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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 2011

2011-00-00 Lifetime Movie Network was rebranded as LMN.

2011-01-01 OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) was launched to replace the space used for Discovery Health channel.

2011-01-01 Antenna TV was launched at 12am ET (2010-12-31 in time zones west of ET.)

2011-01-01 FitTV's programming was merged with the programming of the displaced Discovery Health channel so that FitTV's programs aired in the morning and the Health's content was seen at the remaining airtime.

2011-01-08 C-SPAN3 began airing 48 hour blocks on weekends under the umbrella title of "American History TV."

2011-02-01 FitTV was relaunched as Discovery Fit and Health with half of it from the displaced Discovery Health network and the other half from the FitTV network as a result of two networks merging into one. At the beginning of this year, Discovery Health was replaced with OWN.

2011-02-14 Disney Junior was launched as a programming block on Disney Channel.

2011-04-01 CBS College Sports Network was rebranded as CBS Sports Network.

2011-08-01 Fox Soccer Channel was renamed Fox Soccer.

2011-08-01 A Spanish Language simulcast of the main Encore channel (Encore Español - Encore with Spanish Simulcast) was launched.

2011-08-01 Encore Mystery was rebranded as Encore Suspense.

2011-08-01 Encore Wam was rebranded as Encore Family.

2011-08-15 Sleuth was rebranded Cloo.

2011-09-26 History International was relaunched as H2. It is used for a sister television channel of History.

2011-09-27 ALN rebranded as Youtoo TV.

2011-10-04 HD Theater was relaunched as Velocity.

Cable History Highlights For This Year Range

In 2011, Nat Geo Mundo launches.

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

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