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Network Abbreviations
United States
A&E Arts & Entertainment Channel
ABC American Broadcasting Company
ABF ABC Family
ANI Animal Planet
CBS Columbia Broadcasting System
CMT Country Music Television
COM Comedy Central
CW New Network formed by merging UPN and WB in 2006
DIS Disney Cable Channel
DSC Discovery Channel
DSK Discovery Kids Channel
DUM Dumont Broadcasting Company (Defunct)
E! Entertainment Television
FAM The Family Channel
FFC The Fox Family Channel
FOX Fox Broadcasting Company
HAL Hallmark Channel
HBO Home Box Office Cable Network
IFC Independent Film Channel
ION Formerly Paxson Communications Corporation
NBC National Broadcasting Company
NiK Nickelodeon Network
NTA National Telefilm Associates
PAX Paxson Communications Corporation (Defunct- now ION)
PBS Public Broadcasting System
SCI Science Fiction Network (Remaned SYFY in 2009)
SHO Showtime Cable Network
SPK Spike TV, the First Network for Men
SYFY Science Fiction Network (Formerly SCI-FI)
SYN Syndicated
TBS Turner Broadcasting Company
TNN The Nashville Network (Changed their name to The National Network in 2000. In 2003 TNN was renamed Spike TV, the First Network for Men)
TRU TRU Television - as of 2008 (Formerly Court TV)
UPN United Paramount Network (Defunct 20006 See "CW")
USA USA Cable Network
WB Warner Brothers Network (Defunct 2006 See "CW")
United Kingdom
A-R Associated Rediffusion
ABP Associated British Picture Corporation (ABC
ANG Anglia TV
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
C4 Channel Four Television
CAR Carlton Television (ITV1 since 2002)
CEN Central TV/Central Independent Television (Now ITV Central)
CRO Crossbow Films-FR3-Cinecom
EUS Euston Films (Now Talk Back Thames)
GRA Granada Television (Now ITV Granada)
GUI Guild Films
HAM Hammer Films
HTV Harlech Television
ITC Independent Television Corp.
LWT London Weekend Television
NIP National Interest Picture Prod.
SOU Southern TV
STV Scottish TV
THA Thames Television
TTV Tyne Tees TV
TVS Television South
YTV Yorkshire TV
Australia
ACT Children's Television Foundation
AUS 10 Network Australia
Canada  
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CTV CTV Network Inc.
TVO TV Ontario
YTC YTV, Canada's Leading Youth Network
   
   

When the title of a TV show is given in this database, 
it will contain the Network on which it appeared and the
Year(s) it ran on television. For example:
THE INCREDIBLE HULK/CBS/1978-82
NOTE: This is not a complete list of all network abbreviation used
in the US, Britain and Australia. It is just a list of abbreviations from
the shows chronicled in the TV ACRES database.
 

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