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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 2002

2002-00-00 America's Collectibles Network was rebranded as Jewelry Television.

2002-00-00 BET on Jazz was renamed BET Jazz.

2002-01-14 Telefutura was launched.

2002-02-00 GEMS Television was renamed mun2.

2002-02-00 MTVU was launched. It was rebranded as "CheddarU" in 2018.

2002-04-01 The N was launched as a program block on the Noggin channel.

2002-04-24 G4 was launched. It focused on the world of video games. Its first week broadcasting featured a nonstop Pong marathon.

2002-04-30 MTVX had its final broadcast day. MTV Jams replaced it the following day.

2002-05-01 Nicktoons was launched.

2002-05-01 MTV Hits was launched.

2002-05-01 MTV Jams was launched. It replaced MTVX.

2002-05-15 CNNSI signed off.

2002-06-00 The National College Sports Network was launched. It was later known as College Sports Television.

2002-06-17 Discovery HD Theater (later known as HD Theater) signed on.

2002-07-01 BET Gospel signed on.

2002-08-21 Fine Living Network was launched.

2002=09-00 HBO Plus2 was rebranded as HBO2.

2002-09-30 All News Channel signed off.

2002-10-28 Cox Sports Television was launched.

2002-11-00 WGN Superstation was rebranded as Superstation WGN.

2002-12-08 Speedvision was renamed Speed Channel.

2002-12-32 The National Network became known as The New TNN.

Cable History Highlights For This Year Range

In 2002, DOCSIS 2.0 has been approved by the International Telecommunications UnionTelecommunication Section (ITU-T) as the international standard.

In 2002, CableLabs approves first DOCSIS 2.0 cable modems.

Source: The Cable Center website: Cable History Timeline: http://www.cablecenter.org/resources/exhibits/cable-history-timeline.html

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