Alpha Repertory Television Service

Alpha Repertory Television Service (ARTS) was a cable television channel in the United States. The channel was co-owned by the Hearst Corporation and the Disney-ABC Television Group (formerly known as Capital Cities/ABC) through their Hearst/ABC Video Services joint venture.

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