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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 2007

2007-01-08 Qubo was launched.

2007-01-29 i: Independent Television renamed as Ion Television.

2007-02-26 Smithsonian Channel launches.

2007-04-03 America's Store signed off.

2007-06-04 TV Guide Channel was renamed TV Guide Network.

2007-06-20 Ovation was rebranded as Ovation TV.

2007-08-30 Big Ten Network launches.

2007-09-22 Discovery HD Theater was rebranded as HD Theater.

2007-10-01 the superstation feed of WTBS on satellite's TBS was separated from the nearly identical local feed of Atlanta's WTBS. Satellite TBS was transitioned into operating as a traditional cable network. WTBS in Atlanta was relaunched as WPCH serving that city only. WPCH was still available as a superstation in Canada, but Canada was not permitted to carry the TBS network.

2007-10-01 NHL Network launches.

2007-10-15 Fox Business News launches.

2007-11-00 World Fishing Network (the United States verison) was launched. The Canadian version was launched on December 2, 2005.

2007-12-30 The N programming block was last seen sharing time on the Noggin channel before getting its own channel two days later.

2007-12-31 Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids shut down, except for Dish Network customers where it lasted until April 23, 2009.

Cable History Highlights For This Year Range

In 2007, CableLabs’ ITU Study Group 9 recommends DOCSIS 3.0 for international standardization.

In 2007, First DOCSIS 3.0 equipment is certified by CableLabs

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

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