List of fictional television stations
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United States stations
- ACN (Atlantis Cable Network) – a fictional news channel on the American HBO drama television series The Newsroom
- Cable 10 (Aurora, Illinois) – Wayne's World/Wayne's World 2/Saturday Night Live (in "Wayne's World" sketches)
- Channel 5 – Public access channel on Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job and Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule. Located in Los Angeles, California, as seen in the Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job episode "Choices".
- Cable 54 – Fictional channel in Los Angeles from the 1988 movie They Live.
- Channel 84 – Local TV station on the animated sitcom King of the Hill. Located in the fictional city of Arlen, Texas. Is definitely not a Fox station, as Fox is blocked in the Hill family's house, and they still watch channel 84. The UHF band never went as high as 84, only as high as 83.
- Canal Ocho (Channel 8) – The Simpsons (as Springfield-local Spanish language channel, operated by KBBL-TV 6)
- CMGN (Carver Media Group Network) – a fictional cable news outlet operated by Bond villain Elliot Carver in the film Tomorrow Never Dies
- CSC (Continental Sports Channel) – an ESPN-style cable sports channel on the sitcom Sports Night.
- EBC (Emergency Broadcasting Channel) – used in the Johnny Test episode "JTV"; also used as the name for the channel that cable systems use to show EBS and weather alerts
- ESPN 8 – a.k.a. "The Ocho" (DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story)
- Fashion Television (later renamed Fashion Buzz likely to reduce confusion with the actual Canadian series of the same name) – a cable channel featured in Ugly Betty
- Federal Broadcasting Network – setting for Desk Set, starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy; establishing shots were of Rockefeller Center Plaza in New York
- FUX NEWS 5 – News station seen in "Teenagers from Uranus: Sloppy Seconds" (2006).
- GNN (Global News Network) – the subject of the film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
- GNN (Gotham News Network) – unrelated to the above; seen in Christopher Nolan Batman films Batman Begins and The Dark Night; a rival station is also seen in some scenes, GCN (Gotham City News)
- KBBL-TV (Channel 6) – The Simpsons (as Springfield local channel, presumably the area FOX affiliate)
- KBEX radio (in film)
- KBEX-TV (in film)
- KBEX-TV (in television)
- Barnaby Jones
- Brady Bunch
- Cannon (in "Perfect Fit For A Frame")
- Charlie's Angels
- Columbo (Season 2, Episode 6)
- Crazy Like a Fox (Channel 6, San Francisco)
- Dante's Peak (Channel 5)
- Here's Lucy (in "Milton Berle is the Life of the Party")
- MacGyver (as TV and radio)
- Mission: Impossible
- The Rockford Files (in "The No-Cut Contract")
- Starsky & Hutch
- The Streets of San Francisco (in "Flags of Terror")
- $weepstake$ (Channel 6, Hollywood)
- Walker, Texas Ranger
- What's Happening!!
- KFLW-TV – seen in Die Hard
- KFUK (Phoenix, Arizona, Channel 7) – Used Cars
- KGIM (Boise, Idaho) – Network; (Dallas, Texas) – Dallas (original TV series)
- KGOD (Channel 17, formerly KRUD) – religious station in Pray TV (1980)
- KIKA (Channel 13) – San Francisco TV station used in the Monk episode "Mr. Monk and the TV Star", first aired on January 30, 2004
- KNRG – Los Angeles TV station used in Alien Nation: The Enemy Within, first aired November 12, 1995
- KNSB (Los Angeles) – TV station used in Columbo episode "Candidate for a Crime", first aired on November 4, 1973
- KPOV – Seattle, Washington, mentioned on Frasier in the episode "Frasier's Curse", first aired on October 1, 1998
- KQRZ (Channel 4) – Los Angeles station on the TV show Adam-12 episode "Pickup", originally aired December 29, 1971
- KRKW – "Action News" station in The Stand (1994 TV mini-series)
- KSFF (channel 6) – in the Monk episode "Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa Claus"
- KSXP (Channel 2) – Sacramento, California station featured in the movie The Ugly Truth
- KTNS (Kansas City, Missouri) – Network
- KVWN (Channel 4) – San Diego, California station featured in the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
- KXIW – Los Angeles station seen in several episodes of The Monkees (in some episodes as KXIU) and at least one episode of Gidget (both produced by Columbia Pictures' TV subsidiary Screen Gems)
- NewsNet – cable network in The Second Civil War
- PTV – Peter Griffin's TV network from a Family Guy episode of the same name
- Q-USA – pirate television station in the comic book American Flagg!
- SSSN (Super Secret Spy Network) – Phineas and Ferb
- TRS-TV (Channel 5) – television station seen in the "No Mercy" level of Left 4 Dead
- TVS (Seattle) – seen on iCarly
- U-62 (Channel 62) – cross-town rival of fictional Channel 8 in UHF
- WCGG (Atlanta, Georgia) – Network; probably named for its similarity to Ted Turner's then-WTCG, Atlanta; in the movie, a character speaks to the station via telephone and asks, "Are they yelling in Atlanta, Ted?"
- Weazel News – in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto IV; a parody of Fox News
- WEBG – Starling City in Arrow; Gotham City in Gotham
- WGJZ (Washington, DC) – local television station in the NCIS episode "House Rules"
- WJM-TV (Channel 12) – Minneapolis, Minnesota station in The Mary Tyler Moore Show
- WKS-TV (Channel 3) – Columbus, Ohio PBS station where Steven Keaton worked on Family Ties
- WLUK – station namedropped on the Missouri Lottery game show Fun & Fortune, stated as broadcasting from Luckytown (a real station with this callsign exists in Green Bay, Wisconsin)
- WNDY – short-lived TV series WIOU about the news department of a fictional television station whose actual callsign was WNDY, but which was nicknamed WIOU by its staff because of the station's financial struggles (a real station with this callsign exists in Indianapolis, Indiana)
- WNKW – Chicago-based TV station in How I Met Your Mother that offered Robin a job. In some Batman stories, WNKW is the NBC affiliate for Gotham City.
- WNN – CNN-style news network in Skybound.
- WOHN (Channel 8) – Lima, Ohio station seen in Glee
- WPBH (Channel 9) – the TV station in Pittsburgh that Bill Murray worked as a weatherman for in the movie Groundhog Day (1993)
- WPBS-TV (Channel 13) – New York City station in National Lampoon's "Precious Broadcasting Service", a parody of PBS (a real station with this callsign exists in Watertown, New York)
- WPIV (channel 3) – Charleston, South Carolina affiliate of the fictional RBS network in Special Bulletin; reference to WCIV, then the NBC affiliate in Charleston
- WPIV-TV (Channel 8) – TV station seen in Newhart
- WPIXL-TV – Pixley TV station seen and heard in Green Acres, co-owned with WPIXL radio
- WQHG (Channel 5) – Quahog, Rhode Island station in Family Guy
- WTRL (Channel 3) – New York City station seen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
- WTTQ (Channel 10) – television station in Riverside in Left 4 Dead; its existence is revealed by a news van seen in the town
- WTVH Buffalo (Channel 5) – cross-town rival of WKBW-TV 7 Buffalo, New York in Bruce Almighty (2003) (a real station with this callsign and channel number exists in Syracuse, New York)
- WURG-TV (News 9) – Pittsburgh news station and main setting in the FOX sitcom Back to You
- WXIU-TV – TV station seen in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the TV series Hazel (in "Campaign Manager") and Bewitched (in "Remember the Main", s1/ep34 1965, and "A Very Special Delivery", s2/ep02)
- WXT (Channel 10) – New York City station on the TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "October Surprise", originally aired October 23, 2013
- WZDC-TV – TV station seen in Die Hard 2 (a real station with this callsign exists in Washington, D.C.)
- ZNN – CNN-style news station in several Paramount Pictures productions, such as Seven Days, JAG, and NCIS; its biggest part has been in JAG, with several episodes taking place with ZNN (usually via reporter Stuart Dunston) helping, hindering, or reporting on events involving the main cast; it can be seen on the TVs in the background of the main offices in almost every episode of JAG and NCIS
- √ Television Network – Futurama
- ABX – Roseanne
- AMNN (AMN Network) – Doctor Who
- BBN (Bikini Bottom News) – SpongeBob SquarePants
- Channel 6 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- CNNBCBS (A division of ABC) – The Simpsons
- CSC (Continental Sports Channel) – Sports Night
- CTN News – The Powerpuff Girls Movie
- Galaxy Broadcasting System (GBS) – a television network in various Superman stories by DC Comics
- HBC – South Park
- IBC – Scrooged
- ICS – The Running Man
- Interstellar Network News – Babylon 5
- NBS – Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
- NBS – Married With Children
- Network 23 – Max Headroom
- RBS – Special Bulletin
- Sporty Penguin Entertainment Network (SPEN) – Surf's Up
- UBC – The Barefoot Executive
- UBS – America 2-Night
- UIC Network – Archie Comics
- Union Broadcasting System (UBS) – Network
- World Wide News – How I Met Your Mother
- ZNN – JAG , NCIS , Hawaii five O and Blackout 2018 (syfy)
United Kingdom stations
- Broken News
- Chanel 9 – a TV station from the fictional island dictatorship of Republicca featured in The Fast Show
- EBC1 – in Emu's Broadcasting Company, a children's TV show 1975–80
- KYTV – KYTV
- Network 7 – a fictional satellite network used for a groundbreaking Channel 4 youth news programme
- Network Six – a role-playing game with regional television areas
- Outer Hebrides Broadcasting Corporation – a small-scale TV station in the Outer Hebrides, whose programmes are all performed by a single person named Highlander Angus in a small hut; featured in Naked Video
- Rutland Weekend Television – a 1970s sketch show written by Eric Idle; RWT was the United Kingdom's smallest television station for the country's smallest county
- Troutbridge TV – a television station in Portsmouth that was the setting for The TV Lark, effectively the fifth series of The Navy Lark
- VBBC – parody of BBC One and name parodying CBBC, on Phineas and Ferb
- Antarctica Television – spoof channel
- The Canada Channel – appears on the South Park episode "Eat, Pray, Queef"
- CIVIC-TV – in the film Videodrome, a Toronto UHF station, likely a reference to real station CITY-TV.
- CTLS (Channel 10) – for the Canadian TV series E.N.G., the Toronto station where the characters work on the news program.
- Météo+ – Francophone cable weather channel based in Sudbury, Ontario, in the Canadian TV series Météo+
- SCTV – for Second City Television, the titular local television station, later network, in the fictional town of Melonville
- THFFFVN (Truyen Hinh Fun Fun Fun Viet Nam) – from episode 12 of STB comedy
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