Once upon a time, there were companies that transmitted radio and television signals to the extent of their signal strength. These companies bought entertainment content from a single source. The content sources bought the content they resold from a wide variety of entities called "studios".

The companies with the transmitters thought it would be a good idea to have a brand to identify with. The companies that sold content thought it would be a good idea for that brand to be related to them.

The studios thought, "What the hell. You want to buy content? Call it whatever you want, just send money."

The notion of "network" was born.

In today's world -- where distribution of content is by cable, satellite, DVD, or internet -- the folks with the transmitters are becoming increasingly irrelevant. Viewers care less about the "network" brand. The shows are becoming more relevant than the networks that broadcast them, meaning that the show is the brand. Which means that the "studio" is now what it is all about, for the viewer. [[NewMediaAreEvil Not so much for the networks.]]

In the USA, other than the "big four" [[note]](the original big three of Creator/{{ABC}}[=/=]Creator/{{CBS}}[=/=]Creator/{{NBC}}, plus latecomer Creator/{{Fox}}; in the early years, Creator/DuMont was also counted as a fourth network)[[/note]], the purpose of "network" now mostly serves to identify a niche outlet on cable/satellite; for example, the Food Network and Animal Planet [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tend to have a lot of cooking shows and wildlife shows, respectively]]. Going back to "the show is the brand" concept, many if not most "home-brew" "networks" and "channels" on the Web (say, on Website/YouTube) are really best described as shows.

Related tropes:

* UsefulNotes/ANSIStandardBroadcastTVSchedule
* AdoredByTheNetwork
* {{Cancellation}}
* ChannelHop
* ExecutiveMeddling
* ExecutiveVeto
* InternationalCoproduction
* MerchandiseDriven
* NetworkDeath
* NetworkDecay
* NetworkToTheRescue
* NicheNetwork
* OtakuOClock
* UsefulNotes/{{Ratings}}
* ScrewedByTheNetwork
* UsefulNotes/StateBroadcaster
* UsefulNotes/SportsPreemption
* UsefulNotes/{{Syndication}}
* TimeshiftChannel
* TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks
* {{Watershed}}

Not to be confused with ''Film/{{Network}}'', a film about TV networks.
!!Networks Worldwide:

[[folder:United States, Broadcast Television]]
'''The Big Four'''
* Creator/{{ABC}}
** Creator/OneSaturdayMorning
* Creator/{{CBS}}
** Creator/CookieJarTV
* Creator/{{Fox}}
** Creator/FoxKids
* Creator/{{NBC}}
** Creator/NBCKids

'''Other Broadcast Networks'''
* Creator/TheCW (formed by the merger of Creator/TheWB and Creator/{{UPN}})
** Creator/TheCWPlus, The CW's programming service for smaller media markets.
** Creator/{{Toonzai}}, The CW's former SaturdayMorningCartoon block.
** Creator/{{Vortexx}}, The CW's last SaturdayMorningCartoon block.
* Creator/{{ION}} (formerly Creator/{{PAX}}, then ''Creator/{{I}}'')
* Creator/MyNetworkTV
* Creator/{{PBS}} (formerly NET, for National Educational Television)
** Creator/PBSKids

'''Defunct Broadcast Networks'''
* Creator/ActionPack (1994-2001, syndication "network")
* Creator/DuMont (1946-56)
* Creator/{{PTEN}} (1994-97, syndication "network")
* Creator/{{UPN}} (1995-2006)
* Creator/TheWB (1995-2006)
** Creator/KidsWB

'''Spanish-Language Networks'''
* Azteca America
* Estrella TV
* [=MundoMax=] (formerly [=MundoFox=]), a network which was owned by Colombian broadcaster [=RCN=] which carries archived and original programming dubbed in Spanish; originally launched as a sister network to Fox in cooperation with [=RCN=], and carried the myriad of series airing on Fox's networks in Latin America. After Fox split from the partnership, the network languished with an affiliate base made up of low-tier stations and a lack of cable coverage, along with imported programming that wasn't compelling to American audiences. [=MundoMax=] signed off at the end of November 2016 because of these factors.
* Creator/{{Telemundo}}; the #2 Spanish network. A sister to NBC.
* Creator/{{Univision}}; effectively America's #5 network based on ratings if you count it among the English networks, but the #1 Spanish network. When it beat NBC for the #4 slot for the February 2013 sweeps, it was a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Univision, but the exact reverse for NBC.
** [=UniMás=] (formerly Telefutura), a sister network to Univision. Competes with Telemundo for #2 Spanish network.
* V-me (formerly aired as a subchannel on PBS member stations; currently moving to a cable-only model)

'''Networks which air almost exclusively over digital subchannels (e.g., anything which is a .2 or .3 channel)'''
* Create/World (owned by a consortium of WNET Newark/New York, WGBH Boston, and American Public Television and airing on PBS affiliates; features craft, how-to, and travel programming during the day, and is effectively PBS's PlusOne channel -- if you consider it plus one day for their news and documentary programming -- during the evening. Originally separate channels, in 2017 they merged to allow the second channel to become PBS Kids)
* PBS Kids (24/7 feed of PBS children's programs)
* The Local [=AccuWeather=] Channel (often not labeled beyond showing national forecasts from [=AccuWeather=], shows ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin; is carried mostly by former NBC Weather Plus carriers and other stations. Formerly on ABC O&O's before their contract ended with ABC.)
* Retro Television Network (original broadcast equivalent of TV Land. Used to have the NBC Universal libraries, but that deal was not renewed by new NBCU owner Comcast, leaving the network with spread out rights of other series from the few series not owned by the Big Five studios, very low cost [[/index]] [[CulturalCringe Canadian Content]] dramas, car shows on the weekend, ancient reruns of the talk show ''Crook & Chase'' and syndication flop ''Cold Case Files''; the latter examples ComicallyMissingThePoint of what "Retro" means. Depending on the affiliate, additional programming - such as an extended newscast, extended weather information, first run syndication programs or new episodes of a network program that was pre-empted by local coverage and programming - might be run. Because of this, many stations have been fleeing to Creator/MeTV and Antenna TV, who are [[FriendlyEnemy Friendly Enemies]] that grabbed that important NBCU deal out from under RTV's nose.)[[index]]
* Creator/ThisTV (airs almost exclusively series and movies from the libraries of Creator/{{MGM}} (at least what hasn't been sold off yet; you're not going to find their GoldenAge films at all here, as those are the property of [[Creator/WarnerBros Turner Entertainment]] now), Owned by Tribune and MGM).
** Creator/{{KidsClick}}, a daily children's block that also airs on affiliates of the Sinclair Broadcast Group.
* Movies!, a Weigel/Fox cooperative mainly carrying classic films from the 20th Century Fox library in widescreen; effectively the new home for classic Fox films following Fox Movie Channel's re-brand as FX Movie Channel.
* Creator/AntennaTV (Tribune network which shows mainly classic programming from the Sony Pictures library, which includes ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' and that show's numerous SpinOff programs, along with library shows from the producer of ''Series/ThreesCompany'', and shares the NBC Universal library with Creator/MeTV.)
* Creator/MeTV (Movies!' sister network via Weigel. Started out as a local channel in Chicago committed to classic television which has been very well received by viewers in the Windy City, then eventually split into two channels (one drama, one comedy). Expanded to Milwaukee when Weigel bought a home shopping station to put it on there. Went national in December 2010 with a schedule mainly consisting of archive shows from the CBS and Paramount libraries, and shares NBC Universal content with Antenna TV.)
* NBC Plus (previously known as NBC Weather Plus, an automated weather network that was mostly shut down when NBC acquired a stake in The Weather Channel in 2008) was carried on most of the network's affiliates; as NBC Plus, it is restricted now to a few stations that keep it running out of apathy or being blocked from other sub-net affiliates.
* NBC-owned stations replaced it with a locally-programmed "Nonstop" channel, which showed Creator/HeadlineNews-like newscasts and lifestyle programming on a repeating loop. The Chicago affiliate of NBC Nonstop aired some hockey games of the Chicago Wolves AHL team, based in suburban Rosemont, Illinois.
* The NBC Nonstop channels morphed into Cozi TV in 2012. Cozi is another retro channel in the vein of Antenna or [=MeTV=], using the [[/index]] NBCUniversal [[index]] syndication and movie libraries (this is where RTV's programming went) and some of the Nonstop local programming.
* Live Well Network (lifestyle network owned by Disney/ABC, carried by that network and several other large chains mainly bound to ABC affiliation, though the network is neutral on-air to its Disney ownership)
* Bounce TV (a network programmed mainly to African-American audiences; hoping to be a broadcast equivalent to [[/index]] Creator/{{BET}},[[index]] though without that network's notoriety)
* [[/index]]MusicVideo[[index]] networks: [=TheCoolTV=] (which specializes in a eclectic blend of music videos) and ZUUS Country (nothing but country videos) take advantage of the [[/index]] NetworkDecay [[index]] prevalent with MTV and CMT. However, both networks made little money and had few viewers, and are now only airing on a small number of stations from their 2012 peaks.
* Creator/{{Qubo}} (Children's oriented network carried on Ion's stations, airing mostly educational animated series. Formerly ran the Saturday morning block on Creator/{{NBC}} and Creator/{{Telemundo}} before it got axed for Creator/PBSKidsSprout shows, which itself got removed for yet another Litton EdutainmentShow block in 2016)
* Comet (Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group and runs on their stations and several outside affiliates; features science fiction, fantasy, and horror programming from the MGM and Sony libraries plus reruns of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. Firmly believes TheresNoBInMovie)
* Creator/{{Buzzr}}, a GameShow-focused network operated by and primarily drawing from the libraries of Creator/FremantleMedia (including, in particular, those of Creator/MarkGoodson)
* Quest, a channel that specializes in travel, history, adventure, and science documentaries and reality shows aimed at young adults.

[[folder:United States, Cable and Satellite]]
* Creator/AAndE
** The Biography Channel
* Creator/TheHistoryChannel
** {{Creator/H2}} (formerly known as History International)
** Military History
* Creator/{{Lifetime}}
** LMN
* Creator/{{AMC}}
* Creator/{{AXSTV}}
** [=HDNet=] Movies
* Creator/BabyFirstTV
* [[Creator/TheBBC BBC America]]
* Creator/{{BET}}
* Creator/CartoonNetwork
** Creator/AdultSwim
** Creator/{{Boomerang}}
** Creator/CartoonCartoons
** Creator/{{Miguzi}}
** Creator/{{Toonami}}
** Creator/YouAreHere
* Creator/{{Cinemax}}
* Creator/{{CMT}}
* Creator/{{CNN}}
* Creator/ComedyCentral
* Creator/{{CSPAN}}
* Creator/{{Daystar}}
* Creator/DiscoveryChannel
** Creator/AnimalPlanet
** Destination America
** Creator/DiscoveryFamily
** Creator/InvestigationDiscovery
** Discovery Science
* Creator/DisneyChannel
** Creator/ToonDisney
** Creator/DisneyXD
* Creator/{{E}}
* Creator/{{ESPN}}
* Creator/FoodNetwork
** Creator/CookingChannel
* Creator/FoxNewsChannel
* Creator/{{Freeform}} (formerly Fox Family and ABC Family)
* Creator/{{FX}}
* Creator/{{G4TV}}
* Creator/{{GSN}}
* Creator/{{HBO}}
* Creator/{{HLN}}
* Creator/HomeShoppingNetwork
* Creator/{{Kabillion}}
* Creator/{{LOGO}}
* Creator/{{MSNBC}}
* Creator/{{MTV}}
* Creator/NationalGeographicChannel
* NBC Sports Network
* Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}
** Creator/NickAtNite
** Creator/NickelodeonGAS
** Creator/{{Noggin}}
** Creator/{{SNICK}}
** Creator/TeenNick
** Creator/{{Nicktoons}}
** Creator/NickJr
** Series/NickSplat
* Creator/ParamountNetwork (rebranded from Spike)
* Creator/{{Showtime}}
** Creator/TheMovieChannel
** Flix
* Creator/{{QVC}}
* Creator/SpikeTV
* Creator/{{Syfy}} (formerly Sci-Fi Channel)
** Creator/{{BKN}} (formerly a syndication block)
* Creator/UniversalKids (formerly known as Sprout)
* Creator/{{Starz}}
** Encore
** [=MoviePlex=]
* Creator/{{TBN}}
* Creator/{{TBS}}
* Creator/TCTNetwork
* Creator/TechTV (merged with G4)
* Creator/TheBlaze
* Creator/{{TLC}}
* Creator/{{TNT}}
* Creator/TurnerClassicMovies
* Universal Sports
* Creator/USANetwork
* Creator/VH1
* Creator/TheWeatherChannel
* Creator/WGNAmerica

[[folder:United States Television Providers]]
->(With vast marketing campaigns, they advertise themselves as networks in their own right with original content. See also CableSatelliteMudslinging.)
%%No examples of satellite or cable providers. They do not fit the scope of this wiki.
* '''Internet Video On Demand'''
** Creator/{{Crackle}}: Owned by Creator/{{Sony}}
** Creator/DCUniverse: The upcoming streaming service venture of Creator/DCComics.
** Creator/DisneyStreamingService: The upcoming streaming service by Creator/{{Disney}}.
** Creator/{{Hulu}}: A joint venture by Fox, NBC and ABC
** Creator/{{Netflix}}: The Video On Demand by subscription section of its own company.

[[folder:United States, Radio]]
* Creator/TheBrewingNetwork
* Creator/ClearChannel
* Creator/{{NPR}}
* Radio/RadioDisney

'''Major English Broadcast Networks'''
* Creator/{{CBC}}, the national, government-owned network.
** ''Series/GetSetForLife'', the channel's beloved former children's block. Was rebranded as Creator/KidsCBC in 2003, and since another reformatting in 2007 has been generally known as ''Kids Canada''.
* Creator/{{CTV}}, owned by Creator/BellMedia (formerly [=CTVglobemedia=]), a division of a Canadian telecommunications and mass-media giant Bell Canada (who first took ownership of the network in 2000 as part of a joint venture with The Globe & Mail newspaper known as Bell Globemedia). Founded in 1961, CTV has the honour of being Canada's most-watched TV network.
* Creator/GlobalTelevisionNetwork, formerly owned by the now-bankrupt media company Canwest before being sold in late 2010 to the Calgary-based cable and telecommunications company Shaw, who in turn sold their entire media division to Corus Entertainment in 2016. Tends to be quite popular in the west, especially in British Columbia, thanks to Canwest's 2000 acquisition of Vancouver's charter CTV affiliate BCTV, and its [[DisasterDominoes subsequent switch to Global]] in 2001.
* [[Creator/{{Citytv}} City]], originally an independent station in Toronto (CITY-TV, now CITY-DT, leading to its long-time brand of Citytv until a new name of just "City" was phased in late 2012), expanded into a network of its own through a chain of acquisitions by former owner CHUM Limited and Rogers Media. Was formally a sister to A-Channel until CHUM got bought by CTV; due to ExecutiveMeddling by the CRTC, CTV was forced to find a different buyer for Citytv.
* NTV (CJON-TV in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador), which is technically an independent station and not a network per se (branding itself as "Canada's Superstation"), but carries news from CTV and both news and entertainment programs from Global. Was Newfoundland and Labrador's CTV affiliate until 2002.

'''Minor English Broadcast Networks and Systems'''
-->In Canada, while there are major broadcast networks recognized by the CRTC (either that, or big enough to just be called networks by the media), there are also smaller groups of commonly-owned stations referred to as "television systems", which may share programming and brands, bit not be as rigidly centralized as the major networks. The distinction has since become blurred from a regulatory standpoint (especially given that unlike in America, there are relatively fewer "affiliates" in Canada's major networks, and CTV is not even legally a licensed "network" in CRTC terms), but smaller groups of this nature are typically considered systems.

** CTV Two, a [[/index]][[CaptainObvious secondary network to CTV]][[index]]. Its stations were originally known as "The New ''XX''" (last two letters of the callsign, such as "The New VR" for flagship CKVR, and "The New WI" for CHWI in Windsor. They were known internally as the [=NewNet=] stations) when formed by CHUM as a spin-off of CITY-TV in Toronto. Took on the A-Channel brand in 2005 after CHUM switched the A-Channel chain in Western Canada (which it had obtained through its purchase of Craig Media) to Citytv, was acquired by CTV in 2007 and later re-launched as just A. In 2011, alongside the transition to digital television, A re-launched as CTV Two. The system also includes the former Atlantic Satellite Network (ASN, a cable channel in Atlantic Canada that served as a partial [=CityTV=] affiliate. Now CTV Two Atlantic), Access (an educational TV service in Alberta which began CTV Two Alberta), and two former CBC affiliates in BC that Bell received via its purchase of Astral Media.
* Creator/{{E}}! Network (formerly CH, after flagship station CHCH Hamilton) Secondary network to Global, formed from the leftovers of Canwest's acquisition of Western International Communications (WIC) in 2000; the group owned affiliates of several networks, but the majority of its Western stations switched to Global, and the rest became part of CH.
** The economic meltdown killed this network in August 2009; Global sold off most of the E! stations (some of them for as little as $1), the E! station in Red Deer, Alberta (CHCA-TV) went completely silent, CHBC in the Okanagan (based in Kelowna, BC) switched to Global (it was worth keeping since its news programs were still doing well), and the Jim Pattison Group stations became affiliates of Citytv. CHCH is now heavy on local news in the daytime and programs its primetime lineup with leftover syndicated and network shows, while CJNT tried to be a multicultural independent with some programming from its Hamilton sister, until its owners gave up and sold it to Rogers (who affiliated it with City). As a condition of the deal, Rogers and its former owner chipped in resources for a new, proper multicultural station in Montreal. CHEK-DT in Victoria, BC has a similar schedule to CHCH.
** E! wouldn't return to Canada until 2010, when Bell Media bought out CHUM and replaced it's Star! network with a domestic version.
* Omni Television, a group of multicultural stations (two in Toronto -- CFMT and CJMT, branded as Omni.1 and Omni.2 respectively, along with Omni Alberta in Edmonton and Calgary, and Vancouver, and a must-carry specialty service which simulcasts them through the rest of the country) owned by Rogers which primarily broadcast ethnic programming throughout much of the day (including foreign-language newscasts), along with overflow programs from City. CFMT was Canada's first multicultural station ever, and later joined by CJMT so they could focus more exclusively on different ethnic groups. The stations were also known for filling a portion of their schedules with syndicated fare, such as game shows, sitcoms [[/index]]and ''[[Creator/DavidLetterman The Late Show]]'' and ''Series/TheLateLateShow'',[[index]] to attract mainstream viewers and advertisers so they can pay the bills (although after acquiring Citytv, Rogers began to scale back on this practice now that they had conventional English-language stations in their portfolio). After Rogers bought the region's former multicultural station (and former CH station) CJNT to switch it to Citytv, Omni also backed and affiliated with a new startup multicultural station in Montreal (ICI, "[[FunWithAcronyms International Channel/Canal International]]") Also contained a pair of religious stations with a similar format for a period, which are now known as.......
* Joytv, a multi-faith religious station in Vancouver (okay, actually Fraser Valley/Abbotsford, but close enough) and formerly Winnipeg, which have a very similar format to the Omni stations, but with religious and family-oriented syndicated fare. In fact, they ''were'' Omni stations for a period: the Fraser Valley station was originally owned by the non-profit Trinity Television, known as [=NowTV=], and supported by both donations and advertising. Facing financial issues, Trinity sold it (along with a yet-to-have-launched Winnipeg station) to Rogers, who re-purposed the Omni brand from its Toronto stations on them. When Rogers bought Citytv in 2007, it was forced to sell these two stations because they now owned more than one English-language station in Winnipeg and Vancouver (duopolies are only allowed in a single market [[/index]] [[LoopholeAbuse if they primarily broadcast in different languages]] [[index]], meaning that Rogers can only get away with Omni/City duopolies if they are multicultural, and Rogers can have three in Toronto because the two Omni stations cater to different cultural groups). They were sold to the non-profit [=S-VOX=] (owners of cable channel Vision TV), who re-branded them under a similar format as Joytv in September 2008 (the stations branded using their call letters as an interim measure). S-VOX later sold its broadcasting outlets to Zoomer Media, a company led by Citytv's original creator Moses Znaimer.
** Concurrently, Rogers reached a deal to purchase Vancouver's Channel M (who infamously swayed the CRTC away from Rogers' bid for a multicultural license by being locally owned), giving Rogers a proper multicultural station in B.C.. It was re-branded as Omni BC in September 2008.
** In September 2013, the Winnipeg station dropped all non-religious programming and re-branded as Hope TV, essentially becoming a 24/7 televangelist channel. Around the same time, two of Canada's religious networks (Miracle Channel and Grace TV) had effectively affiliated themselves with Creator/{{TBN}} and Creator/{{Daystar}}, so there may have been method to that madness.
* Yes TV, formerly the Crossroads Television System (CTS), which is operated by Crossroads Christian Communications (best-known as the producer of the long-running ''100 Huntley Street''). It is basically the Canadian equivalent of PAX (pre-Ion, anyway), in a way, with a mix of religious and secular, family-friendly programming. It consists of one station in Ontario (Hamilton, with transmitters in Ottawa and London) and two in Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton). In September 2014, the stations re-launched as Yes TV in an effort to embrace positivism, and mark a programming strategy with a more aggressive focus on picking up overflow RealityTV, {{Game Show}}s, and U.S. syndicated fare that the other networks didn't want.
'''Far North broadcast networks, broadcasting in English and Native languages'''
* Creator/{{CBC}} North
* APTN, the Aborginal Peoples' Television Network (formerly TV Northern Canada). Mostly rebroadcasters of flagship station CHTY-TV Yellowknife, although headquartered in Winnipeg. Available nationwide on cable due to must-carry requirements (its one of the few legal "networks" in the eyes of the CRTC).

'''French Broadcast Networks'''
* Ici Radio-Canada Télé, the CBC's French-language service.
* Creator/{{TVA}}, the leading French language private network, owned by the conglomerate Quebecor (a company better known in English Canada for the ''Sun'' newspaper chain).
* V, a network that literally called itself the [[/index]]BlackSheep[[index]] (and was the closest French equivalent to CITY-TV) when it was known as TQS (Télévision Quatre-Saisons), before its bankruptcy and sale to Remstar in 2009 (to fund its purchase of [=MusiquePlus=], stakes in V's holding company have since been sold to others). In the past, it was owned by the Pouliot family (who owned Montreal's CTV affiliate), Videotron Cable (who was quickly forced to sell it because they already owned TVA), Quebecor (who was forced to sell it when ''they'' bought Videotron because they already owned TVA), and a joint venture between Cogeco and [=CTVglobemedia=].

'''English Educational Networks'''
* [=TVOntario=] (TVO, owned by the Ontario government)
* Knowledge Network (cable channel in British Columbia owned by the provincial government. They also acquired the BBC Kids specialty channel from Shaw and converted it into a commercial-free network. Despite this, it's still partially owned by the BBC's commercial arm.)
* [=Citytv=] Saskatchewan, formerly SCN, the Saskatchewan Communications Network (cable-only) (formerly owned by the Saskatchewan government and sold to Rogers Media, but still carries educational shows in the daytime)
* Creator/{{CTV}} Two Alberta (formerly Access) (formerly owned by the Alberta government and privatized, but still carries educational shows). Originally cable-only, then expanded to over the air with transmitters in Calgary and Edmonton.

'''French Educational Networks'''
* Télé-Québec, Quebec's province-owned public broadcaster.
* TFO (Télévision française de l'Ontario), Ontario's French-language public broadcaster. Originally launching in 1987 as La Chaîne Française--a branch of TVO, it has since been operated by an autonomous crown corporation. It formerly operated OTA transmitters in regions of the province with sizable Francophone populations, but since 2012 it's been cable-only (while transmitters were being built out, TVO briefly continued with its practice of airing French-language programming on Sundays to ensure OTA availability. On the other hand, La Chaîne aired English programming.) It is available on some cable systems in New Brunswick and Manitoba (the latter catering to the native Métis population), and the network also partnered with Louisiana's PBS system to provide French-language children's programs.
** Canal Savoir (local community owned French language educational channel in the Montreal area)

'''UsefulNotes/CanadianMultichannelNetworks (cable and satellite) in English'''
* Creator/BellMedia cable networks, which include:
** Creator/TheComedyNetwork, [[Main/ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a network that airs comedies.]] Known for airing numerous shows from Creator/ComedyCentral.
** CTV News Network
** Creator/{{HBO}} Canada: Once a joint venture between Bell Media and Corus Entertainment, that operated as individual multiplex channels for The Movie Network and Movie Central. After Movie Central closed in 2016, Bell's feed took over.
** Creator/{{MuchMusic}}: Canada's answer to Creator/{{MTV}}, right down to the NetworkDecay. Unlike MTV, it still airs music videos frequently, though there have been attempts to lower the minimum amount of music played in favor of entertainment programming. Interestingly enough, Bell also owns a Canadian version of MTV (The second incarnation, which replaced talktv).
** [[Creator/SpaceChannel Space]], the main Canadian science fiction channel. It often broadcasts programming from Syfy but it should also be noted for being the home of ''Series/OrphanBlack'', ''Series/{{Bitten}}'', and ''Series/{{Killjoys}}''.
** TSN (The Sports Network), Canada's version of [[Creator/{{ESPN}} the Worldwide Leader]] (who in fact owns a minority stake in it too).
* CBC News Channel (formerly CBC Newsworld)
* Creator/CorusEntertainment cable networks, which include:
** [[Creator/ShowcaseTelevision Showcase]], the channel that brought us ''[[Series/{{TrailerParkBoys}} Trailer Park Boys]]'', ''[[Series/{{LostGirl}} Lost Girl]]'', ''Series/{{Haven}}'' (which was co-produced with Syfy) and ''Series/{{Continuum}}''.
** Creator/{{Teletoon}}, essentially Canada's answer to Creator/CartoonNetwork. Its parent companies, a partnership of Corus and Astral Media, had incidentally launched [[http://www.cartoonnetwork.ca/ a Canadian version]] of Cartoon Network (and Creator/AdultSwim) in 2012. After Astral was acquired by Bell, Corus bought the former's ownership stake (which include it's offshoots, Teletoon Retro and CN Canada, as well as the french-language version), officially making it sister to YTV.
** Creator/TreehouseTV, 24/7 network catering to preschool audiences.
** Creator/{{YTV}}, originally the "de facto" Canadian Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}; Corus is also the owner of Nick's actual domestic counterpart. Yes, [[Main/MegaCorp Corus Entertainment owns Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel in Canada]].
* Creator/FamilyChannel, a family-oriented pay-TV channel that operates as a specialty network. Until September 1, 2015, it was the ''de facto'' Canadian Creator/DisneyChannel. Originally owned by Astral Media (who also owned The Movie Network and half of Teletoon), it was sold to Creator/DHXMedia (a.k.a. that one company that gobbled up [[Creator/CookieJarEntertainment Cookie Jar]] and [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]]) in 2014 after Bell bought out the company. The next year, DHX cut Family's ties with Disney, while Corus Entertainment launched a domestic version of Disney Channel.
** Family Jr. (Originally a 24/7 version of the Playhouse Disney block) Launched as both a multiplex of Family and a French-language channel, now known as Télémagino. Its name was previously used for Family's own preschool block, before it became a Disney-branded block.
** Family CHRGD ([[/index]][[Main/IHaveManyNames aka "CHRGD, Powered by Family", or just "CHRGD"]][[index]]) a specialty channel aimed at boys that originally launched as a Canadian version of Creator/DisneyXD
* Super Channel, A pay-TV service owned by Allarco Entertainment. It is not to be confused with Movie Central, although Allarco was the original owner of that service. Super Channel is known for airing numerous American cable dramas, Creator/{{Starz}} original series and, briefly, Main/{{Anime}}.
** Ginx eSports TV Canada: a multiplex version of the U.K-based video game channel. Coincidentally, Rogers would shut down the Canadian version of G4 in the same year this channel was launched.
* The Weather Network (often abbreviated TWN), Canada's response to Creator/TheWeatherChannel (oddly enough, they also own a minority stake)
'''UsefulNotes/CanadianMultichannelNetworks (cable and satellite) in French'''
* Canal D, which airs content similar to the Creator/DiscoveryChannel. It helps that Bell owns it as a result of the Bell-Astral merger.
* [=MétéoMédia=], the French equivalent of The Weather Network.
* Musique Plus, the French equivalent of [=MuchMusic=].
** Max, the French equivalent of the now-defunt [=M3=], without the music.
* Le Réseau des Sports (RDS), the French equivalent of TSN.
* Télétoon, [[/index]][[CaptainObvious the French equivalent]][[index]] of Teletoon.
* VRAK, essentially a French-Canadian version of both YTV and MTV.
* Z, a channel showing [[/index]]SpeculativeFiction[[index]] content.

'''Local TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks (in English)'''
* [=CP24=], a local cable news channel in Toronto operated by Creator/{{CTV}}'s station there, CFTO-TV. Was originally a sister to Citytv (the "CP" stood for "[=CablePulse=]", referring to ''[=CityPulse=]'', the name of Citytv's newscasts at the time), but when CHUM got bought by CTV, they divested Citytv to Rogers but kept CP24.
* Global News: BC 1, launched in March 2013 as a sister to Creator/{{Global}} BC (CHAN-DT in Vancouver).

'''Local TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks (in French)'''
* Le Canal Nouvelles (LCN), operated in Quebec by the TVA network.
* Ici RDI (Le Réseau d'Information), Creator/{{CBC}} News Network's French expy.

'''Defunct Channels'''
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_Channel C Channel]] (five months in 1983). Essentially a prototype to the Canadian Bravo (unrelated to either the American Bravo or the now-defunct UK Bravo, although it does share more similarities with the American Bravo).
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CKXT-DT CKXT-TV/-DT]] (2003-2011). Local TV station licensed to Toronto and serving southern and eastern Ontario with rebroadcasters in Hamilton, London and Ottawa. Originally owned by Calgary-based Craig Media (the owners of the original A-Channel in Western Canada that merged into Citytv) from its sign-on in 2003 to 2005 and branded as "Toronto 1", then sold to Quebecor and operated through TVA from 2005 to April 18, 2011 as SUN TV (as a sister to the ''Sun'' group of newspapers). Operated as a simulcast of Sun News Network from April 18, 2011 to the station's shutdown on November 1, 2011 (the Ottawa transmitter shut down earlier).
* [=CityNews=] Channel, which tried to be a de facto replacement for CP24 after CTV decided to separate it from Citytv rather than keep it with Rogers after they bought CHUM.
** [=M3=], Like Much, but trying to skew more towards more older viewers with a "Hot Adult Contemporary"-type music slant and more "mature" dramas and sitcoms. Originally known as [=MuchMoreMusic=].
* Movie Central (formerly Superchannel; Western Canada only; owned by Corus Entertainment) and The Movie Network (TMN; formerly First Choice; owned by Bell Media), Canada's designated pay-TV services. At one point in their early years, both were marketed as one service. In 2016, Movie Central was closed as Bell expanded TMN to the west coast.

[[folder:Mexico, Television]]
* Creator/{{Televisa}}, which originates many of the telenovelas carried by Univision, and is divided into several networks (full descriptions within the main Televisa article;
** Canal de las Estrellas (Channel of the Stars)
** Canal 5
** Gala TV
** Foro TV
* TV Azteca, Televisa's troubled but [[/index]]SpiritedCompetitor[[index]], which offers the "Azteca 7" and "Azteca 13" networks, along with a metro channel for Mexico City; all mainly carry entertainment, telenovelas and news programming
* Multimedios Televisión, a smaller network based in the northern part of the country in Monterrey focusing on that region; this network mainly airs live studio variety shows, sports discussion and news programming, along with limited sports (it owns Monterrey's Sultanes baseball team, airing weekend home games, along with local ''lucha libre'' events)
* Canal Once, a network originating from the Instituto Politécnico Nacional, one of Mexico's largest universities and focusing on cultural and news programming, along with locally-originated drama shows
* Canal 22, the only nationwide government-owned network, also carrying cultural and news programming
* Imagen TV, Mexico's third and newest network.


[[folder:UK, Television]]
* Creator/TheBBC (various channels, 1936-39; 1946-present)
** Creator/{{CBBC}} Channel (2002-present)
*** Creator/CBeebies (2002-present)
* Creator/{{ITV}} (1953-present)
** Creator/{{CITV}} Channel (2006-present)
** Creator/{{Granada}}
** London Weekend Television
** Creator/ThamesTelevision
* Creator/{{Channel 4}} (1982-present)
** Creator/Channel4Animation
* Creator/ChannelFive (1997-present)
* Creator/{{Sky}} (1982-present)
* '''Other Satellite & Cable Channels'''
** Fox (launched as FX, 2004-present)
** Dave (2007-present)
*** One of many channels operated by UKTV, mostly carrying [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] productions, often EditedForSyndication.
** Creator/AlJazeera (2006-present)
** Creator/BabyTV
** UK versions of other networks
* '''Internet Video On Demand'''
** Online on-demand services operated by individual networks -- BBCiPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD, ,Demand Five and Sky OnDemand respectively.
* '''Former Channels'''
** Creator/{{Setanta}} (1990-2009)
** Bravo (1985-2011; no relation to the American channel)
** Channel One (2007-2011; renamed from Virgin 1 in 2010)
** [[http://www.hirelaptops.co.uk/ Laptop Hire]]

[[folder:UK, Radio]]
* Creator/TheBBC
* {{LBC}}

[[folder:The Netherlands]]
The public broadcasting system in the Netherlands has a very unique structure; it is overseen by an umbrella group known as the Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO). Broadcast time on the NPO channels and radio networks are, in turn, assigned to various member-based organizations, each with different scopes and ideologies that reflect the people of the Netherlands, based on their overall size. NPO itself runs three main channels, NPO 1 (the general, flagship channel), NPO 2 (which is oriented towards the arts, current affairs and politics, and religious programming), and NPO 3 (which is more youth-oriented). The broadcasters largely consolidated in 2016 due to budget cuts, resulting in

* '''AVROTROS''', a merger of '''AVRO''' and '''TROS'''. Primarily involved in entertainment programming, especially game and reality shows (they are also responsible for the Netherlands' entries in the Series/EurovisionSongContest). AVRO was the very first broadcaster in the system, with a liberal ideology. TROS was an abnormality when it joined in 1964, as it was dedicated solely to entertainment rather than serving a religion or an ideology. Its popularity led some of the other groups to similarly broaden their programming for wider appeal.
* '''BNN-VARA''', a merger of '''BNN''' (Bart's Neverending Network, founded by Bart de Graaff as the Brutaal News Network, but re-named following his death in 2002. Was primarily oriented towards pop culture and being a RefugeInAudacity) and VARA (which has historically been aligned with the Labour Party). The VARA half is best known for ''De Wereld Draait Door'', which is one of the top programmes in the country. BNN was best known for ''De Lama's'' (the Dutch version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and controversial programmes such as their bucket list show ''Try Before You Die'' (which was infamous for an episode featuring one of its hosts streaking at Wimbledon), and their 2007 stunt ''De Grote Donorshow'', where viewers were asked to help decide who a terminally ill woman should donate her kidneys to. (it wound up being a hoax to spread awareness about the lack of organ donors in the country. Bart de Graaff was the recipient of a donor kidney, and the special marked the 5-year anniversary of his death).
* '''Evangelische Omroep''' (EO), an evangelical broadcaster serving the Protestant Christian faith.
* '''KRO-NCRV''', a merger of a Catholic-run organization with a Protestant-run organization, and is now the main Christian-oriented broadcaster. KRO was, in its heyday, known for its mystery programming.
* '''VPRO''', which is dedicated to cultural and intellectual programming (they're historically socialist), and primarily known for its documentaries and films.
* '''Max''', which mainly serves viewers over 50
* '''Wakker Nederland''' (WNL), a conservative, right-leaning broadcaster.

There are two public service broadcasters in the system; '''NOS''' (which handles news and sports), and '''NTR''' (which handles "informational, cultural and educational programs"). There are also other religious and philosophical groups, designated as "special" broadcasters, who receive airtime for their shows. Some of them have merged with or partnered with the larger groups.

The NPO runs six digital channels;
* '''NPO 101''', a youth channel curated by BNN-VARA
* '''NPO Cultura''', an arts channel
* '''NPO Zapp Xtra''', a children's channel
* '''NPO Best''', a classic TV channel curated by KRO-NCRV, time-sharing with NPO Zapp Xtra
* '''NPO Nieuws''', a news channel
* '''NPO Politiek''', a political affairs channel. During the summer months, it changes to '''NPO Sport'''

There are also other commercial channel groups too:
* RTL Group; ''technically'' their channels are based in and also available in UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}}, [[LoopholeAbuse since the Netherlands did not allow domestic commercial television channels until 1992]]. Their Dutch channels originally began as a joint venture with an offshoot of the influential, former offshore radio operation Veronica, which had previously participated in the public system)
** RTL 4 (the flagship, largely focused on entertainment)
** RTL 5 (mainly focused on imports and reality)
** RTL 7 (mainly focused on men. Was actually known as Veronica initially, later known as Yorin.)
** RTL 8 (mainly focused on women. Timeshares with RTL Telekids, a kids channel)

* Talpa, owned by John de Mol of Endemol and ''Series/TheVoice'' fame. Talpa's channels are part of a joint venture with Sanoma known as SBS Broadcasting, who acquired [=ProSiebenSat.1=] Media's Dutch business. Talpa had run a channel of its own called Tien, but it didn't perform well, and Talpa sold it to RTL (who replaced it with the aforementioned RTL 8) in exchange for briefly holding a share in RTL's Dutch subsidiary.
** SBS 6
** NET 5 (mainly focused on women)
** Veronica (mainly focused on men. Yes, this is the same Veronica from earlier. It timeshares with the local Creator/DisneyXD channel)
** SBS 9


* Creator/{{DR}}
* UsefulNotes/FlemishTVStations
* UsefulNotes/GermanTVStations
** Creator/RTL2
* UsefulNotes/PortugueseTVStations
* Creator/{{RTE}}
* Creator/RussiaToday
* Creator/TV3

* Creator/TheABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
** Creator/ABCMe
* Creator/SevenNetwork
* Creator/NineNetwork
* Creator/NetworkTen
* Creator/{{SBS}}
** Creator/{{SBS2}}
** NITV (a once independent Indigenous channel which has since been incorporated into SBS)

[[folder:Middle East]]
* Creator/AlJazeera (based in Qatar)
* Creator/PressTV (based in Iran)
* Creator/ToonamiAsia

* Creator/{{Animax}}
* Creator/{{NHK}}
** NHK General
** NHK Educational
* Creator/NipponTelevision (NTV)
* Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem (TBS)
* Creator/FujiTelevision
** Creator/{{noitaminA}}
* Creator/TVAsahi
** Creator/AsahiBroadcastingCorporation
** Series/SuperHeroTime
* Creator/TVTokyo (notable for airing hundreds of anime series)

[[folder:South Korea]]
* Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBS)
* Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)
* Education Broadcasting System (EBS)
* Korean Broadcasting System (KBS)

[[folder:Latin America and Brazil]]
* Argentina:
** Telefe
** América
* Brazil:
** Rede Globo, the #1 channel in Brazil, as well one of the biggest telenovela developers in the world, being Mexico the #2.
* Chile:
** Canal 13, formely called ''Universidad Católica de Chile Televisión''[[note]]Catholic University of Chile Television[[/note]], known for produce original teleseries and TV series.
** TVN (also called ''Televisión Nacional de Chile''[[note]]National Television of Chile[[/note]]), the only nationwide government-owned network, which also made original content as well transmitted cultural programming. Also has two brother channels: ''Canal 24 Horas'', a [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks 24-Hour News Channel]] based on TVN's main news program, and ''TV Chile'' which only is exhibed in cable and satellite outside Chile with the best of TVN content for chilean people in other countries.
* Venezuela:
** Venevisión, its programming borrows quite heavily of the above Mexican channels.
** [=TeleSUR=], venezuelan channel but sponsored by various Latinamerican govenments, Venezuela included.

[[folder:The Philippines]]
* Creator/{{ABSCBN}}
* Creator/GMANetwork
* [=TV5=] (formerly ABC 5)

[[folder:New Zealand]]
* Creator/NewZealandOnAir