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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 1988
1988-00-00 America's Store was launched.
1988-00-00 Prevue Guide was launched.
1988-00-00 SportsChannel America was launched.
1988-00-00 Satellite Program Network became Tempo Television.
1988-00-00 WSBK-TV on satellite, year and date unknown, possibly in late 80s
1988-06-00 Liberty Broadcasting Network became FamilyNet.
1988-07-01 VISN was launched.
1988-08-01 CBN Cable Network was renamed The CBN Family Channel.
1988-10-03 TNT (Turner Network Television) was launched.
1988-12-17 Channel 62 Riverside signed on.
1988-13-00 HBO Festival signed off, sometime in late 1988.
Cable History Highlights For This Year Range
In 1988, The National Cable Television Museum changes its name to the National Cable Television Center and Museum to more accurately describe its function.
In 1988, Cable-originated programming becomes eligible for Emmy Award consideration and wins three
Emmys in the prime time competition.
In 1988, The FCC issues orders to reinstate syndicated exclusivity. This gives broadcasters the right to
request that local cable systems "black out" certain programs carried by distant stations.
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, Rainbow Channel,
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),
62 (Riverside), 63 (Oxnard), 64 (Barstow),
Satellite TV (for the consumer end of the cable system)
ACTS, America's Store, Arts and Entertainment, BET, The Box, Bravo,
CBN Family Channel, Cinemax, CNN, Cornerstone Television, Country Music Television, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2,
Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Escapade, ESPN, EWTN, FamilyNet, FNN, Galavision, Genesis Storytime, HBO,
, Headline News, HSN,
Learning Channel, Lifetime, Movie Channel, Movietime, MTV,
NASA TV, Nashville Network, National College Television, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon, Nostalgia Channel,
Playboy Channel, Prevue Guide, Prime Ticket, Private Screenings, PTL, QVC
SCORE, Shop at Home, Showtime, Sports Channel America, TBN, TBS, Tempo Television, 3ABN, TNT, Travel Channel, USA Network,
VH1, VISN, Weather Channel, WGN, WPIX, WSBK, WWOR