American TV Station Acronyms

Fill the blanks in these acronyms and initialisms for television stations.
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Last updated: December 8, 2019
First submittedMarch 11, 2012
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Stands For
British Broadcasting Corporation
American Broadcasting Company
Columbia Broadcasting System
Music Television
Country Music Television
Cable News Network
Public Broadcasting Service
National Broadcasting Company
Home Shopping Network
Stands For
Turner Broadcasting System
The Learning Channel
Home Box Office
Black Entertainment Television
Home & Garden Television
American Movie Classics
Independent Film Channel
Video Hits One
Women's Entertainment
Level 66
Mar 11, 2012
100% in 2:40. CBS had me stuck at first.
Level 33
Mar 11, 2012
100% with 1:40 remaining
Level 39
Mar 11, 2012
I lol everytime someone says Music TV nowadays
Level 63
Mar 12, 2012
I also laugh at The Learning Channel, VH1, MTV2, The History Channel, etc. So many of these network have altered course drastically.
Level 36
Mar 13, 2012
I don't watch enough television. 22%
Level 44
May 25, 2014
You say that like it's a bad thing.
Level 81
Mar 30, 2013
Got 100% but took me a minute to figure out Cable News Network. Makes sense I guess given the network's origin, and the fact that they pioneered "cable news"- though the term is now obsolete.
Level 73
Jul 3, 2013
Man I used to love TLC. It all started going out of control with Trading Spaces and Ty Pennington. I blame Ty Pennington for the downward spiral of The Learning Channel.
Level 77
May 21, 2014
I jokingly typed in Chicken Noodle News for CNN at first hoping it would work ;)
Level 44
May 25, 2014
I'd always thought IFC was for 'international' until I tried it - then tried independent based on the type of movies. Regardless - I'm disappointing in myself for (eventually) getting them all correct.
Level 15
Jan 17, 2015
ABC is also Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Level 42
Mar 29, 2017
Can you add Australian as one of the answers for ABC
Level 36
Jun 8, 2017
Clinton News Network and Corrupt News Network should be acceptable answers for CNN.
Level 56
Apr 23, 2018
Wow. Get over yourself. Keep your politics off of this site, as does everyone else.
Level 61
May 31, 2018
"keep your politics off this site, as does everyone else." wow. that has got to be the funniest thing I've read this year.
Level 43
Jul 4, 2018
Got 100%. 2:34 left. A lot of these stations have lost their ways. TLC, MTV, VH1, AMC.

Nothing but mindless reality shows.

I remember when AMC featured nothing but old movies of cinematic significance. Weekends with marathon showings of Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle movies also. Nowadays it's Big Studio Big Budget stinker movies (with the occassional insertion of a God Father marathon) followed by episodes of the walking dead. Though i enjoyed the Breaking Bad era and even Better Call Saul (while it lasted).

Level 26
Sep 2, 2018
I thought better call Saul was still on? didn't the new season just premier
Level 81
Jul 10, 2019
Nothing as sad as what happened to The History Channel, but yeah...
Level 73
Jul 10, 2019
I miss when MTV and VH1 played actual music.
Level 65
Aug 7, 2019
If there were a “white entertainment television” channel it would be called WET