Your Complete Guide to Satellite HDTV

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HD channels

A&E, ABC, AMC, Animal Planet, ASPIRE, AUDIENCE, AXS TV, BBC America, Big Ten Network (BTN), Black Entertainment TV (BET), Bloomberg, BRAVO, Cartoon Network – East, CBS, CBS Sports Network, CNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Cooking Channel, Country Music TV (CMT), CW, Destination America, DIRECTV SportsMix Discovery, Disney Channel - East, Disney Channel - West, Disney Jr, Disney XD, Do it Yourself (DIY), E! Entertainment TV, Encore – East, Encore Action, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Esquire Network, ETV, Food Network, Fox, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Freeform, Fuse, Fusion, FX, FXX, fyi, Galavision, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, Headline News (HLN), History, Home and Garden TV, Independent Film Channel (IFC), Investigation Discovery, ION TV – East, Justice Central, KCAL, KDOC, KJLA, KRCA, KVMD, KWHY, KXLA, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), MLB Network, MSNBC, MTV, MTV 2, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, NBA TV, NBC, NBC Sports Network, NBC Universo, NFL Network, NHL Network, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon – East, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Ovation, PBS HD, QVC, Reelz, Science, SEC Network, Spike TV, SundanceTV, Syfy, Telemundo, Tennis Channel, The Learning Channel (TLC), The Movie Channel – East, Travel Channel, TruTV, Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Turner Network Television (TNT), TV Land, Unimás, Univision, Univision Deportes Network, USA Network, Velocity, VH1, Viceland, Weather Channel (TWC), WeatherNation, WGN America, Women's Entertainment (WE)

^ Special equipment may be required to view channel.

Base channels

A&E, America's Auction Network, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, ASPIRE, AUDIENCE, AXS TV, BabyFirst TV^, BBC America, Black Entertainment TV (BET), Bloomberg, Boomerang, BRAVO, BYUtv, C-SPAN 1, C-SPAN 2 Cartoon Network - East, Cartoon Network – West, CCTV News, Celebrity Shopping Network, Centric, Chiller, Christian Television (CTN), Church Channel, Cloo, CNBC, CNBC World, CNN, Comedy Central, Comedy TV, Cooking Channel, CW, Daystar, Destination America, Discovery, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, Disney Channel - East, Disney Channel - West, Disney Jr, Disney XD, Do it Yourself (DIY), E! Entertainment TV, EVINE Live, EWTN, Food Network, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Free Speech TV^, Freeform, Fuse, Fusion, FX, FXX, Fyi, Game Show Network (GSN), GEB America^, GEM Shopping Network^, Gemporia, GOD TV, Great American Country (GAC), Hallmark Channel, Headline News (HLN), History, Home and Garden TV, Home Shopping Network (HSN), Hope Channel^, Inspiration Channel (INSP), Investigation Discovery, ION TV - East, ION TV - West, Jewelry Television, Jewish Life Television^, Justice Central, Lifetime, Link TV, Liquidation Channel, Logo, MAVTV, MSNBC, NASA, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon – East, Nickelodeon - West, Nicktoons, NRB, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Ovation, Oxygen, pivot, POP, Pursuit Channel, QVC, QVC Plus, Reelz, RFDTV, Science, Son Life Broadcasting, Spike TV, Sportsman Channel, Sprout, SundanceTV, Syfy, TCT Network, Teen Nick, The Learning Channel (TLC), Travel Channel, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), TruTV, Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), Turner Network Television (TNT), TV Land, TV One, UP TV, Uplift, USA Network, Velocity, Viceland, Weather Channel (TWC), WeatherNation, WGN America, Women's Entertainment (WE), Word Network

^ Special equipment may be required to view channel.

Movies channels

AMC, Encore - East, Encore - West, Encore Action, Encore Black, Encore Classic Encore Family, Encore Suspense, Encore Westerns, FX Movie Channel, Independent Film Channel (IFC), Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), The Movie Channel - East, The Movie Channel – West, Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Sports channels

Big Ten Network (BTN), CBS Sports Network, DIRECTV SportsMix, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, NHL Network, SEC Network, Tennis Channel, Univision Deportes Network

Local channels

ABC, CBS, CW, ETV, Fox, ION, KBEH, KCAL, KDOC, KILM, KJLA, KRCA, KSCI, KVMD, KVME, KWHY, KXLA, NBC, PBS, PBS HD, Telemundo

Spanish channels

CANAL ONCE^, El Rey, Enlace^, Galavision, HITN, NBC Universo, Telemundo, Unimás, Univision, Univision Deportes Network, V-ME^

^ Special equipment may be required to view channel.

Music channels

Country Music TV (CMT), MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, SONICTAP [+], VH1

^ Special equipment may be required to view channel.