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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Three_television_networks

The Big Three television networks are the three major traditional commercial broadcast ... As other stations signed on in larger cities, ABC, NBC, and CBS were eventually able to carry at least a sizeable portion of their programming on one station.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_over-the-air_television_networks

In the United States, for most of the history of broadcasting, there were only three or four major commercial national broadcast networks. From 1946 to 1956, these were ABC, CBS, NBC and DuMont (though the Paramount Television Network had .... Classic Arts Showcase, 1994, 6%, 6,978,000, Non-commercial performance ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Repertory_Television_Service

The Alpha Repertory Television Service (ARTS) is a defunct American cable television network ... CBS launched CBS Cable in 1981, which focused on "art house" and critical acclaimed programs; NBC, meanwhile, launched the similarly  ...

www.slate.com/articles/arts/tv_club/features/2015/best_tv_of_2015_slate_s_tv_club_discusses/what_the_future_of_tv_networks_like_nbc_cbs_and_fox_will_look_like.html

Dec 29, 2015 ... Network TV If upscale audiences ditch linear for subscription on demand, advertisers may decide TV is no longer a viable way to reach them, ...

www.wired.com/2012/10/six-networks-that-changed

Oct 10, 2012 ... Three similar channels began at the same time: ABC ARTS (Alpha Repertory Television Service), CBS Cable, and NBC's The Entertainment ...

www.britannica.com/art/television-in-the-United-States/The-era-of-the-miniseries

Up to the 1980s, the three original networks—ABC, CBS, and NBC—enjoyed a .... that network television could aspire to becoming a serious dramatic art form.

www.britannica.com/art/television-in-the-United-States/The-21st-century

For days the networks and cable news channels suspended all regularly ... by the Fox News Channel, which was launched in 1996 and before long was ..... extraordinary examples of literate and sophisticated television art in the new century.

www.nytimes.com/2007/07/28/arts/television/28vide.html

Jul 28, 2007 ... Tomorrow at noon, CBS, the august home of the Masters and March Madness, will become the first broadcast network in the United States to ...

press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/769684.html

These artists gave networks a public face just as much as any single TV program did. Corporate trademarks like the CBS eye and NBC peacock gave the ...