Local Cable Avail Times

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
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