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The Oasis Network (also known by the call letters WOAS-TV) is an American cable and satellite television channel created by Open Media Ltd., a subsidiary of Olympus Inc.. The network is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Oasis Network was founded on January 1, 1999 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A Japanese version of Oasis Network was available from 2005 until its discontinuation in 2007.

History

The Oasis Network's first station was launched on January 1, 1999 in Cambridge, MA, and broadcasted exclusively to the United States.

On June 1, 1999, Oasis Network began broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and France. Other areas of Europe would receive Oasis Network broadcasting between 1999 and 2001.

A Japanese version of the Oasis Network was launched in Tokyo in December 2005, but was discontinued in 2007 due to lack of viewership.

Programming

Current

Original

Title Premiere Date Description
Humanity August 1, 1999 A science fiction series set in the future and revolves around an evolving human society
Atlantis August 1, 1999 A fantasy series based around the famous Atlantis myth.
The World Files August 1, 1999 A documentary series about various national and world topics.
The Sci-Tech Inquiry August 2, 1999 Latest news in the fields of science and technology.
American Journey September 13, 1999

Documentary about landmarks, lore, and history in the United States

Today's News Today January 1, 2000

The latest in politics, current events, sports, and economics.

Sports Haven January 1, 2000 The latest in sports such as football, hockey, and soccer.

Acquired

Title Original Network Premiere Date Description
America's Funniest Home Videos ABC

1990 (ABC)

1999 (Oasis)

A game show featuring humorous videos
MythBusters Discovery

2003 (Discovery)

2003 (Oasis)

A science entertainment program
Antiques Roadshow PBS

1997 (PBS)

1999 (Oasis)

A program where antiques of all kinds are appraised by experts.
American Experience PBS

1988 (PBS)

1999 (Oasis)

An American documentary program.
Nature PBS

1982 (PBS)

1999 (Oasis)

A nature and wildlife documentary program.

Former

Shows that are currently aired in reruns are indicated in bold.

Original

Title Year(s) aired Description
World War III 2007-2009 A wartime realistic fiction series set in the 2020s.
Judgement Day 1999-2002 A drama series that takes place during a war between good and evil.
Y2K 2005-2010 A fictional story about the Y2K bug causing mayhem and nuclear destruction across the globe. After the apocalypse subsides, 5 friends must embark on a journey to uncover what went wrong on January 1, 2000.

Acquired

Title Year(s) aired Original network Description
World's Dumbest 2008-2014 truTV A comedy reality show featuring acts of stupidity from around the world