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.

Entertainment[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
A&E A+E Networks (Disney–ABC Television Group (50%)
and Hearst Corporation (50%)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Adult Swim 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 AMC Networks formerly American Movie Classics
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
American Heroes Channel Discovery Communications 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 (through AXS TV, LLC) formerly HDNet
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
BBC America BBC and AMC Networks
BET BET Networks (Viacom) Also known as "Black Entertainment Television"
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
BLACK BELT TV The Martial Arts Network Black Belt Television Network Also known as "The Martial Arts Network"
A 24-hour channel dedicated to Martial Arts
Centric BET Networks (Viacom) formerly BET Jazz, then BET J
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Chiller NBCUniversal (Comcast)
Cloo Formerly Sleuth and Trio, will cease operations on December 31, 2016.
CMT Viacom Media Networks (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Comedy Central 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 (Disney–ABC Television Group (50%)
and Hearst Corporation (50%)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Discovery Channel Discovery Communications (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Comedy.tv Entertainment Studios Networks
Es.tv
El Rey Network Robert Rodriguez \ Univision Communications (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
FIDO Broadcast Media A 24-hour channel dedicated to shows featuring dogs.
FX Fox Entertainment Group (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
FXX (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
GSN Game Show Network (Sony Pictures Entertainment (58%)
and DirecTV (AT&T) (42%)
Game Show Network
History A+E Networks (Disney–ABC Television Group (50%)
and Hearst Corporation (50%)
Investigation Discovery Discovery Communications formerly Discovery Times, Discovery Civilization Channel, originally Eye On People
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Ion Television Ion Media Networks
Military History A+E Networks (Disney–ABC Television Group (50%)
and Hearst Corporation (50%)
MTV Viacom Media Networks originally Music Television
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MTV2 formerly M2 / the box
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MTV Classic known as VH1 Classic until August 1, 2016.
National Geographic Channel Fox Cable Networks (21st Century Fox)
and National Geographic Society
Reelz Hubbard Broadcasting Formerly ReelzChannel;
movie news, trailers, behind the scenes stuff, and murder shows
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Spike Viacom Media Networks formerly The Nashville Network (TNN); and The National Network (TNN)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Syfy NBCUniversal (Comcast) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TBS Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) previously TBS Superstation and Superstation WTBS
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TNT shows mostly drama
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
truTV Known as Court TV from 1991 – December 31, 2007
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Universal HD NBCUniversal (Comcast) Formerly Bravo HD+
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
USA Network (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
VH1 Viacom Media Networks (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
WGN America Tribune Broadcasting (Tribune Company) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
National feed of WGN-TV for cable subscribers

Lifestyle[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
Animal Planet Discovery Communications (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ASPiRE Magic Johnson Enterprises
AWE Herring Broadcasting formerly Wealth TV
Bravo NBCUniversal (Comcast) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Create American Public Television
Cooking Channel Scripps Networks Interactive Replaced Fine Living Network.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
DIY Network Do-It-Yourself Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Food Network (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
HGTV also known as Home & Garden Television
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Destination America Discovery Communications was most recently "Planet Green" until it was rebranded on May 26, 2012
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Discovery Life 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
E! NBCUniversal (Comcast) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Esquire Network formerly Style Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
FYI A+E Networks (Disney–ABC Television Group (50%)
and Hearst Corporation (50%)
formerly The Biography Channel
Ion Life Ion Media Networks
Lifetime A+E Networks (Disney–ABC Television Group (50%)
and Hearst Corporation (50%)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Lifetime Real Women A+E Networks (Disney–ABC Television Group (50%)
and Hearst Corporation (50%)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
LMN A+E Networks (Disney–ABC Television Group (50%)
and Hearst Corporation (50%)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Logo TV Viacom Media Networks
mydestination.tv Entertainment Studios Networks
Nat Geo Wild Fox Cable Networks (21st Century Fox) and National Geographic Society
Oxygen NBCUniversal (Comcast) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
OWN Discovery Communications, Harpo Productions
Ovation Hubbard Broadcasting
Pop Lions Gate Entertainment (50%) and 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
RLTV Retirement Living TV, LLC known as Retirement Living TV.
Science Discovery Communications formerly Discovery Science
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Smithsonian Channel Smithsonian Institution, Showtime Networks
TLC Discovery Communications formerly The Learning Channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Travel Channel Scripps Networks Interactive and Cox Media Group (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TV One Radio One (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Viceland Vice Media, Inc.
WE tv AMC Networks (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Z Living Asia TV USA Ltd. formerly Veria Living

Kids & Family[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
BabyFirst Regency Enterprises, Kardan N.V.
and Bellco Capital, LLC
BabyTV Fox International Channels
Boomerang Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) Rebranded on January 19, 2015.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Cartoon Network (English) and (Spanish) audio feed. On daily from 6am to 9pm. Adult Swim shares channel space daily from 9pm to 6am.
Discovery Family Discovery Communications (60%) and Hasbro (40%) formerly Discovery Kids (1996–2010), The Hub (2010–13), and Hub Network (2013–14)
Disney Channel Disney–ABC Television Group formerly The Disney Channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Disney Junior Similar to Disney Channel's block.
Disney XD formerly Toon Disney / Jetix until February 13, 2009.
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Freeform formerly CBN Satellite Service, CBN Cable, The Family Channel, Fox Family, and ABC Family
FamilyNet Rural Media Group
Hallmark Channel Crown Media Holdings formerly Faith and Values, and Odyssey
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
INSP The Inspiration Networks Formerly known as The Inspiration Network.
Kids & Teens TV Sky Angel
Nick Jr. Viacom Media Networks Became a 24-hour channel on January 1, 2008; 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
TeenNick Became a 24-hour channel on January 1, 2008, after Nick Gas was shut down; formerly The N
TV Land (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Qubo Ion Media Networks programming for children
Sprout NBCUniversal (Comcast) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Up InterMedia Partners uplifting, family-friendly entertainment; formerly Gospel Music Channel and GMC TV

Locals[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
ABC Disney–ABC Television Group Local News and National News
CBS CBS Corporation Local News and National News
The CW The CW Network, LLC Replaced The WB and UPN.
Fox Fox Entertainment Group Local News
Ion Ion Media Networks Formerly PAX.
MyNetworkTV Fox Entertainment Group
NBC NBCUniversal (Comcast) Local News and National News
PBS Public Broadcasting Service National News

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 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.
FXM 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 formerly Hallmark Movie Channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
HDNet Movies AXS TV LLC (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
IFC AMC Networks also referred to as the Independent Film Channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MGM HD Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Sony Movie Channel Sony Pictures Television
SundanceTV AMC Networks (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Turner Classic Movies Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) also referred to as TCM.

Premium movies[edit]

Name Owner East/West Feed HD Notes
Cinemax Home Box Office, Inc. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Epix Studio 3 Partners
(Viacom, MGM
and Lions Gate Entertainment)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Flix Showtime Networks (CBS Corporation) Yes (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
HBO Home Box Office, Inc. (Time Warner) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MoviePlex Starz Inc.
Showtime Showtime Networks (CBS Corporation) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Starz Starz Inc. (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

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, & Verizon Fios)
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 as SonicTap.

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 formerly VH1 Country and CMT Pure Country
Concert TV Stingray Digital Video on demand channel
TheCoolTV Cool Music Network, LLC
FM Fuse Networks, LLC.
Fuse
Great American Country Scripps Networks Interactive
Harmony Channel Harmony Intermedia, Inc. Mood elevating visual music
MTV Live Viacom Media Networks formerly MHD and Palladia
mtvU formerly College Television Network
Revolt Sean Combs features live concerts, documentaries, music videos and hip-hop themed feature films.

News[edit]

Name HD Feed Owner Notes
AccuWeather Network AccuWeather
TheBlaze Mercury Radio Arts (Glenn Beck)
Bloomberg TV Bloomberg L.P. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
CNBC NBCUniversal (Comcast)
CNBC World
CNN Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) 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 21st Century Fox
Fox News Channel National news and opinion
Free Speech TV Independent Public, non-profit channel
Fusion Fusion Media Group (Univision Communications)
HLN Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) formerly CNN2, CNN Headline News and Headline News. HLN HD is currently carried on various Time Warner Cable systems.
Justice Central Entertainment Studios Networks
Link TV Link Media, Inc. formerly World Link TV
MHz Worldview MHz Networks (Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation)
MSNBC NBCUniversal (Comcast) National news and opinion
Newsmax TV Newsmax Media
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards 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 Herring Broadcasting In cooperation with the Washington Times.
RT America American cut in channel of RT (ANO) TV-Novosti International news channel from DC with Russia twist.
The Weather Channel
IntelliStar 2
  • Weather Channel
  • Weather Channel On Demand
NBCUniversal (Comcast) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
WeatherNation TV WeatherNation TV, Inc. Weather network
Weatherscan NBCUniversal (Comcast)

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 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
New England Cable News New England NBCUniversal (Comcast) 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 Charter Communications
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, D.C. regional, Virginia and Maryland Sinclair Broadcast Group
Northwest Cable News Seattle (Serving the Pacific Northwest) Tegna, Inc. Uses news resources from co-owned Tegna outlets KING-TV/Seattle, KREM/Spokane, KGW/Portland, Oregon and KTVB/Boise, Idaho
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 North Carolina
* Durham
* Raleigh
* Greensboro
* Winston-Salem
* High Point
* Charlotte
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 Sarasota Herald-Tribune formerly known as SNN Local News, SNN Local News 6, SNN News 6, and Six News Now

Sports[edit]

Name HD Owner 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
ESPN ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company (80%)
and Hearst Corporation (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 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 NBCUniversal (Comcast) (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MAVTV Lucas Oil Products (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 NBCUniversal (Comcast) 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 red zone
NHL Center Ice National Hockey League (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
NHL Network National Hockey League (84.4%)
and NBCUniversal (Comcast) (15.6%)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
ONE World Sports ONE Media Corporation
Outdoor Channel Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Outside Television Mariah Media Inc.
Pursuit Channel Anthem Media Group Hunting and fishing adventure programming
The Ski Channel Steve Bellamy, Jonny Moseley, Bryan Brothers Video on demand channel
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Sportsman Channel InterMedia Outdoors (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Team In Demand outlet for NBA League Pass, and MLS Direct Kick
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Tennis Channel IMG, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi,
Steve Bellamy, Frank Biondi
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TVG Betfair The Interactive Horse Racing Network
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
TVG2 Formerly HRTV
World Fishing Network Altitude Sports and Entertainment (50%)
Insight Sports Ltd. (50%)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Untamed Sports TV OlympusSat, Inc.
Velocity Discovery Communications Formerly HD Theater and originally Discovery HD Theater
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed

Regional sports networks[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
4SD Cox Communications 4SD won't retain the rights for Padres baseball for the 2012 season and beyond
Altitude Sports and Entertainment Kroenke Sports Enterprises Sports channel covering Denver sports teams
Big Ten Network Big Ten Conference
/ Fox Cable Networks
(21st Century Fox)
Big Ten Conference sports
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Comcast SportsNet NBCUniversal (Comcast)
as a division of NBC Sports


(English) and (Spanish) audio feed

Cox Sports Television Cox Communications
Fox Sports Networks
(formerly Fox Sports Net)
21st Century Fox
through Fox Entertainment Group


(English) and (Spanish) audio feed

Longhorn Network University of Texas at Austin / ESPN / IMG College
Mid-Atlantic Sports Network Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MSG Madison Square Garden, Inc. (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MSG Plus formerly SportsChannel New York and FSN New York
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
MSG Western New York Madison Square Garden, Inc.
/ Pegula Sports and Entertainment
subfeed of MSG, Formerly Sabres Hockey Network
(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
Root Sports AT&T Sports Networks (AT&T)
SEC Network ESPN Inc. (The Walt Disney Company (80%)
and Hearst Corporation (20%))
SportsNet New York New York Mets, Time Warner,
NBCUniversal (Comcast)
(English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Fox Sports Southeast 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 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 City 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 (Comcast)) 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 (Comcast))
KARE Minneapolis Multimedia Holdings Corporation (Tegna, Inc.)
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 KCETLink Media Group
The CW Plus CBS Corporation 50%
Time Warner 50%
The CW feed for markets without a The CW affiliate
Ion (National Feed) Ion Media Networks Ion feed for markets without an Ion affiliate
WKAQ San Juan Telemundo of Puerto Rico (NBCUniversal (Comcast)) Telemundo (Spanish)

Religion[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
3ABN Three Angels Broadcasting Network
Angel One Sky Angel Available on Dish Network.
Angel Two Sky Angel Available on Dish Network.
Believer's Voice of Victory Network (BVOVN) Kenneth Copeland Ministries
BYUtv Brigham Young University Latter-day Saint audience.
CatholicTV CatholicTV.com 24/7 faith-based entertainment
CTN 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.[1]
Hillsong Channel Trinity Broadcasting Network formerly The Church Channel (2002–16)
Hope Channel Hope Channel, Seventh-day Adventist Church
Hope Church Channel
JLTV 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 Swaggert Ministries
Telecare (Long Island) Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre
TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network
Smile of a Child TV 24/7 religious-based children's television network
JUCE TV formerly JCTV
TCT TCT Ministries Available on DirecTV.
The Word Network Adell Broadcasting

Shopping[edit]

Name HD Owner Notes
America's Auction Network ValCom
EVINE Live ValueVision Media Formerly ShopHQ.
Gem Shopping Network Gem Shopping Network
Gemporia The Genuine Gemstone Company
HSN HSN, Inc.
HSN2
Jewelry Television Multimedia Commerce Group Inc. formerly ACN
Liquidation Channel The Jewelry Channel, Inc.
QVC Liberty Interactive
QVC Plus

French & Francophone[edit]

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


Spanish Locals[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
Azteca Azteca International Corporation Local News and National News
Estrella TV LBI Media (Liberman Broadcasting)
LATV LATV Networks
Mega TV Spanish Broadcasting System
MundoMax RCN TV known as MundoFox until July 27, 2015.
Telemundo NBCUniversal (Comcast) (Spanish) audio feed, Local News and National News
UniMás Univision Communications Formerly TeleFutura
Univision (Spanish) audio feed, Local News and National News
V-me V-me Media Inc.

Spanish[edit]

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
Atres Series Atresmedia
Bandamax Televisa
beIN Sports en Español beIN Media Group (English) and (Spanish) audio feed
Canal 22 Secretaría de Cultura (Televisión Metropolitana, S.A. de C.V.) Only Available at Directv on Channel 446
Canal Once Instituto Politécnico Nacional Only Available at Directv on Channel 447
Caracol TV Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Centroamérica TV Needs Info
Cine Estelar Needs Info Only Available at Directv on Channel 422
Cine Nostalgia Needs Info Only Available at Directv on Channel 424
Cine Mexicano Productora y Comercializadora de Television SA de CV Only 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 Turner Broadcasting System
De Película Televisa
De Película Clásico
Discovery en Español Discovery Communications
Discovery Familia formerly Discovery Kids en Español
Ecuador TV Needs Info Only Available at Directv on Channel 457
Ecuavisa Internacional Needs Info Only Available at Directv on Channel 438
Enlace Trinity Broadcasting Network
ESPN Deportes ESPN Inc. Spanish-language sports network
EWTN Español Eternal Word Television Network
Fox Deportes 21st Century Fox formerly Fox en Español, Fox Sports Américas
Fox Life Fox International Channels
FOROtv Televisa(Univision Communications)
Galavisión Univision Communications
GOL TV Gol TV Inc.
HOLA! TV Needs Info Only Available at Directv on Channel 430
History en Español A+E Networks
HITN Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc.
Mexicanal Castalia Communications & Cablecom
Nat Geo Mundo 21st Century Fox
NBC Universo NBCUniversal (Comcast) formerly mun2
PXTV Needs Info
RCN Nuestra Tele Needs Info formerly TV Colombia until October 8, 2012
Ritmoson Latino Televisa
¡Sorpresa! Firestone Communications
Telefe Telefe Available at Directv on Channel 411
TeleFórmula Grupo Fórmula Available at Dish Network on Channel 858
and cable providers like Time Warner Cable & Comcast
TeleHit Televisa Networks
TELE N formerly Latele Novela.
Tr3s Viacom Media Networks formerly MTV en Español.
TV Chile Televisión Nacional de Chile Available at Directv on Channel 437
TV Venezuela Globovisión and Canal Sur Available at Directv on Channel 409
TVE Internacional Televisión Española
TyC Sports Torneos Clarín Group Available at Directv on Channel 469
UDN Univision Communications Spanish-language sports network
Univision tlnovelas Univision Communications
ViendoMovies SomosTV
WAPA America InterMedia Advisors

Ethnic[edit]

Name Owner language
3ABN Français Three Angels Broadcasting Network French TV channel based in West Frankfort, Illinois
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, California
The Arabic Channel Allied Media Corp. 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
JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service English news and cultural Jewish TV channel
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 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 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 Inc. 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 Networks, LLC
(Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner)
PPV, 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 Needs Info 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 Needs Info Video On Demand Channel.

Former TV networks[edit]

Educational[edit]

Name Owner Notes
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,
shut down on August 12, 2014.
Automotive Television Network Global Television / Fidelity Capital
Channel America Channel America Network, Inc.
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 (NBCUniversal (Comcast)) Ceased operations on December 31, 2014.
Ha! Viacom Media Networks Merged with The Comedy Channel to form Comedy Central in 1991.
History International A+E Networks Rebranded H2 on September 26, 2011,
replaced by Viceland on February 29, 2016.
The Interactive Channel Source Media
Jones Computer Network Jones Intercable
The Lottery Channe
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
Varsity TV Varsity Media Group, Inc. high school student-produced programming
WWOR EMI Service Eastern Microwave, Inc
(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
Nick Gas Viacom Media 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.
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 Soap opera network specializing in soap operas.
Ceased operations on December 31, 2013
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 in Texas, aired on some broadcast channels during overnight periods.
IMF 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 (Comcast) 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
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. It ceased operations on April 12, 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

Movies[edit]

Name Owner 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 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
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/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 to 2002.
CSS NBCUniversal and 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 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 to 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, replaced with Atres Series in fall 2015.
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 2001–02.
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 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
TV5 Monde France Télévisions
RTBF (French speaking-Belgium)
RTS (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.

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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 Classic Viacom Media Networks Renamed 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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