Channel surfing is a popular past-time for many Americans today. With HD TV, popular basic cable selections, premium entertainment channels and subscription sports programming like the NFL RedZone, your cable TV schedule is filled with hundreds of choices.

Most cable companies have 150 to 200 channels in their basic lineup. Local TV programming from network affiliates: ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS & NBC are featured in the lower channels. Popular cable news networks: CNN, Fox News, Headline News, MSNBC are also included.

Highly watched sports channels: ESPN, ESPN2, The Golf Channel, NFL Network and Fox Sports play a big part of the programming. Popular cable entertainment channels such as Lifetime, Comedy Central, USA Network, TNT, TBS, A & E and MTV are featured as well.


  • USA Network
  • FOX News
  • TNT
  • ESPN
  • TBS
  • Business channels such as CNBC, FOX Business Network and Bloomberg add to the impressive list. Government programming is included with CSPAN, CSPAN2 & CSPAN 3.

    Niche programming is represented with the Food Network, House & Garden TV, QVC, HSN, ShopNBC, The Travel Channel, DIY, style and the Cooking Channel.

    Kids programming also plays a big part of the lineup with Nickelodeon, the Disney Channel, Nick Jr., Nick Too, PBS Kids Sprout and the Cartoon Network.

    Music is represented with MTV Hits, VH1-Classic Rock, CMT, CMT Pure Country and the Gospel Music Network.

    Seventy five premium entertainment channels follow the basic cable lineup. HBO, Cinemax, starz! and Showtime each offer a multiplex of different channels you can watch when you subscribe to the one network. HBO for example has five additional channels: HBO 2, HBO Family, HBO Comedy, and HBO Zone & HBO Latino. Showtime and starz! each have six individual channels as well.

    Subscriber sports channels are featured as well with the NFL Red Zone, MLB Network, NBA League Pass, NHL Center Ice and MLS Direct Kick.

    Many of the premium entertainment and sports channels are represented in the 100 HD channels that follow. Popular news, sports and entertainment channels from the basic schedule are also featured. There’s FOX News and CNN in HD, ESPN and the NFL Network in HD, USA and TNT in HD. High definition local programming is also included as well.

    In addition to video programming, most cable companies offer a wide array of music channels in their schedules. There is music for every taste: from Hip-Hop, Dance, Reggae and Rap to Rock, Jazz, Classical and New Age. Most of these channels serve as great background sounds and are ideal for entertaining and parties.

    Whether you’re looking to watch the latest news on HLN, catch all the Sunday football action on the NFL RedZone or view the latest episode of Boardwalk Empire on the HBO, your cable TV schedule is filled a wide array of news, sports and entertainment options.