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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1982

1982-00-00 HSC (Home Shopping Club)
1982-01-16 Satcom 4 satellite was launched
1982-03-00 Daytime (4 hour service), 1pm-5pm ET
1982-04-05 (date est) C-SPAN moved to its own channel after sharing transponder space time with USA and BET
1982-05-02 The Weather Channel
1982-06-04 The Entertainment Channel (PAY) launched
1982-06-21 SNC (Satellite News Channel)
1982-06-30 Cable Health Network
1982-09-00 USA Network went 24 hours a day sometime in the fall
1982-09-00 BET moved to its on own channel, possibly in 1982 around the time it left USA Network
1982-09-13 Channel 51 San Diego
1982-10-01 ONTV went 24 hours a day on channel 52 in Los Angeles and 57 in San Diego
1982-10-01 Channel 56 Orange County signed on
1982-10-28 Satcom 5 satellite was launched
1982-11-01 Playboy Channel (PAY)
1982-12-00 Low Power (K57CD) Channel 57 (which might have relayed channel 52 in Los Angeles, even ONTV's progrmaming since sign-on) signed on in Poway-Ramona/San Diego. It was announced as a new LPTV station on September 16, 1980; the FCC granted the licence for the station on August 20, 1982.
1982-12-17 CBS Cable signed off
1982-12-29 Cinemerica was dissolved
1982-12-31 KCOX 2 moved to channel 24 on the Cox system the next day; by this time, it was showing mostly tepe-delayed USA Network programming on cable 2, which became USA Network full time the following day on the Cox San Diego system.

Lineups as of the end of the year

San Diego/Tijuana TV

6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 33, 39, 48, 51, 57, 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), 56 (Orange County),

Satellite TV (for the consumer end of the cable system)

ARTS, BET, Bravo, Cable Health Network, CBN, CBS Cable, Cinemax, Cinemerica, CNN, CNN2, Cornerstone Television, C-SPAN, Daytime, Entertainment Channel, Escapade, ESPN, EWTN, FNN, Galavision, HBO, HSC, HTN, Learning Channel, Movie Channel, MTV, NASA Select, National Christian Network, National College Television, Nickelodeon, Playboy Channel, PTL, Preview, Private Screenings Satellite News Channel, Showtime, SPN, Sports Channel America, Spotlight, TBN, USA Network, Weather Channel, WGN, WOR, WPIX, WTBS
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