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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1986
1986-00-00 NASA TV (sometime around this year, NASA Select changed its name to this)
1986-00-00 National Christian Network became Liberty Broadcasting Network.
1986-01-12 Satcom K1 satellite was launched.
1986-06-02 C-SPAN2 was launched. It aired live coverage of the U.S. Senate.
1986-11-23 3ABN (Three Angels Broadcasting Network) was launched.
1986-11-24 QVC (Quality Value Convenience) was launched.
1986-13-00 Preview signed off.
Cable History Highlights For This Year Range
In 1986, Cable shop-at-home networks become nationally distributed.
In 1986, Rainbow Programming breaks new ground in news programming with cable's first 24-hour regional news service − News 12 Long Island.
In 1986, The FCC adopts revised must-carry rules in response to the 1985 Quincy Cable Television v. FCC decision.
Source: The Cable Center website: Cable History Timeline: http://www.cablecenter.org/resources/exhibits/cable-history-timeline.html
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, 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)
ACTS, Arts and Entertainment, BET, Video Jukebox Network, Bravo, CBN, Cinemax, CNN, Cornerstone Television, Country Music Television, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2,
Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Escapade, ESPN, EWTN, FNN, Galavision, Genesis Storytime, HBO, Headline News, HSN, HTN,
Learning Channel, Liberty Broadcasting Network, Lifetime, Movie Channel, MTV,
NASA TV, Nashville Network, National College Television, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon, Nostalgia Channel, Playboy Channel,
, Prime Ticket, Private Screenings, PTL, QVC
SCORE, Showtime, SPN, Sports Channel America, TBN, WTBS, 3ABN, USA Network,
VH1, Weather Channel, WGN, WPIX, WOR