|Launched||September 27, 1977|
|Owned by||NBC Universal, Inc. Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again The year 1977 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1977. NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal|
|Slogan||"Characters welcome. "|
|Headquarters||New York City, U.S.|
|Formerly called||Madison Square Garden Network (1977-1980)|
|Dish Network||Channel 105|
|C band||Galaxy 14-Channel 19|
|Available on most cable systems||Check Local Listings for channels|
USA Network is an American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the Mid-Atlantic and focused on New York DirecTV (trademarked as "DIREC' TV' " is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service based in El Segundo California, USA, that was founded Not be confused with Indian Service Dish TV DISH Network is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service that provides Satellite television C band is a name given to certain portions of the Electromagnetic spectrum, as well as a range of Wavelengths of Light, used for communications The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The network shows a variety of original and second-run programming, from syndicated TV series to edited movies.
USA Network premiered on September 27, 1977, originally organized as the Madison Square Garden Network (not to be confused with the New York City regional sports network of that name), the channel became one of the first national television channels when it chose to use satellite delivery as opposed to microwave relay to cable systems. Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially as The Garden, has been the name of four Arenas in New York City. The City of New York The Madison Square Garden Network, now shortened to simply MSG, is a regional cable television and radio network serving the Mid-Atlantic and focused on New York A communications satellite (sometimes abbreviated to comsat) is an artificial Satellite stationed in space for the purposes of Telecommunications. Microwaves are electromagnetic waves with Wavelengths ranging from 1 mm to 1 m or frequencies between 0
In April 1980, The channel changed its name to USA Network after the ownership structure was reorganized under a joint operating agreement by the UA-Columbia Cablevision cable system (now known as Cablevision Systems Corporation ) and MCA Inc. (whose assets are currently owned largely by NBC Universal and Vivendi SA). Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) For the company that now owns United Artists Television see United Artists. Columbia Pictures Television (CPT was the second name of the Columbia Pictures television division Screen Gems (SG Cablevision Systems Corporation ( is an American Cable television company MCA Inc (or Music Corporation of America) was an American Corporation in the music and television businesses NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal VIVENDI is a software package for care management and staff organisation published by the German software company CONNEXT and introduced in 1995
On September 24, 1992, USA launched a sister network, the Sci Fi Channel. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar)
Alan Kalter was the network's main promotional voice throughout the 1980s and much of the 1990s. This is about the announcer For the director see Allen Coulter.
At one point, USA shared channel time/space with two upstart cable nets, C-SPAN and Black Entertainment Television; both these services would be listed in TV Guide under "USA", with a disclaimer that the program is a presentation of either BET or C-SPAN. C-SPAN (officially the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is an American Cable television network dedicated to airing non-stop coverage TV Guide is the name of a North American weekly magazine about television programming Later, it simulcast Bloomberg TV in the early-morning hours; that simulcast moved to E! in 2004. Bloomberg Television is a network that airs Business and Financial news 24 hours a day and is distributed globally on ten separate channels E! Entertainment Television (or simply E!) is an American Cable television and Direct broadcast satellite network
In 2000, USA Networks bought Canada's North American Television, Inc. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page (a joint partnership between the CBC and Power Corporation of Canada), owner of cable TV channels Trio and Newsworld International (The CBC continued to program NWI until 2005, when eventual USA owner Vivendi sold the channel to a group led by Al Gore, who relaunched it as Current TV). Power Corporation of Canada ( is a major Canadian company with assets in North America and Europe in a number of industries Trio (or TRIO) was an American cable and Satellite television channel Newsworld International ( NWI) was a Cable TV News channel broadcasting in the United States VIVENDI is a software package for care management and staff organisation published by the German software company CONNEXT and introduced in 1995 Albert Arnold Gore Jr (born March 31 1948 is an American environmental Activist, author Businessperson, former Politician, and former Current TV is an Emmy award winning independent media company led by former U
In 2001, USA Networks sold its non-shopping TV and film assets (including the USA Network, the Sci Fi Channel, the Trio channel, USA Films (which is rechristened as Focus Features) and Studios USA) to Vivendi Universal. Trio (or TRIO) was an American cable and Satellite television channel Focus Features (formerly USA Films, Universal Focus and Good Machine) is the art house films division of NBC Universal 's Universal Universal Media Studios ( UMS, formerly NBC Universal Television Studio is the TV production arm of the NBC Universal Television Group. VIVENDI is a software package for care management and staff organisation published by the German software company CONNEXT and introduced in 1995 USA and the other channels are folded into Vivendi's Universal Television Group.
In 2003, General Electric's NBC agreed to buy 80% of Vivendi Universal's North American-based filmed entertainment assets, including Universal Pictures and Universal Television Group in a multibillion dollar purchase, renaming the merged company NBC Universal. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal
In 2004, NBC Universal officially took over as owner of USA and its sibling cable channels (except for Newsworld International as stated above). NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal
The USA Network launched a high definition version of the channel on October 3, 2007. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition  and is currently available on DirecTV, Dish Network, and several other cable systems,
The network is owned by NBC Universal along with similar sister channel Bravo. DirecTV (trademarked as "DIREC' TV' " is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service based in El Segundo California, USA, that was founded Not be confused with Indian Service Dish TV DISH Network is a Direct broadcast satellite (DBS service that provides Satellite television NBC Universal is a media and Entertainment company formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electric 's NBC with Vivendi Universal Bravo is a Cable television network owned by NBC Universal. It is currently seen in more than 80 million homes and was the first service dedicated to film drama This station rivals with A&E network. USA also shows some sports coverage, such as select golf tournaments, the U.S. Open (tennis), and annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively The US Open Tennis tournament is one of the oldest tennis championships in the world first contested in 1881 The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day benched Conformation show that takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City every year Since 2004, they have broadcast portions of the Olympic Games, along with many other NBC Universal basic cable channels. The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games Previously, it had a weekly boxing show named USA Tuesday Night Fights, which ran for 17 years. Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, USA Tuesday Night Fights is a Television Boxing show. It aired from October 1, 1982 through August 25, USA was also the home of World Wrestling Entertainment (then called the World Wrestling Federation or WWF)'s flagship cable TV shows from the channel's launch until September 2000, and currently since October 2005. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc ( WWE) is a publicly traded privately controlled integrated media (focusing in Television, Internet, PortalCurrent events News collections and sources See WikipediaNews collections and sources. Each April from 1982-2007, USA broadcast the opening two rounds of the The Masters Tournament along with high-definition coverage on Universal HD. The Masters Tournament, also known as The Masters or The US Masters (outside of the United States is one of four major championships in men's The coverage will switch in 2008 to ESPN. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to
Once a minor player in basic cable, the network has steadily gained popularity because of breakout hits like the detective series Monk, the fake psychic crime-solving series Psych, the covert-operations spy series Burn Notice, the return of WWE Raw, the sci-fi mini-series turned regular series The 4400, and the Stephen King based psychic series The Dead Zone. Cable television in the United States is a common form of Television delivery generally by subscription Monk is an American Dramedy series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the title character The word psychic (ˈsaɪkɨk from the Greek psychikos—"of the soul mental" refers to the claimed ability to perceive things hidden from the normal senses Psych is an American Comedy-drama Television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network. A covert operation is a Military or political activity carried out in such a way that the parties responsible for the action can be an Open secret, but Burn Notice is an American Television Drama series created by Matt Nix and starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle This article is about the television program You may be looking for the 1994 video game or the 2002 video game WWE Raw is The 4400 (read "the forty-four hundred" is a Science fiction Television program produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American Author, Screenwriter, Musician, Columnist, The Dead Zone, aka Stephen King's Dead Zone (in USA is an American - Canadian Science fiction / Suspense series Reruns of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and NCIS are also frequently shown. Law & Order Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order SVU or simply SVU) is an American Drama Law & Order Criminal Intent is an American Television series set in New York City. NCIS, promoted as Navy NCIS in its first season aka Navy NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service or NCIS Naval Criminal Other syndicated programs on the network include Becker, House, JAG, and Walker, Texas Ranger. Becker is an American Television sitcom that ran from 1998 to 2004 on CBS. House, also known as House MD, is an American Medical drama, which debuted on the FOX network on November 16 2004 JAG (the American Military Acronym for Judge Advocate General) is an American adventure / Legal drama Television Walker Texas Ranger is an American Television western / police drama series created by Lesie Grief and Paul Haggis. The network also broadcasts a variety of films from the Universal Studios library. Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American
NBC Universal announced before NBC released their 2007-08 fall schedule on May 13, 2007 that Criminal Intent would be renewed for a seventh season. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. However, the new episodes of the series would premiere on USA beginning in fall 2007, with episodes repeating later in the season on NBC, most likely to shore up any programming holes created by a failed series. Although this is not the first time a broadcast series has moved to cable (As early as 1987, NBC's revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents moved to USA Network), it is a first in that a series which moved to cable will continue to show episodes on a broadcast network during its first-run era . The year 1987 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1987. Alfred Hitchcock Presents, also known as The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a 1985 updated re-imagining of the classic series On December 7, 2007, it was announced that USA Network would continue broadcasting first-run episodes of WWE Monday Night Raw until 2010. 
In 2008, USA announced a new original series In Plain Sight, starring Mary McCormack, focusing on a United States Marshal working for the Witness Protection Program. In Plain Sight is an American Drama Television series on USA Network. Mary Catherine McCormack (born February 8, 1969) is an American television and Film Actress. The United States Federal Witness Protection Program is a Witness protection program administered by the United States Department of Justice to protect threatened The show will be filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. 
In February 2007, Shaw Communications submitted an application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), to bring the USA Network to Canada (and to automatically allow all English-language general interest cable networks from the USA into Canada). This is a list of television programs formerly or currently broadcast by USA Network. Shaw Communications is a Canadian Telecommunications company that provides telephone internet and television services CRTC may also stand for Cathode Ray Tube Controller. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ( CRTC, in French Conseil However, because of programming rights issues in Canada, certain programs would be subjected to blackout, including WWE Raw. This article is about the television program You may be looking for the 1994 video game or the 2002 video game WWE Raw is  In September 2007, the commission refused Shaw Communications request to carry USA Network into Canada because it had too much programming that overlapped with Mystery TV. Shaw Communications is a Canadian Telecommunications company that provides telephone internet and television services Mystery TV is a Canadian English language category 1 Digital cable Specialty channel which presents movies and television Mystery TV is an English language digital cable specialty channel that is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc. and Groupe TVA. Canwest Global Communications Corp () operating under the corporate brand Canwest, is one of Canada 's largest International media companies TVA is a Canadian French language privately owned Television network. However, on September 20, 2007, the CRTC did say they would reconsider their denial of USA Network, when Shaw Communications instead offered to carry USA Network on their digital cable packages, at a future date. Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Countries such as Brazil and Latin America have their own USA Network versions, but in 2003, most were renamed Universal Channel to take advantage of the more well-known brand and reduce the awkwardness and confusion of a channel branded with the initials of another nation. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Universal Channel is a television channel specializing in movies and television series in the thriller, drama, horror, crime and investigation
USA Network logo from 1980 to 1996.
USA Network logo from 1996 to 2000.
USA Network logo from 2000 to 2005.
Current USA Network logo 2005 to Present.