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List of Omnicom Cablevision channels (Belleville-Romulus, November 1991)

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In November of 1991, Omnicom Cablevision customers in Belleville, Romulus and Van Buren Township, Michigan had access to the channels listed below. Omnicom Cablevision was eventually bought out by and absorbed into Continental Cablevision, which was later acquired by US WEST and was subsequently renamed MediaOne. MediaOne Group, the former US WEST, was then acquired by AT&T Broadband in 2000 and was resold in 2002 to Comcast. Today, all three of these areas are still serviced by Comcast, only now through Xfinity, as a result of its acquisition of NBCUniversal in two phases, a 51 percent majority in January of 2011 followed by a buyout of the remaining 49 percent from General Electric in March of 2013.


  • CALL — The call letters of an over-the-air television station in bold text.
  • CABLE — Cable channels in regular text.
  •  ##  — Over-the-air channel number for stations within the Detroit television market, according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research. Also, some stations may service areas outside of the television market as well.
  •  ##  — Over-the-air channel number for distant out-of-market stations, including regional and national "superstations", according to current laws by the FCC and mapping of markets by Nielsen Media Research.
  • Network affiliated stations will have the network's logo (of the corresponding era) next to them and independent stations are unmarked.


The Detroit television market includes 9 counties in Michigan with market hubs in bold text, though its stations also service 3 counties in Ontario, Canada, those counties and areas are NOT officially part of the market:

  • Michigan:
    • Counties: Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne
    • Cities: Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Capac, Carleton, Chelsea, Clawson, Dearborn, Detroit, Dexter, Dundee, Eastpointe, Ecorse, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Flat Rock, Fowlerville, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Howell, Imlay City, Inkster, Lapeer, Livonia, Luna Pier, Madison Heights, Marine City, Melvindale, Metamora, Monroe, Mount Clemens, Northville, Novi, Oak Park, Pontiac, Port Huron, Port Sanilac, Riverview, Rochester Hills, Romulus, Saline, Southfield, Southgate, Sterling Heights, St. Clair Shores, Taylor, Utica, Warren, Waterford, Wixom, Woodhaven, Wyandotte and Ypsilanti
  • Ontario:
    • Counties: Essex, Chatham-Kent and Lambton
    • Cities: Amherstburg, Belle River, Charlemont, Chatham, Dawn Valley, Deerbrook, Elmstead, Emeryville, Essex, Haycroft, Kennedy Acres, Kingsville, LaSalle, Leamington, Oil City, Oil Springs, Petrolia, Point Edward, Sarnia, Tecumseh, Thornyhurst, Tilbury, Wallaceburg, Wheatley and Windsor


Source: Internet Archive
CH# Name Notes
2 CBS Eyemark.svg  2  WJBK-TV Detroit Currently a Fox network owned-and-operated station (since 1997), owned by Fox Television Stations
(WJBK-TV became the Fox affiliate in a major mass-affiliation deal starting in 1994, sending its former CBS affiliation to
then-independent  62  WGPR-TV, which CBS acquired outright in 1995, renaming it WWJ-TV, while also making former Fox
affiliate (and now CW network O&O)  50  WKBD-TV an independent once again (briefly) until the launch of the UPN television
network (also a network O&O) in January of 1995, initially only an affiliate, Fox acquired both the station and then-owner
New World Communications directly and outright in 1997, making WJBK-TV a network owned-and-operated station with
the "-TV" suffix removed from the call letters, now as WJBK in 1998)
3 Bulletin Board Likely defunct
4 NBC Peacock 1986.svg  4  WDIV-TV Detroit Still an NBC affiliate, owned by Graham Media Group
(WDIV is the oldest active television station in the state of Michigan, having signed on in March of 1947 as WWDT)
5 ESPN A 24-hour channel devoted to local, regional, national and international sports
(Owned as a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company at 80% and Hearst Communications at 20%)
6 Fox 1987.svg  50  WKBD Detroit Now a CW network owned-and-operated station, owned by Paramount Global
(WKBD would briefly become an independent station once again before joining UPN as a charter O&O after its Fox affiliation
moved to  2  WJBK in late 1994, sending the latter's CBS affiliation to WGPR, now network O&O and sister station  62  WWJ-TV,
WKBD would reinstate the "-TV" suffix (as WKBD-TV once again) in 2009 after having previously dropped it from its call
letters in 1984, to disaffiliate from The CW and become an independent station once again starting in September of 2023)
7 American Broadcasting Company Logo.svg  7  WXYZ-TV Detroit Then and now, still, an ABC network affiliate owned by The E. W. Scripps Company
(Sister station to independent station  20  WMYD (then known as WXON-TV in 1987), was an original ABC O&O station
alongside WABC-TV in New York City, KABC-TV in Los Angeles, WLS-TV in Chicago and KGO-TV in San Francisco (all of
which are also on  7 ) until it was sold in 1986)
8  62  WGPR-TV Detroit CBS affiliate since 1994, O&O since 1995 as WWJ-TV
(Was the first African-American owned and operated television station in the United States, also part of duopoly with CW
network O&O  50  WKBD-TV, owned by Paramount Global)
9 CBC 1986.png  9  CBET Windsor, ON, CAN Then and now, still, a CBC network O&O, owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
10  20  WXON-TV Detroit An independent station once again, as WMYD, owned by The E. W. Scripps Company in a
duopoly with ABC affiliate and former network O&O  7  WXYZ-TV
(The station had previous affiliations with The WB (1995-2006) as WXON-TV and later WDWB and MyNetworkTV
(2006-2021) before becoming an independent station once again)
11 QVC One of America's two major home shopping television networks, the other being HSN
12 PBS 1984.svg  56  WTVS Detroit Then and now, still, a PBS member station, owned by the Detroit Educational Television Foundation
13 The Weather Channel Weather forecasting and science and in recent years, weather related shows and documentaries as well
(Also with local weather alerts and local forecasts every ten minutes on the 8s of every hour, owned by Entertainment Studios)
14  17  WTBS Atlanta, GA The direct feed of the OTA station at the time, now as WPCH-TV, owned by Gray Television, alongside
CBS affiliate  46  WANF (then independent as WGNX) and Telemundo affiliate  47  WKTB-CD
(Both the station and the TBS network (short for Turner Broadcasting System), were separated from each other in 2007, TBS today,
is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery)
15  9  WGN-TV Chicago, IL The direct feed of the OTA station at the time, then and now, an independent
(Now owned by Nexstar Media Group, its later cable counterpart, WGN America, has since been rebranded and
relaunched as NewsNation)
16 The Family Channel Sold to Fox becoming Fox Family in 1998 and then resold to The Walt Disney Company and
renamed ABC Family in 2001 and rebranded and relaunched as Freeform in 2016
17 Nickelodeon Today owned by Paramount Global, schedule 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, owned by Paramount Global
18 Arts & Entertainment Once a channel focused on arts and history, the channel has shifted significantly
towards reality shows, dramas and documentaries, now known only as A&E
(The flagship network of A&E Networks, a 50-50 joint venture between Hearst Communications and Disney
General Entertainment Content, a division of The Walt Disney Company)
19 Cable News Network CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
20 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, owned by
Warner Bros. Discovery
21 Pro-Am Sports
Defunct, also known as PASS Sports, ceased operations on November 1, 1997
(Shut down after losing all rights to major Detroit sports teams (Pistons, Tigers and Red Wings) to then-upstart Fox
Sports Detroit
, then owned by Fox, now operating today as Bally Sports Detroit, now owned by Diamond Sports
, a joint venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios)
22 The Disney Channel Originally a premium pay subscription channel, Disney is now a general cable channel
23 Home Box Office A premium subscription network, still operates only as HBO, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
(Home Box Office is still used as the network's legal corporate name)
24 Cinemax A premium pay subscription channel with mainstream, independent and original shows, movies
and documentaries
(Sister and companion network to HBO, owned by Warner Bros. Discovery)
25 The Movie Channel A premium pay subscription channel with classic, mainstream and independent movies
(Sister and companion network to Showtime, owned by Paramount Global)
26 Showtime A premium subscription channel with movies, shows, documentaries and sporting events,
owned by Paramount Global
27 Playboy @ Night A Pay-Per-View channel operated by The Playboy Channel, today known as Playboy TV, focused
entirely on adult erotica and pornography
28 Request A Pay-Per-View channel, likely defunct
29 Viewer's Choice A Pay-Per-View channel, now operating as iN DEMAND
30 Barker Channel Likely defunct
31 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,
owned by Warner Bros. Discovery
32 The Inspirational
Initially produced numerous original specials, concerts, and inspirational entertainment programs
and also produced and aired special programs for children and teens, now airs western movies
and shows and religious programs in the early and mid morning hours, now known only as INSP
33 Consumer News and
Business Channel
A business and consumer financial news channel still operating today, but only by the acronym
CNBC, owned by NBCUniversal and operated by its news division, NBCUniversal News Group
34 C-SPAN A channel entirely focused on federal government and public affairs pertaining to the United States
House of Representatives
, including live coverage of proceedings
35 USA Network Then and now, a general entertainment and sports channel, now owned by NBCUniversal
37 The Discovery Channel Still operates today with a program mix of technology, science, nature and reality, and its name
shortened to just Discovery (also occasionally known as Discovery Channel), owned by
Warner Bros. Discovery
38 Lifetime Programming geared towards women and women in lead roles of movies and shows
(Owned by A&E Networks, a 50-50 joint venture between Hearst Communications and Disney General Entertainment
Content, a division of The Walt Disney Company)
39 PBS 1984.svg  30  WGTE-TV Toledo, OH Then and now, still, a PBS member station, one of two PBS stations in the Toledo market,
the other being  27  WBGU-TV out of Bowling Green, owned by the Public Broadcasting
Foundation of Northwest Ohio
40 Government Access A local cable access channel focused heavily on local and state government affairs
41 M-Star Likely defunct
42 Home Shopping
One of America's two major home shopping television networks, now only as HSN, the other being QVC
43 Government Access A local cable access channel focused heavily on local and state government affairs
45 American Movie
The flagship network of AMC Networks
(Today operates only by the acronym AMC, shifted from originally exclusively classic movies (as a pay subscription channel)
towards movies, shows and original programming (as a general cable channel)
46 Turner Network
Programming shifted from mostly classic movies towards drama movies and shows over the
years with sporting events featured as well, nowadays only by the name TNT, owned by
Warner Bros. Discovery
47 The Nashville Network
A channel once focused on country music and lifestyle, it now operates as a general entertainment
channel as Paramount Network, owned by Paramount Global
48 Black Entertainment
Then and now, still carries programming heavily targeting African-American audiences,
though it nowadays goes only by the acronym BET, owned by Paramount Global
49 Music Television (MTV) Owned by Paramount Global and known only as MTV, 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
50 Video Hits One Now only as VH1, owned by Paramount Global, it 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