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List of Time Warner Cable channels (Livonia, August 1996)

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Time Warner Cable customers in Redford Township and the city of Livonia, in Michigan, in August of 1996, had the channels listed below. Time Warner Cable, along with Charter and Bright House Networks merged into one company, Spectrum. Today, Spectrum is still in charge of cable television services in Livonia while Redford Township is now serviced by Comcast through Xfinity.

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CH# Name Notes/Today
1 Prevue Channel 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)
2 WJBK Ch. 2 (Fox) Detroit At the time, in the process of being sold to Fox Television Stations, a transaction that was finalized in January of 1997, making WJBK a network owned-and-operated station, still even to this day
3 Community Bulletin Board Status unknown, a bulletin board channel
4 WDIV Ch. 4 (NBC) Detroit Still the market's NBC affiliate
5 WKBD Ch. 50 (UPN) Detroit Then a UPN, now CW network owned-and-operated station, owned by ViacomCBS, sister to CBS O&O WWJ-TV
6 WXON Ch. 20 (WB) Detroit Call letters changed to WDWB in September of 1997, and then to the current WMYD in 2006 and after 15 years with MyNetworkTV, is an independent once again in 2021, sister to ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV
7 WXYZ Ch. 7 (ABC) Detroit Still the market's ABC affiliate even to this day, sister to independent station WMYD (the former WXON)
8 Government Access A local cable access channel focused heavily on local and state government affairs
9 CBET Ch. 9 (CBC) Windsor, Ontario, Canada Then and now, still, a CBC network O&O
11 WTVS Ch. 56 (PBS) Detroit Still a PBS member station
12 Community Access A local cable access channel, status unknown at this time
13 Eternal Word Television Network Now only by the acronym EWTN, programming focused around the Catholic Church
14 WWJ Ch. 62 (CBS) Detroit Still the market's CBS network owned-and-operated station, owned by ViacomCBS, sister to CW O&O WKBD-TV
17 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
18 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
(Meanwhile, WGN itself would become an independent once again starting in 2016)
19 WADL Ch. 38 (Independent) Mount Clemens Now the market's MyNetworkTV affiliate station
20 College Channel Status unknown, a cable channel programming targeting colleges and universities
21 CICO Ch. 32 (TVOntario) Windsor, Ontario, Canada A rebroadcaster of Toronto flagship CICA as CICO-TV-32, now CICO-DT-32 on channel 19 (PSIP/OTA)
24 WBSX Ch. 31 (HSN) Ann Arbor Call letters changed to the current WPXD-TV, now an Ion affiliate
26 Lifetime Programming geared towards women and women in lead roles of movies and shows
27 The Discovery Channel Still operates today with a program mix of technology, science, nature and reality, and its name shortened to just Discovery
28 Cable News Network CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel
29 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
30 USA Network Today owned by NBCUniversal
31 ESPN Owned as a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company
32 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
33 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
34 The Weather Channel Weather forecasting and science and in recent years, weather related shows and documentaries as well
35 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
36 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)
37 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
38 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
39 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
40 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)
41 Home & Garden Television Now known simply as HGTV, features programming focused entirely on home improvement, do-it-yourself and gardening
42 Court TV A channel focused on law, crime and live court case coverage, shifted towards reality and comedy as truTV starting in 2008
(An unrelated digital broadcast network was launched with the Court TV logo and name in 2019)
43 Black Entertainment Television Then and now, still carries programming heavily targeting African-American audiences, though it nowadays goes only by the acronym BET
44 ESPN2 A companion network to ESPN, a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company
45 Country Music Television Programming consisting of country music and lifestyle with some country-themed reality shows added in recent years, now just simply as CMT
46 The Travel Channel Features documentaries, reality, and how-to shows related to travel and leisure around the United States and throughout the world
47 Comedy Central Comedy movies and shows, owned by ViacomCBS
48 Cartoon Network Originally consisted of cartoons 24 hours a day, the network has occasionally added live-action programming into its lineups as well
49 The Sci-Fi Channel Programming focused primarily around fantasy, horror and science fiction, now as SYFY
50 Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Once a channel focused on arts and history, the channel has shifted significantly towards reality shows, dramas and documentaries
51 Leased Access A local cable access channel partially leased to TV Orient, now MEA TV
52 E! Entertainment Television Originally focused primarily towards entertainment news and gossip, but has shifted towards pop culture, celebrity focused reality shows, and movies
53 Consumer News and Business Channel Still operates today, but only by the acronym CNBC
54 The Nashville Network (TNN) A channel once focused on country music and lifestyle, it now operates as a general entertainment channel as Paramount Network
55 Video Hits One Owned by ViacomCBS, like 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
56 C-SPAN A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
57 C-SPAN2 A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
58 Home Shopping Network Now known only by the acronym HSN, one of America's two major home shopping networks, the other being QVC
(Carried full-time despite the presence of WBSX (now WPXD) which was also carrying the same programming at the same time)
59 QVC One of America's two major home shopping television networks, the other being HSN
66 FLiX A movie channel owned by ViacomCBS, sister to Showtime and The Movie Channel
67 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
68 HBO 2 A companion network to HBO, with branding shifting between HBO Plus and HBO2 before finally settling on the latter
69 Showtime A premium subscription channel with movies, shows, documentaries and sporting events, owned by ViacomCBS
70 Showtime 2 A companion network to Showtime, owned by ViacomCBS
71 Cinemax Sister network to HBO, owned by WarnerMedia
72 Cinemax 2 A companion network to Cinemax, rebranded as MoreMax with a greater focus towards more foreign, independent and special interest films
73 The Movie Channel Sister network to Showtime, owned by ViacomCBS
74 The Disney Channel Originally a premium pay subscription channel, Disney is now a general cable channel
75 Pro-Am Sports System Defunct, known on-air as PASS Sports, the network shut down in 1997 with the launch of Fox Sports Detroit, now operating as Bally Sports Detroit
76 Viewer's Choice A Pay-Per-View channel, now operating as iN DEMAND
77 Hot Choice A companion to Viewer's Choice with adults-only (erotica and pornographic) programming at night