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List of Cable channels in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (August 2000)

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Residents in Oshkosh, Wisconsin had access to the channels listed below in August of 2000. While the name and identity of the provider at the time is unknown at this time, the town is served today by Spectrum.

Source: Newspapers.com (Paid subscription to "Publisher Extra" may be required for some sections)
CH# Name Notes/Today
2 Local Access A local cable access channel, currently operates as Life TV, a lifestyle-oriented cable access channel
3 WBAY Ch. 2 (ABC) Green Bay Still an ABC affiliate
4 WTMJ Ch. 4 (NBC) Milwaukee Still an NBC affiliate
5 WISN Ch. 12 (ABC) Milwaukee Still an ABC affiliate
6 WFRV Ch. 5 (CBS) Green Bay Still a CBS affiliate, was a network O&O at the time
7 WGBA Ch. 26 (NBC) Green Bay Still an NBC affiliate, sister station to then-UPN and now-MyNetworkTV affiliate WACY-TV
8 WPNE Ch. 38 (PBS) Green Bay Still a PBS member station, satellite of WHA-TV, Madison, owned by the University of Wisconsin
9 WIWB Ch. 14 (WB) Suring-Green Bay Now a CW affiliate with the call letters WCWF, sister station to Fox affiliate WLUK-TV
10 Local Access A local cable access channel, currently operates as Government TV, a cable access channel focused on local and state public and government affairs
11 WVTV Ch. 18 (WB) Milwaukee Currently a CW affiliate
(Erroneously identified by the Oshkosh Northwestern as still being an independent station)
12 WLUK Ch. 11 (Fox) Green Bay Still a Fox affiliate, sister station to CW affiliate WCWF
13 WACY Ch. 32 (UPN) Appleton-Green Bay Currently a MyNetworkTV affiliate, sister station to NBC affiliate WGBA-TV
14 CNBC A consumer and business financial news channel, owned by NBCUniversal
15 American Movie Classics Today operates only by the acronym AMC, shifted from originally exclusively classic movies (as a pay channel) towards movies, shows and originally programming
(as a general cable channel)
16 ESPN Owned as a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company
17 Music Television (MTV) Owned by ViacomCBS, it has shifted from strictly music and music videos in its early years to a mix of music, reality shows and dramas in recent years
18 Comedy Central Comedy movies and shows, owned by ViacomCBS
20 C-SPAN A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
21 USA Network Today owned by NBCUniversal
22 Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Once a channel focused on arts and history, the channel has shifted significantly towards reality shows, dramas and documentaries
23 WGN Ch. 9 (WB) Chicago, Illinois The direct feed of the OTA station at the time, its later cable counterpart, WGN America, was rebranded as NewsNation
(The local and satellite feeds for WGN were separated that October, with the national network discontinuing "stopgap" WB programming and being rebranded WGN Superstation)
25 WTBS Ch. 17 (Independent) Atlanta, Georgia Both the station and the cable network were separated from each other in 2007, with the station operating today as WPCH-TV, owned by Gray Television
28 The Weather Channel Weather forecasting and science and in recent years, weather related shows and documentaries as well
29 Turner Network Television (TNT) Programming shifted from mostly classic movies towards drama movies and shows over the years with sporting events featured as well
30 CNN Headline News Once a companion network to CNN with news headlines, programming has shifted mostly to crime and law oriented shows and documentaries in recent years as HLN
31 Cable News Network CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel
32 Cartoon Network Originally consisted of cartoons 24 hours a day, the network has occasionally added live-action programming into its lineups as well
33 TNN A channel focused on action sports and entertainment at the time, it now operates as a general entertainment channel as Paramount Network
34 The Discovery Channel Still operates today with a program mix of technology, science, nature and reality, and its name shortened to just Discovery
35 Nickelodeon Programming then and now, still consists of programming towards children and teenagers up to 18 years of age
Nick at Nite Programming initially consisted of 1950s and 1960s shows but shows from later decades added in the years and decades since
36 Lifetime Programming geared towards women and women in lead roles of movies and shows
38 Video Hits One Owned by ViacomCBS, like its sister MTV, VH1 has also shifted from strictly music and music videos in its early years to a mix of music, reality shows and dramas in recent years
39 Home & Garden Television Now known simply as HGTV, features programming focused entirely on home improvement, do-it-yourself and gardening
40 Midwest Sports Channel Sold to Fox and became Fox Sports Net North, now operates as Bally Sports North
42 The Learning Channel Initially focused on educational and learning content, by the late 1990s the network began to primarily focus towards reality series involving lifestyles, family life, and personal stories as TLC
43 Animal Planet Primarily devoted to series and documentaries about wild animals and domestic pets, though with a more mature approach in recent years
46 MSNBC A cable new service, originally a joint venture between Microsoft and NBC, the latter has since taken full control of the network
47 C-SPAN2 A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
48 FX A general entertainment channel then owned by Fox, now by The Walt Disney Company
49 Bravo Originally focused on film and performing arts (as a premium pay subscription channel), the channel has shifted towards lifestyle and reality shows as well as
programming themed around the LGBTQ community (as a general cable channel)
52 Court TV A channel focused on law, crime and live court case coverage, shifted towards reality and comedy as truTV starting in 2008
(An unrelated digital broadcast network was launched with the Court TV logo and name in 2019)
53 E! Entertainment Television Originally focused primarily towards entertainment news and gossip, but has shifted towards pop culture, celebrity focused reality shows, and movies
55 Fox Family Channel Sold to The Walt Disney Company and renamed ABC Family the following year and rebranded and relaunched as Freeform in 2016
57 ESPN2 Companion network to ESPN, a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company
58 The Sci-Fi Channel Programming focused primarily around fantasy, horror and science fiction, now as SYFY
60 Encore Sister network to Starz, owned by Lionsgate, now as Starz Encore
61 Odyssey Network Eventually sold to Hallmark Cards and rebranded and relaunched as the modern-day Hallmark Channel
62 Eternal Word Television Network A channel dedicated entirely to Catholic programming, now by the acronym EWTN
64 Home Box Office Still operates today by its acronym HBO, Home Box Office (owned today by WarnerMedia) is still used as the network's legal corporate name
65 HBO Plus A companion network to HBO, with branding reverting back to the previous HBO2
67 Cinemax Sister network to HBO, owned by WarnerMedia
68 MoreMax A companion network to Cinemax, with a greater focus towards more foreign, independent and special interest films
69 The Disney Channel Originally a premium pay subscription channel, Disney is now a general cable channel
70 Showtime A premium subscription channel with movies, shows, documentaries and sporting events, owned by ViacomCBS