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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1970-72
1970-00-00 Mission Cable 2 began on Mission Cable and a few other cable systems in San Diego. It became KCOX 2 when Cox bought Mission Cable by the end of the 1970s and was dissolved after 1982.
1970-00-00 (unknown year) WTCG (the future WTBS) Atlanta, Georgia, began microwaving its signal to cable systems in nearby cities.
1971-00-00 Instructional TV (ITV) began on a few cable systems in San Diego
1971-09-08 the Manhattan Cable regional sports network begins to be referred to as the Madison Square Garden Sports Network (later as The MSG Network)
1972-00-00 Channel 100 (PAY), run by Optical Systems Corp. and cable company franchised, was launched on Mission Cable in San Diego
1972-00-00 Appalachian Community Service Network on microwave
1972-08-16 Channel 46 Los Angeles
1972-11-08 HBO (PAY), originating from Wikes-Barre, debut on microwave. Some of the games held at Madison Square Garden were featured in the channel's early years.
1972-11-20 Channel 50 Orange County
Lineups as of the end of the year
San Diego/Tijuana TV
6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 39, ITV, MC2, Channel 100
Los Anglees TV
2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 22, 28, 34, 40, 46, 52
Other Area TV
3 (Santa Barbara), 6 (San Luis Obispo),
12 (Santa Maria),
24 (San Bernadino),
30 (San Bernadino),
36 (Palm Springs),
42 (Palm Springs),
50 (Orange County),
Satellite TV (for the consumer end of the cable system)
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