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Optimum Core Channel Lineup Guide

Check out our updated channel guide to see all of the live TV channels in Optimum's Core TV plan.

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Optimum TV

Price: $35.00–$125.00/mo.

Channel count: 50–420+

Plan Price Channel count Details
Core TV
Featured package
$85.00/mo. 220+ View plan
Select TV $105.00/mo. 340+ View plan
Premier TV
Most channels
$125.00/mo. 420+ View plan

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

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The Optimum Core package ($85 monthly) has 220+ channels including local network affiliates, entertainment, lifestyle, news, and sports channels. The table below shows every channel in Optimum Core (and, for perspective, even some channels the package doesn’t have). Note: “Optional” means the channel is available as an add-on for an additional monthly fee.

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Optimum TV channel lineup

Channel Optimum Core (220+ channels)
A&E

ABC

ABC Localish

ACC Network

Optional

AMC

American Heroes Channel

Animal Planet

Antenna TV

BBC America

BBC World News

beIN Sports

Optional

beIN SPORTS en Español

Optional

BET Her

Big Ten Network (BTN)

Optional

Black Entertainment Television (BET)

Bloomberg TV

Boomerang

Bravo

C-SPAN

C-SPAN 2

C-SPAN 3

Cartoon Network/Adult Swim

CBS

CBS Sports Networks

Cheddar

CMT

CNBC

CNN

Comedy Central

Cooking Channel

Court TV

Crime + Investigation

CW

Dabl

Daystar

Destination America

Discovery Channel

Discovery Family Channel

Discovery Life

Disney Channel

Disney Junior

Disney XD

E!

ESPN

ESPN2

ESPN Deportes

ESPNews

ESPNU

Estrella TV

Euronews

FLIX®

Food Network

FOX

Fox Business Network

Fox Deportes

Fox News

Fox Sports 1 (FS1)

Fox Sports 2 (FS2)

Freeform

Fuse

FX

FX Movie Channel (FXM)

FXX

FYI

GAC Family

Galavisión

Game Show Network

getTV

Golf Channel

GoLTV

Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Drama

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

HBO®

Optional

HBO Comedy

HBO Family

HBO Latino

HBO Signature

HBO Zone

HBO2

Health Info

Here!

Heroes & Icons

HGTV

HISTORY

HLN

HSN

Hustler

i24 News

IFC

Investigation Discovery

ION

JBS

JTV (Jewelry Television®)

Lifetime

LOGO

Magnolia Network

MeTV

MLB Network

MOTOR TREND

MOVIES!

MSG

MSG Sportsnet

MSNBC

MTV

MTV2

MTV Classic

MTV HD

Nat Geo Channel

Nat Geo Wild

NBA TV

Optional

NBC

(NBC) UNIVERSO

Newsmax TV

NewsNation

NFL Network

Optional

Nick Jr.

Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite

Nicktoons

NY 1

OWN

Oxygen

Outdoor Channel

Pac-12 Network

Paramount

PBS

PBS Kids

Pop

QVC

QVC HD

Recipe TV

Reelz

Regional News Network

Science Channel

SEC Network

Optional

ShopHQ

SHOWTIME®

Optional

SHOWTIME 2

Optional

SHOWTIME EXTREME

Optional

SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE

Optional

SHOWTIME SHOWCASE

Optional

SHOWTIME WOMEN

Optional

SHOxBET

Optional

Smithsonian Channel

Sportsman Channel

Optional

SportsNet

STARZ ®

Optional

STARZ Cinema

Optional

STARZ Comedy

Optional

STARZ Edge

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 ENCORE Westerns

Optional

STARZ in Black

Optional

STARZ Kids & Family

Optional

Stingray Music

Sundance TV

SyFy

TBS

Teen Nick

Telemundo

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

UniMás

Univision

Universal Kids

USA Network

VH1

VICE TV

WE tv

The Weather Channel

World

YES Network

Data as of 11/20/23. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Optimum TV channel numbers

Optimum channel numbers vary depending on your location, so each Optimum TV service area has a unique list located on Optimum’s website, along with ongoing notation about changes to Optimum channel lineups.

Optimum TV add-on packages

Optimum premium add-on packages make it simple to supplement your cable TV channel lineup.

By the way, we recommend Optimum’s Premier package ($125.00 a month, 420+ channels) because it already includes Max, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, STARZ, and STARZENCORE.

Optimum TV channel packages

Optimum has even more channel-package add-ons, for additional package customization options.

  • Family Package ($10/mo.)
  • Movie Package ($10/mo.)
  • Sports & Info Package ($15/mo.)
  • Sports Plus Package ($5/mo.)
  • Español TV ($15/mo.)

Optimum channel lineup FAQ

Does Optimum Core TV have the Magnolia Network?

The Optimum Core TV bundle doesn’t have the Magnolia Network—but the popular channel is in Optimum’s Select TV and Premier TV bundles (starting at $105 a month). You can learn more about Optimum bundles in our full review.

What TV packages does Optimum have?

There are Optimum cable TV packages: Optimum Core ($85 a month, 220+ channels), Optimum Select ($105 a month, 340+ channels), and Optimum Premier ($125 a month, 420+ channels).

Does Optimum Core have the Hallmark Channel?

Optimum Core does not have the Hallmark Channel—or Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries—but you can find these live TV channels in Optimum Select ($105 monthly, 340+ channels) and Optimum Premier ($125 monthly, 420+ channels). For more information, read our Optimum TV review.

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