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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1977

1977-00-00 KTVU added to satellite for Cox systems
1977-04-00 ONTV (PAY) was launched on channel 52's airwaves during the evenings
1977-04-00 PTL Satellite Network
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 Manhattan Cable Television regional sports network, The Madison Square Garden Sports Network, was launched on satellite under a new name as UA-Columbia/MSG. In 1978, it was referred to "the temporarily named Madison Square Garden Network" in print ads.
1977-09-22 the regional Madison Square Garden Sports Network launched a satellite version of its Manhattan Cable Television regional sports network as a continuation of its network, named as the Madison Square Garden network; this satellite feed was 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 (Mission Cable San Diego, Showtime (Times-Mirror Escondido)

Los Anglees TV

2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 18, 22, 28, 34, 40, 46, 52, 58, ONTV, Z Channel, Showtime (Long Beach)

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)

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