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Nothing can beat the feeling of starting your day with an informative roundup of breaking news. You can charge up yourself and stimulate your mind to go ahead with your day by keeping up with what’s happening in America. Everyone looks forward to their daily dosage of updates and what better way to do it when you have a Spectrum Cable subscription than tuning into your go-to news channels?

C-SPAN with Spectrum Cable Packages

For new Spectrum Cable TV subscribers, the choice of news networks is as good as it gets—you can tune in to the BBC World News if you are in the mood to see the world through the British eye, or go right to the Capitol Hill with C-SPAN if you want to keep a tab on American politics. Fox News, CNN, CNBC are also on the Spectrum channel lineup. And, for C-SPAN fans out there, Spectrum offers all 3 channels in all 3 of its TV plans.

So, if you are still learning the ropes, and not too comfortable with navigating around the Spectrum TV on-screen guide to find the C-SPAN channel numbers, rest assured it is in the lineup—whether you’ve subscribed to Spectrum TV Select or the Spectrum Silver package. Spectrum Gold anyways comes with every network under the Spectrum umbrella. This way Spectrum ensures you don't have to pick and choose from among the best Spectrum cable packages to get access to your go-to network—C-SPAN.

Channel Name

Spectrum Select

Spectrum Silver

Spectrum Gold

C-SPAN

C-SPAN2

C-SPAN3

C-SPAN: An Overview of the Network

C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a cable and satellite TV network that broadcasts across America. Based on a non-profit business model for public service, the network was founded 42 years ago in 1979. Its primary goal was to televise complete coverage of US political events, so as to help people understand the mechanics of national politics and presidential campaigns. And, this objective was born out of the notion that TV newscasts tended to be less than forthcoming about what the candidates would do with the power yielded to them.

The launch of C-SPAN coincided with the first televised session made available by the House of Representatives. And the Senate followed suit, albeit it took Senators 7 years of debate before cameras were allowed onto the floor in 1986—this was when C-SPAN2 was born. The third in the series, C-SPAN3 took longer to be founded—it was not before 2001 that full-time operation commenced.

C-SPAN programming is widely available via cable or satellite TV subscriptions across the US. And the one reason for its popularity among the masses is the spirit in which C-SPAN covers political events with a spotlight on unedited end-to-end coverage of the House of Representatives and Senate—no editing, commentary, or analysis. The network’s founding principles continue to impart an unbiased and balanced approach to coverage—whether it is the governmental proceedings on the floor of Capitol Hill, key congressional hearings, or public affairs programming.

The network is private—which means it is free of authoritative influence—political or corporate—and funded solely by its cable and satellite affiliates. So, it is able to relay unfiltered and untainted information about politics and the proceedings of the federal government—letting viewers make up their minds and form an opinion based on unprejudiced first-hand information. No surprise then the C-SPAN Network is seen as an unbiased platform displaying a verified outlook of the national politics and matters of public policy.  

C-SPAN Channels

 Programming

 

C-SPAN

This channel primarily focuses on live coverage of the proceedings in the House of Representatives—plus showcases political programming.

 

C-SPAN2

This channel is primarily focused on the live coverage of the proceedings in the Senate—plus airs Politics and Public Policy Today on weeknights.

 

C-SPAN3

This channel is dedicated to coverage of key congressional hearings and historical content.

 

What Channel is C-SPAN on Spectrum?

The unbiased portrayal of political events, governmental proceedings, matters of public policy—a non-partisan platform that gets you all of that, and remains focused on the transparent depiction of factual information—is a must-have. It makes for an authentic source of unfiltered information and helps shape individual and unique opinions. C-SPAN, C-SPAN2 & C-SPAN3—add them all to your go-to networks on Spectrum TV—you can then enjoy your morning cup of tea with the Washington Journal with one click of the remote!

Channel numbers on Spectrum TV vary from region to region. We have listed channel numbers for C-SPAN and sister channels in some popular Spectrum markets. In case, your city is not listed, click here—put in your ZIP code, and fetch the number for C-SPAN channels in your area.

City/State

C-SPAN

Channel #

C-SPAN2

Channel #

C-SPAN3

Channel #

Albertville, AL

95/763

85/764

17/765

Austin, TX

18

226

227

Athens, GA

95/755

96/756

97/757

Avon, IN

2

19

325

Alexandria, KY

19

12

447

Auburn, ME

19

20

227

Allendale, MI

22

21

20

Albany, MN

84

85

86

Belleville, IL

794

795

796

Baton Rouge, LA

17

85

98

Bakersfield, CA

50/90

91

92

Baker City,  OR

21/772

93/773

96/774

Bristol, VA

 

19/798

85/799

98/800

Crisfield, MD

 

55/715

58/741

97/742

Charlotte, NC

74

226

227

Cincinnati, OH

58

360

361

Cleveland, OH

39/1359

68/360

69/361

Concord, VT

 

13/835

85/836

86/837

Cheyenne, WY

14/617

21/618

71/619

Dallas, TX

2

28

6

Grand Junction, CO

78/617

24/618

71/619

Greenville, SC

19/710

20/714

134/715

Great Falls, MT

18/617

19/618

15/619

Hayden, ID

10

18

19

Harvard, MA

16/835

85/836

86/837

Knoxville, TN

19/798

85/799

98/800

Kansas City, KS

64

78

227

Lincoln, NH

15

16

227

Lincoln, NE

19

78

227

Los Angeles, CA 

 

69/33

226

227

New York, NY

70

226

227

Orlando, FL

195

196

197

Picayune, MS

17/798

85

-

Ridgefield Park, NJ

35

226

227

Reno, NV

20/760

196/761

197/762

Rochester, NY

44

73

74

Saint Louis, MO

16/794

795

796

San Antonio, TX

76

40

227

Sheboygan, WI

92/740

90/742

82/743

Tampa, FL

14

176

177

Wapato, WA

19/772

93/773

96/774

Waterford, PA

10

68

69

Winsted, CT

16/835

85/836

95/837

Yuma, AZ

47

48

227

In a Nutshell

Whether you’re a conservative or liberal—C-SPAN is the one place chosen by both. Watch it all raw—collect the information, process it, and form your opinion of national politics and matters of public policy. And, if you are into news and current affairs, check out the channel numbers for CNN and Newsmax on Spectrum—whichever you are inclined towards.

There is one caveat though. Some networks like Newsmax, are not included in the Spectrum TV Select package—you must subscribe to the Spectrum Silver package for more variety of networks and diversity of content. Not that Select has a less than the complete lineup. It carries all TV essentials, and the networks America loves to watch—ESPN, Discovery, CNN, Lifetime, TLC, HGTV, MTV—all are part of it. But with Silver, you get more including a couple of premiums—HBO Max™, SHOWTIME®, Nick Jr. & NFL Network.

In case you find yourself thinking about an upgrade at any point, contact Spectrum Customer Service at 1-844-481-5997—they’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you figure things out.

FAQs

How can I subscribe to Spectrum bundles?

Browse the variety of Spectrum Bundles with TV, internet, and home phone services included. And, contact Spectrum representatives at 1-844-481-5997 to place an order.

What channel is C-Span Spectrum in NYC?

If you live in New York City you can tune in to channel 70 to access C-SPAN, channel 226 to access C-SPAN2, and channel 227 to access C-SPAN3.

What does C-Span stand for?

C-Span stands for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network. It is a non-profit cable and satellite broadcast network founded in 1979. The network focuses on providing an impartial and balanced coverage of American politics and matters of public policy.   

How to contact Spectrum Customer Service?

You can contact Spectrum Customer Service at 1-855-423-0918. Spanish-speaking can speak to Servicio al Cliente de Spectrum at 1-844-487-2710.