Channel Descriptions

A & E

Arts & Entertainment features highly distictive, quality entertainment including original biographies, mysteries and specials.

ABC Family

This channel generally offers contemporary as well as family-oriented programming aimed at a wide audience, but primarily features series and movies aimed at teenage girls and women.


This channel broadcasts action movies including blockbusters, westerns, war pictures and martial arts films; ActionMax’s featured action movie at 8pm nightly.


Is a History Channel spin-off that focuses on the military, warfare and military history that looks back at some of the significant battles in history.


British television comes to America and broadcasts comedy, drama and lifestyle programs from BBC Television.

Big Ten Network

An American sports network dedicated to covering the Big Ten College Conference, jointly operated by the Big Ten Conference and Fox Sports.


News Television with international exchange, business news and money finances.  Delivering personal finance and business news to an international market.


The Film and Arts Network from NBC Universal currently broadcasts a mix of reality-based series, along with acquired drama and mainstream theatrically released feature films.

Channel 19

Local Area Community News, temperature and time. Channel billboard with local school activities and events.


Coming Soon.  Dedicated to films and television shows related to the horror genre.


Movies 24 hours a day. primarily broadcasting theatrically released feature films, along with original action series, films, documentaries and special behind-the-scenes features.


CLOO programming is dedicated to the crime and mystery genres and  focuses on mystery entertainment.


All country music, all the time and is the video network for young country fans, playing non-stop contemporary country hits 24 hours a day.

CMT Pure

CMT Pure showcases country music videos all day from the 1980s to the current day and focuses entirely on music videos, with no entertainment programming.


The world’s leading business and financial and news network.  Keeping viewers informed of headlines and the latest-breaking market news, trends and personal finance information.


All news, all the time.  CNN is the leading 24-hour global news and information television network.  It provides its US audience in-depth, live coverage and analysis of breaking news events.


COZI TV is part of NBC Universal and currently airs a mix of classic television series from the 1950’s through the 1980′, movies and first-run lifestyle programming.


Features American-centric travel, fool and natural history programming.


Discovery offers the finest informative entertainment about nature and the enviroment, science and technology,  history, adventure and the people who share the world.

Discovery Fit & Health

Programming dedicated to fitness and health.

Discovery Science

Explores life’s greatest mysteries and smallest wonders.


Classic Disney films and new family programming with original series, music specials and new orginal movie premiering every month.

Disney XD

Disney XD airs mostly action-oriented children’s television series and movies primarily towards male viewers aged 7 to 14 years of age.


Features mainly older and recent theatrically released feature films, although some of its multiplex channels also carry acquired television series.


Inspirational Christian programming to the Hispanic community.  The network features culturally relevant, faith-based programming to Hispanics of all age groups.

Escape TV

Is targeted for women between 25-54 years of age with programming primarily focused on feature films crime drama and mystery genres and reality-based true crime re-enactment documentary series.


The total sports network providing comprehensive sports coverage including NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, PGA, college football, basketball, scores and news.


A 24-hour sports network featuring more than 2,500 hours a year of original sports programming targeting younger and light to moderate sports viewers, but appeals to all sports fans.

ESPN Classic

Features the greatest games, stories, heroes and memories in the history of sports, while adding a current perspective with both archival and original programming.


Is the definitive 24-hour sports news network from ESPN, the world-wide leader in sports. Provides continuous scores, highlights and analysis of the games.


This channel is part of the ESPN family of channels that is dedicated to coverage of college athletics.


Movies, Originals and sports.

FOX News

Fox News is a 24 hour network offering fresh news and political updates at the top and bottom of every hour, followed by in-depth reports on a broad range of topics.  Analysis of the day’s events.

FOX Sports Midwest

An affiliate of Fox Sports Network and is has regional sports coverage of serving eastern and central Missouri, central and southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, Nebraska, and Iowa.


Fuse The channel is dedicated largely to music, and features original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and blocks of music videos.

Fusion Network

Programming features news, lifestyle, pop culture, satire and entertainment aimed at English-speaking millennials, including those of Hispanic background.


FYI is  a contemporary network for your inspiration, imagination and innovation that embraces an adventurous, personalized and nonprescriptive approach to lifestyle content.


G4 channel is geared primarily toward young male adult viewers and originally focused on the world of video games, before transitioning to a more general entertainment format.


This channel focuses on the game of golf and offers more live coverage than any other network, including golf events, tips and golf news coverage from around the world.

Grit TV

Is action-oriented programming that targets men 25-54 years of age with a heavy focus on western, war and action motion pictures and related programming.


Game Show Network is a channel dedicated to game shows and casino shows both classic and new game shows.


Quality entertainment offering a diverse mix of family-friendly programming.  This channel features original movies, television series, dramas, comedies.

Hallmark Movie

This station is a spin-off from it’s sister network Hallmark Channel and airs family-oriented features and made-for-tv movies along with a limited number of mystery-themed series.


Primarily has theatrically movies, original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials.


A secondary channel that features more movies, series, specials and original movies. Unlike the main HBO channel, HBO2 broadcasts R-rated films during the daytime hours.

HBO Comedy

This HBO channel features comedic films, as well as rebroadcasts of HBO’s original comedy series and stand-up specials.

HBO Family

HBO Family features movies and series aimed at children, as well as feature films intended for a broader family audience.

HBO Signature

HBO Signature features high quality films, HBO original series and specials.  Focusing on movies, series and specials targeted at a female audience.

HBO Zone

HBO Zone airs movies and HBO original programs aimed at young adults between the ages of 18 to 34 years old.


Home and Garden Television provides programs geared towards, home building &decorating, gardening & crafts.  Designed to appeal to all ages and lifestyles.


History’s most important people and events.  Devoted to fulfilling America’s passion for history featuring original and exclusive historical documentaries, movies and mini-series.


Features more historical and non-historical programming of military, science and technology interests as well as documentaries tradional primarily on an international focus.


Targets a dual audience, young children in the daytime with orginal and acquired programs and families at night with reruns of older television sitcoms, drama and feature films.


Features documentary-style programming dealing with true crime subjects, including criminal investigations (primarily homicides), forensics, and other crime-related documentaries.


IFC Independent Film Channel features programming includeing original comedies, acquired series, and fan favorite films that are “always on, slightly off.”


Aimed at teenagers and young adults between 12-34 years of age, featuring music videos, similar to MTV, but with a Christian focus, religiouspthemed entertainment programming and some church services.


Local ABC Cedar Rapids


KCRG Live Well Network is a home, health and lifestyle network owned by Disney-ABC Television Group.


Local FOX, Cedar Rapids


Local CBS Cedar Rapids


Local CW FOX, Quad Cities


Local PBS Iowa Public Television, Iowa City


Local FOX Quad Cities, Davenport


Local ABC Kirksville


Local NBC Quad Cities, Davenport


Local NBC Waterloo


Local FOX, Ottumwa


Has quality entertainment and information programming content that celebrates, entertains and supports women.  It includes both series and original movies for women.


Lifetime Movie Network programming includes movies from a woman’s perspective.


Memorable Entertainment Television has been bringing our viewers the best in classic television… iconic programs that rank among the most revered shows of all time.


Features similar program content as Cinemax; it also carries foreign, independent and arthouse films.


Revolutionary 24-hour news talk and information network and information service from NBC and Microsoft.


Young adults music video, entertainment, pop culture network featuring programs on news, sports, fashion, entertainment, comedy, concert and reality-based television.


MTV2 network carries mainly music-focused reality television programming, game shows, archived MTV reality programming, and some older sitcoms and dramas, with music programming.

MTV Hits

This MTV channel broadcasts music videos and its format resembles that of MTV before the addition of other programming to that network in the 1990’s, and the decrease on music videos.

NBC Sports

NBC Sports is the sports division of NBC television network and broadcasts a diverse array of programs.


This channel, which is aimed at younger children aged 2- 7 years old, features a mix of originally-produced programming, and series previously and concurrently aired on Nickelodeon.


Television for kids and offers the highest quality and top-rated kid’s programming in a variety of genres appealing to kids of all ages.


This channel broadcasts original animated series from sister network Nickelodeon, along with other original animated series and foreign animated programs.

Outdoor Channel

Features quality programming promoting traditional outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, biking, shooting sports and camping.  Designed to appeal to all audiences.


Oprah Winfrey Network contains a mix of original programming, original documentaries and acquired movies.


Pivot  is described as a “disruptive TV” service, focusing on social advocacy targeting young adults between 18-34 years of age.


RFD TV is a channel devoted to rural issues, concerns and insterests.


Showtime’s programming includes movies, original television series, along with boxing and mixed martial arts,  stand-up comedy specials and made-for-TV movies.

Showtime 2

Showtime 2 is a secondary channel that offers more movies, original series, sports and specials.

Showtime Extreme

 This Showtime channel runs action and adventure films, thrillers, gangster films and sporting events (including mixed martial arts and boxing matches).

Showtime Family

Showtime Family features family-oriented programming, including movies and specials aimed at a younger audience. All movies are rated G, PG or PG-13 and does not broadcast any R-rated movies.

Showtime Next

Showtime Next features movies geared towards young adults and features original made-for-cable movies, live action, animated short films, documentaries and concert specials.

Showtime Showcase

Similar to Showtime 2, Showtime Showcase channel features movies, first-run feature films and original made-for-cable films originally produced for Showtime.

Showtime Women

 Showtime Women broadcasts feature films, Showtime original series and specials geared primarily at a female audience.


Smile of a Child TV is aimed at children between ages of 2 and 11 years old and offers 24/7 children’s religious and family oriented programming.  It is an arm of the TBN’s Smile of a Child ministry.

Spike TV

Programming will inspire and define the modern man by addressing his lifestyle interests.  Includes, comedy, blockbuster movies, sports and entertainment and innovative originals.


Starz features hit movies and first-run films from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films and international pictures.


Fashion, beauty, decorating, entertaining and travel.


This channel provides programming for every member of the family including classic science fiction, fantasy, classic horror and science fact programming.


Trinity Broadcast Network is a religious network that features the best in faith and inspirational programs that include worship, music, children’s programs, news, sports and talk shows.


The Church Channel is the only network broadcasting the very best in church services and ministry programs from across the nation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Zuus Country specializes in country music videos with it’s playlist extending from the 1980’s through the present day.


TeenNick features a mix of programs that target older children and pre-teens and has more relaxed programming content standards than the rest of the Nickelodeon channels.

The Movie Channel

Programming features mainly first-run theatrically released and independently produced motion pictures, along with softcore adult erotica, special behind-the-scenes features and movie trivia.

The Movie Channel Extra

A secondary Movie Channel providing more movie choice for viewers, that is counterprogrammed with The Movie Channel primary channel.

The Weather Channel

Offers live 24-hour a day programming with local forcasts as well as regional and national weather conditions and reports.


Your favorite channel for classic film, modern movies and great television shows.


ThrillerMax runs mystery, suspense, horror and thriller movies; this channel’s featured film block is “When the Clock Strikes 10”, a different featured movie, airing at 10pm nightly.


Classic programming and original blockbusters.  TNT delivers high-quality programming for viewers of all ages including Hollywood’s best movies, exclusive made-for-TNT original movies.

Turner Classic Movie

Classic movies from the greatest library in the world.  Turner classic movie library  is the ultimate movie lovers’ channel.  Movies from the 20’s to the 80’s.

TV Land

TV Land is a 24-hour network that showcases the best television dramas, westerns, sit-coms and variety shows from the 1950’s through the 1990’s.


USA offers a popular blend of original serials – USA Pictures Original Movies, exclusive suspense and dramatic series, box office hits, high-profile sports and family programming.


Rock music source for the baby boom generation which has videos and concerts by the biggest stars and newest faces as well as exclusive events, stunts and specials.


Music videos and concerts from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  Targeting a slightly older demographic than its sister channels.

VH1 Soul

Music video channel showcases R&B, funk, soul, and Motown music from various decades.


Women’s Entertainment includes movies, original series and specials for women.


WGN Chicago’s Superstation delivers live sporting events featuring the Chicago Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, classic movies, news from Chicago, original series, entertainment and CW shows.


The world’s largest religious broadcaster and America’s favorite faith-and-family channel offers life-giving Christian programming  and is operated by Trinity Broadcast Network.


Local ABC Quad Cities, Moline

WQAD Antenna TV

The network features classic television programs and favorite movies.


It broadcasts prime-time programming each night during the week, including syndicated programming, reality-based shows, and movies.


TBS Superstation has a broad-based, family oriented programming including movies, documentaries, classic comedies, specials, and collegeant and professional sports.


Specialized in broadcasting country music videos from the 1980s through present day.  It also airs occasional infomercials.