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Note: This is not a list of every channel everywhere, just a list of those most likely to be referenced in Fanlore as housing fannish television. For a full list of television networks by country, see the listing on Wikipedia. Likewise, channels do not include listings of every fannish show they've ever aired, just some of the more notable ones to give a feel for the channel's general influence on fandom (to try to keep this page under control). Where possible, a link is given to a more extensive list on Wikipedia.

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Australia

See Wikipedia's list of Australian tv series for an incomplete list of all Australian programs and the networks they air(ed) on.

ABC

See Wikipedia's list of programs aired by the ABC for a complete list.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

Nine Network

See Wikipedia's list of programs aired by Nine Network for a complete list.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

Canada

CBC

Canada's public television station, focused very strongly on Canadian programming these days. See Wikipedia's list of programs aired by CBC for a complete list.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

CTV

See Wikipedia's list of programs aired by CTV for a complete list.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

Global TV

See Wikipedia's list of programs aired by Global for a complete list.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

Showcase

A Canadian cable specialty channel with mostly scripted content from domestic and international sources. Many fan favorites are included in the shows Showcase has re-aired (Highlander, dueSouth, Queer as Folk (UK))

Notable fannish offerings originally aired on the channel have included:

Space

A Canadian cable specialty channel (see their website) focusing on SF, fantasy, and horror programming. It often uses the subtitle "The Imagination Station" after its name. Space shows both first-run and rerun series. It is noted for showing missing episodes of shows that were cancelled and full versions of shows that are often cut.

Many fan favourites are included among the shows Space has aired, including all Star Trek and Stargate series, Babylon 5 and Crusade, Forever Knight, Firefly, Being Human, Doctor Who and Torchwood, Smallville, and Battlestar Galactica.

See Wikipedia's list of programs aired by Space for (an incomplete) list of shows that have aired on Space.

Germany

ARD

Notable fannish offerings have included:

RTL

Notable fannish offerings have included:

ProSieben

The channel has co-financed several shows. Notable fannish offerings have included:

United Kingdom

BBC One

The BBC's main drama channel. See Wikipedia's list of programs aired by the BBC for a full list (note: combined, not broken out by BBC channel).

Notable fannish offerings have included:

BBC Three

See Wikipedia's list of programs aired by the BBC for a full list (note: combined, not broken out by BBC channel).

Notable fannish offerings have included:

ITV

See Wikipedia's list of programs aired by ITV for an incomplete list.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

United States

ABC

One of the traditional "big three" broadcast networks. It carries news, soap operas, dramas, comedies, reality shows, miniseries, and movies. It tends toward mainstream rather than genre offerings.

See Wikipedia's list of current ABC shows and Wikipedia's list of previously aired ABC shows for a complete listing of all ABC shows.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

ABC Family

A basic cable channel and is a subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company. Its programming includes off-network syndicated reruns and original series, feature films and made-for-TV original movies.

See list of ABC Family shows.

AMC

A basic cable channel whose name originally stood for "American Movie Classics," but which has recently started airing critically-acclaimed original programming.

Notable original fannish offerings include:

CBS

One of the traditional "big three" broadcast networks. It carries news, soap operas, dramas, comedies, reality shows, miniseries, and movies. It tends toward mainstream rather than genre offerings.

See Wikipedia's list of current CBS shows and Wikipedia's list of previously aired CBS shows for a complete listing of all CBS shows.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

The CW

The new network created from the merger of UPN and the WB in 2006. See Wikipedia's list of programs broadcast by The CW for a complete list.

Notable original fannish offerings include:

There also is CWRPS, an RPF subfandom specifically for actors of this network.

Fox

The fourth of the "big three" networks. Especially early on, Fox tended toward edgier, riskier programming as it tried to gain the youth audience away from the staid existing networks.

See Wikipedia's list of Fox shows (current and former) for a complete listing of all Fox shows.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

HBO

A pay-cable channel; you have to specifically choose to subscribe to it to see it. It originally aired only movies, but eventually began showing original programming, gaining a reputation for gritty realism and high-quality programming. As a pay-cable station, it has fewer limits on topics it can deal with, and on what sorts of things can be shown and said (i.e., more skin, more violence, more sex, and more swearing than broadcast or basic cable stations).

Notable original fannish offerings have included:

NBC

One of the traditional "big three" broadcast networks. It carries news, soap operas, dramas, comedies, reality shows, miniseries, and movies. It tends toward mainstream rather than genre offerings.

See Wikipedia's list of current NBC shows and Wikipedia's list of previously aired NBC shows for a complete listing of all NBC shows.

Notable fannish offerings have included:

Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is a basic cable channel that has also spanned quite a few shows and movies that earned some fandoms. See list of programs broadcast by Nick and list of films broadcast by Nick for a more complete list.

Notable original fannish offerings included:

PBS

The only publicly funded broadcast network in the US, PBS has been home to a great deal of British programming, including Doctor Who and many of the Age of Sail shows.

SciFi (now SyFy)

A basic-cable channel, although not always in the most basic tier; a cable or satellite subscriber will probably have access without needing to pay a specific subscription for it. It carries syndicated SF/fantasy/horror shows, original SF shows, original movies, and most recently, reality programming that ranges from paranormal to things like "Scare Tactics" that have nothing whatsoever to do with science fiction.

See Wikipedia's list of SciFi shows for a complete list of programs aired by SciFi.

Notable original fannish offerings have included:

Showtime

A pay-cable channel; you have to specifically choose to subscribe to it to see it. It originally aired only movies, but eventually began showing original programming, gaining a reputation for high-quality programming (and soft-core porn). Like HBO, as a pay-cable station, it has fewer limits on topics it can deal with, and on what sorts of things can be shown and said (i.e., more skin, more violence, more sex, and more swearing than broadcast or basic cable stations).

See Wikipedia's list of Showtime programming for a complete list.

Notable original fannish offerings have included:

UPN

Now defunct; it merged into The CW in 2006 along with the WB. See Wikipedia's list of programs broadcast by UPN for a complete list.

Notable original fannish offerings included:

USA Network

See Wikipedia's list of programs broadcast by USA for a complete list.

Notable fannish offerings:

TNT

TNT is a basic cable channel that spanned a few shows that earned some fandom. See list of programs broadcast shows for a complete list.

The WB

Now defunct; it merged into The CW in 2006 along with UPN. See Wikipedia's list of programs broadcast by the WB for a complete list.

Notable original fannish offerings included:

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