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CatholicTV

It had never been done before, but the medium was in its infancy, and it was worth a try. On January 1, 1955, then-Archbishop Richard J. Cushing stepped before an improvised altar in a television studio near Boston’s Kenmore Square. … Continue reading

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NBA TV

The National Basketball Association began its own television channel, leased to Turner Broadcasting System, as an opportunity to broadcast the many NBA games played throughout the season. Dedicated purely to American basketball, NBA TV is the oldest professional sports-owned cable … Continue reading

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The Country Network

The Country Network is a broadcast television network based out of Deerfield Beach, Florida. It plays videos of the most popular country music artists from the 1980s through to today’s top artists. Using the slogan “It’s Your Country,” this network … Continue reading

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AMC

The American Movie Classics channel, or AMC, began as a way to showcase older movies in their original state. It was a response to the trend toward colorizing classic black and white films and a means to bring classic movies … Continue reading

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Disney Channel

The Disney Channel is a family network that features television shows geared toward children of all ages. Disney Junior provides entertainment for children in preschool and airs during the morning and early afternoon on the Disney Channel. Entertainment for school-aged … Continue reading

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BYU Television

The BYU channel is a television station managed by Brigham Young University. Therefore, the channel’s programing features specials and television shows created by the school in addition to a number of national programs and reality shows. BYU television also airs … Continue reading

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HBO

HBO, or Home Box Office, is one of the largest premium cable TV networks, second only to Encore. While the network primarily airs movies, it offers plenty of original programming including drama, talk, and sports shows, comedy specials, and boxing … Continue reading

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VH1

After the success of MTV, the music channel’s creators decided to branch out with VH1. Initially, the cable channel aired music programing for older audience members such as videos featuring Kenny Rogers, Carly Simon and Olivia Newton-John. The music channel … Continue reading

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Nickelodeon

Since its launch as The Pinwheel Network in 1977, Nickelodeon has been one of the top American children’s channels. Nickelodeon, often known more simply as Nick, is sometimes called “The First Kids’ Network” for its innovative approach to children’s television. … Continue reading

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ABC Family

ABC Family provides entertainment options for families, children ranging from elementary school through their teen years, college students and adults. A highlight of the network is seasonal programming geared toward families, and the channel’s original movie offerings have grown in … Continue reading

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