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TV Networks and Broadcasting Corportations

The television hallmark of the 80s was the introduction of cable into households around the country. Premium cable debuted anf suddenly we had more HBO, Skinemax (ahem, Cinemax) and Nickelodeon than we knew what to do with. During this decade channels catered specifically to children were created and paying for movies right in your own home paved the way for today’s Watch Now services. Here’s a listing of major networks and broadcasting corporations that rotted our tender young brains during the 80s.

National Networks

BBC1, BBC2 – British Broadcasting Corporation
ABC – American Broadcasting Corporation
CBS- Columbia Broadcasting System
NBC – National Broadcasting Corporation
FOX Network
PBS – Public Broadcasting Service
CBC – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
HSN – Home Shopping Network
TBN – Trinity Broadcasting Network
CTN – Christian Television Network
TVT – Tristate Christian Television
EWTN – Eternal Word Television Network
The Inspiration Network
HBO – Home Box Office
TLN – Total Living Network
GLC – God’s Learning Channel
America’s Store
Channel America
The Disney Channel
The Box
Video Jukebox Network
MTV – Music Television
VH1- Video Hits 1

Media Groups

Viacom (Video and Audio Communications)
Lorimar Communications
Saban, Haim-Saban
Children’s Television Workshop