This October we’ll be launching some exciting new TV networks and making changes to the TV lineup.

New TV network launches:

Comet (ch. 980) is a new channel from the folks at WJAR. The network focuses on science fiction with some supernatural, horror, adventure and fantasy series and films, sourced mainly from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film and television library. Check it out starting October 2.

Hallmark Drama (ch. 85). Hallmark has been a favorite of Full Channel customers for years. This fall, Hallmark presents a brand new channel featuring iconic dramas, original movies and series, and TV’s most time-honored films! [This launch has been delayed due to contractual reasons.]

Ion Life (ch. 28) features lifestyle, health and wellness, cooking, home decor and travel shows, as well as theatrically released feature films. Ion Life joins the Full Channel lineup on October 2.

NBC Sports Boston (ch. 35) is the new old home of the Boston Celtics and in-depth New England sports coverage. On October 2, Comcast SportsNet New England will rebrand as NBC Sports Boston.

Olympic Channel (ch. 181) is a new network from NBC Sports carrying year-round coverage of competitions in Olympic sports that take place outside of the Olympic Games such as world championships as well as other programming focusing on Olympic athletes. Look for Olympic Channel starting November 1.

A few other changes to the lineup:
Beginning on October 2, as a result of the spectrum sale of Providence TV station WLWC, Movies! (ch. 998) and Decades (ch. 999) will no longer be available in our local television broadcast area. CW programming will, however, remain on channel 9. More information can be found directly from WLWC and WPRI.

On October 9, the following networks will move to new channel numbers:
75 FXX
76 Investigation Discovery
80 Oxygen
81 Lifetime
90 Tennis Channel
91 NESNplus & NBC Sports Boston Overflow.