Television Channel History (Part 5)

TV Channels: ABC - BBC - CBC - CBS - CNN - ESPN - FOX TV - HBO - ITV - MTV - NBC - Netflix - WABC - YouTube

Events in Film & TV

Events 801 - 884 of 884

  • 1970-05-02 KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1970-05-12 KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-05-31 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-06-04 WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-06-05 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-06-22 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • 1970-07-18 WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-08-01 KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-08-07 WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-08-31 WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-09-17 WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-09-21 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-10-03 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-10-04 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-10-29 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1970-10-30 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-11-01 KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-11-23 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970-12-21 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-01-25 WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-02-03 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1971-02-28 WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-03-16 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 1971-03-21 WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-03-29 WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-04-05 WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, New Jersey (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-04-07 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1971-04-11 WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-05-31 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-06-06 WHAE (now WGNX) TV channel 46 in Atlanta, Georgia (CBN) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-06-23 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-07-24 WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-08-05 WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-08-23 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-08-30 WNPI TV channel 18 in Norwood, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-09-10 KVUE TV channel 24 in Austin, Texas (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-09-13 WIIQ TV channel 41 in Demopolis, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-09-26 WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-10-04 KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-10-13 WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
  • 1971-10-23 WXLT (now WWSB) TV channel 40 in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (ABC) begins
  • 1971-12-05 KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1971-12-22 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971-12-31 KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-01-01 KDSD TV channel 16 in Aberdeen, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-01-14 WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-01-14 WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-01-14 WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, Mississippi (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-01-24 WRIP (now WDSI) TV channel 61 in Chattanooga, TN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1972-03-01 KHMA TV channel 11 in Houma, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-05-19 WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-09-10 WKAR TV channel 23 in East Lansing, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-09-15 WMAO TV channel 23 in Greenwood, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-09-25 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-10-23 WNJS TV channel 23 in Camden, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972-11-19 KFIZ TV channel 34 in Fond du Lac, WI suspends broadcasting
  • 1972-12-17 WGVC (now WUCX) TV channel 35 in Grand Rapids, MI (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1973-01-07 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1980-12-08 "Bravo" network premieres on cable TV
  • 1983-03-07 TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV
  • 1983-08-30 Philadelphia TV station WKBS-TV (channel 48) ends broadcasting after surrendering its license to the FCC, the first do so in at least 10 years. Parent company Field Enterprises Inc. was unable to find a buyer. [1]
  • 1983-11-03 Nashville Network begins on cable TV
  • 1987-09-16 New York City's WNET-TV channel 13 begins round clock broadcasting
  • 1990-01-01 FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
  • 1990-01-01 Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
  • 1990-04-01 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • 1990-06-01 Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • 1990-12-31 Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
  • 1991-04-22 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
  • 1992-09-17 House votes 280 to 128 to give FCC control of cable TV rates
  • 1992-10-01 Cartoon Cable Network premieres
  • 1994-06-01 FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts
  • 1994-06-20 Howard Stern begins 30-minute (Radio) TV show on E! cable network
  • 1995-01-30 Belgium's TV channel 2 in Flanders goes on the air
  • 1995-02-01 Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air
  • 1995-05-06 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV
  • 1996-08-01 M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched

Television Debut

2007-07-19 TV drama "Mad Men" debuts starring Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones and Vincent Kartheiser on cable network AMC

Film & TV History

2007-10-14 "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" featuring Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney Kardashian premieres on the E! cable network in the US

  • 2007-10-15 Fox Business Network (FBN), American financial cable network is launched

Film & TV History

2013-12-14 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is named as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians by NDTV Channel, India

  • 2018-08-07 CW network announces Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman
  • 2018-12-01 World's first super-high definition 8K television channel by Japanese broadcaster NHK launches
  • 2019-10-28 Country of Georgia hit by a massive cyber attack affecting 2,000 websites, TV channels and government departments.