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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1983

1983-00-00 On the Cox San Diego system, KCOX moved from 2 to 24 on Jan 1, then to channel 33 sometime that summer.
1983-00-00 Community Programmint Center debuted on Cox San Diego's cable 24 (KCOX used it during the daytime) and replaced CVC; CVC still aired on Southwestern Cable; no date when either of the two public access channels were dissolved sometime in the future
1983-00-00 CNN2 renamed CNN Headline News, then Headline News later
1983-00-00 Genesis Storytime
1983-00-00 ONTV changed its name to On Subscription TV
1983-03-05 CMT (Country Music Television)
1983-03-07 TNN (The Nashville Network)
1983-03-31 The Entertainment Channel signed off, merged with ARTS to form A&E in 1984
1983-04-00 Cox Cable began a Pay Per View channel featuring the San Diego Padres and movies. It didn't have a name as far as I can remember.
1983-04-11 Satcom 1R satellite was launched
1983-04-18 Disney Channel (PAY)
1983-05-23 Channel 30 San Bernadino signed off
1983-06-03 Night Tracks began airing on WTBS
1983-09-08 Satcom 2R satellite was launched
1983-10-27 SNC (Satellite News Channel) signed off

Lineups as of the end of the year

San Diego/Tijuana TV

6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 33, 39, 48, 51, 57, CCN, CPC, 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, Cinemax, CNN, Cornerstone Television, Country Music Television, C-SPAN, Daytime, Disney Channel, Entertainment Channel, Escapade, ESPN, EWTN, FNN, Galavision, Genesis Storytime, HBO, Headline News, HSC, HTN, Learning Channel, Movie Channel, MTV, NASA Select, Nashville Network, 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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