Yesterday, I took some time organizing the channel order on my TV again and thought about an order that makes sense (yes, I had too much time on my hands). So I wonder, if you still watch free tv, instead of online streaming/video on demand that is, do you have a particular channel order, and why? Do you put the channels you watch most often on the first spots? Or do you organize them according to another logic? This subject may seem anal, because most people probably don't care much for channel order, but I really had too much time on my hands, so I want to share this with you. In my case, I put the two major national public channels (here in Germany) on spot #1 and #2 (they are still among the 4 most watched channels nation-wide) and even have the numbers "1" and "2" in their names (because they were the only two channels that existed, before private TV was legalized in the 80s). On #3, I put the public local channel (for the Berlin-Brandenburg area), and because it's a channel I regularly watch, I put another public channel on #4, called "Phoenix", which is a news and documentary channel, i.e. with live broadcasts of debates in the parliament. On spots #5 to #10, the six major national private channels follow. I don't watch them as often as the public channels, because there are too many advertisement breaks and their program is shrill and lacking quality, but sometimes, they provide decent series and movies. On spots #11-#13, I put private special interest channels with focus on old movies and family/children program, which I don't watch often, but sometimes after all. On #14 and #15, the two public transnational channels follow ("arte", which is a German/French cooperation channel, and "3sat", which is a German/Austrian/Swiss cooperation program). #16 to #19 is reserved for the public regional channels from other regions of the country (one channel each for north Germany, west Germany, south-west Germany and south-east Germany). On #20, the public channel with focus on children and family follows. #21 to #24 is the news channel section: Two public and two private news channels are placed there. On #25 and #26, two sports channels follow (I hardly watch sports, and thus, I put them at the end), and #27 is the Christian religious channel (no need for that one, really). On the following program spots, I placed trash channels I never watch, like adverstisement or game show channels with no news, movies or series. So I have grouped channels with regard to legal status (public vs. private) and program focus (general channels vs. regional vs. news channels vs. sports channels). So far, I like that order. So how do you do it? Do you group channels according to a particular logic?