Television has been around for many decades, and in that time, a plethora of different networks have come and gone that were dedicated to all manner of programming. But there are also a bunch that have passed the test of time and stuck around, although not always delivering the same kind of programming that they did when they were initially developed. And not everybody is into that whole rebranding thing that TV Guide Channel went through when it became Pop.

Here are 8 networks that are almost completely different in the modern day from what they were when they started out. Let’s whistle a tune and start off with that most obvious of the bunch, shall we?

MTV
MTV
A channel that went from playing Sheryl Crow’s “A Change Would Do You Good” to one that took that advice at its face value, MTV debuted in 1982 with The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star,” and while it remained true to the music video format for years, The Real World and Beavis and Butthead ushered in a new era of reality TV and scripted television, and even the lonely TRL had to give it up. Why are there even Video Music Awards on this network anymore when you usually have to flip to M2 or one of the other channels?

New Name Should Be: Still MTV, but it stands for Millennial Television

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