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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1975-77

1975-04-00 The Appalachain Educational Satellite Project ended
1975-10-00 Christian Communications Network (San Diego, part time)
1975-09-30 HBO (Home Box Office) became the first satellite-delivered programming service for the cable industry (PAY)
1975-12-23 Channel 68 Los Angeles signed off
1976-07-01 Showtime on microwave (PAY)
1976-09-00 PRISM (PAY) (originally as Hollywood Home Theater)
1976-09-00 the broadcast network Spanish Information Network (SIN) added on satellite for distribution to broadcast affiliates around the country.
1976-12-17 WTCG (Watch This Channel Grow) channel 17 Atlanta became the second satellite-delivered programing service and the first satellite-delivered broadcast station (or superstation) for the cable industry
1977-00-00 ONTV (PAY) was launched on channel 52's airwaves during the evenings
1977-00-00 KTVU added to satellite for Cox systems
1977-04-27 CBN's Satellite Service was born on satellite and became the third satellite-delivered programming service
1977-06-30 Channel 18 San Bernadino
1977-09-22 the regional Madison Square Garden Sports Network launched a satellite version as a continuation of its network, Madison Square Garden Network, the original name of the USA Network as a distribution service for cable and pay operators to use
1977-12-01 "Pinwheel" was launched on a QUBE cable system (which also launched with 29 channels that same day) channel C-3 in Columbus, Ohio.
1977-13-00 Channel 100 signed off
1977-13-00 Channel 46 Los Angeles signed off

Lineups as of the end of the year

San Diego/Tijuana TV

6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 39, CCN, CVC, ITV, MC2, Channel 100

Los Anglees TV

2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 18, 22, 28, 34, 40, 46, 52, 58, 68, ONTV, Z Channel

Other Area TV

3 (Santa Barbara), 6 (San Luis Obispo), 12 (Santa Maria), 18 (San Bernadino), 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)

CBN, HBO, WTCG
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