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A television network (US) is an entity that provides programs to individual television stations, which are only licensed to broadcast in a specific area. Each network can hold a few "O & O's", stations it owns and operates, usually in the big markets.

Satellite and cable have created changes. Broadcast stations in an area can sign up to be carried on cable, but content providers like the Learning Channel can too. They aren't licensed to run broadcast equipment like a station and they don't regularly provide content to licensed broadcasters either. Furthermore, a distributor like TNT may begin producing its own programming, and shows presented exclusively on cable by one distributor may be syndicated to broadcast stations.

A person viewing by cable or satellite may not know what kind of organization is responsible for the program. So what seems to be a station or a network may be neither.

if it's neither, what else could it be???

Major television stations (alphabetically listed)

Abu Dhabi TV[?] - Arabic 24 hour news and lifestyle channel, from Saudi Arabia.
ABC - American Broadcasting Company, USA]]
The Amp[?] - Indie music videos, UK
ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation, AU
Adult Channel[?] - Adult programming
Animal Planet[?] - Programmes about animals
ARY Digital - Pakistani channel - asian programmes, UK Europe, Middle East & Asian Subcontinent
Al Arabiyya[?] - Arabic 24 hour news channel, from Saudi Arabia.
Al Jazeera - Arabic 24 hour news channel, from Qatar.
ATV - Asia TV, HK
BBC America[?] - British Broadcasting Corporation US lifestyle channel, US
BBC Canada[?] - British Broadcasting Corporation Canadian lifestyle channel, Canada
BBC Kids[?] - British Broadcasting Corporation Canadian children's channel, Canada
BBC ONE - British Broadcasting Corporation primary analogue channel, UK
BBC TWO - British Broadcasting Corporation secondary analogue channel, UK
BBC THREE[?] - British Broadcasting Corporation digital channel, UK
BBC FOUR[?] - British Broadcasting Corporation digital channel, UK
BBC News 24 - British Broadcasting Corporation 24-hour news channel, UK
BBC Parliament[?] - British Broadcasting Corporation political channel, UK
BBC Prime[?] - British Broadcasting Corporation European lifestyle channel
BBC World - British Broadcasting Corporation international news channel
Biography Channel[?] - Biographies, UK
Bollywood 4U[?] - 2 Indian movie and music channels, UK
Boomerang - Cartoons, UK
The Box - Interective Popular Music Channel, UK
Bravo - 1980s TV shows like Knightrider[?] and The A-Team[?], UK
Bravo![?] - Arts and entertainment themed channel, Canada.
Canadian Television[?] - National television, Canada
Canal Plus[?] - Cable, France
Carlton - ITV London regional and series of digital TV Channels, UK
Cartoon Network - Cartoons, US, UK
CBBC[?] - British Broadcasting Corporation Childrens, digital channel, UK
CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Company, Canada
CBeebies[?] - British Broadcasting Corporation digital channel for young children, UK
CBS - Columbia Broadcasting System, US
CCTV - Chinese Central Television, worldwide
Challenge TV[?] - Game Shows Channel, UK
Chart Show TV[?] - Continuous music videos and charts, UK
Channel 4 - Channel 4, UK
Channel 5 - MediaCorp[?] Channel 5, Singapore. Broadcast in English
Channel 8[?] - MediaCorp[?] Channel 8, Singapore. Broadcast in Mandrain[?].
Classic FM TV[?] - Classical music (part of the Classic FM[?] brand), UK
CNN - Cable News network, worldwide
C-Span[?] - Government programming, US
Disney - Disney Cartoons and other shows, UK--outlet of a production company, which also owns ABC network.
Discovery - Documentary Channels, UK
E4 - Entertainment & Comedy Channel, UK
Eurosport[?] - European Sports Channel, UK
FilmFour[?] - Channel for specialist, rare and independent films, UK
Five - Channel Five, UK
France 3[?] - France
Fuji Television - Japan
Fox Television[?] - US
Fox News Channel - US
Fox Sports[?] - US
Front Row[?] - 4 Pay Per View Movie Channels (cable only), UK
GOD Channel[?] - Christian Channel, UK
Global CanWest Communications[?] - National Canadian network, Canada
Granada - Series of TV Channels, UK
History Channel[?] - Documentaries, UK
ITV1 - Independent Television analogue channel, UK
ITV2[?] - Independent Television digital channel, UK
Kerrang![?] - Interactive Alternative Music Channel, UK
Kiss - Interactive R&B, Rap and Dance Music Channel, UK
Liberty TV[?] - Family Entertainment, UK
Living - Women's TV shows, UK
Magic[?] - Interactive Easy Listening and Jazz Music Channel, UK
MTV - Music Television
MTV2 - Alternative Music Television
MTV Hits[?] - Popular Music Television
MTV Base[?] - Rap, Garage and R&B Music Television
MTV Dance[?] - Dance Music Television
MUTV[?] - Manchester United (Football Club) TV, UK
National Geographic - Documentaries (also National Geogrpahic +1), UK
NBC - National Broadcast company, US
Network 2 - Radio Telefís Éireann, Network 2, Ireland
Nickelodeon - Children's programmes
NTV - Japan Television, Japan
Paramount Comedy Channel[?] - US & UK sitcoms
Phoenix TV - based in Hong Kong, broadcast worldwide for Chinese viewers.
Playboy TV[?] - Adult entertainment channel from the makers of Playboy
Playhouse Disney[?] - Younger children's programming.
PlayJam[?] - Interactive Games Channel, UK
PBS - Public Broadcasting Service, US
Pub Channel[?] - Channel for people in the restaurant and pub trades, UK
Q - Interactive Indie Music Channel, UK
QVC[?] - Home shopping channel
Red Hot TV[?] - 5 adult entertainment channels, UK
RTE ONE[?] - Radio Telefís Éireann, Ireland
S4C - Sianel Pedwar Cymru, Entertainment and News (in Welsh language), UK
S4C2[?] - Sianel Pedwar Cymru 2, Political coverage (in Welsh language), UK
Scuzz[?] - Rock music station, UK
Sky Box Office[?] - Pay Per View Movies and Events, UK
Sky Cinema[?] - 2 Movie Channels, UK
Sky Moviemax[?] - 5 Movie Channels, UK
Sky News - 24 hour news, UK
Sky One[?] - UK Entertainment Channel
Sky Premier[?] - 5 Movie Channels, UK
Sky Sports[?] - 5 Sports Channels, UK
Sky Travel[?] - 2 travel channels, UK
Smash Hits[?] - Interactive Music Channel, UK
TBS - Tokyo Broadcasting, Japan
TBS Superstation - Turner Broadcasting System, US
TCM - Turner Classic Movies, UK
Television Asahi - Japan
TF1[?] - Tèlèvision France 1, France
TG4[?] - Entertainment and News (in Irish), Ireland
TMF[?] - The Music Factory[?] - Music videos, owned by MTV
Toon Disney - Disney cartoons
Travel Channel[?] - 2 travel channels, UK
TNT - Turner Network Television, US, UK
TV3[?] - Entertainment and News, Ireland
TVB[?] - Television Broadcast Hong Kong
TVBS[?] - TVBS Taiwan
TVM[?] - Television Malta, Malta
UK Drama[?] - Classic TV Drama, UK
UK Food[?] - Cookery programming, UK
UK Gold[?] - Classic TV Series, UK
UK Horizons[?] - Documentaries, UK
UK Style[?] - Home, garden and cookery programming, UK
UK History[?] - History programming, UK
UTV[?] - Ulster Television (Syndicated with ITV)
VH1 - Rock Music & Older Music Television (Owned by MTV)
VH1 Classic[?] - Older easy listening and rock music
WB[?] - Warner Bros. TV, US--both a small network and a production company.
Weather Channel - US
TQS[?] - Television Quatre Saisons, Canada

See also : Television -- List of Canadian television channels

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