yes Rural Media Group
FETV No LeSEA Broadcasting
GEB America Yes 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 Yes The Inspiration Networks Formerly known as The Inspiration Network.
JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Yes JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service
JLTV No Jewish Life Television
LeSEA Yes LeSEA Broadcasting Also known as World Harvest Television
NRB Network No National Religious Broadcasters Available on DirecTV.
RFD-TV Yes RFD Communications Inc. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
SonLife Broadcasting Network Yes Jimmy Swaggert Ministries
Telecare (Long Island) No Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre
TBN Yes Trinity Broadcasting Network
Smile of a Child TV Yes 24/7 religious-based children's television network
JUCE TV Yes formerly JCTV
TCT Yes TCT Ministries Available on DirecTV.
The Word Network No Adell Broadcasting

Shopping[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
America's Auction Network No ValCom
EVINE Live Yes ValueVision Media Formerly ShopHQ.
Gem Shopping Network No Gem Shopping Network
Gemporia No The Genuine Gemstone Company
Home Shopping Network Yes HSN, Inc.
HSN2 No
Liquidation Channel Yes The Jewelry Channel, Inc.
Jewelry Television Yes Multimedia Commerce Group Inc. formerly ACN
QVC Yes Liberty Interactive
QVC Plus Yes

Spanish[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
Atres Series Yes Atresmedia
Azteca Yes Azteca International Corporation
Bandamax Yes Televisa
beIN Sports en Español Yes Al Jazeera Media Network (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
CNN en Español No Turner Broadcasting System
Cinelatino No MVS Comunicaciones Distributed/owned in Canada by Telelatino Network Inc.
Cine Mexicano No Productora y Comercializadora de Television SA de CV
De Película No Televisa
De Película Clásico No
Discovery en Español No Discovery Communications
Discovery Familia No formerly Discovery Kids en Español
Enlace Yes Trinity Broadcasting Network
ESPN Deportes Yes ESPN Inc. Spanish Language sports network
EWTN Español Yes Eternal Word Television Network
Fox Deportes Yes 21st Century Fox formerly Fox en Español, Fox Sports Américas
Fox Life Yes Fox International Channels
FOROtv Yes Univision Communications
Galavisión Yes
  • Galavisión East
  • Galavisión West
GOL TV Yes Gol TV Inc.
History en Español Yes A+E Networks
HITN No Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc.
LATV No LATV Networks
Latele Novela No Latele Novela Network
Mexicanal No Castalia Communications & Cablecom
Mega TV Yes Spanish Broadcasting System
MundoMax Yes RCN TV known as MundoFox until July 27, 2015.
Nat Geo Mundo No 21st Century Fox
NBC Universo Yes NBCUniversal
  • NBC Universo East
  • NBC Universo West
formerly mun2
PXTV No
RCN Nuestra Tele No
¡Sorpresa! No Firestone Communications
TeleHit No Televisa Networks
Telemundo Yes NBCUniversal
  • Telemundo East
  • Telemundo West
(Spanish) audio feed
Tr3s No Viacom Media Networks
  • Tr3s
  • Tr3s On Demand
formerly MTV en Español.
TV Chile No Televisión Nacional de Chile
TV Venezuela No Globovisión and Canal Sur
UniMás Yes Univision Communications
  • UniMás East
  • UniMás West
Formerly TeleFutura
Univision Yes
  • Univision East
  • Univision West
(Spanish) audio feed
Univision Deportes Yes Spanish Language sports network
Univision tlnovelas Yes
ViendoMovies No SomosTV
WAPA America Yes InterMedia Advisors

Ethnic[edit]

Name Owner language
3ABN Français Three Angels Broadcasting Network French TV channel based in West Frankfort, IL
3ABN Russia Three Angels Broadcasting Network Russian TV channel based in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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
JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service English news and cultural Jewish TV channel
Jewish Life Television 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
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 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

Adult[edit]

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 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.

Former TV networks[edit]

Educational[edit]

Name Owner Notes
Documentary Channel Participant Media Merged with Halogen TV and replaced by Pivot on August 1, 2013.
Knowledge TV Jones International closed several months after being sold to Discovery Communications.
Research Channel University of Washington Shut down on August 31, 2010.

Entertainment[edit]

Name Owner Notes
3net Discovery Communications / Sony / IMAX 3D television channel launched on February 13, 2011 and shut down on August 12, 2014.
ARTS Hearst Corporation/ABC Merged with The Entertainment Channel to form A&E in 1984.
Automotive Television Network Global Television / Fidelity Capital
Blackbelt TV Ceased operations on December 31, 2012.
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.
Fox Reality Channel News Corporation Shut down on March 29, 2010.
G4 G4 Media (NBCUniversal) Ceased operations on December 31, 2014.
Ha! Viacom Media Networks Merged with The Comedy Channel to form Comedy Central in 1991.
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.
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, on April 20, 2013 it became TVGN, and now Pop.
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
TNN Viacom Media Networks Originally The Nashville Network later renamed The National Network. Purchased by Viacom and relaunched as Spike.
Trio NBCUniversal Relaunched as Sleuth in January 1, 2006, and then relaunched as Cloo on August 15, 2011.
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 TVGN, and now it is Pop.
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

Family[edit]

Name Owner Notes
Nick Gas Viacom, MTV Networks On December 31, 2007, The N became its own channel. The Nick Gas channel was shut down when The N became its own channel. It retired on September 28, 2009 to TeenNick. 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.
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
Discovery Health Channel Discovery Communications Merged with FitTV to create Discovery Fit & Health on February 1, 2011, and got replaced with Oprah Winfrey Network on January 1, 2011.
Exercise TV Video on Demand channel
Fashion and Design Television Anthony Guccione
Fine Living Network E.W. Scripps Company Shut down on May 31, 2010, replaced with Cooking Channel.
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.
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.

Music[edit]

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.
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 Notes
ABC News Now Disney/ABC Replaced by Fusion on October 28, 2013.
America's Talking NBCUniversal relaunched as MSNBC.
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
DoD News Channel Defense Media Activity (US Government) Formerly Pentagon Channel, shut down April 17, 2015.
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.
Newsworld International Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/USA Broadcasting Replaced by Current TV on August 1, 2005 and then Al Jazeera America on August 20, 2013. Will cease operations on April 30, 2016.
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 Notes
Local News on Cable Norfolk, Virginia Belo Corporation also called LNC5
Southern Arizona News Network Tucson, Arizona KVOA Communications, Inc.
TXCN Texas Gannett Company also called Texas Cable News

Pay-per-view[edit]

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.
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 also had sports and events.
Preview
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
Spectrum
Spotlight 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
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
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/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.

Sports[edit]

Name Owner Notes
Classic Sports Network ESPN Inc. Purchased by ESPN and renamed ESPN Classic.
CNN Sports Illustrated Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) Existed from 1996-2002.
CSS NBCUniversal and Charter Communications Existed from 1999-2014
Empire Sports Network Adelphia Cable Existed from 1990-2005.
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 Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Fox Sports World 21st Century Fox Relaunched as Fox Soccer Channel on 2005, then reamed 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 (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 NBCUniversal (minority) and InterMedia Partners (majority) 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 Shut Down on December 31, 2014.
La Familia Network Used to be available on TWC removed on Fall 2015 and replaced by Atres Series.
Sí TV Fuse Networks, LLC. 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 2001-2002.
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.
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.
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.
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.
America's Collectibles Network Multimedia Commerce Group Inc. Replaced by Jewelry Television by October 15, 1993.
America's Talking NBCUniversal relaunched as MSNBC.
BET Jazz BET Networks Relaunched Centric on September 28, 2009.
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.
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 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.
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 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 on 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.
HD Theater Discovery Communications Rebranded Velocity on October 4, 2011.
History International A+E Networks Rebranded H2 on September 26, 2011, and then Viceland on February 29, 2016.
HRTV Betfair Rebranded TVG2 on October 28, 2015.
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.
The Inspiration Network 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.
MHD Viacom Media Networks Rebranded Palladia on September 1, 2008, renamed MTV Live on February 1, 2016.
Movietime NBCUniversal Rebranded as E! on 1991.
MTV Jams Viacom Media Networks Rebranded BET Jams on October 5, 2015.
MuchUSA CHUM Limited and Rainbow Media Rebranded fuse on May 19, 2003.
MundoFox 21st Century Fox Renamed MundoMax on July 27, 2015.
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 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.
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.
Sí TV Renamed NuvoTV on July 4, 2011, merged with Fuse and replaced by FM on September 30, 2015.
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 Network NBCUniversal Rebranded Esquire Network on September 23, 2013.
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.
Toon Disney Disney Replaced by Disney XD on February 13, 2009.
Trio NBCUniversal Relaunched Sleuth in January 1, 2006, and then rebranded Cloo on August 15, 2011.
ValueVision ValueVision Media Relaunched on 2001 to ShopNBC, then ShopHQ on May 22, 2013, and then EVINE Live on February 13, 2015.
VH1 Country Viacom Media Networks Replaced by CMT Pure Country on May 27, 2006, and then renamed 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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