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Optimum Premier Channel Lineup Guide

See all 420+ channels in Optimum's Premier TV plan in our updated channel guide—and see if Premier is the right plan for you.

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Optimum TV

Price: $35.00–$125.00/mo.

Channel count: 50–420+

Plan Price Channel count Channels Details
Premier TV
Most channels
$125.00/mo. 420+ HBO, Pac-12, SHOWTIME, STARZ View plan
Select TV $105.00/mo. 340+ Animal Planet, Comedy Central, Magnolia, Paramount, STARZENCORE View plan

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

Optimum’s Premier TV package has 420+ channels, including local network affiliates, kids’ channels, lifestyle channels, sports channels, news networks, and more—like all of the premium channels: MaxTM, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, STARZENCORE, and CINEMAX®. The table below shows every channel in Optimum Premier. “Optional” means the channel or channel add-on package is available as an add-on for an additional monthly fee (we list these after the table).

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Optimum TV channel lineup

Channel Optimum Premier (420+ channels)
A&E

ABC

ABC Localish

ACC Network

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)

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®

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

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

ShopHQ

SHOWTIME®

SHOWTIME 2

SHOWTIME EXTREME

SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE

SHOWTIME SHOWCASE

SHOWTIME WOMEN

SHOxBET

Smithsonian Channel

Sportsman Channel

SportsNet

STARZ ®

STARZ Cinema

STARZ Comedy

STARZ Edge

STARZ ENCORE

STARZ ENCORE Action

STARZ ENCORE Black

STARZ ENCORE Classic

STARZ ENCORE Español

Optional

STARZ ENCORE Family

Optional

STARZ ENCORE Suspense

STARZ ENCORE West

STARZ ENCORE Westerns

STARZ in Black

STARZ Kids & Family

Optional

Stingray Music

Sundance TV

SyFy

TBS

Teen Nick

Telemundo

Tennis Channel

Travel Channel

ThisTV

TLC

TNT

Tr3s

Optional

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)

truTV

TUDN

Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

TV Land

TV One

TVG

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 has a unique channel lineup for each of its 40+ service areas. You can find your service area’s channel lineup on Optimum’s website, along with updates about Optimum channel lineup changes.

Optimum TV add-on packages

Optimum makes it easy to supplement your cable lineup with premium add-on packages—but you don’t have to worry about that with Optimum’s Premier TV package. The cable TV provider’s top-shelf plan includes the following premium add-ons at no extra charge (but we’ll show you pricing anyway so you can see the savings):

  • Max (reg. $15.99/mo.): 7 HBO channels plus the streaming service
  • Paramount Plus with SHOWTIME (reg. $10.99/mo.): 7 SHOWTIME channels plus the streaming service
  • CINEMAX® (reg. $9.99/mo.): 3 CINEMAX channels
  • STARZ and STARZENCORE (reg. $9.99/mo.): 6 STARZ channels plus 7 STARZENCORE channels (Note: Most of the included STARZENCORE channels are in Optimum Select).

At $125.00 monthly, Optimum’s Premier package costs $20.00–$40.00 more per month than the other two packages. It also has 80–200 more channels, including the above premium add-ons that also include streaming services. Since the premiums cost $47.96 monthly combined, that’s up to a 60% discount over the other two plans. That’s a fantastic deal if you have a large household with varying tastes.

Optimum TV channel packages

If you need more channels, Optimum has even more channel package add-ons to meet that need.

  • Sports & Info Package ($15.00/mo.)
  • Sports Plus Package ($5.00/mo.)
  • Movie Package ($10.00/mo.)
  • Family Package ($10.00/mo.)
  • Español TV ($15.00/mo.)

Optimum channel lineup FAQ

How many TV packages does Optimum have?

Optimum has three cable TV packages. Optimum Core is $85 monthly for 220+ channels, Optimum Select costs $105 a month for 340+ channels, and Optimum Premier is $125 a month for 420+ channels—including all of the premium channels Optimum carries: Max, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, STARZ, and STARZENCORE.

What channels come in Optimum’s basic TV package?

Optimum’s basic TV package primarily includes your local channels and some shopping channels and various other free networks. These are the core channels. You could have fewer or more channels in your Optimum service area.

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • CW
  • FOX
  • JTV (Jewelry Television®)
  • NBC
  • PBS
  • PBS Kids
  • ShopHQ
  • Telemundo
  • UniMás
  • Univision

Read our full review to learn more about Optimum TV service.

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