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List of Line-Up Changes on DirecTV from the 1990s

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Main article: List of DirecTV channels

See also: List of Line-Up Changes on DirecTV from the 2000s

1990s

Note: Channels 880-999 were distributed and sold through USSB from 1994 until July 1999.

1994

June

Note: DirecTV was launched on June 17, 1994 and these were the following channels that were added on the lineup.

Channel # Network Notes
101-199 Direct Ticket Pay-Per-View added
202 CNN added
203 Court TV added
204 Headline News added
206 ESPN added
212 TNT added
215 E! Entertainment Television added
220 Turner Classic Movies added
223 Disney Channel (east) added
225 Discovery Channel added
226 The Learning Channel added
227 Cartoon Network added
229 USA Network added
232 Family Channel added
233 Superstation TBS added
235 The Nashville Network added
236 Country Music Television added
240 Sci-Fi Channel added
242 C-SPAN added
245 Bloomberg TV added
246 CNBC added
248 The Weather Channel added
256 A&E added
271 Encore (east) added
282 CBS (WRAL-Raleigh) added
284 NBC (WXIA-Atlanta) added
287 ABC (WABC-New York) added
402 Playboy TV added
900/905 USSB Big Events added
963 All News Channel added
965 VH1 added
967 Lifetime added
968 Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite added
970 Flix added
973 Cinemax (East) added
974 Cinemax 2 added
975 Cinemax (West) added
977 The Movie Channel (East) added
978 The Movie Channel (West) added
980 HBO (East) added
981 HBO 2 (East) added
982 HBO 3 added
983 HBO (West) added
984 HBO 2 (West) added
985 Showtime (East) added
986 Showtime 2 added
987 Showtime (West) added
989 MTV added
990 Comedy Central added

July

Channel # Network Notes
216 MuchMusic USA launched

September

Channel # Network Notes
208 ESPN2 added
224 Disney Channel (west) added
230 Trio added
243 C-SPAN2 added
247 America's Talking added
250 Newsworld International added
254 Travel Channel added
270 Starz (east) added
272 Love Stories added
273 Westerns added
274 Mystery added
275 Action added
276 True Stories & Drama added
277 WAM! America's Kidz Network added
278 Encore+ added
286 PBS (KRMA-Denver) added
289 FOX (WFLD-Chicago) added
298 TV Asia added
310 Prime Sports KBL added
311 Home Team Sports added
312 SportSouth added
314 Sunshine Network added
315 Sunshine Network Alternate added
316 Pro-Am Sports System added
322 Prime Sports Southwest added
323 Prime Sports Rocky Mountain added
324 Prime Sports Northwest added
325 Prime Sports West added
401 Spice added
501-529 Music Choice added

1995

January

Channel # Network Notes
252 CNN International launched
304 Golf Channel launched

February

Channel # Network Notes
307 New England Sports Network added

June

Channel # Network Notes
219 American Movie Classics added
269 Starz (west) added
305 SportsChannel New England added
308 SportsChannel New York added
309 SportsChannel Philadelphia added
317 SportsChannel Ohio added
318 SportsChannel Cincinnati added
319 SportsChannel Chicago added
326 SportsChannel Pacific added

July

Channel # Network Notes
306 Madison Square Garden added
320 Midwest Sports Channel added

September

Channel # Network Notes
213 Home Shopping Network added
214 HGTV added
217 BET added
222 The History Channel added
256 A&E moved to 221
258 Bravo added
266 Independent Film Channel added (only carried 8 PM-6 AM)
328 Newsport added

November

Channel # Network Notes
284 NBC (WXIA-Atlanta) replaced with WNBC-New York

1996

January

Channel # Network Notes
252 CNNfn launched (shared with CNN International)
283 CBS (KPIX-San Francisco) added (part-time night only)
285 NBC (KNBC-Los Angeles) added (part-time night only)
288 ABC (KOMO-Seattle) added (part-time night only)

February

Channel # Network Notes
305 Classic Sports Network added
305 SportsChannel New England moved to 309
306 Madison Square Garden moved to 310
306 Speedvision added
307 New England Sports Network moved to 311
307 Outdoor Life Network added
308 SportsChannel New York moved to 312
309 SportsChannel Philadelphia moved to 314
310 Prime Sports KBL moved to 315
311 Home Team Sports moved to 316
312 SportSouth moved to 317
313 Empire Sports Network added
314 Sunshine Network moved to 318
315 Sunshine Network Alternate moved to 319
316 Pro-Am Sports System moved to 320
317 SportsChannel Ohio moved to 321
318 SportsChannel Cincinnati moved to 322
319 SportsChannel Chicago moved to 323
320 Midwest Sports Channel moved to 324
322 Prime Sports Southwest moved to 325
323 Prime Sports Rocky Mountain moved to 326
324 Prime Sports Northwest moved to 330
325 Prime Sports West moved to 331
326 SportsChannel Pacific moved to 332
328 Newsport moved to 303
995 Sundance Channel launched

March

Channel # Network Notes
286 PBS (KRMA-Denver) replaced with PBS Satellite service (national feed)
287 ABC (WABC-New York) replaced with WJLA-Washington, D.C.
289 Fox (WFLD-Chicago) replaced with Fox Net
330 Prime Sports Northwest added

April

Channel # Network Notes
283 CBS (KPIX-San Francisco) expanded to full-time
285 NBC (KNBC-Los Angeles) expanded to full-time
288 ABC (KOMO-Seattle) expanded to full-time
960 TV Land launched

July

Channel # Network Notes
247 America's Talking replaced by MSNBC

September

Channel # Network Notes
254 Travel Channel removed
329 Fox Sports Arizona launched

October

Channel # Network Notes
249 Fox News Channel launched

November

Channel # Network Notes
315 Prime Sports KBL renamed Fox Sports Pittsburgh
325 Prime Sports Southwest renamed Fox Sports Southwest
326 Prime Sports Rocky Mountain renamed Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
330 Prime Sports Northwest renamed Fox Sports Northwest
331 Prime Sports West renamed Fox Sports West

December

Channel # Network Notes
254 America's Health Network added
298 TV Asia removed

1997

February

Channel # Network Notes
266 IFC expanded to full-time
312 SportSouth renamed Fox Sports South
967 Lifetime moved to 962
968 Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite moved to 961
970 Flix moved to 929
973 Cinemax (East) moved to 930
974 Cinemax 2 moved to 931
975 Cinemax (West) moved to 932
977 The Movie Channel (East) moved to 940
978 The Movie Channel (West) moved to 941
980 HBO (East) moved to 910
981 HBO 2 (East) moved to 911
982 HBO 3 moved to 912
983 HBO (West) moved to 913
984 HBO 2 (West) moved to 914
985 Showtime (East) moved to 920
986 Showtime 2 moved to 921
987 Showtime (West) moved to 923
989 MTV moved to 966
990 Comedy Central moved to 964
995 Sundance Channel moved to 945

March

Channel # Network Notes
215 Food Network added
215 E! Entertainment Television moved to 217
216 MuchMusic USA moved to 269
217 BET moved to 268
219 AMC moved to 220
220 TCM moved to 221
221 A&E moved to 240
222 The History Channel moved to 241
222 Romance Classics added
223 Disney Channel (east) moved to 242
224 Disney Channel (west) moved to 243
225 Discovery Channel moved to 245
226 TLC moved to 246
227 Cartoon Network moved to 247
227 Starz! 2 (east) added
228 Starz! 2 (west) added
229 USA Network moved to 253
230 Trio moved to 260
231 Encore (west) added
232 Family Channel moved to 258
233 Superstation TBS moved to 259
235 The Nashville Network moved to 262
236 Country Music Television moved to 263
240 Sci-Fi Channel moved to 254
242 C-SPAN moved to 271
243 C-SPAN2 moved to 272
245 Bloomberg TV moved to 274
246 CNBC moved to 275
247 MSNBC moved to 276
248 The Weather Channel moved to 277
248 Animal Planet added
249 Fox News Channel moved to 278
250 Newsworld International moved to 279
252 CNNfn/CNN International moved to 281
254 America's Health Network moved to 289
256 WGN (WB-Chicago) (Superstation feed) added
258 Bravo moved to 238
261 QVC added
266 Independent Film Channel moved to 239
269 Starz (west) moved to 226
270 Starz (east) moved to 225
271 Encore (east) moved to 230
272 Love Stories moved to 232
273 Westerns moved to 233
274 Mystery moved to 234
275 Action moved to 235
276 True Stories & Drama moved to 236
277 WAM! America's Kidz Network moved to 237
278 Plex: Encore 1 removed
282 CBS (WRAL-Raleigh) moved to 290
283 CBS (KPIX-San Francisco) moved to 291
283 Channel Earth added
284 NBC (WNBC-New York) moved to 292
285 NBC (KNBC-Los Angeles) moved to 293
286 PBS Satellite Service moved to 294
286 Trinity Broadcasting Network added
287 ABC (WJLA-Washington, D.C.) moved to 295
288 ABC (KOMO-Seattle) moved to 296
289 FoxNet moved to 297
319 Sunshine Network Alternate replaced with SportsChannel Florida
327 Fox Sports Midwest added
332 Fox Sports West 2 added
332 SportsChannel Pacific moved to 333
400 Adult Specials added

June

Channel # Network Notes
916 HBO Family (East) added
917 HBO Family (West) added
922 Showtime 3 added
967 M2 added

July

Channel # Network Notes
280 CBS Eye On People added
303 Newsport removed (ceased operations)

August

Channel # Network Notes
210 ESPNEWS added

September

Channel # Network Notes
257 Game Show Network added
336 Fox Sports Detroit launched

October

Channel # Network Notes
305 Classic Sports Network relaunched ESPN Classic
314 SportsChannel Philadelphia removed (ceased operation)
320 PASS removed (ceased operation)
336 Fox Sports Detroit moved to 320

November

Channel # Network Notes
290 CBS (WRAL-Raleigh) replaced with WSEE-Erie
295 ABC (WJLA-Washington, D.C.) replaced with WKRN-Nashville

1998

January

Channel # Network Notes
309 SportsChannel New England renamed Fox Sports New England
312 SportsChannel New York renamed Fox Sports New York
321 SportsChannel Ohio renamed Fox Sports Ohio
322 SportsChannel Cincinnati changed to Cincinnati split of Fox Sports Ohio
323 SportsChannel Chicago renamed Fox Sports Chicago
333 SportsChannel Pacific renamed Fox Sports Bay Area

March

Channel # Network Notes
250 Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite (West) added
925 Showtime Extreme launched
960 FXM: Movies from Fox added
960 TV Land moved to 251
961 Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite moved to 249
962 Lifetime moved to 252
964 Comedy Central moved to 255
965 VH1 moved to 266
966 MTV moved to 264
967 M2 moved to 265

April

Channel # Network Notes
244 Toon Disney launched

August

Channel # Network Notes
258 Family Channel renamed Fox Family Channel
273 ZDTV added

December

Channel # Network Notes
205 CNN/SI added
216 Travel Channel re-added

1999

February

Channel # Network Notes
290 CBS (WSEE-Erie) replaced with WCBS-New York
291 CBS (KPIX-San Francisco) replaced with KCBS-Los Angeles
295 ABC (WKRN-Nashville) replaced with WABC-New York
296 ABC (KOMO-Seattle) replaced with KABC-Los Angeles
297 FOX Net replaced with WNYW-New York

April

Channel # Network Notes
283 Channel Earth replaced with BBC America

July

Channel # Network Notes
212 TNT moved to 245
213 Home Shopping Network moved to 240
214 HGTV moved to 229
215 Food Network moved to 231
216 Travel Channel moved to 233
217 E! moved to 236
220 American Movie Classics moved to 254
221 Turner Classic Movies moved to 256
222 Romance Classics moved to 260
225 Starz (East) moved to 520
226 Starz (West) moved to 521
227 Starz Theater (East) moved to 522
228 Starz Theater (West) moved to 523
230 Encore (East) moved to 526
231 Encore (West) moved to 527
232 Love Stories moved to 528
233 Westerns moved to 529
234 Mystery moved to 530
235 Action moved to 531
236 True Stories moved to 532
237 WAM! America's Kidz Network moved to 533
238 Bravo moved to 273
239 Independent Film Channel moved to 550
240 A&E moved to 265
241 The History Channel moved to 269
242 Disney Channel (East) moved to 290
243 Disney Channel (West) moved to 291
244 Toon Disney moved to 292
245 Discovery Channel moved to 278
246 TLC moved to 280
247 Cartoon Network moved to 296
248 Animal Planet moved to 282
249 Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite (East) moved to 299
250 Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite (West) moved to 300
251 TV Land moved to 301
253 USA Network moved to 242
254 Sci-Fi moved to 244
255 Comedy Central moved to 249
256 WGN: Entertaining America moved to 307
257 Game Show Network moved to 309
258 Fox Family Channel moved to 311
259 TBS Superstation moved to 247
260 Trio moved to 315
261 QVC moved to 317
262 TNN moved to 325
263 Country Music Television moved to 327
264 MTV moved to 331
265 MTV2 moved to 333
266 VH1 moved to 335
268 BET moved to 329
269 MuchMusic USA moved to 339
271 C-SPAN moved to 350
272 C-SPAN2 moved to 351
273 ZDTV moved to 354
274 Bloomberg TV moved to 353
275 CNBC moved to 356
276 MSNBC moved to 355
277 The Weather Channel moved to 362
278 Fox News Channel moved to 360
279 Newsworld International moved to 366
280 Discovery People moved to 313
281 CNNfn/CNN International moved to 358
283 BBC America moved to 264
286 Trinity Broadcasting Network moved to 372
289 America's Health Network moved to 368
290 CBS (WCBS-New York) moved to 380
291 CBS (KCBS-Los Angeles) moved to 381
292 NBC (WNBC-New York) moved to 382
293 NBC (KNBC-Los Angeles) moved to 383
294 PBS Satellite Service moved to 384
295 ABC (WABC-New York) moved to 386
296 ABC (KABC-Los Angeles) moved to 387
297 FOX (WNYW-New York) moved to 388
304 Golf Channel moved to 605
305 ESPN Classic moved to 208
306 Speedvision moved to 607
307 Outdoor Life Network moved to 603
309 Fox Sports New England moved to 620
310 Madison Square Garden moved to 621
311 New England Sports Network moved to 623
312 Fox Sports New York moved to 624
313 Empire Sports Network moved to 626
315 Fox Sports Pittsburgh moved to 628
316 Home Team Sports moved to 629
317 Fox Sports South moved to 630
318 Sunshine Network moved to 632
319 SportsChannel Florida moved to 634
320 Fox Sports Detroit moved to 636
321 Fox Sports Ohio moved to 637
322 Fox Sports Cincinnati moved to 638
323 Fox Sports Chicago moved to 639
324 Midwest Sports Channel moved to 641
325 Fox Sports Southwest moved to 643
326 Fox Sports Rocky Mountain moved to 645
327 Fox Sports Midwest moved to 647
329 Fox Sports Arizona moved to 649
330 Fox Sports Northwest moved to 651
331 Fox Sports West moved to 652
332 Fox Sports West 2 moved to 653
333 Fox Sports Bay Area moved to 654
370 ValueVision added
400 Adult Pay-Per-View moved to 596
401 Spice removed
402 Playboy TV moved to 595
402 Univision added
404 Galavision added
501-531 Music Choice moved to 802-843
597 The Hot Network added
598 The Hot Zone added
900/905 Big Events moved to 200/594
910 HBO (East) moved to 501
911 HBO Plus (East) moved to 502
912 HBO Signature moved to 503
913 HBO (West) moved to 504
914 HBO Plus (West) moved to 505
916 HBO Family (East) moved to 507
917 HBO Family (West) moved to 508
920 Showtime (East) moved to 537
921 Showtime 2 moved to 538
922 Showtime 3 moved to 539
923 Showtime (West) moved to 540
925 Showtime Extreme moved to 542
929 Flix moved to 547
930 Cinemax (East) moved to 515
931 MoreMax moved to 517
932 Cinemax (West) moved to 516
940 The Movie Channel (East) moved to 544
941 The Movie Channel (West) moved to 545
945 Sundance Channel moved to 549
960 FXM: Movies from Fox moved to 258
963 All News Channel moved to 364

August

Channel # Network Notes
248 FX added
509 HBO HDTV added

September

Channel # Network Notes
613 Fox Sports World added

October

Channel # Network Notes
307 Superstation WGN drops WB affiliation
403 Univision (West) added
408 TV Chile added
410 GEMS Television added
413 Discovery en Español added
416 MTV S added
419 CNN en Español added
420 Canal Sur added
422 EWTN Latin America added
423 Cine Latino added
425 Fox Sports World Español added

November

Channel # Network Notes
103 Freeview launched
399 Fox West (KTTV-Los Angeles) added

December

Channel # Network Notes
313 Discovery People replaced with Discovery Health Channel
375 WorldLink TV added
376 NASA TV added
377 PBS You added
378 StarNet added
438 ClaraVision added
439 Inspirational Life added