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List of United States cable and satellite television networks

The following is a list of cable and satellite networks broadcasting or receivable in the United States, organized by genre. Some cable systems used one or more cable channels for Video on Demand.

Contents


Documentaries/Educational

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
Animal Planet Yes Discovery Communications
  • Animal Planet East
  • Animal Planet West
  • Animal Planet On Demand
and audio feed
The Biography Channel Yes A&E Television Networks
  • Bio
  • Bio On Demand
and audio feed
BYU Television No Brigham Young University and audio feed
Create No American Public Television in partnership with WGBH (WGBH Educational Foundation), WNET, WLIW, the latter two stations owned by WNET, NETA and Public Broadcasting Service
Crime & Investigation Network Yes A&E Television Networks and audio feed
Discovery Channel Yes Discovery Communications
  • Discovery Channel East
  • Discovery Channel West
  • Discovery Channel On Demand
and audio feed
Discovery en Espa ol No
Discovery Familia No formerly Discovery Kids en Espa ol
Investigation Discovery Yes
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Investigation Discovery On Demand
formerly Discovery Times, Discovery Civilization Channel, originally Eye On People
and audio feed
DOC: The Documentary Channel No
History Yes A&E Television Networks
  • History East
  • History West
  • History On Demand
and audio feed
History en Espa ol No
H2 Yes formerly History International
and audio feed
HITN No Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. Spanish-language
Link TV No Link Media, Inc. formerly World Link TV
MHz Worldview No MHz Networks (Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation)
Military Channel No Discovery Communications
  • Military Channel
  • Military Channel On Demand
formerly Discovery Wings
and audio feed
Military History Channel No A&E Television Networks
Minnesota Channel No Twin Cities Public Television
National Geographic Channel Yes News Corporation and National Geographic Society
  • National Geographic Channel
  • National Geographic Channel On Demand
and audio feed
National Geographic Wild Yes
  • National Geographic Wild
  • National Geographic Wild On Demand
and audio feed
NASA TV Yes NASA
PBS Satellite Service Yes Public Broadcasting Service
Science Yes Discovery Communications formerly Discovery Science
and audio feed
Smithsonian Channel Yes Smithsonian Institution, Showtime Networks
STEP Star No
Studio 4 Learning No
ThinkBright No WNED-TV (Western New York Public Broadcasting Association)
TLC Yes Discovery Communications
  • TLC East
  • TLC West
  • TLC On Demand
formerly The Learning Channel
and audio feed
UCTV No University of California
UWTV No University of Washington
Velocity HD Only Discovery Communications and audio feed
World No American Public Television, Public Broadcasting Service, WGBH Educational Foundation, WNET Formerly PBS World

Entertainment

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
A&E Network Yes A&E Television Networks
  • A&E East
  • A&E West
  • A&E On Demand
formerly Arts & Entertainment; plays dramas
and audio feed
Adult Swim Yes Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) Late-night adult-oriented animation block to target 17+. VOD channel. Aired on the same channel as Cartoon Network, but counted as a separate channel for ratings reasons.
Asia Vision yes
Audience Network Yes DirecTV Available exclusively on DirecTV. Formerly Freeview and The 101 Network
Avail-TVN No Avail-TVN Creates and distributes over 20 Video on demand networks
Azteca Am rica No Azteca International Corporation audio feed
BBC America Yes BBC
  • BBC America
  • BBC America On Demand
Distributed in US by Discovery Communications
BET Yes BET Networks (Viacom)
  • BET East
  • BET West
  • BET On Demand
Also known as "BET"
and audio feed
Bravo Yes NBCUniversal
  • Bravo East
  • Bravo West
  • Bravo On Demand
and audio feed
Cars.tv HD Only Entertainment Studios Networks Video on Demand channel
Classic Arts Showcase No Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation
Chiller No NBCUniversal
  • Chiller
  • Chiller On Demand
airs horror and suspense programming
and audio feed
Cloo No NBCUniversal Formerly Sleuth on August 15, 2011
crime & mystery programs
and audio feed
Comcast Network Yes NBCUniversal Formerly CN8 until January 5, 2009. Comcast Network now has separate operations in the Philadelphia and Washington D.C. markets. TCN HD is a temporary channel used by Comcast to cover local sports events.
Comedy Central Yes MTV Networks (Viacom)
  • Comedy Central East
  • Comedy Central West
  • Comedy Central On Demand
A product of the merger of Viacom's HA! TV Comedy Network and The Comedy Channel, owned by Time Warner.
and audio feed
Comedy.tv HD Only Entertainment Studios Networks Video on Demand channel
CV Network No audio feed
E! Yes NBCUniversal
  • E! East
  • E! West
  • E! en Espa ol
  • E! On Demand
and audio feed
Es.tv HD Only Entertainment Studios Network Video on Demand channel
FEARnet HD Only Horror Entertainment LLC FEARnet On Demand
GSN Yes DirecTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • GSN East
  • GSN West
formerly The Game Show Network; also shows poker
G4 Yes G4 Media (NBCUniversal)
  • G4 East
  • G4 West
  • G4 On Demand
Galavisi n Yes Univision Communications
  • Galavision East
  • Galavision West
audio feed
here! No Here Media
HDNet HD Only HDNet Inc.
  • HDNet
  • HDNet On Demand
Will be rebranded as AXS TV in summer 2012.
and audio feed
ImaginAsian TV No ImaginAsian Entertainment (iaTV)
In Demand Yes iN DEMAND Networks (Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner) Pay Per View provider, available through various cable companies
and audio feed
Ion Yes ION Media Networks
  • Ion Eastern
  • Ion Central
  • Ion Mountain
  • Ion Pacific
formerly PAX and i; shows mostly infomercials with 7 9 hours of syndicated entertainment programming a day. Also available as a broadcast channel in many areas.
LCN-TV No Jaime Johnson - Founder
  • Single Feed - Central
Louisiana Programming
Lifetime Yes A&E Television Networks
  • Lifetime East
  • Lifetime West
and audio feed
Lifetime Real Women No and audio feed
Logo Yes MTV Networks (Viacom)
  • Logo East
  • Logo West
  • Logo On Demand
and audio feed
MavTV Yes and audio feed
Mexicanal No audio feed
Mega TV No audio feed
NATV Native American Television No
nuvoTV Future Formerly Si TV
audio feed
Oxygen Yes NBCUniversal and audio feed
ReelzChannel Yes Hubbard Broadcasting
  • ReelzChannel
  • ReelzChannel On Demand
movie news, trailers, behind the scenes
and audio feed
SOAPnet 2012 Disney/ABC
  • SOAPnet East
  • SOAPnet West
current and past soap operas
will become Disney Junior on March 23, 2012 and HD feed will be launched
and audio feed
Spike Yes MTV Networks (Viacom)
  • Spike East
  • Spike West
  • Spike On Demand
formerly The Nashville Network (TNN); and The National Network (TNN)
and audio feed
Syfy Yes NBCUniversal
  • Syfy East
  • Syfy West
  • Syfy On Demand
professional wrestling & faux-reality programming - known as the Sci Fi Channel until July 7, 2009
and audio feed
TBS Yes Turner Broadcasting System
(Time Warner)
  • TBS East
  • TBS West
  • TBS On Demand
stands for Turner Broadcasting System; shows mostly comedy; previously TBS Superstation and Superstation WTBS
and audio feed
Telemundo Yes NBCUniversal
  • Telemundo East
  • Telemundo West
audio feed
TeleFutura Yes Univision Communications
  • TeleFutura East
  • TeleFutura West
audio feed
TruTV Yes Turner Broadcasting System
(Time Warner)
  • TruTV East
  • TruTV West
  • TruTV On Demand
Known as Court TV from 1991 - December 31, 2007
and audio feed
TNT Yes Turner Broadcasting System
(Time Warner)
  • TNT East
  • TNT West
  • TNT On Demand
shows mostly drama
and audio feed
TV One Yes Radio One and Comcast and audio feed
TV Venezuela No
Universal HD HD only NBCUniversal Formerly Bravo HD+
and audio feed
Univision Yes Univision Communications
  • Univision East
  • Univision West
audio feed
USA Network Yes NBCUniversal
  • USA East
  • USA West
  • USA On Demand
drama & comedy
and audio feed
Vegas on Demand No Video On Demand Channel
WAPA America No InterMedia Advisors audio feed
We TV Yes AMC Networks
  • We East
  • We West
  • We On Demand
and audio feed
WGN America Yes Tribune Company and audio feed

Kids and Family

Name HD Owner Other Feeds Notes
ABC Family Yes Disney/ABC
  • ABC Family East
  • ABC Family West
formerly CBN Satellite Service, CBN Cable, The Family Channel, and Fox Family
and audio feed
America One No VOTH Network, Inc.
AMGTV No Access Media Group
Anime Network No Valkyrie Media Partners A video on demand only network dedicated to Japanese animation and otaku culture. Formerly available as a 24/7 television channel, now exclusively video on demand.
BabyFirstTV No Various investors Daytime programs at 6:30am 11:00pm & nighttime programs at 11:00pm 6:30am.
Boomerang No Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)
  • Boomerang
  • Boomerang On Demand
Mostly animated series from the 1980s and earlier with some 1990s-present series
and audio feed
Cartoon Network Yes Mostly animated series
  • Cartoon Network East
  • Cartoon Network West
  • Cartoon Network On Demand
Cbeebies No BBC On Dish Network
Disney Channel Yes Disney/ABC
  • Disney Channel East
  • Disney Channel West
  • Disney Channel On Demand
formerly The Disney Channel
and audio feed
Disney XD Yes
  • Disney XD East
  • Disney XD West
  • Disney XD en Espa ol
  • Disney XD On Demand
Action, adventure and comedy programs aimed at males 7 14 years old - formerly Toon Disney / Jetix; animated Disney shows; changed format/name on February 13, 2009.
and audio feed
Familyland Television Network No Apostolate for Family Consecration
FamilyNet No North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
Funimation Channel HD only Funimation Entertainment anime
Hallmark Channel Yes Crown Media Holdings formerly Faith and Values, and Odyssey
and audio feed
The Hub Yes Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc. formerly Discovery Kids until October 10, 2010.
Kids & Teens TV No Sky Angel educational entertainment for kids
La Familia Network No
Nick Jr. No MTV Networks (Viacom) Originally Noggin sharing time with The N (now TeenNick), its air time was from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. ET. Noggin became its own channel on December 31, 2007 when The N took the place of Nick GAS. On September 28, 2009 Noggin became Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon Yes
  • Nickelodeon East
  • Nickelodeon West
  • Nickelodeon On Demand
Nick at Nite is the primary nighttime programming block; though Nick at Nite airs on the same channel as Nickelodeon, it is counted as a separate channel for ratings reasons.
and audio feed
Nick 2 No
  • Nick 2 East
  • Nick 2 West
    (opposite coast's feed used depending on which of the main Nick channel's network feed is used in their designated areas of the country)
For East Coast viewers, this is the West Coast feed of Nickelodeon, and vice versa; carried exclusively via digital cable, while both the East and West Coast feeds of Nickelodeon are carried on satellite.
Nicktoons No
  • Nicktoons
  • Nicktoons On Demand
formerly Nicktoons TV, Nicktoons & Nicktoons Network.
and audio feed
TeenNick No Originally The N, sharing time with Noggin (now Nick Jr.), taking over Noggin's channel space from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. ET. The N became its own channel on December 31, 2007 when The N took the place of Nick GAS. On September 28, 2009 The N became TeenNick.
qubo No QUBO Venture, LLC. (NBC Universal, ION Media Networks, Nelvana (Corus Entertainment), Scholastic Corporation and Classic Media) programming for children
PBS Kids Sprout Yes Children's Network, LLC (Sesame Workshop, Public Broadcasting Service, NBCUniversal and Apax Partners
  • PBS Kids Sprout
  • PBS Kids Sprout On Demand
and audio feed
Pets.tv HD Only Entertainment Studios
Retro Television Network No Luken Communications
Smile of a Child TV No Trinity Broadcasting Network 24/7 religious-based children's television network
SonBeam Channel Yes Three Angels Broadcasting Network 24/7 religious-based children's television network
Sorpresa No Firestone Communications
Studio 4 Kids No
TV Land Yes MTV Networks (Viacom)
  • TV Land East
  • TV Land West
plays mostly 70s-90s programming and nostalgia-related original programming
and audio feed
Youtoo TV No Youtoo Media formerly The Nostalgia Channel, Nostalgia Television, Goodlife TV Network and American Life Network/ALN

Lifestyle & Culture

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
The Africa Channel Yes
Casa Club TV No MGM Networks audio feed
Cooking Channel Yes E. W. Scripps Company Replacement for Fine Living Network.
and audio feed
DIY Network Yes E. W. Scripps Company Do-It-Yourself Network
and audio feed
FashionTV Yes Michel Adam Lisowski
Destination America Yes Discovery Communications
  • Destination America
  • Destination America On Demand
was most recently "Planet Green" until it was rebranded on May 28, 2012
and audio feed
Discovery Fit & Health No Discovery Communications Replaced FitTV on February 1, 2011.
A product of the merger of Discovery Health and FitTV.
and audio feed
Food Network Yes E. W. Scripps Company
  • Food Network East
  • Food Network West
  • Food Network On Demand
and audio feed
Halogen Yes The Inspiration Networks Replaced i-Life TV
HGTV Yes E. W. Scripps Company
  • HGTV East
  • HGTV West
  • HGTV On Demand
also known as Home & Garden Television
and audio feed
ION Life No ION Media Networks Video on Demand channel
Live Well Network HD Only Disney-ABC Television Group
Mag Rack on Demand No Video on demand channel
MyDestination.tv HD only
Ovation Yes Hubbard Broadcasting
  • Ovation
  • Ovation On Demand
Oprah Winfrey Network Yes Discovery Communications, Harpo Productions
  • Own: Oprah Winfrey Network East
  • Own: Oprah Winfrey Network West
  • Own: Oprah Winfrey Network On Call
Recipe.tv HD Only
Retirement Living TV No
RFD-TV Yes RFD Communications Inc. RFD-TV HD has a different lineup from the standard-definition version of RFD-TV
and audio feed
Studio 4 Fitness No
Style Network Yes NBCUniversal
  • Style Network
  • Style Network On Demand
and audio feed
Travel Channel Yes E. W. Scripps Company, Cox Communications
  • Travel Channel East
  • Travel Channel West
  • Travel Channel On Demand
and audio feed
Visual Arts Network No
WealthTV Yes Herring Broadcasting Covers the lifestyles of the rich and famous

Miscellaneous

Name HD Owner Other Feeds Notes
Pirate TV No Dish Network A special channel on Dish Network. The channel is accessible only to viewers using illegally modified receivers, and consists solely of a tape loop confirming that the connection is illegal, followed by an offering of amnesty to illegal viewers if they call a special toll-free number and subscribe to the service legally.

Movies

Name Owner East/West Feed HD Notes
AMC AMC Networks Yes
  • AMC East
  • AMC On Demand
formerly American Movie Classics
and audio feed
Cinelatino MVS Comunicaciones Distributed/owned in Canada by Telelatino Network Inc.
audio feed
Encore Liberty Starz
  • Encore East
  • Encore West
  • Encore Action East
  • Encore Action West
  • Encore Drama East
  • Encore Drama West
  • Encore Espa ol
  • Encore Love East
  • Encore Love West
  • Encore Suspense East
  • Encore Suspense West
  • Encore Family
  • Encore Westerns East
  • Encore Westerns West
  • Encore On Demand
  • Encore East
  • Encore West
  • Encore Action
  • Encore Drama
and audio feed
Epix Studio 3 Partners
(Viacom, MGM and Lions Gate Entertainment)
  • EPIX
  • EPIX2
  • EPIX3
  • EPIX Drive-In
  • EPIX
  • EPIX2
  • EPIX3
and audio feed
Euro Cinema Movies on Demand No Video On Demand Channel.
Film Festival on Demand No Video On Demand Channel.
Flix Showtime Networks (CBS Corporation) Yes Yes and audio feed
Fox Movie Channel News Corporation No
  • Fox Movie Channel
  • Fox Movie Channel On Demand
formerly fXM - Movies from Fox; rebranded as Fox Movie Channel in 2000
and audio feed
FX News Corporation yes
  • FX East
  • FX West
  • FX On Demand
and audio feed
HBO Home Box Office, Inc. (Time Warner)
  • HBO East
  • HBO West
  • HBO2 East
  • HBO2 West
  • HBO Signature East
  • HBO Signature West
  • HBO Family East
  • HBO Family West
  • HBO Comedy East
  • HBO Comedy West
  • HBO Zone East
  • HBO Zone West
  • HBO Latino East
  • HBO Latino West
  • HBO On Demand
  • HBO East
  • HBO West
  • HBO2 East
  • HBO2 West
  • HBO Signature East
  • HBO Signature West
  • HBO Family East
  • HBO Family West
  • HBO Comedy East
  • HBO Comedy West
  • HBO Zone East
  • HBO Zone West
  • HBO Latino East
  • HBO Latino West
  • HBO On Demand
and audio feed
Hallmark Movie Channel Yes Crown Media Holdings and audio feed
HDNet Movies HDNet Inc.
  • HDNet Movies
  • HDNet Movies On Demand
and audio feed
IFC AMC Networks No
  • IFC Free On Demand
  • IFC
also referred to as the Independent Film Channel
and audio feed
Lifetime Movie Network Lifetime Entertainment Services No Yes and audio feed
Cinemax Home Box Office, Inc.
  • Max East
  • Max West
  • MoreMax East
  • MoreMax West
  • 5StarMax East
  • ActionMax East
  • ActionMax West
  • OuterMax East
  • ThrillerMax East
  • ThrillerMax West
  • WMax
  • @Max
  • Max On Demand
  • Max East
  • Max West
  • MoreMax East
  • MoreMax West
  • 5StarMax
  • ActionMax East
  • ActionMax West
  • OuterMax
  • ThrillerMax East
  • ThrillerMax West
  • WMax
  • @Max
  • Max On Demand
and audio feed
MGM HD Sony and Comcast HD Only
MoviePlex Liberty Starz
  • MoviePlex
  • RetroPlex
  • IndiePlex
  • RetroPlex
  • IndiePlex
Showtime Showtime Networks (CBS Corporation)
  • Showtime East
  • Showtime West
  • Showtime 2 East
  • Showtime 2 West
  • Showtime Showcase East
  • Showtime Showcase West
  • Showtime Beyond East
  • Showtime Beyond West
  • Showtime Extreme East
  • Showtime Extreme West
  • Showtime Family Zone East
  • Showtime Family Zone West
  • Showtime Next East
  • Showtime Next West
  • Showtime Women East
  • Showtime Women West
  • Showtime On Demand
  • Showtime East
  • Showtime West
  • Showtime 2 East
  • Showtime 2 West
  • Showtime Showcase East
  • Showtime Showcase West
  • Showtime Beyond East
  • Showtime Beyond West
  • Showtime Extreme East
  • Showtime Extreme West
  • Showtime Family Zone East
  • Showtime Family Zone West
  • Showtime Next East
  • Showtime Next West
  • Showtime Women East
  • Showtime Women West
  • Showtime On Demand
and audio feed
Sony Movie Channel Sony Pictures Television HD Only
Starz! Liberty Starz
  • Starz East
  • Starz West
  • Starz Cinema
  • Starz Comedy
  • Starz Edge East
  • Starz Edge West
  • Starz InBlack
  • Starz Kids & Family
  • Starz On Demand
  • Starz East
  • Starz West
  • Starz Cinema
  • Starz Comedy
  • Starz Edge East
  • Starz Edge West
  • Starz InBlack
  • Starz Kids & Family
  • Starz On Demand
and audio feed
Sundance Channel AMC Networks
  • Sundance Channel East
  • Sundance Channel West
  • Sundance Channel On Demand
Yes and audio feed
The Movie Channel Showtime Networks (CBS Corporation)
  • The Movie Channel East
  • The Movie Channel West
  • The Movie Channel Xtra East
  • The Movie Channel Xtra West
  • The Movie Channel On Demand
  • The Movie Channel East
  • The Movie Channel West
  • The Movie Channel Xtra East
  • The Movie Channel Xtra West
and audio feed
Turner Classic Movies Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) Yes
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Turner Classic Movies On Demand
also referred to as TCM.
Warner Brothers Free Movies No Video on demand channel
VeneMovies Grupo Cisneros No audio feed

Music

Music audio-only

Name Owner Notes
DMX Digital audio service available to commercial establishments / Digital audio service available on DirecTV channels 801-884.
Music Choice Digital audio service available through digital cable
Muzak Muzak Holdings LLC Digital audio service available to commercial establishments
Sirius Satellite Radio / XM Satellite Radio Sirius XM Radio Available on Dish Network channels 6000-6079

Music video

Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes
A3 Network No 5th & Ocean Productions Inc Dance, club and nightlife channel (online only)
BET Hip-Hop No BET Networks (Viacom)
Centric Yes formerly BET Jazz, then BET J
and audio feed
CMT Yes MTV Networks (Viacom)
  • CMT East
  • CMT West
  • CMT On Demand
and audio feed
CMT Pure Country No formerly VH1 Country
and audio feed
Concert TV No Stingray Digital Video on demand channel
Eye Music Network No
Fuse TV Yes Madison Square Garden, Inc.
  • Fuse TV
  • Fuse TV On Demand
formerly Much Music USA
and audio feed
Great American Country No E. W. Scripps Company
  • Great American Country
  • Great American Country On Demand
also referred to as GAC
and audio feed
Harmony Channel No Harmony Intermedia, Inc. Mood elevating visual music
HTV No Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)
LATV No
MTV Yes MTV Networks (Viacom)
  • MTV East
  • MTV West
  • MTV On Demand
Music-related programming, originally Music Television
and audio feed
MTV2 No
  • MTV2
  • MTV2 On Demand
formerly M2 / the box
and audio feed
MTV Hits No 24-hour Hot 100 video station.
and audio feed
MTV Jams No formerly MTVX
and audio feed
mtvU No formerly College Television Network
and audio feed
mun2 No NBC Universal and audio feed
Palladia HD Only MTV Networks (Viacom) Features content from MTV, VH1, and CMT
and audio feed
Real Hip-Hop Network No SSM Media Ventures, Inc. Features Hip-Hop oriented content from Hip-Hop's 4 (core) elements: DeeJaying, Break Dancing, Emceeing and Graffiti. RHN also feaures live concerts, documentaries, music videos and hip-hop themed feature films.
TeleHit USA No Televisa Networks audio feed
Tempo Networks No Tempo Networks, LLC formerly MTV Tempo
The SET No Three channels: Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, & Traditional Black Gospel
The Soundtrack Channel No
Tr3s No
  • MTV Tr3 s
  • MTV Tr3 s On Demand
formerly MTV en Espa ol, then MTV Tr3 s
VH1 Yes MTV Networks (Viacom)
  • VH-1 East
  • VH-1 West
  • VH-1 On Demand
and audio feed
VH1 Classic No classic rock documentaries and occasional video blocks
and audio feed
VH1 Soul No R&B, funk, soul, and Motown
and audio feed
Bohemia Visual Music No Bohemia Visual Music LLC
TheCoolTV No Cool Music Network, LLC
The Country Network No The Country Network, LLC
Volksmusik TV No ACOS Radio & Television Development Corp. Inc. & BGP-Medien GmbH Popular German language folk music and Schlager network

News and information

Name HD feeds Owner Notes
ABC News Now No Disney/ABC
Black News Channel No
Bloomberg Television Yes Bloomberg L.P. and audio feed
CNBC Yes NBCUniversal
CNBC World No
CNN Yes Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner)
CNN Airport Network No Available only in airports
CNN en Espa ol No audio feeed
CNN International Yes
CNN On Demand
C-SPAN Yes National Cable Satellite Corporation covers the United States House of Representatives
C-SPAN 2 Yes covers the United States Senate and airs Book TV on weekends
C-SPAN 3 Yes covers other live events and airs archived historical programming
Current TV No Current Media, Inc. (Al Gore and Joel Hyatt)
Euronews No SOCEMIE
Fox Business Network Yes News Corporation
Fox News Channel Yes News Corporation
Free Speech TV No Independent Public, non-profit channel
HLN Yes Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) formerly CNN2, CNN Headline News and Headline News. HLN HD is currently carried on various Time Warner Cable systems.
msnbc Yes NBCUniversal
MundoVision No MundoVision Corporation of America audio feed
NOAA Weather Radio No Content depends on city, state, & region. NOAA / National Weather Service
(U.S. Government)
Some cable systems may have local radar with audio, text messages with audio, or audio only.
Russia Today TV No New International news channel from DC with Russia twist.
Pentagon Channel American Forces Network (US Government)
The Local AccuWeather Channel No AccuWeather Carried via digital cable and over-the-air digital television
The Weather Channel Yes
WeatherStar HD / IntelliStar HD in beta testing
  • Weather Channel
  • Weather Channel On Demand
NBCUniversal and audio feed
TV Guide Network Yes
  • TV Guide Network East
  • TV Guide Network West
Lions Gate Entertainment (51%)
One Equity Partners (49%)
formerly the Prevue Guide, Prevue Channel and TV Guide Channel
and audio feed
Weatherscan No NBC Universal

Regional news

Name Location Owner Notes
24/7 Boise, ID Belo Corporation
Arizona NewsChannel Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Capitol Television Phoenix, Arizona Arizona Legislature also called ACP
Bay News 9 Tampa, Florida Bright House Networks
Blue Ridge Communications Networks
* Cable 11 Northern Lancaster County
* TV 13 The Poconos
Eastern Pennsylvania Blue Ridge Communications
Central Florida News 13 Orlando, Florida Bright House Networks
CLTV Chicago, IL Tribune Company
New England Cable News New England NBCUniversal also called NECN
News 12 Networks
* News 12 Long Island
* News 12 New Jersey
* News 12 Westchester
* News 12 Connecticut
* News 12 The Bronx
* News 12 Brooklyn
* News 12 Hudson Valley
New York Metro Cablevision
News 14 Carolina North Carolina
* Durham
* Raleigh
* Greensboro
* Winston-Salem
* High Point
* Charlotte
Time Warner
News 9 Now / News on 6 Now Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma Cox Communications & Griffin Communications
NewsWatch 15 New Orleans, Louisiana Belo Corporation and Cox Communications
NewsChannel 8 Washington DC regional, Virginia and Maryland Allbritton Communications
Northwest Cable News Seattle, Washington (Serving the Pacific Northwest) Belo Uses news resources from co-owned Belo outlets KING-TV/Seattle, KREM-TV/Spokane, KGW/Portland, Oregon and KTVB/Boise, Idaho
NY1 New York City Time Warner
ONN Ohio Dispatch Broadcast Group
Pittsburgh Cable News Channel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Cox Communications also called PCNC; Uses resources from co-owned WPXI
SNN Local News 6 Sarasota, Florida Sarasota Herald-Tribune also called Six News Now
Texas Cable News Texas Belo Corporation also called TXCN
YNN Austin Austin, Texas Time Warner
YNN Buffalo Buffalo, New York Time Warner
YNN Capital Region Upstate New York Time Warner
YNN Central New York Syracuse, New York Time Warner
YNN Rochester Rochester, New York Time Warner

Sports

Name HD Owner Notes
CBS Sports Network Yes CBS Corporation formerly CSTV and CBS College Sports Network and audio feed
ESPN Yes ESPN Inc. (Disney/Hearst Corporation) and audio feed
ESPN2 Yes and audio feed
ESPN Plus Yes syndicates college sports to local broadcast and regional cable stations.
ESPN Classic No formerly Classic Sports Network
and audio feed
ESPNews Yes and audio feed
ESPNU Yes and audio feed
ESPN Deportes Yes Spanish Language sports network
ESPN Full Court Some regular season NCAA Some ESPN ALT feeds are in HD on directv
ESPN GamePlan No NCAA football PPV package
Fight Now TV No Channel Zero Inc. Launched May 24, 2011
Fox College Sports Yes News Corporation
Fox College Sports Pacific formerly Fox Sports Pacific
and audio feed
Fox College Sports Central formerly Fox Sports Central
and audio feed
Fox College Sports Atlantic formerly Fox Sports Atlantic
and audio feed
Fox Soccer Yes formerly Fox Sports World
Fox Soccer Plus Yes Soccer plus extensive coverage of rugby union. Established after News Corporation acquired most of the former broadcast rights of Setanta Sports USA.
Fox Deportes Yes formerly Fox en Espa ol, Fox Sports Am ricas
audio feed
Fuel TV Yes News Corporation
Game Yes In Demand outlet for MLB Extra Innings, and NHL Center Ice on cable
and audio feed
GOL TV Yes GolTV Inc. and audio feed
Golf Channel Yes NBCUniversal and audio feed
Horse Racing TV No Magna Entertainment Corp. and Churchill Downs Incorporated
MLB Extra Innings Yes Major League Baseball and audio feed
MLB Network Yes launched January 1, 2009 and audio feed
MLS Direct Kick Yes Major League Soccer
NASCAR Hot Pass Yes NASCAR Exclusive to DirecTV
NBA League Pass Yes National Basketball Association and audio feed
NBA TV Yes formerly NBA.com TV
NBC Sports Network Yes NBCUniversal formerly Outdoor Life Network and Versus
and audio feed
NFL Network Yes National Football League launched November 4, 2003 and audio feed
NFL Network On Demand Yes
NFL RedZone Yes NFL Football (airs 1-8PM Sundays only) NFL Network Version of red zone
NFL Sunday Ticket Yes (exclusive to DirecTV)
NFL Sunday Ticket RedZone Yes Exclusive DirecTV Version of red zone
NHL Center Ice Yes National Hockey League and audio feed
NHL Network Yes National Hockey League
NBCUniversal (15.6%)
launched October 1, 2007
and audio feed
Outdoor Channel Yes Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc. and audio feed
Outside Television No
Pursuit Channel No Hunting and fishing adventure programming
Speed Yes SPEED Channel Inc. (News Corporation) formerly SpeedVision
and audio feed
Sportsman Channel Yes InterMedia Outdoors and audio feed
Team Yes In Demand outlet for NBA League Pass, and MLS Direct Kick
and audio feed
Tennis Channel Yes IMG, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Steve Bellamy, Frank Biondi and audio feed
The Ski Channel No Steve Bellamy, Jonny Moseley, Bryan Brothers Video on demand channel
and audio feed
TVG Network No Betfair The Interactive Horse Racing Network
and audio feed
Universal Sports No NBCUniversal (minority) and InterMedia Partners (majority) High definition feed expected to launch in 2012
World Fishing Network Yes Altitude Sports and Entertainment (50%) Insight Sports Ltd. (50%) and audio feed
WWE Classics on Demand No World Wrestling Entertainment Video on demand channel
UFC Events on Demand No Video on demand channel
Univision Deportes Network No Univision Communications Spanish Language sports network
Untamed Sports TV No OlympusSat, Inc.

Regional sports networks

Name HD Owner Notes
4SD (Cable 4 San Diego) Yes Cox Communications 4SD won't retain the rights for Padres baseball for the 2012 season and beyond
Altitude Yes Kroenke Sports Enterprises Sports channel covering Denver sports teams
Big Ten Network Yes Big Ten Conference / Fox Cable Networks (a division of News Corporation) Big Ten Conference sports
and audio feed
Big Ten Network On Demand Yes Big Ten Conference / Fox Cable Networks (a division of News Corporation) Big Ten Conference sports
Bright House Sports Network Yes Bright House Networks Tampa Bay Sports TV
Comcast SportsNet Yes NBCUniversal as a division of NBC Sports
and audio feed
CSS Yes NBCUniversal and Charter Communications Southeast
Cox Sports Television Yes Cox Communications
Detroit Lions Television Network No
Fox Sports (formerly FSN) Yes News Corporation through Fox Entertainment Group
and audio feed
Fighting Sioux Sports Network No University of North Dakota, WDAZ-TV, Midcontinent Communications Known as FSSN
Metro Sports No Time Warner
MASN Yes Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and audio feed
MountainWest Sports Network (the mtn.) Yes Mountain West Conference (MWC), CBS Corporation, Comcast Mountain West Conference sports
and audio feed
MSG Network Yes Madison Square Garden, Inc. and audio feed
MSG Plus Yes formerly SportsChannel New York and FSN New York
and audio feed
NESN Yes Boston Red Sox / Boston Bruins
Root Sports Yes DirecTV Sports Networks
Sabres Hockey Network Yes and audio feed
SportsNet New York (SNY) Yes New York Mets, Time Warner, NBCUniversal and audio feed
SportSouth Yes News Corporation formerly Turner South and sister channel of FSN South
and audio feed
SportsTime Ohio Yes Dolan Family (Cleveland Indians owners) and audio feed
Sun Sports Yes Fox Sports Net (News Corporation) formerly Sunshine Network. Sister channel of FSN Florida
and audio feed
YES Network Yes Yankee Global Enterprises LLC, Goldman Sachs and 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

Name Owner Notes
WPIX New York WPIX, Inc. (Tribune Company) superstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
KTLA Los Angeles KTLA, Inc (Tribune Company) superstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
WGN Chicago WGN Continental Broadcasting Company (Tribune Company) superstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
KWGN Denver KWGN Inc. (Tribune Company) superstation CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
WSBK Boston CBS Television Licenses LLC (CBS Corporation) superstation feed of MyNetworkTV
WPCH Atlanta SuperStation, Inc. (Turner Broadcasting System) superstation feed. Formerly WTBS, rebranded as PeachtreeTV
WWOR Secaucus, New Jersey Fox Television Stations superstation MyNetworkTV feed for markets without a MyNetworkTV affiliate
WABC New York American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (Disney/ABC) national ABC feed for markets without an ABC affiliate
KABC Los Angeles ABC Holding Company, Inc. (Disney/ABC)
WCVB Boston WCVB Hearst Television, Inc. (Hearst Television)
WXYZ-TV Detroit Scripps Media, Inc. (E.W. Scripps Company)
WLS Chicago WLS Television, Inc. (Disney/ABC)
KSTP Minneapolis KSTP-TV, LLC (Hubbard Broadcasting)
KMGH Denver Scripps Media, Inc. (E. W. Scripps Company)
WCBS New York CBS Broadcasting, Inc. (CBS Corporation) national CBS feed for markets without a CBS affiliate
KCBS Los Angeles
WBZ Boston CBS Television Licenses LLC (CBS Corporation)
WWJ Detroit CBS Broadcasting, Inc. (CBS Corporation)
WBBM Chicago
WCCO Minneapolis
KCNC Denver CBS Television Stations, Inc. (CBS Corporation)
WNBC New York NBC Telemundo License, LLC (NBC Universal) 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 (NBC Universal)
KARE Minneapolis Multimedia Holdings Corporation (Gannett Company)
KUSA Denver
WNYW New York Fox Television Stations national Fox feed for markets without a Fox affiliate
KTTV Los Angeles
WUHF Rochester WUHF Licensee, LLC (Sinclair Broadcast Group)
WFLD Chicago Fox Television Stations
KDVR Denver Community Television Of Colorado, LLC (Local TV LLC)
WNET New York WNET national PBS feed for markets without a PBS member
KCET Los Angeles Community Television of Southern California
WGBH Boston WGBH Educational Foundation
WTVS Detroit Detroit Educational Television Foundation
Montana PBS Bozeman Montana State University
CW Plus CBS Corporation 50%
Time Warner 50%
CW feed for markets without a CW affiliate
Telemundo Puerto Rico Telemundo of Puerto Rico (NBC Universal) Telemundo

Religion

Name HD Owner Notes
Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) Yes Three Angels Broadcasting Network 3ABN English
Three Angels Broadcasting Network Latino (3ABN Latino) Yes 3ABN Spanish & Portuguese
Three Angels Broadcasting Network Radio (3ABN Radio) No
SonBeam Channel No Children
3ABN Proclaim! No Preaching & Teaching
Three Angels Broadcasting Network Russia (3ABN Russia) No Christian Programming in Russian
Dare to Dream Network No Christian Programming for African Americans and other minorities
Amazing Facts Television No Amazing Facts
ABN No
ACN No
Africa Christian Broadcast Network No
Adventist TV No
Al Karma TV No
Almavision No Spanish-language
American Liberty No
Angel One No
Angel Two No
Apostolic Oneness Network No
ATN/ACN Service 1 No
ATN Service 2 No
Bethel Televisi n No
BET Gospel No BET Networks (Viacom)
BYU TV No Brigham Young University Latter-day Saint audience
Cancao Nova Yes
CatholicTV Yes CatholicTV.com 24/7 faith-based entertainment
CBS Korean Yes
CGN TV Yes
Church Communication Network - CCN Yes
CNL Russian Yes
Cornerstone Television No
Coptic TV Yes
Credo TV No
Daystar Television Network No
Divine TV No
EICB TV No
EWTN Yes EWTN Espanol
Emmanuel TV No
My Family TV No
Family Friendly Entertainment No
Esperanza TV No Hope Channel, Seventh-day Adventist Church
The God Channel (GOD TV) No The Angel Foundation worldwide Broadcast Licence is held by Angel Christian Television Trust Inc.[1]
God's Learning Channel No Prime Time Christian Broadcasting
Golden Eagle Broadcasting No Oral Roberts University
Gospel Broadcasting Network (GBN) No GBN is under the oversight of the Highland Church of Christ in Dalton, Georgia
Gospel Music Television No southern gospel
Gospel Music Channel Yes Christian music and secular entertainment programming
Gospel Music Channel On Demand
Healthy Living Network No
Hope Channel Yes Hope Channel, Seventh-day Adventist Church
Hope Church Channel No
Impact TV No
The Inspiration Network No The Inspiration Networks
JLTV - Jewish Life TV No
La Familia Network (LFN) No
La Familia Cosmovision No
Loma Linda Broadcasting Network No Loma Linda Broadcasting Network Operates three separate full-time networks, LLBN English, LLBN Chinese and LLBN Arabic
Inspiration Network International (INI) No
KNLB Radio No
Liberty Channel No
Life Talk Radio No
LifeTalk Network No
Living Faith TV No
NRB Network No National Religious Broadcasters
National Jewish Television No
New Heights No
Nejat TV No
Overcomer Ministries No
Overcomer Radio No
Pastor Scott No
Radio 74 No
Radio Cancao Nova No
Radio Libertad No
Rodnoy (RBN) No
SafeTV No Total Life Community Educational Foundation
Shalom TV No
Shepherd's Chapel Network No
Spirit Word No
Spirit 1 Radio No
The Word Network No Adell Broadcasting
The Reformation Channel No
Total Living Network No
The University Network No Dr. Gene Scott
Telecare Network (Long Island) No
TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) Yes Trinity Broadcasting Network
JCTV Yes
TBN Enlace USA Yes
TBN Russia Yes
The Church Channel Yes
Telepace Yes
TRWAM Yes
Tri-State Christian Television No
TVU No Christian rock/hip-hop music videos
Spirit No Contemporary Christian music videos
World Harvest Television No LeSEA Broadcasting
The Worship Network Yes The Christian Network, Inc.
Universal Christian No
UNTV No
Vision Heaven Yes

Shopping

Name HD Owner Notes
America's Auction Network No
Gem Shopping Network No
HSN Yes IAC/InterActiveCorp
Liquidation Channel No
Jewelry Television Yes formerly ACN
QVC Yes
ShopNBC No ValueVision Media NBC Universal, owns 37% of ValueVision

Ethnic

Name Owner language
Afrotainment Soundview Africa African TV channel based in New York City, NY
Afrotainment Music Soundview Africa African Music channel based in New York City, NY
ARTN Armenian-Russian Television Network Armenian TV channel based in Glendale, California
Bostel RTV Bostel Bosnian TV channel based in Chicago, IL
DFH Network DFH Network Inc. Turkish Pay-TV service based in Santa Ana, California comprising 7 channels
German Kino Plus FennFamLLC German TV channel based in Marietta, Georgia
ITV Gold International Broadcasting Network South Asian TV channel based in Long Island City, NY
Impact Television Impact Television Network Russian TV channel based in Sacramento, California
JLTV Jewish TV channel based in Los Angeles, CA
JUS One JUS Broadcasting Punjabi TV channel based in Long Island City, NY
JUS Punjabi JUS Broadcasting Punjabi TV channel based in Long Island City, NY
KO-AM TV KO_AM TV Inc. Korean TV channel based in Seattle, Washington
MKTV Media Korea Inc. Korean TV channel based in Fort Lee, New Jersey
My Sports Germany Unknown German Sports channel available via Dish Network
NGTV National Greek Television Inc. Greek TV channel based in Astoria NY
One World Sports 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
RTN Russian Media Group LLC Russian TV channel based in Fort Lee, New Jersey
SBTN SBTN Inc. Vietnamese TV channel based in Garden Grove, California
Sino Television Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Inc. Chinese channel based in New York City, NY
Sky Link TV Sky Link TV Inc. Chinese TV channel based in Rosemead, California
SPT TV Seabra Portuguese Television Portuguese TV channel based in Newark, New Jersey
Tai Seng Sat TV Tai Seng Entertainment Chinese TV channel based in San Francisco, CA
Tapesh TV Persian Broadcasting Company Persian TV channel based in Los Angeles, CA
TVB USA TVB USA Inc. Chinese TV channel based in Norwalk, California
The Korean Channel The Korean Channel Inc. Korean TV channel based in College Point, NY
TV Asia Asia Star Broadcasting Inc South Asian TV channel, based in Edison, New Jersey
TV Japan NHK Cosmomedia America Inc. Japanese channel based in New York City, NY
tvK Television Korea24 Inc. Korean TV channel based in Los Angeles, CA
Vi n Thao TV Vien Thao Media Vietnamese TV channel based in San Jose, California

Adult

Name Owner Multiplex Channels HD Notes
Climax Playboy Enterprises
  • Climax 1
  • Climax 2
  • Climax 3
Hot Choice Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner PPV Service, available on most cable systems.
Hustler TV LFP Broadcasting PPV Service Yes
Peephole TV Media House Enterprises, Inc. The network is available on IPTV, Satellite and Mobile phone
  • Peephole.TV (Eastern Western Network feed)
  • Peephole Color (Ethnic adult content)
  • Peephole Gay World (XXX Gay Network)
  • Peephole Big Ass & Tits
  • Peephole Teen & Milf
  • Peephole Gang Bang & Gonzo
Penthouse TV Penthouse Media Group / New Frontier Media Video On Demand Channel
Playboy TV Playboy Enterprises aka Playboy Channel Yes
Playgirl TV Video On Demand Channel
Seduxxxtion TV on Demand No Video On Demand Channel
Spice Networks Playboy Enterprises
  • Club Jenna
  • Fresh!
  • SKiN TV
  • Spice Wild
  • Spice:Xcess
  • Shorteez
The Erotic Network New Frontier Media
  • Juicy
  • Real
  • SexSee
  • TEN
  • Vavoom
  • Xtsy
Uncensored TV on Demand Video On Demand Channel.

Defunct networks (no longer in existence under any name)

Networks that have ceased operations to become another network

Networks that have merged with another network

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