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List of Time Warner Cable channels (Wayne-Oakland, September 1998)

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Time Warner Cable customers in Livonia, Wayne, Dearborn and Redford Township in Wayne County and parts of Oakland County, in Michigan, had these channels available to them in September of 1998. Carriage of individual channels varied by location. Spectrum continues handling services for Livonia while Xfinity is in charge of services elsewhere.



  • DBN: Dearborn
  • LIV: Livonia
  • OAK: Oakland
  • RED: Redford
  • WAY: Wayne


Source: YouTube
DBN LIV OAK RED WAY Name Notes/Today
2 2 2 2 2 WJBK Ch. 2 (Fox) Detroit Still the market's Fox network owned-and-operated station, owned by Fox Television Stations
4 4 4 4 4 WDIV Ch. 4 (NBC) Detroit Still the market's NBC affiliate
5 5 5 5 5 WKBD Ch. 50 (UPN) Detroit Then a UPN, now CW network O&O, owned by ViacomCBS, sister to CBS O&O WWJ-TV
6 6 6 6 6 WDWB Ch. 20 (WB) Detroit Now an independent station as WMYD, sister to ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV
7 7 7 7 7 WXYZ Ch. 7 (ABC) Detroit Still the market's ABC affiliate, sister to independent station WMYD (the former WDWB)
9 9 9 9 9 CBET Ch. 9 (CBC) Windsor, Ontario, Canada Still a CBC network owned-and-operated station, owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
11 11 11 11 11 WTVS Ch. 56 (PBS) Detroit Still the market's PBS member station
14 14 14 14 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 17 17 17 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 18 18 18 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 19 19 19 19 WADL Ch. 38 (Independent) Mount Clemens Now the market's MyNetworkTV affiliate station
21 21 21 21 21 WPXD Ch. 31 (PAX) Ann Arbor PAX is now Ion, WPXD is still an affiliate and was a network owned-and-operated station until January 2021
22 22 22 Food Network Programming focused on cooking, fine dining and culinary
23 23 23 Golf Channel Dedicated to all things golf
24 24 24 MSNBC A cable new service, originally a joint venture between Microsoft and NBC, the latter has since taken full control of the network
25 25 25 Sneak Prevue Defunct, a Pay-Per-View barker channel with previews, a companion network to the Prevue Channel
26 26 26 Lifetime Programming geared towards women and women in lead roles of movies and shows
27 27 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 28 28 Cable News Network CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel
29 29 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 30 30 USA Network Today owned by NBCUniversal
31 31 31 ESPN Owned as a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company
32 32 32 ESPN2 A companion network to ESPN, a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company
33 33 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 34 34 The Weather Channel Weather forecasting and science and in recent years, weather related shows and documentaries as well
35 35 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 36 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 37 37 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
38 38 38 The Learning Channel Initially focused on educational and learning content, by this time, the network began to primarily focus towards reality series involving lifestyles, family life,
and personal stories as TLC
39 39 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 40 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 41 41 Home & Garden Television Now known simply as HGTV, features programming focused entirely on home improvement, do-it-yourself and gardening
42 42 42 Animal Planet Primarily devoted to series and documentaries about wild animals and domestic pets, though with a more mature approach in recent years
43 43 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 44 44 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
45 45 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 46 46 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
47 47 47 Comedy Central Comedy movies and shows, owned by ViacomCBS
48 48 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 49 49 The Sci-Fi Channel Programming focused primarily around fantasy, horror and science fiction, now as SYFY
50 50 50 Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Once a channel focused on arts and history, the channel has shifted significantly towards reality shows, dramas and documentaries
52 52 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 53 53 Consumer News and Business Channel Still operates today, but only by the acronym CNBC
54 54 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 55 55 The Travel Channel Features documentaries, reality, and how-to shows related to travel and leisure around the United States and throughout the world
56 56 56 C-SPAN A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
57 57 57 C-SPAN2 A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
58 58 58 Home Shopping Network Now known only by the acronym HSN, one of America's two major home shopping networks, the other being QVC
59 59 59 QVC One of America's two major home shopping television networks, the other being HSN
60 60 60 Fox Family Channel Sold to The Walt Disney Company and renamed ABC Family in 2001 and rebranded and relaunched as Freeform in 2016
61 61 61 International Channel Defunct, later renamed AZN Television, with programming targeting English-speaking Asian-Americans
61 The Inspirational Network 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 morning hours
62 62 62 62 62 TV Land Classic television shows, a standalone companion network to Nick at Nite
63 63 63 63 63 ESPN Classic A companion network to ESPN and ESPN2, classic sporting events, shows, movies and documentaries
64 64 64 64 64 MoviePlex A companion network to Starz and Starz Encore, owned by Lionsgate
65 65 65 65 65 Starz! A premium subscription channel with movies, shows and documentaries, owned by Lionsgate
(Albeit with the exclamation point (!) removed from its name, now Starz)
66 66 66 66 66 FLiX A movie channel owned by ViacomCBS, sister to Showtime and The Movie Channel
67 67 67 67 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 68 68 68 68 HBO 2 A companion network to HBO, with branding shifting between HBO Plus and HBO2 before finally settling on the latter
69 69 69 69 69 Showtime A premium subscription channel with movies, shows, documentaries and sporting events, owned by ViacomCBS
70 70 70 70 70 Showtime 2 A companion network to Showtime, owned by ViacomCBS
71 71 71 71 71 Cinemax Sister network to HBO, owned by WarnerMedia
72 72 72 72 72 MoreMax A companion network to Cinemax, with a greater focus towards more foreign, independent and special interest films
73 73 73 73 73 The Movie Channel Sister network to Showtime, owned by ViacomCBS
74 74 74 74 74 The Disney Channel Originally a premium pay subscription channel, Disney is now a general cable channel
75 75 75 75 75 Fox Sports Detroit Now operates as Bally Sports Detroit
76 76 76 76 76 Home Theater #1 A Pay-Per-View channel, now operating as iN DEMAND
79 Dubai TV Programming targeting Arab and Arab-American audiences
80 Future Television Programming targeting Arab and Arab-American audiences