2005-00-00 Speed Channel renamed Speed.
2005-01-05 Military History Channel was launched. It was owned by A and E networks.
2005-01-10 Discovery Wings Channel was rebranded Military Channel (the second version).
2005-02-15 G4techTV was rebranaded as G4.
2005-03-00 GoodLife TV Network was renamed as American Life TV Network, then ALN later.
2005-03-04 ESPNU was launched.
2005-03-25 Starz! Kids and Family (PAY) was launched in place of Starz! Family.
2005-03-25 Starz! Theater was rebranded as Starz Edge.
2005-03-28 Starz! was restylized as starz. All of its multiplex were restylized as "starz" as part of their names.
2005-03-28 True Stories was rebranded as Encore Drama.
2005-03-28 Love Stories was rebranded as Encore Love.
2005-03-28 Action was rebranded as Encore Action.
2005-03-28 Mystery was rebranded as Encore Mystery.
2005-03-28 Westerns was rebranded as Encore Westerns.
2005-03-28 WAM! America's Kidz Network was rebranded as WAM!/Encore Wam.
2005-03-28 Fox Sports World was rebranded as Fox Soccer Channel.
2005-06-30 Logo TV was launched.
2005-07-00 Retro Television Network was launched.
2005-07-01 PAX TV renamed as i: Independent Television.
2005-07-01 BET Hip-Hop was launched.
2005-07-04 Speed Channel was rebranded as Speed.
2005-09-25 PBS Kids Channel shut down after its final broadcast day on this date.
2005-09-26 PBS Kids Sprout was launched to replace the PBS Kids Channel.
2005-12-31 Trio had its final broadcast day. The following day, Sleuth replaced it.
Source: The Cable Center website: Cable History Timeline: http://www.cablecenter.org/resources/exhibits/cable-history-timeline.html