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LOCAL AVAILS: An alphabetical listing of ad-supported cable network local avail times.
** All network insertion times are 24 hours, unless otherwise indicated.

A&E

Local Avails:

2-one minute local avail breaks per hour

Times:

Avail break #1-Between :10 and :20 minutes past the hour^
Avail break #2-Between :40 and :50 minutes past the hour^
Approximately 85% of all local avails break at :15 and :45 past the hour
^Exception: During our informational programming block, avails break
at :29 and :59 minutes past the hour

 

ABC Family

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Approximately 00:15 and 00:30
Times varies depending on program segment durations.

 

Adult Swim

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

2 - 60 seconds breaks per hour

Insertion Hours:

9pm - 6am

 

Africa Channel, The

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

Vary

 

AMC

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

2-one-minute floating breaks per hour, in program
Approximately 00:20 and 00:50

Insertion Hours:

9am-6am ET

 

Bay News 9

Local Avails:

Zone - 4 minutes per hour. Network 7.5 minutes per hour and sponsorship billboards.

Times:

2:00 Zone break Top of the hour at :55 with a :10 billboard
2:00 network break at approximately :11 after the hour
2:00 network break at approximately :17 after the hour
2:30 Zone break Bottom of hour at :29 with a :10 billboard

 2:00 network break at approximately :41 after the hour
1:30 network break at approximately :48 after the hour

 

BBC America

Local Avails:

2 - one-minute local avail breaks per hour

National Avails:

7 - one-minute national avail breaks per hour

Times:

N/A

 

BET Networks

Local Avails:

2 (:60 seconds breaks per hour)

Times:

13 minutes past each hour to :23 minutes past each hour
:40 minutes past each hour to :50 minutes past each hour
Cue tones during our Inspirational Programming Block are :29 and :59
Note: No tone is delivered at 4:59am ET. Our Broadcast day begins at 6am

 

BIO

Local Avails:

48 one-minute local avails per 24 hour day.
2-one minute local avail breaks per hour

Times:

Approximately 85% of all local avails break at :15 and :45 past the hour.
Our 2 one-minute avails falls between:
1) :10 and :20 minutes past the hour^
2) :40 and :50 minutes past the hour^
^Exception: During the informational programming block on BIO, avails will
break at :29 and :59 past the hour

 

Bloomberg Television

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Break 1 - :29 minutes past the hour
Break 2 - :59 minutes past the hour
Note: Charlie Rose, at 8-9pm and 10-11pm ET
breaks are at :57.30 and :59.00 past the hour

 

Bravo

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

29 & :59 after the hour
:10-:20, :35-:50

 

BTN

Local Avails:

Varies

Times:

Varies

 

Cartoon Network

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

2 - 60 seconds breaks per hour

Insertion Hours:

6am-9pm

 

Chiller

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Breaks occur inside the program

 

CLOO

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Breaks occur inside the program

 

CMT

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Floating avails

 

CNBC

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

CNBC programming: Sponsored Programming
:60 floating break between :03-:30 :27:30 - 2:10 hard break
:60 floating break between :23-:27 (:30P-1:30L-:10P)
:60 floating between :48-:58

 

CNN

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour
If a system also carries HLN & TBS: Additional 1 minute per hour

Times:

2 floating 1-minute breaks per hour

 

CNN en Español

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

2 - 60 seconds floating breaks per hour

 

CNNI (International)

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

2 - 60 second floating breaks per hour

 

Comedy Central

Local Avails:

3 minutes local per hour

Times:

Three (3) floating avails: (3 x :60 breaks per hour)
1 avail will hit in the first half-hour
2 avail will hit in the second half-hour

 

Cooking Channel

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

:18-:19 after the hour
1 minute local break
:48-:49 after the hour
1 minute local break

 

Current TV

Local Avails:

2 - minutes per hour

Times:

Please call for details

 

Discovery En Español

Local Avails:

2-minutes per hour

Times:

Varies

 

Discovery Familia

Local Avails:

2-minutes per hour

Times:

Varies

 

Disney Channel

Local Avails:

N/A

Times:

N/A

 

Disney XD

Local Avails:

Disney XD provides affiliates 2 minutes per hour on average of local ad insertion, delivered in 60-seconds breaks

Times:

Each break is activated by a start event followed by an end event.
Each local break has an 8-second pre-roll.
(Visit www.abccng.com for current schedule)

 

DIY

Local Avails:

One minute per half-hour

Times:

In break 2 of each half-hour

Insertion Hours:

7am - 4am ET

 

E!

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

1-minute at 00:15
1-minute at 00:45

Insertion Hours:

Mon-Sun 7am-4am

 

ESPN

Local Avails:

2.5 minutes per hour on average

Times:

Vary

 

ESPN2

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour on average

Times:

Vary

Avail Data:

60-second positions in all dayparts

 

ESPN Classic

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour on average

Times:

Vary

Avail Data:

60-second positions in all dayparts

 

ESPN Deportes

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour on average

Times:

Vary by programs

 

ESPNEWS

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour on average

Times:

Vary

Avail Data:

60-second positions in all dayparts

 

ESPNU

Local Avails:

2 min per hour on average

Times:

vary

Avail Data:

60-second positions in all dayparts

 

Food Network

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

:18-:19 after the hour
1 minute local break
:48-:49 after the hour
1 minute local break

 

Fox Business Network

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

60 seconds begins between :12-:24 per each hour
Long form begins between :28-:30 per each hour

 

Fox College Sports

Local Avails:

2 - :60 seconds local avail breaks per hour

Times:

1 - :60 second in the top half of the hour
1 - :60 second in the bottom half of the hour

 

Fox Deportes

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

At the top of hour and at the half-hour

 

Fox News Channel

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

00:18 - 60 seconds
00:45 - 120 seconds

 

Fox Soccer

Local Avails:

2-one minute local avail breaks per hour

Times:

The top of every hour and half-hour

 

FSN

Local Avails:

2 - one minute local avail breaks per hour

Times:

Avail Break #1: Between :10 and :20 minutes past the hour
Avail Break #2: Between :40 and :50 minutes past the hour
Exception 5am-7pm (ET) breaks at :29 and :59 past the hour

 

FUEL TV

Local Avails:

2 - one minute breaks per hour

Times:

Avail Break#1: Between :10 and :20 minutes past the hour
Avail Break#2: Between :40 and :50 minutes past the hour

 

FUSE

Local Avails:

2 - one-minute local avail breaks per hour

Times:

Break #1: Between 18:00-22:00 past the hour
Break #2: Between 48:00-52:00 past the hour

Insertion Hours:

Mon-Sun 6a-6a

 

FX

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

:20 and :55

Insertion Hours:

19 hours (7am-2am)

 

G4

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

00:15 and 00:45

Insertion Hours:

9am-5am ET

 

GAC

Local Avails:

4 minutes per hour

Times:

2 minutes @00:15 (approximate)
2 minutes @00:45 (approximate)

 

GMC

Local Avails:

Three (3) - one minute local avail breaks per hour

Times:

Avail break #1 - 20 minutes past the hour
Avail break #2 & #3 - 40 minutes past the hour

 

Golf Channel

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Floating breaks - 2nd and 5th break of every hour

 

GOLTV

Local Avails:

2-one-minutes per hour

Times:

Varies

 

GSN

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Approximately 00:20

Insertion Hours:

8am - 4am ET

 

H2

Local Avails:

48 one-minute local avails per 24 hour day; 2 one-minute local avail breaks per hour

Times:

Approximately 85% of all local avails break at :15 and :45 past the hour
1) :10 and :20 minutes past the hour^
2) :40 and :50 minutes past the hour^
^Exception: During the informational programming block on H2, avails will
break at :29 and :59 minutes past the hour

 

Hallmark Channel

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Varies with program*
*There are exceptions, please call 212-445-6653 for details

 

Hallmark Movie Channel

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Varies with program*
*There are exceptions, please call 212-445-6653 for details

 

HGTV

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

:08 - :23
:38 - :53

Insertion Hours:

7am (ET) - 4am (ET) Monday-Friday
7am (ET) - 4am (ET) Saturday & Sunday

 

HISTORY

Local Avails:

2-one minute local avail breaks per hour

Times:

Avail break #1-Between :10 and :20 minutes past the hour^
Avail break #2-Between :40 and :50 minutes past the hour^
Approximately 85% of all local avails break at :15 and :45 past the hour
^Exception: During our informational programming block, avails breaks at
:29 and :59 minutes past the hour.

 

HLN

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

1-minute at 00:29 and 1-minute at 00:59

 

IFC

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

2 one-minute floating breaks per hour, in program Approximately 00:20 and 00:50

Insertion Hours:

6am - 5:59am

 

JCTV

Local Avails:

2-one minute per hour

Times:

Vary

 

Lifetime

Local Avails:

2-one minute breaks per hour

Times:

Avails are two minutes per hour:
a) At the half-hour between 10:00 and 30:00 after the hour
b) At the hour between 40:00 and 00:00 (straight up)
Schedule exception: Sundays, 7:00am to 9:00am
(ET on the East Feed, PT on the West Feed)
1-two-minute local avail will take place between 55:00 and 00:00 (straight up)

 

LMN

Local Avails:

Provides 48-one-minute local avails per 24-hour day.

Times:

2-one-minute avails will "float" in each hour of the day. At all times, local avail breaks
will be separated by at least one program segment.

 

LOGO

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Two floating or event based avail
First (:60) avail in the first 1/2 hour
Second (:60) avail in the second 1/2 hour

 

MLB

Local Avails:

2 - one minute per hour

Times:

Vary

 

MSNBC

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

Floating Breaks Between
:03-:17 window
:27-:31 window
:44-:55 window

 

MTV

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

00:20 and 00:50
(As of April 11, 2005, MTV switched to floating or "event-based" avails)

 

MTV2

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

00:14-32:00, 34:00-52:00, and 46:00-00:04 EST

 

mun2

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Breaks occur within the programs

 

Nat Geo Mundo

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

:15-:20 and :35-:42 minutes after the hour

 

Nat Geo WILD

Local Avails:

2 - minutes per hour, floating avails

Times:

1:00 per half-hour Insertion Hours: 8am - 4am ET, Monday-Sunday

 

National Geographic Channel

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

1st Avail - Between 00:15 and 00:30
2nd Avail - Between 00:45 and 00:57
Insertion Hours: 9am-6am Monday-Sunday

 

NBC Sports Network

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

Breaks down into two (2) :90 second avails
(For all live sporting events, local avails are subject to changes.)
College Football is an exception by having three (3) :60 second avails.

 

News 13

Local Avails:

N/A

Times:

N/A

 

Nuvo TV

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Vary

 

Outdoor Channel

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Varies (typically 28:30 and 58:30)

 

Ovation TV

Local Avails:

2 one-minute local avail breaks per hour

Times:

Avail break #1-Between :20 and :30 minutes past the hour
Avail break #2-Between :50 and :60 minutes past the hour
Exception: Mon-Fri 4am-8am ET breaks at :29 and:59 past the hour
Sat-Sun 4am-12pm ET breaks at :29 and :59 past the hour

 

Oxygen

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour :90 each half-hour

Times:

20 and 45 minutes after the hour (+/- 5 minutes)

Insertion Hours:

Mon-Fri - 6am - 3am ET/PT
Sat-Sun - 8am - 3am ET/PT

 

ReelzChannel

Local Avails:

None

National Avails:

12 minutes per hour

Times:

8am - 4am

Insertion Hours:

Mon-Fri 8am - 4am
Sat/Sun 9am - 4am

 

RLTV

Local Avails:

2 one-minute avails per hour

Times:

Vary

 

Smithsonian Channel

Local Avails:

2 one-minute long local avail breaks per hour

Times:

Avail break #1: Between :23 and :30 minutes past the hour
Avail break #2: Between :46 and :60 minutes past the hour

 

SOAPnet

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

Each half-hour program offers a 1:30 local break within the show
Each one-hour program offers two local breaks within the show

 

SPEED

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

Vary

 

Spike TV

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

2 floating Avails; (:60 breaks per hour)
1-avail will hit in both the first half and second half-hour

 

Sportsman Channel

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

29:15

 

Sprout

Local Avails:

Only national avails

Times:

Approximately 6 minutes of national avails per hour

 

Style Network

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

1-minute at 00:15
1-minute at 00:45

Insertion Hours:

Mon-Sun 6am-3am

 

Syfy

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

Breaks occur inside the programs

 

TBS

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

2 floating 1-minute breaks per hour

 

TNT

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour
If a system also carries CNN, HLN and TBS: 1 additional minute per hour

Times:

2 floating 1-minute breaks per hour

 

Travel Channel

Local Avails:

1 minute segment 1
1 minute segment 2
1 minute segment 3
1 minute segment 4

Times:

N/A

 

truTV

Local Avails:

3 minutes per hour

Times:

1-minute at 28 and 2-minutes at 57

 

TV Land

Local Avails:

Three minutes per hour

Times:

Three floating avails
Please check www.mtvn.com for avail schedule information.

 

USA

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

Breaks occur inside the program
(For paid programming breaks occur right after program)

 

Utilisima

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

At the top of the hour or at the half-hour

 

VH1

Local Avails:

2 (:60 breaks per hour)

Times:

15 minutes past each hour to 27 minutes past each hour
45 minutes past each hour to 57 minutes past each hour

 

WE tv

Local Avails:

2 minutes per hour

Times:

2 one-minute floating breaks per hour, in program
Approximately 00:20 and 00:50

Insertion Hours:

10am-5am ET

 

WGN America

Local Avails:

None

National Sports:

10 NBA Basketball Games
100 Chicago Cubs/White Sox Games