What Channel Is CNN On Spectrum?

by Mark Chen | Updated 1/1/24

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Spectrum Channel Guide in Indianapolis│Source: BillSmart

For whatever reason, CNN is on different channels on Spectrum depending on where you live.

Not only is it on different channels, but sometimes there are 3-4 CNN channels and sub-brands like CNN International and CNN en Español.

It’s very annoying to try to find the channel when you just want to veg out on Anderson Cooper.

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CNN Spectrum Channel List

Spectrum CNN Channel List

Los Angeles37, 201
San Diego26, 201
Anaheim41, 201
Long Beach48, 748
Bakersfield49, 80, 1080
Reno44, 744
Corpus Christi24, 201
San Antonio35, 201
Austin46, 201
El Paso31, 201
Dallas36, 760
Birmingham36, 301, 1301
Montgomery34, 788
Lexington30, 407, 904
Louisville34, 407, 904
Charlotte32, 201
Durham29, 201
Raleigh29, 201
Indianapolis38, 301, 1301
Milwaukee44, 350, 1350
Kansas City44, 201
Columbus9, 407, 904
Cincinnati77, 350, 1350
Cleveland34, 350, 1350
New York78, 201
Albany46, 201
Buffalo29, 201
CNN en Español List (Spectrum)

Los Angeles834
Long Beach251
Corpus Christi834
San Antonio834
El Paso834
Kansas City834
Spectrum CNN International Channels

San Diego216
San Antonio216
Kansas City216
New York216

Spectrum CNN Channel (NY/OH)

CNN is available on Channel 201 on Spectrum for New York.  It can also be accessed on Channel 78 in Manhattan, 46 in Albany, and 29 in Buffalo.

If you’re trying to watch CNN en Espanol, you can go to Channel 834.  Unfortunately, it’s only available in Albany and Buffalo in New York.

For CNN International, surf to Channel 216.  This will only work for Manhattan and Albany though.

You can watch CNN on channels 350 and 1350 in Cleveland and Cincinnati.  CNN Espanol is on Channel 807 for those two cities as well.

There’s also the option to watch the CNN main channel on 77 in Cincinnati and 34 in Cleveland.

CNN is on different channels in Columbus vs the other cities in Ohio.  To watch there, you’ll have to surf to channels 9, 407, and 904.

The sub-CNN channels Espanol and Intl are also available in Columbus.  Espanol is on 369 and International is on Channel 410.

Where To Watch In North Carolina & Kentucky

People who live in North Carolina can watch CNN on Spectrum on Channel 201 and CNN en Español on Channel 834.

If you don’t want to go all the way to Channel 201 for CNN, you can also watch on channel 29 in Durham and Raleigh and on Channel 32 in Charlotte.

It’s also pretty easy to watch CNN in Kentucky.  Just go to Channels 407 and 904.  Alternatively, you can watch on Channel 30 in Lexington and Channel 34 in Louisville.

CNN Espanol is on Channel 369 for KC.

Texas CNN Spectrum Channels

You can usually watch CNN in Texas on Spectrum on Channel 201.  The only place where this won’t work is Dallas.

There you’ll need to go to channels 36 or 760.

CNN has lowered numbered channels for Texas subscribers.  We put the list below.

Looking for the CNN en Espanol channel in Texas?  It’s 834.

CNN On Spectrum In California

CNN is also on Channel 201 for most California Spectrum subscribers.  However, it’s going to be different for Long Beach and Bakersfield.

We don’t know why but if you want to watch CNN there you’ll need to go to channels 48 or 748 in Long Beach and 49, 80, and 1080 in Bakersfield.

Lowered number channels for the other cities in CA include 37 in LA, 26 in San Diego, and 41 in Anaheim.

Coverage for CNN International and CNN en Español is pretty spotty for California.

CNN en Espanol is available on 834 for Los Angeles and Anaheim, 251 in Long Beach, and 613 in Bakersfield.

For people who want to watch CNN international, you can only do so in San Diego on 216 and 95 in Bakersfield.

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About the author

Mark Chen is the founder and CEO of BillSmart. As a 7-year veteran of the bill negotiation space, he's saved Americans $25mm+ on their phone and cable bills. In his free time, he enjoys watching shows on TV like Yellowstone and college football.