5 Channels that Changed the Face of Entertainment

The box of life, Television is as important in our lives as our family. It is not just an object but a moment of happiness as it unites the family and make them sit on the sofa and watch their favorite show. It fills our boring life with entertainment and makes us lively and happy. But what makes the television alive are the channel and its programs.

We all have our favorite programs on the TV. We’ll die but not miss the show. Such powerful shows launched by the powerful channels have changed the face of entertainment. So what are those TV channels which brought a revolution in the history of entertainment? Nose dive!

Cartoon Network

Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, Johnny Bravo, Captain Planet, Dexter’s Laboratory, Ed, Edd and Eddy, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, The Looney Toons Show, Swat Kats are some of the unforgettable cartoon shows that we will always love. We all watched every episode of these cartoons multiple times. Cartoon network certainly is a phenomenon and an epitome of creativity and entertainment. Founded in 1992 by Turner Broadcasting System (by acquiring Hanna-Barbara productions in 1991), CN was not the first to bring cartoons. Nickelodeon and Disney channel came before cartoon network and produced cartoon shows widely. But cartoon network with its different variety of shows took the world of kids by storm and become the no.1 cartoon channel.


Discovery Channel

We love it because it gives us lots of knowledge and it is not at all boring like our school teacher. Launched in 1985, Discovery channel focused primarily on popular science, technology and history and extended its genres with the time. The channel produced Emmy award winning shows like Planet Earth, Dirty Jobs, MythBusters and Deadliest Catch. Now discovery channel can be seen in HD and heard in many regional languages. This channel is a leap in the field of science TV channel.

Remember, Popular mechanics for kids on Discovery Kids.



The world’s first national broadcasting organization, British Broadcasting Corporation was launched in 1927 and now it’s the world largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees (about 23,000). Also BBC News is the largest broadcast news gathering operation in the world. With its tremendous reach to the events, BBC has defined the way to deliver news to the eyes of man. Facing fierce competitions from other news channels like CNN, BBC stands atop as one of the best news channels in the world.



Home Box Office is an American premium cable television network launched in 1972. In 1975, HBO became the first TV network to continuously deliver signals via satellite when it showed the “Thrilla in Manila” boxing-match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. HBO’s programming consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries. HBO stormed the television with its extraordinary shows like Sex and the City, The Sopranos, The Wire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.

Bored? Movie? HBO!



Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) is one of the most successful sports networks in the world. Focusing on sports-related programming including live and recorded event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming, ESPN has clearly become the worldwide leader in sports. Recently ESPN’s signature telecast, SportsCenter aired its 50,000th episode in September.


By the way, every other channel that is not listed is also amazing (what more can be more diplomatic!).



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