List of United States pay television channels

The following is a list of pay television networks broadcasting or receivable in the United States, organized by genre. Some television providers use one or more channel slots for video on demand.

Entertainment

NameYear of launchOwner
(Parent company)
East/West FeedHDNotes
A&E1984A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
Formerly Arts & Entertainment Network and A&E Network
English and Spanish audio feed
Adult Swim2001WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
Late-night adult-oriented block to target 18+.
Aired on the same channel as Cartoon Network
English and Spanish audio feed
American Heroes Channel1998Discovery Inc.Formerly Discovery Wings and Military Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
AXS TV20012929 EntertainmentFormerly HDNet
English and Spanish audio feed
BBC America1998BBC Studios (50.01%) and
AMC Networks (49.99%)
BET1980ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Also known as "Black Entertainment Television"
English and Spanish audio feed
Black Belt TV1984Black Belt Television Network Inc.Also known as "The Martial Arts Network"
A 24-hour channel dedicated to Martial Arts
CMT1983ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Originally Country Music Television, formerly CMTV
English and Spanish audio feed
Comedy.TV2009Entertainment Studios Networks
Comedy Central1991ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Formerly CTV: The Comedy Network
A product of the merger of Viacom's
HA! TV Comedy Network and The Comedy Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Crime & Investigation2005A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
English and Spanish audio feed
Discovery Channel1985Discovery, Inc.Formerly The Discovery Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
ES.TVEntertainment Studios Networks
Freeform 1977 Walt Disney Television
(The Walt Disney Company)
formerly CBN Satellite Service, CBN Cable Network, The CBN Family Channel, The Family Channel, Fox Family Channel, and ABC Family
Fuse1994Fuse Media, LLC.Merged with NuvoTV in 2015
FX1994Walt Disney Television
(The Walt Disney Company)
Formerly fX
English and Spanish audio feed
FXX2013English and Spanish audio feed
Game Show Network1994Sony PicturesAlso referred to as GSN
History1995A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
Formerly The History Channel
Investigation Discovery1996Discovery, Inc.Formerly Discovery Civilization Network: The World History and Geography Channel, Discovery Civilization Channel and Discovery Times
English and Spanish audio feed
Ion Television1998Ion MediaFormerly Pax TV and i: Independent Television; national feed available in markets without an Ion Television affiliate
MyNetworkTV2006Fox CorporationOriginally as a broadcast television network from 2006 to 2009
Military History2005A&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
Formerly Military History Channel
MTV1981ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Originally Music Television
English and Spanish audio feed
MTV21996Formerly M2 / The Box
English and Spanish audio feed
National Geographic2001Disney Channels Worldwide
(The Walt Disney Company) and
National Geographic Society
Formerly National Geographic Channel
Paramount Network1983ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Formerly The Nashville Network, The National Network, and Spike
Reelz2006Hubbard BroadcastingFormerly ReelzChannel
English and Spanish audio feed
Sundance TV1996AMC NetworksFormerly Sundance Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Syfy1992NBCUniversal
(Comcast)
Formerly Sci-Fi Channel and Sci Fi
English and Spanish audio feed
TBS1967WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
Formerly WJRJ-TV, WTCG-TV, SuperStation WTBS and TBS Superstation
English and Spanish audio feed
TNT1988Formerly Turner Network Television
Shows mostly drama
English and Spanish audio feed
TOKU2005Olympusat, Inc.Formerly FUNimation Channel
Asian-Pacific programming. Anime, movies and series.
truTV1991WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
Formerly Court TV from 1991 to December 31, 2007
English and Spanish audio feed
TV Land1996ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
formerly Nick at Nite's TV Land
English and Spanish audio feed
TV One2004Urban OneEnglish and Spanish audio feed
USA Network1977NBCUniversal
(Comcast)
Formerly Madison Square Garden Sports Network
English and Spanish audio feed
VH11985ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Formerly VH-1/VH-1: Video Hits One and VH1: Music First
English and Spanish audio feed
WGN America1978Nexstar Broadcasting
(Nexstar Media Group)
Formerly WGN, WGN Superstation and Superstation WGN
English and Spanish audio feed

Lifestyle

NameOwner
(Parent company)
East/West FeedHDNotes
Animal PlanetDiscovery, Inc.English, Spanish, & French audio feed and Launched 1996
AspireMagic Johnson Enterprises
AWEHerring BroadcastingFormerly Wealth TV
Beauty Channel United Global Media Group, Inc. Formerly Salon TV
BravoNBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
(NBCUniversal)
English and Spanish audio feed and launched 1980
Cleo TVUrban One
Cooking ChannelDiscovery, Inc.Replaced Fine Living Network;
English and Spanish audio feed
CreateAmerican Public Television
Destination AmericaDiscovery, Inc.Formerly Discovery Travel and Living, Discovery Home and Leisure, Discovery Home and Planet Green
Discovery LifeReplaced FitTV on February 1, 2011.
A product of the merger of Discovery Health and FitTV. Formerly known as Discovery Fit & Health.
English and Spanish audio feed
DIY NetworkDo-It-Yourself Network
To be rebranded as Magnolia Network in Summer 2020
English and Spanish audio feed
E!NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
(NBCUniversal)
Formerly Movie Time
English and Spanish audio feed and launched 1987
Food NetworkDiscovery, Inc.Formerly Television Food Network
English and Spanish audio feed
FYIA&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
Formerly The Biography Channel
HGTVDiscovery, Inc.Formerly known as Home & Garden Television
English and Spanish audio feed
Ion PlusIon MediaFormerly Ion Life
LifetimeA&E Networks
(The Walt Disney Company [50%] /
Hearst Communications [50%])
English and Spanish audio feed
Lifetime Real WomenEnglish and Spanish audio feed
LMNEnglish and Spanish audio feed
Formerly Lifetime Movie Network and LMN
Logo TVViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
MyDestination.TVEntertainment Studios Networks
Nat Geo WildWalt Disney Television
(The Walt Disney Company) and
National Geographic Society
OxygenNBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
(NBCUniversal)
English and Spanish audio feed
Oprah Winfrey NetworkDiscovery, Inc. and
Harpo Productions
OvationHubbard BroadcastingCalled Ovation TV from 2007-2010
PopViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
ViacomCBS)
Formerly Electronic Program Guide, Prevue Guide, Prevue Channel, TV Guide Channel, TV Guide Network and TVGN
English and Spanish audio feed
Pets.TVEntertainment Studios Networks
Recipe.TV
RFD-TVRural Media Group
Ride TVRide Television Network, Inc.
Science ChannelDiscovery, Inc.Formerly Discovery Science, Discovery Science Channel, The Science Channel and Science
English and Spanish audio feed
Smithsonian ChannelSmithsonian Institution (50%) and
ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS) (50%)
TLCDiscovery, Inc.Formerly Appalachian Community Service Network and The Learning Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Travel ChannelFormerly The Travel Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
VicelandVice Media (50%) and
A&E Networks (50%)
Formerly History International and H2
We TVAMC NetworksFormerly Romance Classics and WE: Women's Entertainment
English and Spanish audio feed
Z LivingEssel GroupFormerly Veria Living

Kids and family

NameLaunch yearOwner
(Parent company)
East/West FeedHDNotes
3ABN Kids NetworkThree Angels Broadcasting NetworkFormerly SonBeam Channel
BabyFirst2006First Media
BabyTV2003Disney Channels Worldwide
(The Walt Disney Company)
Boomerang2000WarnerMedia
(AT&T)
English and Spanish audio feed
Cartoon Network1992English and Spanish audio feed;
Broadcasts daily from 6:00 am to 9:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time
(Adult Swim shares channel space daily from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.)
Discovery Family1996Discovery, Inc. (60%) /
Hasbro (40%)
Formerly Discovery Kids Channel, Discovery Channel Kids, Discovery Kids, The Hub and Hub Network
Disney Channel1983Walt Disney Television
(The Walt Disney Company)
Formerly The Disney Channel
English and Spanish audio feedback
Disney Junior2012Programming and branding also included in morning preschool block aired on Disney Channel;
English and Spanish audio feedback
Disney XD2009Formerly Toon Disney / Jetix until February 13, 2009;
English and Spanish audio feed;
Hallmark Channel2001Crown Media Holdings
(Hallmark Cards, Inc.)
Formerly VISN/ACTS, Faith and Values, and Odyssey
English and Spanish audio feed
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries2004Formerly known as Hallmark Movie Channel
Hallmark Drama2017
INSP1978The Inspiration NetworksFormerly known as PTL Network, PTL Satellite Network, PTL – The Inspirational Network and The Inspiration Network.
Nick Jr.1999ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Became a 24-hour channel on December 31, 2007; formerly Noggin
Nick at Nite1985The primary nighttime programming block
English and Spanish audio feed
Nickelodeon1977Formerly Pinwheel
English and Spanish audio feed
NickMusic2002Formerly MTV Hits
Nicktoons2002Formerly Nicktoons TV and Nicktoons Network.
English and Spanish audio feed
Primo TV2017V-me Media
Qubo2006Ion Media
TeenNick2002ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Became a 24-hour channel on December 31, 2007, after Nick GAS was shut down;
formerly The N from September 2002 to January 2009;
Network carries vintage programming block Nick Rewind nightly from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Universal Kids2005NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
(NBCUniversal)
Formerly PBS Kids Sprout and Sprout.
Up2004InterMedia PartnersUplifting, family-friendly entertainment; formerly Gospel Music Channel and GMC TV

Locals

Broadcast networks

NameOwnerNotes
NBCNBCUniversal
(Comcast)
National feed available on over-the-top providers
CBSCBS Entertainment Group
(ViacomCBS)
Formerly Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., and CBS, Inc.
National feed available on over-the-top providers
ABCWalt Disney Television
(The Walt Disney Company)
National feed available on over-the-top providers
FOXFox Entertainment
(Fox Corporation)
Formerly FBC
National feed available on over-the-top providers
The CWCBS Entertainment Group
(ViacomCBS) (50%) /
Warner Bros. (50%)
(AT&T)
Replaced UPN and The WB; national feed available on over-the-top providers

Distant locals

Call-sign NameOriginating marketOwner
(Parent company)
Notes
WPIXNew York CityE. W. Scripps Company
(E. W. Scripps Company)
Superstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
KTLALos AngelesNexstar Broadcasting
(Nexstar Media Group)
Superstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
WGN-TVChicagoSuperstation feed for markets without an independent station
KWGN-TVDenverSuperstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
WSBK-TVBostonCBS Television Stations
(ViacomCBS)
Superstation feed of MyNetworkTV for markets without a MyNetworkTV affiliate
WPCH-TVAtlantaMeredith CorporationSuperstation feed; formerly WTBS, rebranded as PeachtreeTV
WWOR-TVSecaucus, New Jersey
(New York City)
Fox Television Stations
(Fox Corporation)
Superstation MyNetworkTV feed for markets without a MyNetworkTV affiliate
WABC-TVNew York CityABC Owned Television Stations
(The Walt Disney Company)
National ABC feed for markets without an ABC affiliate
KABC-TVLos Angeles
WCVB-TVBostonHearst Television
(Hearst Communications)
WXYZ-TVDetroitE.W. Scripps Company
WLS-TVChicagoABC Owned Television Stations
(The Walt Disney Company)
WPVI-TVPhiladelphiaABC Owned Television Stations
(The Walt Disney Company)
KSTP-TVMinneapolis–St. PaulHubbard Broadcasting
KGO-TVSan FranciscoABC Owned Television Stations
(The Walt Disney Company)
WHTM-TVHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaNexstar Media Group
KMGH-TVDenverE. W. Scripps Company
WCBS-TVNew York CityCBS Television Stations
(ViacomCBS)
National CBS feed for markets without a CBS affiliate
KCBS-TVLos Angeles
WBZ-TVBoston
KYW-TVPhiladelphia
KTVTDallas
KPIX-TVSan Francisco
WWJ-TVDetroit
WBBM-TVChicago
WCCO-TVMinneapolisSt. Paul
KCNC-TVDenver
WHP-TVHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaSinclair Broadcast Group
WNBCNew York CityNBC Owned Television Stations
(NBCUniversal)
National NBC feed for markets without an NBC affiliate
KNBCLos Angeles
KNTVSan Francisco
KXAS-TVDallas
WCAUPhiladelphia
WDIV-TVDetroitGraham Media Group
KFOR-TVOklahoma City, OklahomaNexstar Broadcasting
(Nexstar Media Group)
WMAQ-TVChicagoNBC Owned Television Stations
(NBCUniversal)
KAREMinneapolis–St. PaulTegna
KUSADenver
WNYWNew YorkFox Television Stations
(Fox Corporation)
National Fox feed for markets without a Fox affiliate
KTTVLos Angeles
KTVUSan Francisco
KMSP-TVMinneapolis-St. Paul
WTXF-TVPhiladelphia
WPWR-TVChicago
WFXTBostonCox Media Group
WLNY-TVNew York CityCBS Television Stations
(ViacomCBS)
WMYDDetroitE. W. Scripps Company
KCOP-TVLos AngelesFox Television Stations
(Fox Corporation)
KCAL-TVLos AngelesCBS Television Stations
(ViacomCBS)
WFMZ-TVAllentown, PennsylvaniaMaranatha Broadcasting Company, Inc.
WNYE-TVNew York CityNYC Media New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications
WPSGPhiladelphiaCBS Television Stations
(ViacomCBS)
KBCWSan Francisco
WKBD-TVDetroit
WDPN-TVPhiladelphiaMaranatha Broadcasting Company Inc.
WUHFRochester, New YorkSinclair Broadcast Group
WMCN-TVPrinceton, New Jersey
KICU-TVSan FranciscoFox Television Stations
(Fox Corporation)
WPHL-TVPhiladelphiaNexstar Broadcasting
(Nexstar Media Group)
WRNN-TVKingston, New YorkWRNN-TV Associates

(WRNN License Company, LLC)

KRON-TVSan FranciscoNexstar Media Group
WADL (TV)Detroit
WFLDChicagoFox Television Stations
KOFY-TVSan FranciscoCNZ Communications INC.
WCIU-TVChicagoWeigel Broadcasting
WJBKDetroitFox Television Stations
KDVRDenverNexstar Broadcasting
(Nexstar Media Group)
WNETNew York CityWNET.org
WLIWLong Island, New York
NJTVNew Jersey
WTTWChicago
KCETLos AngelesPublic Media Group of Southern CaliforniaSuperstation feed; Non-commercial educational independent station
WHYY-TVWilmington, DelawareWHYY, Inc.
WLVT-TVAllentown, PennsylvaniaLehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation
KOCE-TVLos Angeles
WITF-TVHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaWITF Inc.
KQED (TV)San Francisco
WTVSDetroit
KQEHSan Jose
WKAQ-TVSan Juan, Puerto RicoTelemundo Station Group
(NBCUniversal)
Superstation Telemundo feed Spanish
Ion TelevisionIon MediaNational feed for markets without an Ion Television owned-and-operated station or affiliate
The CW PlusViacomCBS (50%) /
WarnerMedia (AT&T) (50%)
CW feed for markets without an over-the-air CW affiliate
Independent station (North America) Replaced UPN and The WB
PBSNonprofit organization Replaced National Educational Television
MeTVWeigel Broadcasting

Miscellaneous

NameOwnerHDNotes
NASA TVNASAYes
Pirate TVDish NetworkYesOnly appears if you have pirated Dish Network equipment

Movies

NameOwner
(Parent company)
East/West FeedHDNotes
CinémoiCinemoi North AmericaLaunched on September 17, 2012; airs French movies;
DirecTV ceased transmission July 1, 2013. Airs on Verizon FiOS.
The Film DetectivePhilip HopkinsLaunched on May 31, 2018
Live 24/7 channel as well as on demand services.
FX Movie ChannelWalt Disney Television
(The Walt Disney Company)
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 & MysteriesCrown Media Holdings
(Hallmark Cards, Inc.)
Formerly Hallmark Movie Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
HDNet MoviesAXS TV LLCEnglish and Spanish audio feed
MGM HDMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
ShortsHDShorts International (75%) /
AMC Networks International (25%)
Sony Movie ChannelSony Pictures Television
Turner Classic MoviesWarnerMedia
(AT&T)
Also referred to as TCM.

Premium movies

NameOwner
(Parent company)
East/West FeedHDNotes
AMCAMC NetworksYesYesFormerly American Movie Classics
English and Spanish audio feed
AudienceDirecTV
(AT&T)
YesFormerly Freeview, The 101 Network and Audience Network
CinemaxWarnerMedia
(AT&T)
English and Spanish audio feed
EpixMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer English and Spanish audio feed
FlixShowtime Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Yes Yes English and Spanish audio feed
HBOWarnerMedia
(AT&T)
English and Spanish audio feed
IFCAMC NetworksYesYesFormerly Independent Film Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
MoviePlexStarz Inc.
(Lionsgate)
Formerly Plex
ShowtimeShowtime Networks
(ViacomCBS)
English and Spanish audio feed
StarzStarz Inc.
(Lionsgate)
Formerly Starz!
English and Spanish audio feed
Starz Encore Formerly Encore
English and Spanish audio feed
The Movie ChannelShowtime Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Formerly Warner Star Chanel and Star Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Ultra HD PlexOlympusat, Inc.No
  • Ultra Banda
  • Ultra Cine
  • Ultra Clásico
  • Ultra Docu
  • Ultra Familia
  • Ultra Fiesta
  • Ultra Film
  • Ultra Kidz
  • Ultra Luna
  • Ultra Macho
  • Ultra Mex
  • Ultra Tainment
Spanish-language channels

Music

Music audio-only

NameOwnerNotes
DMXMood MediaDigital audio service available to commercial establishments
Mediamplify MusicEGLA CommunicationsDigital audio service available to commercial establishments / Digital audio service available.
Music ChoiceComcast
Cox Communications
Charter Communications
Microsoft
Arris International
Sony Corporation of America,
Verizon Communications
Digital audio service available through digital cable and DirecTV on channels 801 - 886.
MuzakMuzak HoldingsDigital audio service available to commercial establishments.
Available on Dish Network channels 920–979, and 981.
Sirius Satellite Radio / XM Satellite RadioSirius XM HoldingsAvailable on Dish Network channels 6002-6099/Hopper 99
Stingray MusicStingray DigitalAvailable on AT&T U-Verse channels 5100–5174.

Music channels

NameHDOwnerNotes
BET HerViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Formerly BET on Jazz, BET Jazz, BET J, and Centric.
English and Spanish audio feed
BET Gospel
BET Hip-Hop
BET JamsFormerly MTVX and MTV Jams
BET SoulFormerly VH1 Soul
CMT MusicFormerly VH1 Country and CMT Pure Country
FMFuse Media, LLC.
Great American CountryDiscovery, Inc.
MTV ClassicViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
(ViacomCBS)
Formerly VH1 Smooth, VH1 Classic Rock and VH1 Classic
MTV LiveFormerly MHD and Palladia
MTVUFormerly College Television Network
RevoltRevolt Media & TVFeatures live concerts, documentaries, music videos and hip-hop themed feature films.
Stingray iConcertsStingray DigitalVideo-on-demand channel

News

NameHDFeedOwner
(Parent company)
Notes
AccuWeather NetworkAccuWeather
BlazeTVMercury Radio Artsformerly TheBlaze
shutting down in December 2019
Bloomberg TVBloomberg L.P.formerly Bloomberg Information TV
English and Spanish audio feed
CNBCNBCUniversal News Group
(Comcast)
formerly Consumer News and Business Channel
CNBC World
CNNWarnerMedia
(AT&T)
National news and opinion
CNN AirportAvailable only in airports
CNN International
C-SPANNational Cable Satellite Corporationcovers the United States House of Representatives
C-SPAN 2covers the United States Senate and airs Book TV on weekends
C-SPAN 3covers other live events and airs archived historical programming
Court TVKatz Broadcasting, LLC
(E.W. Scripps Company)
Fox Business NetworkFox News Group
(Fox Corporation)
Fox News ChannelNational news and opinion
Free Speech TVPublic Communicators Inc.Public, non-profit channel
Fusion TVFusion Media Group
(Univision Communications)
formerly ABC News Now
HLNWarnerMedia
(AT&T)
formerly CNN2, Headline News, CNN Headline News and HLN: Headline News.
Justice CentralEntertainment Studios Networks
i24NEWSAmerican cut in channel of i24NEWSAltice USAInternational news channel based in New York City.
Link TVPublic Media Group of Southern Californiaformerly World Link TV
Local NowEntertainment StudiosLocal news and weather, national news and sports
(available through 207 localized feeds; localized content varies depending on market);
distributed via over-the-top MVPD services
MHz WorldviewMHz Networks
MSNBCNBCUniversal News Group
(NBCUniversal)
National news and opinion
Newsmax TVNewsmax Media
NewsyE.W. Scripps Company
One America News NetworkHerring BroadcastingIn cooperation with The Washington Times.
RT AmericaAmerican cut in channel of RT(ANO) TV-NovostiInternational news channel based in Washington, D.C.
The Weather Channel
IntelliStar 2
  • The Weather Channel
  • The Weather Channel On Demand
Entertainment StudiosEnglish and Spanish audio feed
WeatherNation TVWeatherNation TV Inc.Weather network
WeatherscanEntertainment StudiosLocal and regional weather forecasts;
national feed available on Dish Network

Regional news

NameLocationOwner
(Parent company)
Notes
Arizona NewsChannelPhoenix, ArizonaTegna
Arizona Capitol TelevisionPhoenix, ArizonaArizona State LegislatureAlso called ACP
Bay News 9Tampa, FloridaCharter Communications
Blue Ridge Communications Networks
Cable 11 Northern Lancaster County
TV 13 The Poconos
Eastern PennsylvaniaBlue Ridge Communications
Chicagoland TelevisionChicago, IllinoisTribune Broadcasting
Idaho's Very Own 24/7Boise, IdahoTegna
New England Cable NewsNew EnglandNBCUniversalalso called NECN
News 12 Networks
News 12 Long Island
News 12 New Jersey
News 12 Westchester
News 12 Connecticut
News 12 The Bronx
News 12 Brooklyn
News 12 Hudson Valley
New York metropolitan areaAltice USA
News Channel NebraskaNorfolk, South Sioux City, Columbus,
Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha and Beatrice, Nebraska
Flood Communications, LLC
News 13Orlando, FloridaCharter Communicationsformerly Central Florida News 13
News 9 Now
News on 6 Now
Oklahoma City and
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Griffin Communications /
Cox Communications
NewsWatch 15New Orleans, LouisianaTegna /
Cox Communications
NY1New York CityCharter Communications
Pittsburgh Cable News ChannelPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaCox CommunicationsAlso called PCNC; Uses resources from co-owned WPXI
Spectrum News AustinAustin, TexasCharter CommunicationsFormerly known as News 8 Austin, YNN Austin, and Time Warner Cable News Austin
Spectrum News BuffaloBuffalo, New YorkFormerly known as YNN Buffalo and Time Warner Cable News Buffalo
Spectrum News Capital RegionUpstate New YorkFormerly known as Capital News 9, YNN Capital Region, and Time Warner Cable News Capital Region
Spectrum News Central New YorkSyracuse, New YorkFormerly known as News 10 Now, YNN Central New York, and Time Warner Cable News Central New York
Spectrum News North CarolinaRaleighDurham
Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point and
Charlotte, North Carolina
Formerly known as News 14 Carolina and Time Warner Cable News North Carolina
Spectrum News RochesterRochester, New YorkOriginal station of the Spectrum News system;
formerly known as WGRC-TV, GRC9News, R News, YNN Rochester, and Time Warner Cable News Rochester
WJLA 24/7 NewsWashington, D.C. regional,
Virginia and Maryland
Sinclair Broadcast GroupFormerly known as NewsChannel 8 and TBD TV
WSNN-LDSarasota, FloridaCitadel Communications
(managed by LDB Media, LLC)
branded as Suncoast News Network (SNN)
Formerly branded as SNN Local News, SNN Local News 6, SNN News 6, and Six News Now

Sports

NameHDOwner
(Parent company)
Notes
beIN SportsbeIN Media GroupEnglish and Spanish audio feed
Cars.TVEntertainment Studios Networks
CBS Sports NetworkViacomCBSformerly National College Sports Network, CSTV and CBS College Sports Network
English and Spanish audio feed
The Cowboy ChannelRural Media Groupformerly National Christian Network and FamilyNet
Eleven Sports NetworkEleven Sports Networkreplaced ONE World Sports
ESPNESPN Inc.
(The Walt Disney Company [80%] /
Hearst Communications [20%])
English and Spanish audio feed
ESPN2English and Spanish audio feed
ESPN College ExtraEnglish and Spanish audio feed
ESPN Plussyndicates college sports to local broadcast and regional cable stations.
ESPN Classicformerly Classic Sports Network, Becoming Video on Demand channel
English and Spanish audio feed
ESPNewsEnglish and Spanish audio feed
ESPNUEnglish and Spanish audio feed
Fox College SportsSinclair Broadcast Group
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 PlusFox Sports Media Group
(Fox Corporation)
formerly Fox Sports Digital Networks, Replaced Setanta Sports USA on March 1, 2010.
FS1Fox Sports 24-hour sports network. Replaced Speed
English and Spanish audio feed
FS2Fox Sports 24-hour sports network. Formerly Fuel TV
English and Spanish audio feed
GameIn Demandoutlet for MLB Extra Innings, and NHL Center Ice
English and Spanish audio feed
Golf ChannelNBC Sports Group
(NBCUniversal)
formerly The Golf Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
MAVTVLucas Oilformerly Maverick Television
English and Spanish audio feed
MLB Extra InningsMajor League BaseballEnglish and Spanish audio feed
MLB NetworkEnglish and Spanish audio feed
MLS Direct KickMajor League Soccer
Motor TrendMotor Trend Group
(Discovery, Inc. /
Source Interlink)
Formerly Discovery HD Theater, HD Theater, and Velocity
NBA League PassNational Basketball AssociationEnglish and Spanish audio feed
NBA TVformerly NBA.com TV; Turner Sports operates the channel
in association with the NBA.
NBCSNNBC Sports Group
(NBCUniversal)
formerly Outdoor Life Network, Versus, and NBC Sports Network
English and Spanish audio feed
NFL NetworkNational Football LeagueEnglish and Spanish audio feed
NFL RedZoneNFL Football (airs 1-8PM Sundays only) NFL Network Version of red zone
NFL Sunday TicketExclusive to DirecTV
NFL Sunday Ticket RedZoneExclusive DirecTV version of RedZone
NHL Center IceNational Hockey LeagueEnglish and Spanish audio feed
NHL NetworkNational Hockey League (84.4%) /
NBCUniversal (15.6%)
English and Spanish audio feed
Olympic ChannelNBC Sports Group
(NBCUniversal)
formerly Bravo HD+ and Universal HD
Outdoor ChannelKroenke Sports & Entertainmentformerly The Outdoor Channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Outside TVMariah Mediaformerly RSN Television
Pursuit ChannelAnthem Media GroupHunting and fishing adventure programming
The Ski ChannelSteve Bellamy
Jonny Moseley
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Video-on-demand channel
English and Spanish audio feed
Sportsman ChannelOutdoor Sportsman Group
(Kroenke Sports & Entertainment)
English and Spanish audio feed
TeamIn Demandoutlet for NBA League Pass, and MLS Direct Kick
English and Spanish audio feed
Tennis ChannelSinclair Broadcast GroupEnglish and Spanish audio feed
TVGBetfairThe Interactive Horse Racing Network
English and Spanish audio feed
TVG2Formerly HRTV
Untamed Sports TVOlympusSat
World Fishing NetworkKeywest Marketing (80.1%) /
Altitude Sports and Entertainment (19.9%)
English and Spanish audio feed

Regional sports networks

NameHDOwner
(Parent company)
Notes
ACC NetworkESPN Inc.
Altitude Sports and EntertainmentKroenke Sports & EntertainmentSports channel covering Denver sports teams
AT&T SportsNetWarnerMedia
(AT&T Inc.)


Formerly Root Sports.

Big Ten NetworkBig Ten Conference /
Fox Sports Media Group
(Fox Corporation)
Big Ten Conference sports
English and Spanish audio feed
Cox Sports TelevisionCox Communications
Fox Sports NetworksSinclair Broadcast Group


Formerly Fox Sports Net, FSN and Fox Sports Local
English and Spanish audio feed

Longhorn NetworkUniversity of Texas at Austin /
ESPN Inc. /
IMG College
Mid-Atlantic Sports NetworkBaltimore Orioles /
Washington Nationals
English and Spanish audio feed
MSGMSG NetworksFormerly UA-Columbia/MSG and Madison Square Garden Network
English and Spanish audio feed
MSG Plusformerly Cablevision Sports 3, SportsChannel New York and FSN New York
English and Spanish audio feed
MSG Western New Yorksubfeed of MSG, programmed by Pegula Sports and Entertainment, formerly MSG Zone 3 or MSG Sabres
English and Spanish audio feed
NBC Sports Regional NetworksNBC Sports Group
(NBCUniversal)


Formerly Comcast SportsNet (CSN)
English and Spanish audio feed

New England Sports NetworkBoston Red Sox /
Boston Bruins
Oc 16Charter CommunicationsUniversity of Hawaii Athletic programs
Pac-12 NetworkPac-12 ConferencePac-12 Conference sports, consists of a national feed plus 6 regional feeds
SEC NetworkESPN Inc.
SportsNet New YorkNew York Mets /
Charter Communications /
NBCUniversal
English and Spanish audio feed
Fox Sports SoutheastSinclair Broadcast Groupformerly Turner South and SportsSouth and sister channel of FSN South
English and Spanish audio feed
SportsTime OhioEnglish and Spanish audio feed
Fox Sports Sunformerly Sunshine Network and Sun Sports;
Sister channel of FSN Florida
English and Spanish audio feed
Spectrum SportsNetCharter Communicationsformerly TWC SportsNet
Spectrum SportsNet LA
Spectrum Sports
(formerly Time Warner Cable SportsChannel or Time Warner Cable SportsNet)
YES NetworkYankee Global Enterprises /
Amazon /
Sinclair Broadcast Group
English and Spanish audio feed

Religion

NameHDOwnerNotes
Three Angels Broadcasting NetworkThree Angels Broadcasting Network
Dare to Dream Network
3ABN Proclaim!
3ABN Praise Him Music Network
Believer's Voice of Victory NetworkKenneth Copeland Ministries
BYUtvBrigham Young UniversityLatter-day Saint audience.
Catholic Faith NetworkRoman Catholic Diocese of Rockville CentreFormerly known as Telecare
CatholicTVCatholicTV.com24/7 faith-based entertainment
Christian Television NetworkChristian Television NetworkAvailable on DirecTV.
DaystarWord of God Fellowship
EWTNEternal Word Television NetworkEWTN Spanish audio feed
FETVLeSEA Broadcasting
GEB AmericaOral Roberts UniversityAvailable on DirecTV.
God's Learning ChannelPrime Time Christian Broadcasting
God TVThe Angel Foundationworldwide Broadcast Licence is held by Angel Christian Television Trust Inc.
Hillsong ChannelTrinity Broadcasting Networkformerly The Church Channel (2002–16)
Hope ChannelSeventh-day Adventist Church
Jewish Life TelevisionJewish Life Television
LeSEALeSEA BroadcastingAlso known as World Harvest Television
NRB NetworkNational Religious BroadcastersAvailable on DirecTV.
RFD-TVRFD Communications Inc.English and Spanish audio feed
SonLife Broadcasting NetworkJimmy Swaggart Ministries
Trinity Broadcasting NetworkTrinity Broadcasting Network
Smile24/7 religious-based children's television network
formerly Smile of a Child TV
JUCE TVformerly JCTV
Tri-State Christian TelevisionTCT MinistriesAvailable on DirecTV.
The Word NetworkAdell Broadcasting
The Worship NetworkChristian Network, Inc.
UpliftvOlympusat, Inc.Available on DirecTV.

Shopping

NameHDOwnerNotes
Gem Shopping NetworkGem Shopping Network
Home Shopping NetworkQurate Retail Groupformerly Home Shopping Club
HSN2
Jewelry TelevisionMultimedia Commerce Groupformerly America's Collectibles Network
QVCQurate Retail Group
QVC2formerly QVC Plus
Shop LCVaibhav Globalformerly The Jewelry Channel and Liquidation Channel
ShopHQEvine Inc.formerly ValueVision, ShopNBC, Evine and Evine Live

Ethnic

French and Francophone

NameHDOwnerEast/West FeedNotes
Bonjour America TVBonjour America Media GroupFrancophone content

Spanish

Broadcast networks

NameHDOwner
(Parent company)
East/West FeedNotes
Azteca AméricaAzteca International CorporationNational feed available for markets without an Azteca affiliate
Estrella TVLBI Media
(Liberman Broadcasting)
National feed available for markets without an Estrella TV affiliate
LATVLATV Networks
Mega TVSpanish Broadcasting System
TelemundoNBCUniversalformerly NetSpan
Spanish audio feed; national feed available for markets without a Telemundo affiliate
TeleXitos
UniMásUnivision CommunicationsFormerly TeleFutura; national feed available for markets without a UniMás affiliate
Univisionformerly Spanish International Network
Spanish audio feed; national feed available for markets without a Univision affiliate

Cable/satellite

NameHDOwnerEast/West FeedNotes
3ABN LatinoThree Angels Broadcasting NetworkSpanish and Portuguese TV channel based in West Frankfort, Illinois
Antena 3 InternacionalSpanish TV channel from Spain
Atres SeriesAtresmedia
BandamaxTelevisa
beIN Sports en EspañolbeIN Media GroupEnglish and Spanish audio feed
Canal 22 InternacionalSecretariat of CultureOnly Available at Directv on Channel 446
and cable providers like Spectrum on 841 in HD
Canal OnceInstituto Politécnico NacionalOnly Available at Directv on Channel 447
and cable providers like Spectrum on Channel 844
Also available at VEMOX
Caracol TV InternacionalJulio Mario Santo DomingoAvailable at VIVOPlay
CBeebiesBBC StudiosAvailable at Dish Network on Channel 848 in Spanish
Centroamérica TV
Cine ClásicoOlympusat, Inc.Available at VEMOX
Cine EstelarOnly Available at Directv on Channel 422
Cine NostalgiaOnly Available at Directv on Channel 424
Cine MexicanoOlympusat, Inc.Available at Directv on Channel 462
Cine Sony TelevisionSony Pictures Television
CinelatinoMVS ComunicacionesDistributed/owned in Canada by Telelatino Network Inc.
CNN en EspañolWarnerMedia
CubaMAXAvailable at Dish Network
CubaPlayOlympusat, Inc.Available at VEMOX
De PelículaTelevisa
De Película Clásico
Discovery en EspañolDiscovery Inc.
Discovery Familiaformerly Discovery Kids en Español
Ecuador TVOnly Available at Directv on Channel 457
Ecuavisa InternacionalOnly Available at Directv on Channel 438
El Rey NetworkStarvision Direct Cable
Univision Communications
English and Spanish audio feed
EnlaceTrinity Broadcasting Network
Esperanza TVSeventh-day Adventist Church
ESPN DeportesESPN Inc.Spanish-language sports network
EWTN EspañolEternal Word Television Network
Fox DeportesFox Corporationformerly Fox en Español from until 2010, Fox Sports Américas
Fox LifeDisney Channels Worldwide
FOROtvTelevisa
GalavisiónUnivision Communications
GOL TVGol TV Inc.
Gran CineOlympusat, Inc.Available at VEMOX
Hola! TVOnly Available at Directv on Channel 430
History en EspañolA&E Networks
Hispanic Information and Telecommunications NetworkHispanic Information and Telecommunications Network Inc.
HispanicTVWarnerMedia
MexicanalCastalia Communications & Cablecom
MTV TresViacomCBSformerly MTV en Español.
Nat Geo MundoThe Walt Disney Company
National Geographic Society
PXTVAvailable at VEMOX
RCN Nuestra TeleRCN Groupformerly TV Colombia until October 8, 2012
Ritmoson LatinoTelevisa
¡Sorpresa!Olympusat, Inc.Available at VEMOX
Telefe InternacionalTelefeAvailable at Directv on Channel 411
TeleFórmulaGrupo FórmulaAvailable at Dish Network on Channel 858 in SD
Spectrum on Channel 845 in HD & Xfinity
TeleHitTelevisa Networks
TELE NOlympusat, Inc.formerly Latele Novela.
Available at VEMOX
TUDNUnivision Communicationsformerly Univision Deportes
TV ChileTelevisión Nacional de ChileAvailable at Directv on Channel 437
Also available at VEMOX and VIVOPlay
TV VenezuelaGlobovisión
Canal Sur
Available at Directv on Channel 409
Also available at VIVOPlay
TVE InternacionalTelevisión Española
TyC SportsTorneos y Competencias
Clarín Group
Available at Directv on Channel 469
UniversoNBCUniversalformerly mun2 and NBC Universo
Univision tlnovelasUnivision Communications
V-meV-me Media Inc.Available at Directv on 440
ViendoMoviesSomosTV
WAPA AmericaInterMedia Advisors

International

NameOwnerlanguage
3ABN FrançaisThree Angels Broadcasting NetworkFrench TV channel based in West Frankfort, Illinois
3ABN InternationalProgramming as seen on 3ABN including other programming produced by 3ABN Australia
3ABN RussiaRussian TV channel based in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
The Africa ChannelVarious Investors African TV channel based in North Hollywood, California
The Arabic ChannelAllied MediaArabic TV channel based in New York City, New York
AfrotainmentSoundview AfricaAfrican TV channel based in New York City, New York
Afrotainment MusicAfrican music channel based in New York City, New York
Armenian American Broadcasting CorporationArmenian TV channel based in Glendale, California
ARTNArmenian-Russian Television NetworkArmenian TV channel based in Glendale, California
Bonjour AmericaBonjour America Media GroupTV channel in French based in Miami, Florida
BostelRTV BostelBosnian TV channel based in Chicago
DFH NetworkDFH Network Inc.Turkish Pay-TV service based in Santa Ana, California comprising 7 channels
Eleven Sports NetworkEleven SportsInternational sports channel based in Stamford, Connecticut
German Kino PlusFennFamLLCGerman TV channel based in Marietta, Georgia
ITV GoldInternational Broadcasting NetworkSouth Asian TV channel based in Long Island City, New York
Impact TelevisionImpact Television NetworkRussian TV channel based in Sacramento, California
Jewish Broadcasting ServiceEnglish news and cultural Jewish TV channelJewish TV channel based in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Jewish Life TelevisionJewish Life TelevisionJewish TV channel based in Los Angeles, California
JUS OneJUS BroadcastingPunjabi TV channel based in Long Island City, New York
JUS PunjabiPunjabi TV channel based in Long Island City, New York
KO-AM TVKO_AM TV Inc.Korean TV channel based in Seattle
The Korean ChannelThe Korean Channel Inc.Korean TV channel based in College Point, New York
MKTVMedia Korea Inc.Korean TV channel based in Fort Lee, New Jersey
Myx TVABS-CBN CorporationAsian-American TV channel based in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
New Greek TVNew Greek TV Inc.Greek TV channel based in Astoria NY
RSCRomanian Satellite NetworkRomanian Pay-TV service based in Rockville, Maryland, comprising 5 channels
RT(ANO) "TV-Novosti"Russian TV channel based in Moscow, Russia
TV503 Crossing TVLincoln Square MediaRussian TV channel based in New York City
Saigon Broadcasting Television NetworkSBTN Inc.Vietnamese TV channel based in Garden Grove, California
Sino TVMulticultural Radio Broadcasting Inc.Chinese channel based in New York City, New York
Sky Link TVSky Link TV Inc.Chinese TV channel based in Rosemead, California
SPT TVSeabra Portuguese TelevisionPortuguese TV channel based in Newark, New Jersey
Tai Seng Sat TVTai Seng EntertainmentChinese TV channel based in San Francisco, California
Tapesh TVPersian Broadcasting CompanyPersian TV channel based in Los Angeles, California
JadeworldTVB USA Inc.Chinese TV channel based in Norwalk, California
TV AsiaAsia Star Broadcasting IncSouth Asian TV channel, based in Edison, New Jersey
TV JapanNHK Cosmomedia AmericaJapanese channel based in New York City, New York
tvKTelevision Korea24 Inc.Korean TV channel based in Los Angeles, California
Viên Thao TVVien Thao MediaVietnamese TV channel based in San Jose, California

Adult

NameOwnerMultiplex ChannelsHDNotes
ClimaxPlayboy Enterprises
  • Climax 1
  • Climax 2
  • Climax 3
Hot ChoiceIn DemandPPV, available on most cable systems.
Hustler TVPramer International GroupPPV ServiceYes
Peephole TVMedia House Enterprises

The network is available on IPTV, Satellite and Mobile phone

  • Peephole.TV (Eastern Western Network feed)
  • Peephole Color (Ethnic adult content)
  • Peephole Gay World (XXX Gay Network)
  • Peephole Big Ass & Tits
  • Peephole Teen & Milf
  • Peephole Gang Bang & Gonzo
Penthouse TVPenthouse Media Group
New Frontier Media
Video-on-demand Channel
Playboy TVPlayboy Enterprisesaka Playboy ChannelYes
Playgirl TVCrescent Publishing GroupVideo-on-demand Channel
Seduxxxtion TV on DemandNoVideo-on-demand Channel
Spice NetworksPlayboy Enterprises
  • Club Jenna
  • Fresh!
  • SKiN TV
  • Spice Wild
  • Spice:Xcess
  • Shorteez
The Erotic NetworkNew Frontier Media
  • Juicy
  • Real
  • SexSee
  • TEN
  • Vavoom
  • Xtsy
Uncensored TV on DemandVideo-on-demand Channel.

Defunct networks

Distant locals

Name Owner Notes
FoxnetNews CorporationOperated between 1991 and 2006 for smaller markets without an affiliate.
The WB 100+Warner Bros. Entertainment and Tribune MediaPrecursor to The CW Plus operating between 1998 and 2006

Educational

Name Owner Notes
Knowledge TVJones International UniversityCeased operations in 2000, several months after being sold to Discovery Communications.
Research ChannelUniversity of WashingtonCeased operations on August 31, 2010.

Entertainment

Name Owner Notes
3netDiscovery Communications
Sony
IMAX Corporation
3D television channel launched on February 13, 2011,
shut down on August 12, 2014.
Automotive Television NetworkGlobal Television / Fidelity Capital
Channel AmericaChannel America Network Inc.
ChillerNBCUniversalceased operations on December 31, 2017
Colours TVBlack Star CommunicationsCeased operations on July 13, 2011, for unknown reasons.
Computer Television Service
Documentary ChannelParticipant MediaMerged with Halogen TV and replaced by Pivot on August 1, 2013. It ceased operations on October 31, 2016.
Fox Reality ChannelNews CorporationCeased operations from March to June 2010.
G4G4 MediaCeased operations on December 31, 2014.
Ha!Viacom Media NetworksMerged with The Comedy Channel to form Comedy Central in 1991.
The Interactive ChannelSource Media
Jones Computer NetworkJones Intercable
The Lottery Channel
MOJO HDComcast
Cox Communications
Time Warner
Formerly INHD, ceased operations on December 1, 2008.
National Jewish Television NetworkExisted in the 1980s until at least some point in the 2000s.
Network 1Network Telephone ServicesChannel allowed viewer participation through 800 and 900 phone numbers.
PlayCableInteractive format features video games, existed in the early 1980s.
The Silent NetworkSpecialized channel aimed at hearing-impaired people; existed in the 1980s.
SingleVisionGlobalComm 2000
Talk TVEd Cooperstein
TrioNBCUniversalreplaced by Sleuth in 2006, then re-branded Cloo in 2011. Ceased operations on February 1, 2017.
Varsity TVVarsity Media Grouphigh school student-produced programming
WWOR EMI ServiceEastern Microwave
(uplinker, 1965–96; Superstation programmer, 1990–96)
Advance Entertainment Corporation
(uplinker and Superstation programmer, 1996)
National version of New York City's WWOR-TV. Existed c. 1989–97

Family

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

LGBT

NameOwnerNotes
Gay Entertainment TelevisionGay Entertainment Television Inc.
Q Television NetworkTriangle MultimediaCeased operations in February 2006.

Lifestyle

Name Owner Notes
ApplauseParasol Media
Arts & Antiques NetworkCYMA Productions
Exercise TVVideo on Demand channel
Fashion and Design TelevisionAnthony Guccione
KaleidoscopeChannel for the disabled
LimeWent online-only February 25, 2007; formerly Wisdom Network.
SoapnetDisney–ABC Television GroupSoap opera network specializing in soap operas;
ceased operations on December 31, 2013
Style NetworkNBCUniversalRebranded Esquire Network on September 23, 2013. Ceased operations on June 28, 2017.
Wedding CentralRainbow MediaCeased operations on July 1, 2011.
Wine TVWine Network Inc.Ceased operations in 2009.

Music

Name Owner Notes
Americana Television NetworkAmericana Television Network Inc.Country, blues, bluegrass, jazz and gospel music videos.
The BoxMusic channel that originated in 1982 and ceased operations in 2001 when replaced by MTV2.
Cable Music ChannelTurner BroadcastingStarted in the 1980s by Ted Turner to compete with MTV. Unlike MTV, it had no VJs. It was short lived.
Classic Music ChannelClassical Broadcasting Company
The Gospel Network
Harmony ChannelHarmony Intermedia, Inc.Mood elevating visual music
Hit Video USA1980s video channel based in Texas, aired on some broadcast channels during overnight periods.
International Music FeedUniversal Music GroupAired 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 ChannelAired syndicated music videos, TV shows, movies and news. Was folded under decision of the owner/creator of the network.
MOR Music TVChannel which aired music videos and performances in conjunction with selling albums.
NOYZBullfrog MediaCeased operations in early January 2008 after parent company's bankruptcy.
TheCoolTVCeased broadcasting August 2017, Started online only streaming at same time.
The Tube Music NetworkCeased operations October 1, 2007.
VH1 UnoViacom Media NetworksDiscontinued on February 2, 2008, to expand distribution of the college-focused cable channel mtvU.
Z Music TelevisionContemporary Christian Music video channel; not to be confused with movie service Z Channel; shared channel space with BET in some areas.

News and information

Name Owner Notes
ABC News NowDisney–ABC Television GroupReplaced by Fusion on October 28, 2013.
America's TalkingNBCUniversalReplaced by MSNBC on July 15, 1996.
All News ChannelCONUS CommunicationsAired 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 Voiceaka National Empowerment Television, or NET
CBS TeleNoticiasReplaced by Telemundo Internacional in September 2000.
DoD News ChannelDefense Media ActivityFormerly Pentagon Channel, shut down April 17, 2015.
CNNfnTurner Broadcasting System1995–2004; a few cable systems switched the channel space to CNN International after discontinuation.
NBC Weather PlusNBCDistributed via the digital subchannels of NBC affiliates and digital cable. Ceased operations in 2008.[1]
NewsTalk TelevisionMultimediaExisted from 1994 to 1995; formerly known as the Talk Channel.
Newsworld InternationalCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
USA Broadcasting
Replaced by Current TV on August 1, 2005, and then Al Jazeera America on August 20, 2013. It ceased operations on April 12, 2016.
Northwest Cable News Tegna Used news resources from co-owned Tegna outlets KING-TV/Seattle, KREM/Spokane, KGW/Portland, Oregon and KTVB/Boise, Idaho; shut down on January 6, 2017
The 90's ChannelPublic Communicators Inc.Relaunched to become Free Speech TV in 1995
Satellite News Channela joint venture between ABC and Group WNews

Regional news networks

Name Location Owner Notes
The California ChannelSacramento, California
Local News on CableNorfolk, VirginiaBeloalso called LNC5
Northwest Cable NewsSeattle, WashingtonTegna
Southern Arizona News NetworkTucson, ArizonaKVOA Communications
TXCNTexasGannett Companyalso called Texas Cable News

Pay-per-view

Name Owner Notes
Action Pay-Per-ViewBET network, and later TVN EntertainmentDi-function channel.
Adam & Eve ChannelAdam & Eve CommunicationsAdult pay-per-view and home shopping
AdultVisionPlayboy EnterprisesAdult pay-per-view
American ExxxtasyHome Dish Satellite Network Inc.Adult pay-per-view
Cable Video StoreGeneral Instrument (Original), Graff Pay-Per-View (second)
Guest CinemaAdult pay-per-view
Request TVLiberty Media
20th Century Fox
Also operated a Spanish-language pay-per-view channel, Request En Español.
RendezvousAdult pay-per-view
SpectradyneAdult pay-per-view
StarDust TheatreHome Dish Satellite Network Inc.
Tuxxedo NetworkHome Dish Satellite Network Inc.Adult pay-per-view
Wometco Home TheaterWometco Enterprises

Movies

Name Owner Notes
Documentary ChannelParticipant MediaMerged with Halogen TV and replaced by Pivot on August 1, 2013.
FearnetNBCUniversalCeased operations on July 30, 2014.

Premium movies

Name Owner Notes
The B-Movie Channel
Cable Theaterexisted from late 1970s-early 1980s.
FestivalHome Box Office1980s premium channel from HBO.
Intro TelevisionLiberty Starzoriginally called TV!; renamed INTRO Television, carrying the same programming format. Replaced by Encore PLEX (eventually changed to MoviePlex) in 1997.
Home Theater Networkpremium movies
Movie Maniaformerly B-Mania!, B-Movie channel, no longer broadcasting as of October 2006.
MovieVisionpremium movies
ONTVNational Subscription Televisionalso had sports and events.
PreviewWarner Communications
PRISMSpectacor24-hour premium cable television channel intended for cable customers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metropolitan area. Channel infrastructure is still used for NBC Sports Philadelphia.
SelecTVStarion Entertainment
SpectrumUnited Cable
SpotlightTimes Mirror Companypremium movies
StarCase
Super Time/Star TVSan Francisco over the air channel like ONTV via KTSF-TV. Named Super Time during the late 1970s and Star TV in the early 1980s.
SuperTVGreater Washington Inc.
Z ChannelMovie channel

Public Interest

NameOwnerNotes
PBS YOUPBSService ended in January 2006; most stations replaced service with American Public Television's Create network.
ThinkBrightWNED-TVCeased in 2011.

Religion

Name Owner Notes
i-Life TVThe Inspiration NetworksReplaced by Halogen TV on October 24, 2009, merged with the Documentary Channel and replaced by Pivot on August 1, 2013.
PTL Satellite NetworkEvangelical 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

Name Owner Notes
America's Collectibles NetworkMultimedia Commerce Group Inc.Closed on October 15, 1993, with Jewelry Television.
America's StoreIACCeased broadcasting on April 3, 2007.
Advertising TelevisionWeb Broadcasting Systems Inc.
BET-Home Shopping NetworkBET Holdings
Home Shopping Network
Black Shopping Network
Consumer Resource NetworkSeventh Medium
Cupid Network TelevisionCapital DistributionAdult home shopping
Global Shopping Network
Q2Home shopping. Spinoff of QVC, existed briefly in the mid 1990s.
Resort & Residence TVAired on DirecTV; ceased operations in 2011.
Rocks TVThe Genuine Gemstone Companyrebranded Gemporia on December 1, 2015, shut down on December 5, 2016, when it ended traditional wireline distribution to convert to an online-only model.
Shop at Home NetworkJewelry TelevisionCeased broadcasting on March 7, 2008.
TV Car ShowroomHachette Filipacchi Magazines
ViaTV NetworkRSTV Inc.

Sports

Name Owner Notes
Classic Sports NetworkESPN Inc.Purchased by ESPN and renamed ESPN Classic.
CNN Sports IllustratedTurner Broadcasting SystemExisted from 1996 to 2002.
Comcast/Charter Sports SoutheastNBCUniversal
Charter Communications
Existed from 1999 to 2014
Empire Sports NetworkAdelphia CableExisted from 1990 to 2005.
ESPN 3DESPN Inc.Removed on September 30, 2013.
ESPN Full CourtReplaced by ESPN College Extra on August 28, 2015.
ESPN GamePlan
Fight Now TVChannel ZeroExisted from May 2011 to June 2014.
FSN ChicagoBecame NBC Sports Chicago
Fox Sports World21st Century FoxRelaunched as Fox Soccer Channel in 2005, then renamed Fox Soccer in 2011, then it was replaced by FXX on September 2, 2013.
Men's Outdoor and RecreationCeased operations.
MountainWest Sports NetworkMountain West Conference
CBS Corporation
Comcast
Mountain West Conference sports; existed from September 2006-June 2012.
NASCAR Hot PassNASCAR
DirecTV
Exclusive to DirecTV existed from 2007 to 2012.
Prime NetworkLiberty MediaExisted from 1983 to 1997.
Spectrum Sports New YorkCharter CommunicationsExisted from 2003 to 2017.
Spectrum Sports Carolinas
Spectrum Sports TexasExisted from 2010 to 2017
Sports TimeAnheuser-BuschSt. Louis and Midwest Cable Sports station; existed from April 1984-March 1985.
SportsChannelbecame Fox Sports Net
Sports News NetworkMizlou CommunicationsExisted from February–December 1990.
TraxNetworks Development Corporation
TVS Television NetworkNow part of Margate Entertainment.
University of North Dakota Sports NetworkUniversity of North Dakota
WDAZ-TV
Midcontinent Communications
Formerly known as Fighting Sioux Sports Network (FSSN)
Ceased in March 2012.
Victory Sports OneMinnesota Twins Baseball Network
Minnesota Gophers Sports
Water ChannelMCE Television Networks
Web Sports NetWeb Broadcasting SystemsText-based sports news service.
World Championship Sports NetworkNBCUniversal
InterMedia Partners
relaunched Universal Sports Network on June 16, 2008, and then shut down and ceased operations on November 16, 2015.

Spanish

Name Owner Notes
La Familia CosmovisionThe Inspiration NetworksCeased operations on December 31, 2014.
La Familia NetworkWas previously available on Time Warner Cable; replaced with Atres Series in fall 2015.
MundoMaxFox International Channels, later RCN TelevisiónKnown as MundoFox until July 27, 2015, when Venezuela-based RCN assumed sole ownership of the network from initial partner Fox International Channels; ceased operations on November 30, 2016.
Sí TVFuse NetworksRenamed NuvoTV on July 4, 2011, and then merged with Fuse and replaced by FM on September 30, 2015.

International

NameOwnerNotes
AZN TelevisionComcastFormerly International Channel; First nationwide television cable channel dedicated to Asian Americans. Ceased operations on April 9, 2008.
Black Family ChannelCeased operations April 30, 2007. To launch as broadband network, subscriber base sold to Gospel Music Channel. Formerly MBC Network.
Bridges TVCeased operations on March 15, 2012.
Caribbean Satellite Network
CelticVision
ChannelDFirst German private television satellite channel in North America 2001–02.
Dolphin-TVDolphin-TV German Television Inc.German private television satellite channel 2006–07.
GermanTVDeutsche 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 NetworkMinority Broadcasting
MTV ChiViacom Media NetworksAn MTV World network dedicated to Chinese American audiences; launched on December 6, 2005, and shut down on April 30, 2007.
MTV DesiAn MTV World network dedicated to South Asian American audiences; launched on July 12, 2005, and shut down on April 30, 2007.
MTV KAn MTV World network dedicated to Korean American audiences; launched on June 27, 2006, and shut down on April 30, 2007.
TV5 MondeFrance Télévisions
RTBF (French speaking-Belgium)
Radio Télévision Suisse (French speaking-Switzerland)
SRC (French speaking-Canada)
Télé-Québec
An international French network showing programming from French-speaking language public networks of Belgium, Canada, France and Switzerland.
World African Network

High definition

NameOwnerNotes
Voom HD NetworksRainbow Media (Cablevision)15 All-HD networks, ceased broadcasting on January 20, 2009.

Network rebrands

Name Owner Notes
ARTSHearst Communications/ABCReplaced by A&E in 1984, through a merger with NBC-owned arts network The Entertainment Channel.
America's Collectibles NetworkMultimedia Commerce Group Inc.Replaced by Jewelry Television by October 15, 1993.
America's TalkingNBCUniversalReplaced by MSNBC in 1996.
BET JazzBET NetworksRenamed as BET J, Centric, and now BET Her.
The Biography ChannelA&E NetworksRenamed Bio in July 2007 and then rebranded to FYI on July 7, 2014.
Cable Health ClubDiscovery Inc.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.
CBNDisney-ABC Television GroupRelaunched to The Family Channel in 1990, Fox Family Channel in 1998, ABC Family on November 10, 2001, then Freeform on January 12, 2016.
Classic Sports NetworkESPN Inc.Purchased by ESPN and renamed ESPN Classic.
The Church ChannelTrinity Broadcasting NetworkReplaced by Hillsong Channel on June 1, 2016.
CNN 2Turner Broadcasting System (WarnerMedia)Rebranded as CNN Headline News in January 1983, and then simply HLN on June 17, 2007.
Court TVRebranded as TruTV on January 1, 2008.
Discovery Civilization NetworkDiscovery Inc.Became Discovery Civilization Channel first, next Discovery Times, and now Investigation Discovery.
Discovery Health ChannelMerged with FitTV to create Discovery Fit & Health on February 1, 2011, and got replaced with OWN on January 1, 2011.
Discovery HD TheaterRenamed HD Theater on September 22, 2007, then rebranded Velocity on October 4, 2011.
Discovery KidsRelaunched The Hub on October 10, 2010, renamed Hub Network in 2013, and then rebranded Discovery Family on October 13, 2014.
Discovery Travel and LivingRebranded Discovery Home and Leisure in 1998, and then Discovery Home in 2004, Planet Green in 2008, and then Destination America on May 26, 2012.
Discovery WingsRebranded Military Channel on January 10, 2005, then American Heroes Channel on March 3, 2014.
EncoreStarz Inc.Renamed Starz Encore on April 5, 2016.
Fine Living NetworkDiscovery Inc.Shut down on May 31, 2010, replaced by Cooking Channel.
Fox Movie Channel21st Century FoxRebranded FXM on January 1, 2012.
Fox Reality ChannelShut down on March 29, 2010, replaced by Nat Geo Wild.
Fox Sports en EspañolFox CorporationRelaunched Fox Deportes on October 1, 2010.
Fox Sports WorldRelaunched as Fox Soccer Channel in 2005, then renamed Fox Soccer in 2011, then it was replaced by FXX on September 2, 2013.
FreeviewAT&TRebranded to The 101 Network in 2005, and then got rebranded to the Audience Network on June 1, 2011.
Fuel TVFox CorporationReplaced by Fox Sports 2 on August 17, 2013.
Gospel Music ChannelInterMedia PartnersRenamed GMC TV in fall 2010 and then Up on June 1, 2013.
Ha!Viacom Media NetworksMerged with The Comedy Channel to form Comedy Central in 1991.
Hallmark Movie ChannelCrown Media Holdings (Hallmark Cards)Rebranded Hallmark Movies & Mysteries on September 29, 2014.
HDNetHDNet Inc.Rebranded AXS TV on July 2, 2012.
HRTVBetfairRebranded TVG2 on October 28, 2015.
The Inspiration NetworkThe Inspiration NetworksRenamed INSP in October 2010.
INTRO TelevisionLiberty Starzoriginally called TV!; renamed INTRO Television, carrying the same programming format. Replaced by Encore PLEX (eventually changed to MoviePlex) in 1995.
JCTVTrinity Broadcasting NetworkRenamed JUCE TV on January 1, 2014.
The Jewelry ChannelRebranded Liquidation Channel in 2009 and then renamed to Shop LC on January 9, 2017.
MovietimeNBCUniversalRebranded as E! in 1991.
MHDViacom Media NetworksRebranded Palladia on September 1, 2008, and then renamed MTV Live on February 1, 2016.
MTV HitsRenamed NickMusic on September 9, 2016.
MTVXRelaunched MTV Jams on May 1, 2002 and then renamed BET Jams on October 5, 2015.
MuchUSACHUM Limited and Rainbow MediaRebranded fuse on May 19, 2003.
Mun2NBCUniversalRebranded NBC Universo on February 1, 2015.
National College Sports NetworkCBS CorporationRebranded to CSTV in 2003, and then CBS College Sports Network in 2008, and then finally CBS Sports Network on April 4, 2011.
The 90's ChannelPublic Communicators, Inc.Relaunched Free Speech TV in 1995
Nick GaSViacom Media NetworksReplacd by The N on January 1, 2008, and then TeenNick on September 28, 2009.
NogginRebranded Nick Jr. on September 28, 2009.
OdysseyCrown 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 NetworkNBCUniversalRelaunched as Versus on September 25, 2006. Rebranded NBC Sports Network on January 2, 2012, and then shorted down to the NBCSN on August 18, 2013.
PAX TVIon Media NetworksRelaunched i: Independent Television on July 1, 2005, and then Ion Television on January 29, 2007.
PBS KidsPBSRelaunched as PBS Kids Sprout on September 26, 2005, then renamed to Sprout in 2013, and then Universal Kids on September 9, 2017.
PinwheelViacom Media NetworksRebranded on April 1, 1979, to Nickelodeon.
Prevue ChannelLions Gate EntertainmentLaunched 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 ChannelNBCUniversalRenamed Syfy on July 7, 2009.
Smile of a ChildTBNRenamed Smile on January 1, 2017.
SpeedVisionSPEED Channel Inc. (Fox Corporation)Renamed Speed, replaced by Fox Sports 1 on August 17, 2013.
Star ChannelShowtime Networks (CBS Corporation)Relaunched to become The Movie Channel in 1979.
Sundance ChannelAMC NetworksRenamed SundanceTV on February 1, 2014.
TelefuturaUnivision CommunicationsRebranded UniMás on January 7, 2013.
Tempo TelevisionFormerly Satellite Program Network and then replaced by CNBC on April 17, 1989.
TNNViacom Media NetworksOriginally The Nashville Network later renamed The National Network. Purchased by Viacom and relaunched Spike on August 11, 2003. It was then renamed The Paramount Network on January 18, 2018.
Toon DisneyDisneyReplaced by Disney XD on February 13, 2009.
FUNimation ChannelFunimation/Olympusat Inc.Rebranded TOKU on December 31, 2015.
ValueVisionValueVision MediaRelaunched in 2001 to ShopNBC, then ShopHQ on May 22, 2013, and then EVINE Live on February 13, 2015.
VH1 SmoothViacom Media NetworksRenamed VH1 Classic in 1999 and then became MTV Classic on August 1, 2016.
VH1 Countryrenamed CMT Pure Country on May 27, 2006, and then CMT Music on January 4, 2016.
VH1 MegaHitsReplaced by Logo TV on June 30, 2005.
VH1 SoulRenamed BET Soul on December 28, 2015.
WealthTVHerring BroadcastingRebranded AWE on October 1, 2013.

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References

  1. Grepi, Michelle (October 2008). "NBC Shutting Down Weather Plus". TVWeek. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
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