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Broadcast/Cable TV History - 2016

2016-01-01 WGN America launched a Pacific Time Zone feed of its longtime satellite channel.

2016-01-04 CMT Pure Country was rebranded as CMT Music.

2016-01-12 ABC Family was rebranded as Freeform.

2016-02-29 H2 was relaunched as Viceland in the United States, but H2 is used for sister channels to History in other markets.

2016-04-05 starz was rebranded as STARZ. All of its subchannels were also rebranded with the all-caps STARZ as part of their names.

2016-04-05 Encore and its seven multiplex channels were rebranded as STARZ Encore as seen below.

2016-04-05 Encore Action was rebranded as STARZ Enfoce Action.

2016-04-05 Encore Black was rebranded as STARZ Encore Black.

2016-04-05 Encore Classic was rebranded as STARZ Encore Classic.

2016-04-05 Encore Español was rebranded as STARZ Encore Español.

2016-04-05 Encore Family was rebranded as STARZ Encore Family.

2016-04-05 Encore Suspense was rebranded as STARZ Encore Suspense.

2016-04-05 Encore Westerns was rebranded as STARZ Encore Westerns.

2016-07-00 Evine Live was rebranded as Evine.

2016-08-01 VH1 Classic was rebranded as MTV Classic.

2016-09-09 MTV Hits was rebranded as NickMusic.

2016-10-31 Beauty iQ (a QVC sister network) was launched.

2016-11-14 National Geographic Channel was rebranded as National Geographic as it dropped the word "channel" from its name.

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