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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1985

1985-00-00 HSC renamed as HSN (Home Shopping Network)
1985-00-00 SCORE (by FNN), shared with FNN
1985-00-00 The Box
1985-01-00 Channel 30 San Bernadino relaunch, month known, day unknown
1985-01-01 A&E moved to on own 24-hour channel after years of sharing transponder space with Nickelodeon.
1985-01-01 VH1 (Video Hits 1)
1985-05-01 The Nostalgia Channel was launched.
1985-05-31 ON Subscription TV signed off at the end of this broadcast night. On and SelecTV merged.
1985-06-01 ON/SelecTV aired on both 22 and 52/57 for the summer.
1985-06-01 Nick at Nite launched, shared with Nickelodeon 8pm-6am ET
1985-06-17 The Discovery Channel
1985-08-17 Channel 63 Oxnard
1985-09-00 Channel 52's (57 in San Diego) normal programming returned with Spanish language programming with the end of ON/SelecTV; SelecTV continued on KWHY 22
1985-10-19 Prime Ticket was launched from Los Angeles as a regional sports network
1985-11-27 Satcom K2 satellite was launched

Lineups as of the end of the year

San Diego/Tijuana TV

6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 33, 39, 48, 51, 57, 69, CCN, CPC, CVC, ITV, KCOX

Los Anglees TV

2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 22, 28, 34, 40, 46, 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), 63 (Oxnard),

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

ACTS, Arts and Entertainment, BET, The Box, Bravo, CBN, Cinemax, CNN, Cornerstone Television, Country Music Television, C-SPAN, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Escapade, ESPN, EWTN, FNN, Galavision, Genesis Storytime, HBO, Headline News, HSN, HTN, Learning Channel, Lifetime, Movie Channel, MTV, NASA Select, Nashville Network, National Christian Network, National College Television, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon, Nostalgia Channel, Playboy Channel, PTL, Preview, Prime Ticket, Private Screenings SCORE, Showtime, SPN, Sports Channel America, TBN, USA Network, VH1, Weather Channel, WGN, WOR, WPIX, WTBS
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