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List of United Cable channels (Tyler, August 1991)

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United Cable customers in Tyler, Texas had access to the channels listed below in August of 1991. Nowadays, Spectrum provides services to the city.

Source: Newspapers.com (Paid subscription to "Publisher Extra" may be required for some sections)
CH# Name Notes/Today
2 Time/Temperature/Message Status unknown, possibly a teletext and/or bulletin board channel with actual time, temperature and messages
3 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
4 KDFW Ch. 4 (CBS) Dallas Would become Dallas-Fort Worth's Fox affiliate in a mass affiliation deal with New World Communications (which would own KDFW in 1994), acquired in 1997 becoming a network owned-and-operated station
5 KXAS Ch. 5 (NBC) Fort Worth Still an NBC affiliate, then owned by LIN Broadcasting (now Nexstar Media Group), NBC would purchase a 76% stake in a joint venture in 1998, before assuming sole control in 2013
6 E! Entertainment Television Originally focused primarily towards entertainment news and gossip, but has shifted towards pop culture, celebrity focused reality shows, and movies
7 KLTV Ch. 7 (ABC) Tyler Still an ABC affiliate, one of two in the Tyler-Longview-Lufkin-Nacogdoches market, the other being sister semi-satellite KTRE
8 WFAA Ch. 8 (ABC) Dallas Still Dallas-Fort Worth's ABC affiliate
9 WGN Ch. 9 (Independent) Chicago, Illinois The direct feed of the OTA station at the time, its later cable counterpart, WGN America, was rebranded as NewsNation
10 KETK Ch. 56 (NBC) Jacksonville Still an NBC affiliate, also operates Fox affiliate KFXK
11 KTVT Ch. 11 (Independent) Fort Worth Would become Dallas-Fort Worth's CBS affiliate after KDFW joined Fox in a mass affiliation deal with New World Communications (in 1994), acquired in 1999 becoming a network owned-and-operated station
12 KFXK Ch. 51 (Fox) Longview Still a Fox affiliate, operated by NBC affiliate KETK
13 KERA Ch. 13 (PBS) Dallas Still Dallas-Fort Worth's PBS member station
14 ESPN Owned as a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company
15 Home Sports Entertainment Sold to Fox and became Fox Sports Southwest, now operates as Bally Sports Southwest
16 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
17 USA Network Today owned by NBCUniversal
18 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
19 Consumer News and Business Channel Still operates today, but only by the acronym CNBC
(The Tyler Morning Telegraph newspaper erroneously lists the network as FNN, which CNBC replaced three months earlier)
20 Turner Network Television (TNT) Programming shifted from mostly classic movies towards drama movies and shows over the years with sporting events featured as well
21 Cable News Network CNN in Atlanta, an American multinational news channel
22 The Nashville Network (TNN) A channel once focused on country music and lifestyle, it now operates as a general entertainment channel as Paramount Network
23 Lifetime Programming geared towards women and women in lead roles of movies and shows
24 Music Television (MTV) 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
25 Vision Interfaith Satellite Network A predecessor to the Hallmark Channel
26 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)
27 Arts & Entertainment (A&E) Once a channel focused on arts and history, the channel has shifted significantly towards reality shows, dramas and documentaries
28 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
29 KXTX Ch. 39 (Independent) Dallas Now Dallas-Fort Worth's Telemundo owned-and-operated station, sister to NBC O&O KXAS
30 Educational Access A local cable access channel focused on instructional and educational programming
31 C-SPAN2 A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
32 Black Entertainment Television Then and now, still carries programming heavily targeting African-American audiences, though it nowadays goes only by the acronym BET
33 Univision The leading major Hispanic television network in the United States with telenovelas (soap operas) and other shows predominantly from Mexico-based Televisa
(National satellite feed chosen over network O&Os KUVN Dallas and KXLN Houston)
34 The Weather Channel Weather forecasting and science and in recent years, weather related shows and documentaries as well
35 QVC One of America's two major home shopping television networks, the other being HSN
36 The Discovery Channel Still operates today with a program mix of technology, science, nature and reality, and its name shortened to just Discovery
37 C-SPAN A channel entirely focused on government and public affairs
38 The Disney Channel Originally a premium pay subscription channel, Disney is now a general cable channel
39 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
40 Cinemax Sister network to HBO, owned by WarnerMedia
41 Showtime A premium subscription channel with movies, shows, documentaries and sporting events, owned by ViacomCBS
42 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)
45 The Movie Channel Sister network to Showtime, owned by ViacomCBS