Talk:Create (TV network)
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Network vs Channel
A network is a system of connected nodes. ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX are all networks of local broadcasters, who are generally free to show other programming, such as an important local news story, or to decline carriage of a show they find unacceptable for reason of content.
Most cable channels are NOT networks. There is one, count 'em, one program sent out by the channel, and cable companies act as CATV - community antenna television - utilities.
I realize that many cable channels use "network" in their name, such as CNN and ESPN, but that's like Pennsylvania calling itself a commonwealth. They are really a state, and even the state constitution refers to elected *state* officials, and Jerry Sandusky's source of fresh meat is NOT called "Penn Commonwealth University."
When not part of a title, the word "network" should be reserved for actual networks (and Create IS one) and "channel" used for other cable content providers. 2601:D:A380:C9:1D54:2D36:C0EA:5614 (talk) 09:52, 1 December 2014 (UTC)