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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1980

1980-00-00 Preview (PAY)
1980-00-00 Private Screenings (PAY)
1980-00-00 Escapade (PAY)
1980-01-25 BET launched as part the UA-Columbia network
1980-04-09 UA-Columbia was renamed USA Network and gradually became a consumer end cable network
1980-04-22 The Getty Oil Company and four film companies announced they were going to create a competing pay service, Premiere, that would have limited the availability of the partners' feature films to other pay TV networks such as HBO, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Cinemax and others. At the end of the year, a Federal judge blocked the creation.
1980-06-00 National Christian Network
1980-06-00 The Women's Channel (part of SPN Network)
1980-06-01 CNN (Cable News Network)
1980-08-01 Cinemax (PAY)
1980-11-00 Appalachian Community Service Network renamed The Learning Channel
1980-12-01 Bravo (PAY)
1980-12-31 a Federal court judge blocked The Getty Oil Company and four film companies from creating a competing pay service, Premiere, in an antitrust case ruling. Premiere would have limited the availability of the partners' feature films to other pay TV networks such as HBO, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Cinemax and others.
1980-12-32 (date unknown but existed in 1981) NASA Select was launched soon after The Learning Channel was launched

Lineups as of the end of the year

San Diego/Tijuana TV

6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 39, CCN, CVC, ITV, KCOX

Los Anglees TV

2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 22, 28, 34, 40, 52, 58, ONTV, SelecTV, 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)

AETN, Bravo, CBN, Cinemax, Cinemerica, CNN, Cornerstone Television, C-SPAN, Escapade, ESPN, Galavision, HBO, HTN, Learning Channel, Movie Channel, NASA Select, National Christian Network, Nickelodeon, PTL, Preview, Private Screenings, Showtime, SPN, Sports Channel America, TBN, USA Network, WGN, WOR, WPIX, WTBS
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