Welcome to my Historical Channel List Archive!

This site aims to collect and preserve historical channel listings from cable and satellite
television services in the United States (primarily from the 1990s and 2000s).

Listing Index

Date Area Service Current Service
Jan. 1991 Rome, GA
(Northwestern Georgia)
Scripps Howard Cable Comcast (Xfinity)
Jun. 1997 Fort Scott, KS
(Eastern Kansas)
unknown Optimum
Jun. 2000 Lancaster, PA Comcast Comcast (Xfinity)
Dec. 2000 San Diego, CA Time Warner Cable Charter (Spectrum)
Mar. 2001 Owosso, MI
(Central Michigan)
Charter Charter (Spectrum)
May 2005 Half Moon Bay, CA
(San Francisco Bay Area)
Comcast Comcast (Xfinity)

Channel Genre Legend

Local Broadcast Stations (e.g. NBC, CBS, Fox, PBS, Ind.)
General/Lifestyle/Educational (e.g. USA Network, Food Network, History)
All one color due to significant overlap and drift of channels between them over time
News (e.g. CNN, C-SPAN, CNBC, Weather Channel)
Sports (e.g. ESPN, Fox Sports)
Music (e.g. MTV, VH1, CMT, Music Choice)
Movies (e.g. AMC, Turner Classic Movies, IFC)
Kids/Family (e.g. Nickelodeon, Disney Channel)
Religious (e.g. TBN, EWTN, Daystar)
Home Shopping (e.g. HSN, QVC)
Spanish/International (Univision, GalavisiĆ³n)
Premium/PPV Channels (e.g. HBO, Viewer's Choice/iN DEMAND, Playboy)
Technical/Misc. Channels (e.g. EPG, PEG, info, video-on-demand)

When possible, channels are linked to their English Wikipedia articles
to make it easy to find more information about a particular channel.

East/West Coast feeds

Many channels have separate East Coast and West Coast feeds to compensate for time zone differences. If there are two copies of a channel and one of them is marked (East) or (West), that means the other one is the opposite. Which feed is marked depends on the time zone of the listing; listings from the Pacific and Mountain time zones will have East feeds marked, and listings from the Eastern and Central time zones will have West feeds marked. National listings (mainly satellite services) will have both marked.

Common Abbreviations

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