Reputed across the U.S., Charter Spectrum™ has been working relentlessly to ensure provision of fiber-powered cable broadband, feature-rich cable TV, and value-packed home phone services to millions of homes nationwide-- long enough to have become a household name.
Spectrum strives to make lives smart and convenient for consumers. The provider keeps customers happy in more than 40 states across the Land of Opportunities, as a natural consequence of the effort it puts into making affordable, yet reliable and high-quality services a reality.
The jaw-dropping Spectrum TV allows you to enter the world of boundless digital entertainment to amp-up your boring evenings. A maximum of 200 channels, thousands of on-demand movies and shows, DVR service, premium HD channels, and the Spectrum TV app which lets you watch TV favorites on-the-go – all that and more, put together makes Spectrum Cable TV a hard to resist option.
With Spectrum On-Demand you get to binge on your favorite TV shows and movies in picture-perfect quality, wherever and whenever. The record shows in SD or HD with the handy DVR service from Spectrum and watches your TV favorites on your timeline.
And if you are sick of your boring long drives or want to add more fun to your lunch breaks, then lucky for you. Subscribing to Spectrum TV does not only keep you entertained at home but lets you feast your eyes on juicy TV content when you’re outdoors. If you are also subscribed to Spectrum Internet, just connect to one of the thousands of FREE Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspots, and launch the Spectrum TV App on your iOS or Android device to watch movies or shows while you are out and about.
Spectrum cable TV offers TV buffs the choice of the base Spectrum TV Select and a variety of add-ons. All Spectrum TV packages are tailored to fulfill varied entertainment needs and fit different-sized budgets. The Spectrum Channel Lineup gives you access to hundreds of networks that include a variety of programming - entertainment, lifestyle, news, education, culture, weather, sports, music—it's all there! Your value-packed Spectrum TV also brings you added perks, such as Parental Controls to regulate your kids’ watch time and an intuitive on-screen TV Guide that makes navigation so much easier.
Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the Spectrum service is that you do not have to enter a contract when you sign up. Rather, if you decide to switch from your current service provider, Spectrum will buy out your contract up to $500 so that you can make the smart move! Plus, Spectrum offers you a generous 30-day money-back guarantee –that speaks volumes about the provider’s confidence in its services and products, and at the same time gives you a fair chance to ensure you have made the right choice!
If you are seeking great value at an economical price, or if your household is not too big on TV, Spectrum TV Select is all you need! With 125 channels including popular networks such as CNN, Freeform, Nickelodeon, Discovery Channel, E!, Food Network, etc. and FREE HD programming, Spectrum TV Select undoubtedly gives you a great mix of TV essentials.
Each Spectrum TV package furnishes a massive selection based on diverse entertainment needs. There’s something for every individual of the family from adults to teens and kids in the Spectrum Channel Lineup.
However, if you have already subscribed to one of the fun-packed TV packages mentioned above, you might have heard the news about Spectrum dropping channels that are owned by Viacom. The dispute between Viacom and Spectrum first surfaced in 2017 and resulted in an “agreement in principle” the same year according to which Spectrum subscribers continued to have access to Viacom networks on Spectrum TV.
Rumor has it the dispute may once again surface. Many Spectrum subscribers fear seeing a popup saying “this channel is currently unavailable”, as they did in 2017. Thus far, however, nothing can be said with certainty about Spectrum dropping channels in 2020.
The two corporate giants had a totally different take on the matter 3 years ago. Yet at the end of it all, Charter Spectrum™ and Viacom entered into a multi-year renewal and expansion agreement regarding their distribution relationship. And the much-awaited resolution brought a sigh of relief to Spectrum TV subscribers. After all, the list of expected Spectrum missing channels was supposed to include some of the most-watched networks in America—the go-to-channels for countless TV watchers.
The best-loved American networks that became a source of dispute between Viacom and Spectrum, included MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, VH1, BET, CMT, Paramount Network (formerly Spike), Nick Jr., TV Land, MTV2, Nicktoons, TeenNick, MTV Classic, Nick Music, MTV Live, BET Her, Tr3s, etc.
Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Spike (Paramount Network), VH1, TV Land and CMT were kept in the SELECT lineup while additional Viacom networks were made available on other plans’ lineups following the Charter-Viacom agreement in 2017.
Spectrum was set to drop 23 Viacom networks that included BET, Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central, and more, back in 2017. At the time, however, a mutual agreement averted the pulling back of these networks.
Sign in to the My Spectrum app and tap on “services”. Then select “TV”. Next, choose “experiencing issues?”, and follow all the prompts to carry out the troubleshooting process.
You can reboot your Spectrum Receiver in order to restore Spectrum's missing channels. To do so, disconnect your Spectrum Receiver and wait at least 60 seconds before you plug it back in. However, if you have a personal video recorder device such as TiVo or a CableCARD, you may require a tuning adapter to watch all Spectrum missing channels.
If your TV screen shows a message that says “channel not available, it means there is either no incoming signal or no transmission from the provider’s end. In such a case, you can try to reset your Spectrum Receiver to resolve the issue.
Spectrum was set to drop 23 of Viacom’s channels like BET, Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central, and more back in 2017.
Your Spectrum TV may be cutting out due to unforeseen weather events or rare power outages. In such a case, you can try to reset your Spectrum receiver or contact Spectrum phone number to solve the issue.
If you are missing channels that are included in your Spectrum Cable TV package, you can try resetting your Spectrum Receiver by unplugging it for 60 seconds and then plugging back in.
You can contact Spectrum sales support.
Tap the “guide” button on your TV remote to access the full-screen guide view that will give you access to all program listings and channel information.
Spectrum has 2 or more of the same channels. However, these channels aren’t copies but just mapped to the same frequency for organizational purposes.
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