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August 23, 2015

Common TV Channels in the US

As an expat worker onsite in the US, your American colleagues will be making small talk about their favorite television shows and movies. Some of these programs will be found on the channels noted below.

Some of the below channels may be broadcasted outside of the US. However, as many channels are not mentioned by their full name but by acronyms, the grid below will help you to identify a few popular channels.   

The first three channels are the major American tv networks. ABC, CBS and NBC have local affiliates. The affiliated channels will have a four letter call code, but the symbols seen here will be on the screen at times to let you know which network it is. Watch these local channels at 6am, 6pm and 11pm for the local news to learn about the happenings, weather and sports of your area. (The times noted here are for the EST time zones. Check your local listings for the time of the local news in your US time zone.)


Popular TV Channels in the USA

ABC
American Broadcasting Company

ABC is national, withaffiliates
ABC: TV Channel in the USA


CBS

Columbia Broadcasting Network

CBS is national, with affiliates
CBS: TV Channel in the USA


NBC
National
Broadcasting Corporation

NBC is national, with affiliates
NBC: TV Channel in the USA


CNN
Cable News
Network

CNN: Cable News TV Channel


HBO
Home Box Office
HBO: Movies on Cable


CNBC
Consumer News & Business Channel
CNBC: Cable New Channel


PBS
Public Broadcasting Service
PBS: Public TV on Normal Cable or Satellite


TBS
Turner Broadcasting System
TBS: Network on Normal Cable or Satellite


TNT
Turner Broadcasting Network
TNT: Network on Normal Cable or Satellite


ESPN
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network

ESPN: Sports Network on Cable or Satellite



Of course there are many, many more television channels. Check out this link at Wikipedia for more channels. 

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Understanding the local weather report to improve listening comprehension on local accents and idioms. Check this link for more. 

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We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Salt Lake City, Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.