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From a 1983 Directory

ARTS, American Educational Television Network, The Learning Channel, Booneville, Apollo Entertainment Network (PAY), Black Entertainment Television, Bravo (PAY), Buena Vista Channel (PAY), Cable Health Network, Cable News Network, CNN2 (Headline News), CBS Cable, Cinemerica, C-SPAN, CBN, Christian Media Network, Cinemax (PAY), Daytime, Delta (PAY), Disney Channel (PAY), Don King Sports Network (PAY), Dow Jones Cable News, Electronic Program Guide, The Entertainment Channel (PAY), Episcopal Television Network, Eros (PAY), ESPN, Eternal Word Television Network, Financial News Network, Galavision (PAY), Good Stuff, Heartbeat Media Network, Home Box Office (PAY), Home Theater Network Plus (PAY), Independent Television News Association, Jewish Television Network, KidVid, Modern Satellite Network, The Movie Channel (PAY), MTV, The Nashville Network, National Christian Network, National Jewish Television, Nickelodeon, North American (became The Travel Channel later), Penthouse (PAY), Playboy Channel (PAY), Private Screenings (PAY), PRISM (PAY), Pro Sports Network, PTL Television Network, Reuters News-View (full time news on one channel, sports, features, and financial reports on another channel), Satellite News Channel I (full time news reports), Satellite News Channe II (full time long form news channel), Satellite Program Network, Showtime Entertainment (PAY), Spanish Information Network (now Univision), Spanish Universal Network, Spotlight (PAY), Trinity Broadcasting Network, UPI Cable News, United Satellite Television (five channels, began June 1983), USA Network, UTV Cable Network, Video Concert Hall (VCH Cable Satellite Network), Video Sports Network (Southeastern), The Weather Channel, WGN-TV, The Women's Channel, WOR-TV, WTBS


CFMT-TV Toronto, KSHB Kansas City, KSTW Tacoma-Seattle, KTVT Dallas, WGN-TV Chicago, WOR-TV New York, WPIX New York, WSBK-TV Boston, WTBS Atlanta.

SAT Guide, May 1980

1, KTVU, Oakland/San Francisco 2
2, PTL (People That Love)
3, WGN Chicago 9
5, The Movie Channel
6, WTBS Atlanta 17
6, UPI Newstime
7, ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programing Network)
8, CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network)
9, C-SPAN (separately run from MSG)
9, MSG (or UA-Columbia) (became USA Network in April 1980)
9, Calliope (part of MSG service)
9, BET (Black Entertainment Network)
10, Showtime (West)
11, Nickelodeon
12, Showtime (East)
13, TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network)
14, CNN (Cable News Network) would premiere June 1
16, ACSN (Appalachain Community Satellite Network)
16, Showtime Plus Sports (pre-emptiing regular Showtime schedule to include 35 SW Conference games)
17, WOR New York 9
18, Reuters "Newsview"
18, Galavision (Spanish language)
21, SPN (Satellite Programming Network)
21, HTN (Home Theater Network)
22, MSN (Modern Satellite Network)
22, HBO (West)
23, HBO-Take 2 (mini G/PG service)
24, HBO (East)
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