2012-01-01 The 3 From Epix was rebranded as EPIX Drive-In.
2012-01-01 EPIX3 was launched. It was rebranded as EPIX hists later.
2012-01-02 Versus renamed NBC Sports Network.
2012-03-23 Disney Junior was launched as its own channel.
2012-03-17 Fox Sports San Diego was launched.
2012-05-28 Planet Green was relaunched as Destination America.
2012-06-01 MountainWest Sports Network (aka the mtn.) ceased operations.
2012-08-15 Pac-12 Network was launched. In addition to this national channel, it operates several regional sports channels focusing on different schools within the Pac-12 conference.
2012-10-01 Time Warner Cable SportsNet (Los Angeles) was launched. The name was changed to Spectrum SportsNet in 2016 after Charter purchased Time Warner Cable.
2012-10-02 NickMom programming block was launched on the Nick Jr. channel.
2012-11-01 The Nashville Network was revived as a digital broadcast network.
In 2012, DOCSIS 3.1 spec introduced by CableLabs, will eventually allow acceleration of HFC networks from tens of megabits per second to up to 10 Gbps.
Source: The Cable Center website: Cable History Timeline: http://www.cablecenter.org/resources/exhibits/cable-history-timeline.html