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Optimum Channel Lineup

Dig into our updated channel guide to see which Optimum TV plan is right for you.

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Price: $75.00–$115.00/mo.

Channel count: 220–420+


Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Update: As of August 1, 2022, Suddenlink is officially becoming Optimum. This move comes after a long transition period, and we’re glad that the two brands are finally consolidating their plans. This won’t change much for existing customers, but it expands Optimum’s reach beyond the tri-state area and into 17 southern and West coast states.

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Optimum’s channel lineup has 420+ channels, including local network affiliates, basic cable staples, and popular favorites. The channels come in three packages—Optimum Core ($75 a month, 220+ channels), Optimum Select ($95 a month, 340+ channels), and Optimum Premier ($115 a month, 420+ channels).

Optimum offers TV only if you bundle it with internet. That’s a bummer if you live a hermetic, TV-only lifestyle, but the restriction seems to work okay for most Optimum TV customers.

The table below shows Optimum’s available channels and the packages containing them. “Optional” means the channel is available as an add-on for an additional monthly fee.

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Optimum channel lineup

Channel Optimum Core (220+ channels) Optimum Select (340+ channels) Optimum Premier (420+ channels)
A&E

ABC

ABC Localish

ACC Network

Optional

All Arts

AMC

American Heroes Channel

Animal Planet

Antenna TV

aspireTV

BBC America

BBC World News

beIN Sports

Optional

Optional

beIN SPORTS en Español

Optional

Optional

BET Her

Big Ten Network (BTN)

Optional

Black Entertainment Television (BET)

Bloomberg TV

Boomerang

Bounce TV

Bravo

Buzzr

C-SPAN

C-SPAN 2

C-SPAN 3

Cartoon Network/Adult Swim

Catholic Faith Network

CBS

CBS Sports Networks

Cheddar

Classic Arts Showcase

CMT

CNBC

CNN

Comedy Central

COMET

Cooking Channel

Court TV

Cowboy Channel

COZI TV

CPTV

Create

Crime + Investigation

CW

Dabl

Daystar

Destination America

Discovery Channel

Discovery Family Channel

Discovery Life

Disney Channel

Disney Junior

Disney XD

DIY Network

E!

ESPN

ESPN2

ESPN Deportes

ESPNews

ESPNU

Estrella TV

Euronews

EWTN

FLIX®

Food Network

FOX

Fox Business Network

Fox Deportes

Fox News

Fox Sports 1 (FS1)

Fox Sports 2 (FS2)

Freeform

Fuse

FUSION

FX

FX Movie Channel (FXM)

FXX

FYI

GAC Family

Galavisión

Game Show Network

getTV

Golf Channel

Optional

GolTV

Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Drama

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

HBO®

HBO Comedy

HBO Family

HBO Latino

HBO Signature

HBO Zone

HBO2

Heroes & Icons

HGTV

HISTORY

HLN

HSN

HSN2

i24 News

IFC

Investigation Discovery

ION

JBS

JTV (Jewelry Television®)

Justice Central TV

Lifetime

Lifetime Movie Network

LOGO

MeTV

MLB Network

MOTOR TREND

Movie!

MSG

MSG+

MSNBC

MTV

MTV2

MTV Classic

MTV Live

My Network TV

Nat Geo Channel

Nat Geo Wild

NBA TV

Optional

NBC

NBC Sports Network

(NBC) UNIVERSO

NBCLX

Newsmax TV

NewsNation

NFL Network

Optional

Nick Jr.

Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite

Nicktoons

NY 1

Olympic Channel

Optional

OWN

Oxygen

Paramount

PBS

PBS Kids

Pop

QVC

QVC2

Recipe TV

Reelz

Regional News Network

Science Channel

SEC Network

Optional

ShopHQ

SHOWTIME®

Optional

Optional

SHOWTIME 2

Optional

Optional

SHOWTIME EXTREME

Optional

Optional

SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE

Optional

Optional

SHOWTIME SHOWCASE

Optional

Optional

SHOWTIME WOMEN

Optional

Optional

SHOxBET

Optional

Optional

Smithsonian Channel

Sony Movie Channel

Sportsman Channel

Optional

Optional

SportsNet

Start TV

STARZ ®

Optional

Optional

STARZ Cinema

Optional

Optional

STARZ Comedy

Optional

Optional

STARZ Edge

Optional

Optional

STARZ ENCORE

Optional

STARZ ENCORE Action

Optional

STARZ ENCORE Black

Optional

STARZ ENCORE Classic

Optional

STARZ ENCORE Español

Optional

STARZ ENCORE Family

Optional

STARZ ENCORE Suspense

Optional

STARZ ENCORE West

Optional

STARZ in Black

Optional

Optional

STARZ Kids & Family

Optional

Optional

Stingray Music

Sundance TV

SyFy

TBS

Teen Nick

Telemundo

TeleXitos

Tennis Channel

Optional

Travel Channel

ThisTV

TLC

TNT

Tr3s

Optional

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)

truTV

TUDN

Optional

Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

TV Land

TV One

TVG

Optional

Optional

UniMás

Univision

Universal Kids

UPtv

Optional

USA Network

VH1

VICE TV

WE tv

The Weather Channel

World

YES Network

Z Living

Data as of 05/07/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Optimum channel numbers

Optimum channel numbers vary by location, and Optimum has a unique list for each of its service areas. Check those out on Optimum’s website, along with ongoing notation about changes to Optimum channel lineups.

Optimum channel lineup FAQ

Does Optimum have the DIY Network?

Optimum has the DIY Network in its Select and Premier bundles (starting at $95 a month). You can learn more about Optimum bundles in our full review.

What TV packages does Optimum have?

Optimum has three cable TV packages: Optimum Core ($75 a month, 220+ channels), Optimum Select ($95 a month, 340+ channels), and Optimum Premier ($115 a month, 420+ channels).

Does Optimum have the Hallmark Channel?

You can find the Hallmark Channel—as well as Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries—in the Optimum Select ($95 a month) and Optimum Premier ($115 a month) packages. For more information, read our Optimum TV review.

What channels are included in Optimum’s basic package?

  • ABC
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN 2
  • CBS
  • COZI TV
  • CW
  • Estrella TV
  • FOX
  • getTV
  • HSN
  • HSN2
  • ION
  • JTV (Jewelry Television®)
  • Laff TV
  • MeTV
  • My9
  • NBC
  • PBS
  • QVC
  • QVC2
  • ShopHQ
  • Telemundo
  • TeleXitos
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)
  • UniMás
  • Univision

To learn more about Optimum TV, check out our full review.

What channel is CW on Optimum?

Optimum channel numbers vary according to where you live. To see the channel number for the CW where you live, find the Optimum channel list for your area.

What channel is ESPN on Optimum?

ESPN will have a different channel number depending on which Optimum service area you’re in. Fortunately, you can see the Optimum channel list for your area.

What channel is FS1 on Optimum?

The channel number for FS1 (FOX Sports 1) will change depending on where you live. But you can see your area’s channel number for FS1 on the Optimum channel list.

What channel is HBO on Optimum?

HBO’s channel number on Optimum is gonna be different in different Optimum service areas. But you can see channel numbers for your area on the Optimum channel list.

What channel is NBC on Optimum?

NBC’s channel number will be different in each of Optimum’s service areas. But you can see channel numbers for your area on the Optimum channel list.

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