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List of Time Warner Cable channels (Huntington Beach, August 1996)

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Time Warner Cable customers in Huntington Beach, California, in August of 1996, had the channels listed below. Time Warner Cable, along with Charter and Bright House Networks merged into one company, Spectrum, which still services the city even to this day.

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CH# Name Notes/Today
2 KCBS Ch. 2 (CBS) Los Angeles CBS West Coast flagship station, owned by ViacomCBS, sister to independent station KCAL
3 Municipal Access Status unknown at this time, a local cable access channel focused on local affairs
4 KNBC Ch. 4 (NBC) Los Angeles NBC West Coast flagship station, owned by NBCUniversal, sister to Telemundo O&O KVEA
5 KTLA Ch. 5 (WB) Los Angeles Now a CW affiliate
6 Local Origination Local programming
7 KABC Ch. 7 (ABC) Los Angeles ABC West Coast flagship station, owned by The Walt Disney Company
8 Prevue Guide Today operates as Pop, a general entertainment channel, focusing primarily on programs pertaining to popular culture
(The scrolling guides for which the network was legendary for were phased out over the years, at least on the network)
9 KCAL Ch. 9 (Independent) Los Angeles Owned by ViacomCBS, sister to CBS West Coast flagship KCBS
10 KCET Ch. 28 (PBS) Los Angeles Disaffiliated from PBS in 2011 before rejoining the network as part of a merger agreement with another PBS station, KOCE, in 2019
11 KTTV Ch. 11 (Fox) Los Angeles Fox West Coast flagship station, owned by Fox Television Stations, sister to MyNetworkTV West Coast flagship KCOP
12 Pay-Per-View Guide Status unknown, unclear whether or not this was actually Sneak Prevue, a pay-per-view preview and barker channel
13 KCOP Ch. 13 (UPN) Los Angeles Now MyNetworkTV West Coast flagship station, owned by Fox Television Stations, sister to Fox West Coast flagship KTTV
14 KMEX Ch. 34 (Univision) Los Angeles Univision West Coast flagship station, owned by Univision Communications, sister to UniMás West Coast flagship KFTR
15 KZKI Ch. 30 (Independent) San Bernardino Now Ion West Coast flagship station, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company as KPXN, sister to Bounce TV O&O KILM
16 Infomercials "Filler" channel with infomercials
17 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, sister to CW station KTLA
(Meanwhile, WGN itself would become an independent once again starting in 2016)
18 KSCI Ch. 18 (Independent) San Bernardino A multicultural independent station at the time, now a ShopHQ affiliate, with license transferred to the city of Long Beach in 1998
19 KDOC Ch. 56 (Independent) Anaheim Still an independent station to this day
20 KVEA Ch. 52 (Telemundo) Corona Telemundo West Coast flagship station, owned by NBCUniversal, sister to NBC West Coast flagship KNBC
21 KRCA Ch. 62 (Independent) Riverside Now Estrella TV network flagship station
22 KWHY Ch. 22 (Independent) Los Angeles Then and now, still an independent station, only now with a schedule consisting entirely of Spanish language programming
23 KHSC Ch. 46 (HSN) Ontario Now UniMás West Coast flagship station as KFTR, owned by Univision Communications, sister to Univision West Coast flagship KMEX
24 KTBN Ch. 40 (TBN) Santa Ana Flagship station of the Trinity Broadcasting Network
25 KOCE Ch. 50 (PBS) Huntington Beach Still a PBS member station, sister to another PBS station, KCET
26 KLCS Ch. 58 (PBS) Los Angeles The fourth PBS station in the market (the others being KCET, KOCE and KVCR), owned and operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District
27 Educational Access A local cable access channel with educational programs
29 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
30 Cable News Network CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel
31 The Discovery Channel Still operates today with a program mix of technology, science, nature and reality, and its name shortened to just Discovery
32 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
33 Cartoon Network Originally consisted of cartoons 24 hours a day, the network has occasionally added live-action programming into its lineups as well
34 USA Network Today owned by NBCUniversal
35 Lifetime Programming geared towards women and women in lead roles of movies and shows
36 Turner Network Television Programming shifted from mostly classic movies towards drama movies and shows over the years with sporting events featured as well, solely by the acronym TNT
37 ESPN Owned as a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company
38 Prime Sports West Sold to Fox and became Fox Sports West, now operates as Bally Sports West, sister to Bally Sports SoCal
39 ESPN2 A companion network to ESPN, a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company
41 C-SPAN A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
42 Orange County Newschannel Defunct, a local cable news service
43 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
44 Consumer News and Business Channel Still operates today, but only by the acronym CNBC
45 The Disney Channel Originally a premium pay subscription channel, Disney is now a general cable channel
46 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
47 FitTV Defunct, a fitness and exercise channel, replaced by Discovery Fit & Health, now Discovery Life, which now focuses on reality programming
48 QVC One of America's two major home shopping television networks, the other being HSN
49 The Weather Channel Weather forecasting and science and in recent years, weather related shows and documentaries as well
50 The Travel Channel Features documentaries, reality, and how-to shows related to travel and leisure around the United States and throughout the world
51 Comedy Central Comedy movies and shows, owned by ViacomCBS
52 Food Network Programming focused on cooking, fine dining and culinary
53 International Channel Defunct, later renamed AZN Television, with programming targeting English-speaking Asian-Americans
54 E! Entertainment Television Originally focused primarily towards entertainment news and gossip, but has shifted towards pop culture, celebrity focused reality shows, and movies
55 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)
56 MSNBC A cable new service, originally a joint venture between Microsoft and NBC, the latter has since taken full control of the network
57 C-SPAN2 A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
58 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)
59 Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Once a channel focused on arts and history, the channel has shifted significantly towards reality shows, dramas and documentaries
60 The Nashville Network (TNN) A channel once focused on country music and lifestyle, it now operates as a general entertainment channel as Paramount Network
61 Video Hits One 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
62 Music Television (MTV) Owned by ViacomCBS, like VH1, it too has shifted from strictly music and music videos in its early years to a mix of music, reality shows and dramas in recent years
63 News/Talk Status unknown, a news/talk channel
64 The History Channel Originally focused on history-based documentaries, The History Channel (now known simply as History) shifted focus significantly towards reality television programming by the late 2000s
65 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
66 Turner Classic Movies A classic movie channel with films from Warner Bros. films released before 1950 and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films released before May 1986 as well as the entire RKO Pictures film library
67 The Sci-Fi Channel Programming focused primarily around fantasy, horror and science fiction, now as SYFY
68 FLiX A movie channel owned by ViacomCBS, sister to Showtime and The Movie Channel
69 The Movie Channel Sister network to Showtime, owned by ViacomCBS
70 Faith and Values Network Later became Odyssey Network before being sold to Hallmark Cards and becoming the modern-day Hallmark Channel
71 Showtime A premium subscription channel with movies, shows, documentaries and sporting events, owned by ViacomCBS
72 Showtime 2 A companion network to Showtime, owned by ViacomCBS
73 Continuous Hits #4 A pay-per-view channel, now operating as iN DEMAND
74 Hot Choice A companion to Viewer's Choice with adults-only (erotica and pornographic) programming at night
75 HBO 2 A companion network to HBO, with branding shifting between HBO Plus and HBO2 before finally settling on the latter
76 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
77 Cinemax Sister network to HBO, owned by WarnerMedia
78 Viewer's Choice A Pay-Per-View channel, now operating as iN DEMAND
79 Continuous Hits #3 A pay-per-view channel, now operating as iN DEMAND
98 Adult Pay-Per-View Pay-per-view programming exclusively for mature audiences