What is channel?

  • (noun): A deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels.
    Example: "The ship went aground in the channel"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on channel, channels:

Primary Channel
... In telecommunication, the term primary channel has the following meanings The channel that is designated as a prime transmission channel and is used as the first choice in ... In a communications network, the channel that has the highest data rate of all the channels sharing a common interface ... A primary channel may support the transfer of information in one direction only, either direction alternately, or both directions simultaneously ...
Disney Channel - Ratings
... In the May 2010 Nielsen ratings, Disney Channel ranked No.1 for the 63rd consecutive month in the Kids 6–11 demographic and for the 62nd straight month among Tweens 9–14 ... Disney Channel is ranked as the second most watched cable channel among total viewers during primetime, behind USA Network in first place with an average of 2.8 million people ... the month of February 2011 had finished as Disney Channel’s most-watched February sweeps period in Total Day ratings in the network's history ever, earning an average of 1.7 million viewers among Total ...
Disney Channel - History - Early Years (1983–1997)
... In the channel's first years, shows that aired during its broadcast day included Welcome to Pooh Corner and You and Me Kid along with several foreign animated series and movies ... As filler material, the channel also featured D-TV, a series of MTV-style music videos which showed popular music interwoven with classic Disney animation ... program guide/magazine, though it was phased out by the time the channel began targeting itself as a commercial-free basic channel ...
Disney Channel
... Disney Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television network, owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company, and headquartered in Burbank, California ... Disney Channel International Networks, currently run by President Carolina Lightcap, is a group of more than 90 entertainment channels and/or channel feeds for children and families available in ... The platform brands are Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama TV and Radio Disney ...
Disney Channel - Sister Networks - Former Networks - Toon Disney
... This television channel, that launched on April 18, 1998, was aimed at children ages 6–12 the network's main competition were Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner's Cartoon Network and Boomerang, and ... Unlike Disney Channel, Toon Disney was an advertiser-supported cable channel ... The channel carried a format of reruns of Walt Disney Television Animation and Disney Channel-produced animated programming, along with some third-party programming, animated films and original ...

More definitions of "channel":

  • (noun): A way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors.
    Synonyms: distribution channel
  • (noun): A path over which electrical signals can pass.
    Example: "A channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"
    Synonyms: transmission channel
  • (noun): A passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through.
    Example: "The fields were crossed with irrigation channels"; "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"
  • (noun): A long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record).
    Synonyms: groove
  • (verb): Direct the flow of.
    Example: "Channel infomartion towards a broad audience"
    Synonyms: canalize, canalise
  • (noun): A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance.
    Example: "Poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
    Synonyms: duct, epithelial duct, canal

Famous quotes containing the word channel:

    This is what the Church is said to want, not party men, but sensible, temperate, sober, well-judging persons, to guide it through the channel of no-meaning, between the Scylla and Charybdis of Aye and No.
    Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801–1890)

    Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Children belong in families, which, ideally, serve as a sanctuary and a cushion from the world at large. Parents belong to society and are a part of that greater world. Sometimes parents are a channel to the larger society, sometimes they are a shield from it. Ideally they act as filters, guiding their children and teaching them to avoid the tempting trash.
    Louise Hart (20th century)