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List of Cablentertainment channels (Zanesville, June 1980)

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Cablentertainment customers in Zanesville, Ohio had access to 12 channels in June of 1980. Cablentertainment was later absorbed into and bought out by Adelphia. After Adelphia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2006, the franchise was sold to Time Warner Cable, which operates today as Charter Spectrum.


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Source: Newspapers.com (Paid Subscription to "Publisher Extra" Required)
CH# Name Notes/Today
2  18  WHIZ-TV (NBC)
Still an NBC affiliate today and the only major television station licensed within the Zanesville market
(Locally owned and operated by the Southeastern Ohio Broadcasting System, also doing as WHIZ Media Group)
3 Time/Temperature Defunct, likely a teletext channel displaying time and temperature
(Predating the launch of The Weather Channel by almost two years)
4  4  WCMH-TV (NBC)
Still an NBC affiliate today and once a network O&O, from 1996 to 2006, now owned by Nexstar Media Group
5 Home Box Office A premium subscription network, still operates today by its acronym HBO, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
(Home Box Office is still used as the network's legal corporate name)
6  6  WTVN-TV (ABC)
Currently a combination ABC, MyNetworkTV and Fox affiliate as WSYX, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
(Sinclair through WSYX also operates TBD affiliate WTTE owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and CW affiliate WWHO owned by Manhan Media)
7  7  WTRF-TV (CBS)
Wheeling, West Virginia
Currently a combination CBS, MyNetworkTV and ABC affiliate, owned by Nexstar Media Group
8 CBN At the time owned by the Christian Broadcasting Network, a predecessor to what is now Freeform,
owned by The Walt Disney Company
9 SPN Short for Satellite Program Network, sold to NBC and relaunched as CNBC in 1989
10  10  WBNS-TV (CBS)
Still a CBS affiliate today, owned by Tegna
(Sale of WBNS-AM-FM-TV and the company itself to Standard General still pending as of April 2022)
11  20  WOUB-TV (PBS)
Chosen over its in-market satellite WOUC-TV Channel 44 in Cambridge, both owned by Ohio University
12  34  WOSU-TV (PBS)
Still a PBS member station, then and now, still owned and operated by Ohio State University
13  17  WTBS (Ind.)
Atlanta, Georgia
The direct feed of the OTA station at the time, now as WPCH-TV, owned by Gray Television
(Both the station and the TBS network were separated from each other in 2007, TBS today, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery)