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List of Retro Cable lineups in the United States

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This page contains a list of old and vintage cable channel lineups in the United States from companies that may or may not still be in service today. They will be listed in order by which they're first presented on TVCL.


  • Most (if not all) lineups have been altered and all future additions MUST be rewritten and revised with additional details and information for users of the site due to one or more of the following:
  1. Spelling, grammar and/or typo errors within the original (source) material
  2. Inaccurate and/or incomplete information
  3. Vague and/or underwhelming descriptions of channels


Northeast/New England/Champlain and Delaware Valleys

  • States: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont
  • Some Major Cities in Region: Albany, NY; Allentown, PA; Altoona, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Baltimore, MD; Bangor, ME; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Burlington, VT; Dover, DE; Erie, PA; Hagerstown, MD; Harrisburg, PA; Hartford, CT; Manchester, NH; New Haven, CT; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, ME; Providence, RI; Rochester, NY; Salisbury, MD; Scranton, PA; Springfield, MA; State College, PA; Syracuse, NY; Washington, DC and Wilkes-Barre, PA
Provider Location(s) State Month Year Current Provider(s)
Garden State Cable Audubon (portions)
(Southeast Philadelphia Metro)
New Jersey November 1990 Xfinity
Comcast Cable Audubon (portions)
(Southeast Philadelphia Metro)
New Jersey May 2002 Xfinity
Comcast Cable Audubon (portions)
(Southeast Philadelphia Metro)
New Jersey August 2005 Xfinity
Comcast Philadelphia Philadelphia (portions)
(Northeast Philadelphia Metro)
Pennsylvania November 1998 Xfinity
Comcast Philadelphia Philadelphia (portions)
(Northeast Philadelphia Metro)
Pennsylvania February 1999 Xfinity
Comcast Philadelphia Philadelphia (portions)
(Northeast Philadelphia Metro)
Pennsylvania December 2009 Xfinity
Suburban Cable Pottstown Pennsylvania November 1998 Xfinity
TCI of Pennsylvania State College Pennsylvania January 1997 Xfinity
Comcast Cablevision Pittsburgh Pennsylvania July 1998 Xfinity
Dimension Cable Meriden
(Hartford-New Haven Metro)
Connecticut March 1983 Cox Communications
TCI of New York Buffalo New York January 1989 Spectrum
Comcast Cablevision Harford County
(Northeast Baltimore Metro)
Maryland June 1986 Armstrong
Ceracche TV Cable Ithaca New York July 1968 Spectrum
Xfinity Pottstown Pennsylvania August 2012 Xfinity

Southeast/Mid-South/Gulf Coast/Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys

  • States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia
  • Some Major Cities in Region: Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Bowling Green, KY; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Charlottesville, VA; Columbia, SC; Daytona Beach, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Fort Myers, FL; Greensboro, NC; Greenville, SC; Huntsville, TN; Jackson, MS; Jacksonville, FL; Key West, FL; Knoxville, TN; Lafayette, LA; Lexington, KY; Little Rock, AR; Louisville, KY; Macon, GA; Memphis, TN; Miami, FL; Mobile, AL; Montgomery, AL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Norfolk, VA; Orlando, FL; Paducah, KY; Richmond, VA; Roanoke, VA; Savannah, GA; Spartanburg, SC; Tallahassee, FL; Tuscaloosa, AL; Tupelo, MS and West Palm Beach, FL
Provider Location(s) State Month Year Current Provider(s)
Scripps Howard Cable of NW Georgia Cobb and Paulding Counties
(Northwest Atlanta Metro)
Georgia January 1992 Xfinity
TKR Cable Louisville Kentucky August 1993 Altice USA
American Telecable Spartanburg South Carolina October 1988 Spectrum
Capitol Cablevision Jackson Mississippi July 1990 Xfinity
Memphis Cablevision Memphis Tennessee December 1990 Xfinity
Paragon Cable Tampa Bay Region Florida February 1991 Spectrum
Cox Communications Franklin
(Southeast Lafayette-Acadiana Metro)
Louisiana July 2004 Cox Communications
Blytheville Cable Blytheville
(East Jonesboro Metro)
Arkansas May 1999 OzarksGo
Ritter Communications
Gulfstream Cablevision New Port Richey
(North Tampa Bay Metro)
Florida November 1987 Spectrum
Comcast Cablevision West Palm Beach Florida July 1987 Xfinity
Orangeburg Cable TV Orangeburg
(Southeast Columbia Metro)
South Carolina February 1986 Spectrum
Capitol Cablevision Jackson Mississippi January 1985 CSpire
Storer Cable Northern Miami-Dade County
(Miami-Fort Lauderdale Metro)
Florida October 1979 Xfinity
Americable Homestead
(Southwest Miami-Fort Lauderdale Metro)
Florida October 1979 Xfinity
Memphis Cablevision Memphis Tennessee September 1986 Xfinity
All Channels Cable TV Lafayette Louisiana December 1973 Cox Communications
LUS Fiber
Helicon Cable Communications Anderson South Carolina March 1998 Spectrum
Asheville Cablevision Asheville North Carolina March 1972 Spectrum
Comcast Cable Tallahassee Florida March 2005 Xfinity
Frankfort Plant Board Frankfort Kentucky April 2001 Frankfort Plant Board
Home Cable Company Mountain Home Arkansas November 1978 Optimum

Midwest/Great Lakes/Northern and Central Plains/Upper and Middle Mississippi and Ohio Valleys

  • States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin
  • Some Major Cities in Region: Bismarck, ND; Cape Girardeau, MO; Cedar Rapids, IA; Champaign, IL; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Des Moines, IA; Detroit, MI; Duluth, MN, Eau Claire, WI; Evansville, IN; Fargo, ND; Flint, MI; Fort Wayne, IN; Grand Rapids, MI; Green Bay, WI; Indianapolis, IN; Jackson, MI; Kalamazoo, MI; Kansas City, MO; La Crosse, WI; Lansing, MI; Madison, WI; Marquette, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; North Platte, NE; Omaha, NE; Peoria, IL; Rapid City, SD; Rockford, IL; Saginaw, MI; Sioux City, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; South Bend, IN; St. Louis, MO; St. Paul, MN; Toledo, OH; Topeka, KS; Traverse City, MI and Wichita, KS
Provider Location(s) State Month Year Current Provider(s)
Wayne Cablevision Allen Park
(Southwest Detroit Metro)
Michigan August 1981 Xfinity
Charter Communications Owosso Michigan March 2001 Spectrum
Cablentertainment Zanesville Ohio June 1980 Spectrum
Westinghouse Anoka Anoka
(North Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro)
Minnesota October 1985 Xfinity
Jones Intercable Wisconsin Rapids
(South Wausau Metro)
Wisconsin October 1989 Spectrum
Barden Cablevision Detroit Michigan October 1994 Xfinity
Olathe Cable TV Olathe
(Southwest Kansas City Metro)
Kansas December 1977 Xfinity
Harron Cable Port Huron
(Northeast Detroit Metro)
Michigan January 1980 Xfinity
TCI of Bloomington-Normal Bloomington and Normal Illinois June 1997 Xfinity
Sunflower Cablevision Lawrence
(Southwest Kansas City Metro)
Kansas May 1990 Midco
Jones Intercable Naperville
(West Chicago Metro)
Illinois December 1988 Xfinity
Jones Intercable Naperville
(West Chicago Metro)
Illinois September 1991 Xfinity
Time Warner Cable Livonia and Redford Township
(West Detroit Metro)
Michigan August 1996 Spectrum
Continental Cablevision Inver Grove Heights
(South Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro)
Minnesota January 1992 Xfinity
Jones Intercable Naperville
(West Chicago Metro)
Illinois October 1987 Xfinity
Time Warner Cable Oakland and Wayne Counties
(West & Northwest Detroit Metro)
Michigan September 1998 Spectrum
Jones Intercable Naperville
(West Chicago Metro)
Illinois June 1988 Xfinity
Platte County Communications Platte County
(Northwest Kansas City Metro)
Missouri January 1979 Spectrum
Chillicothe Cable Chillicothe
(South Columbus Metro)
Ohio September 1987 Spectrum
Oshkosh Cable Oshkosh
(Southwest Green Bay-Appleton Metro)
Wisconsin August 2000 Spectrum
Bismarck-Mandan Cable Bismarck and Mandan North Dakota September 1985 Midco
Coaxial Cable Columbus Ohio August 1996 Spectrum
Cablevision Mount Vernon Illinois June 1991 Spectrum
Warner Cable Akron
(Southeast Cleveland Metro)
Ohio April 1994 Spectrum
United Cable Downriver (portions)
(South Detroit Metro)
Michigan January 1987 Xfinity
Wyandotte Municipal Cable System Wyandotte
(South Detroit Metro)
Michigan January 1998 Wyandotte ConneX
Tele-Media Cable Port Clinton
(Far East Toledo Metro)
Ohio October 1978 Spectrum
Warner Cable Oshkosh
(Southwest Green Bay-Appleton Metro)
Wisconsin September 1974 Spectrum
Buckeye Cablevision Toledo Ohio February 1972 Buckeye Broadband
The CableSystem Toledo Ohio November 1986 Buckeye Broadband
Omnicom Cablevision Belleville, Romulus, and Van Buren Township
(West & Southwest Detroit Metro)
Michigan November 1991 Xfinity
South Dakota Cable TV Deadwood and Lead
(Far Northwest Rapid City Metro)
South Dakota November 1969 Midco
Continental Cablevision Lansing Michigan January 1989 Xfinity
Continental Cablevision Roseville
(Northeast Detroit Metro)
Michigan 1982 Xfinity
Tele-Media Cable Port Clinton
(Far East Toledo Metro)
Ohio February 1980 Spectrum
Warner Cable Canton
(Southeast Cleveland Metro)
Ohio 1976 Spectrum

Southwest/Southern Plains/Four Corners/Imperial and Rio Grande Valleys/Twin Panhandles

  • States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah
  • Some Major Cities in Region: Abilene, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Amarillo, TX; Austin, TX; Bakersfield, CA; Brownsville, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; El Paso, TX; Eureka, CA; Fresno, CA; Fort Worth, TX; Grand Junction, CO; Houston, TX; Laredo, TX; Las Cruces, NM; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Lubbock, TX; Midland, TX; Modesto, CA; Oakland, CA; Odessa, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Palm Springs, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Reno, NV; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; San Luis Obispo, CA; Santa Fe, NM; Stockton, CA; Tucson, AZ; Tulsa, OK, Wichita Falls, TX and Yuma, AZ
Provider Location(s) State Month Year Current Provider(s)
Sacramento Cable Sacramento California November 1990 Xfinity
Dimension Cable Phoenix Arizona November 1987 Cox Communications
Hanford Cable Hanford
(Fresno and Visalia Metros)
California September 1985 Xfinity
Time Warner Cable Huntington Beach
(Southeast Los Angeles Metro)
California August 1996 Spectrum
MediaOne Los Angeles California August 1999 Spectrum
Time Warner Cable San Diego California December 2000 Spectrum
Daniels Cablevision Carlsbad California November 2000 Daniels Cablevision
United Cable Tyler Texas August 1991 Optimum
Post-Newsweek Cable Odessa Texas June 1992 Sparklight
Time Warner Cable San Antonio Texas January 2000 Spectrum
Sacramento Cable Sacramento California June 1988 Xfinity
Tele-Media Cable Silver City New Mexico September 1977 Xfinity
McCaw Cablevision Tucson Arizona February 1985 Cox Communications
Ajo Television Ajo Arizona October 1986 Mediacom
Time Warner Cable San Diego California June 2004 Spectrum
Las Cruces TV Cable Las Cruces New Mexico April 1987 Xfinity

Pacific Northwest/Northern Rockies/Beartooth/Puget Sound

  • States: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming
  • Some Major Cities in Region: Billings, MT; Boise, ID; Casper, WY; Cheyenne, WY; Eugene, OR; Great Falls, MT; Helena, MT; Medford, OR; Missoula, MT; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Spokane, WA and Tacoma, WA
Provider Location(s) State Month Year Current Provider(s)
Viacom Cablevision of Salem Salem
(South Portland Metro)
Oregon January 1988 Xfinity
United Cable Television Boise Idaho September 1979 Sparklight
AT&T Broadband Boise Idaho May 1999 Sparklight
Cable One Boise Idaho January 2007 Sparklight
Jackson Hole Cable Jackson
(Northeast Twin Falls, Idaho Metro)
Wyoming October 1985 Spectrum
Cox Cable Spokane Washington June 1991 Xfinity
Northland Cable Moses Lake Washington April 1998 Vyve Broadband

Other Regions

  • States and Territories: Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Atoll, Pacific and Virgin Islands
  • Some Major Cities: Anchorage, AK; Charlotte Amalie, VI; Dededo, GU; Fairbanks, AK; Hagåtña, GU; Honolulu, HI; Juneau, AK; Mayagüez, PR; Pago Pago, AS; Ponce, PR; Saipei, MP; San Juan, PR and St. Croix, VI
Provider Location(s) State Month Year Current Provider(s)
Cooke Cablevision Sitka
(Southwest Juneau Metro)
Alaska December 1987 GCI
Jones Spacelink Honolulu Hawaii January 1994 Hawaiian Telcom
Craig TV Honolulu Hawaii June 2002 Spectrum
Marianas CableVision Saipan CNMI February 1999 Docomo Pacific