Category Archives: Cable Programming

Cable Sweeps Emmy’s with 24 Trophies, 69% of Wins

It was as close to a rout as a Primetime Emmy Awards night could possibly be. With a whopping 24 wins, cable took home the big kudos for being the most awarded platform for television. Broadcast left with 6 wins and online programers like Netflix and Amazon took a shared 5 wins. All told, 69 percent of Primetime […]

After Big Wins at Creative Arts Emmy’s, Cable Looks to Primetime Emmy’s

Last week the Television Academy presented the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, honoring the many artists and craftspeople behind the scenes who create amazing television experiences. Cable programs captured 59 percent of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, not only confirming that some of the greatest television is happening on cable, but also acting as a […]

Cable Prepares for Next Week’s Superstar, Pope Francis

The Emmy’s might be coming up this weekend, but Pope Francis is sure to steal the stage as cable’s superstar starting early next week. The Pope will begin his trip to the United States on September 22nd, going through the 27th and will hit Washington, D.C, New York, and Philadelphia. Thanks to our highly connected […]

Choice in Cable Programming Means Diversity, Inclusivity, Flexibility

As temperatures begin to cool, we’re ready for another round of television premieres.  What used to be a tiered premiere schedule with broadcast followed by cable networks is now a year round high-quality television bonanza.  Too busy these next few months while starting that new job? You can catch up on the fourth season of […]

The Real Cost of Amazing Television

When evaluating the value of a product or service, one common measurement is the amount of the purchase weighed against the time spent using the service. When it comes to cable’s video service, this metric is called price per viewing hour.  And at just 25 cents per hour, cable offers among the lowest cost-per-hour form of entertainment available. […]

How to Launch and Grow a New Cable Network

New cable networks don’t pop into existence at random. There’s a process. Cable gives birth to new networks in a variety of interesting ways. There’s the buyout technique, in which one network purchases an existing channel and launches in its place. That’s what happened when Al Jazeera America assumed Current TV’s spot on the channel […]

Drone Technology is Changing the Way We Watch Sports

It’s been a notable year for drones in professional sports as TV networks continue to expand the use of the technology. From golf tournaments to motorcycle races, these unmanned aircrafts are populating the skies of distinguished athletic competitions, giving sports coverage wings it didn’t have before. Back in January of this year, ESPN captured video […]

Why Does Cable Programming Do So Well at the Emmys?

As we mentioned last week, the 67th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced and cable shows are running away with the majority of nominations. This week, we take a closer look at what’s behind this dominance, and why some of the best storytelling and actors come from cable. Let’s start with the clear frontrunner, Game of […]

Cable Dominates Emmy Nominations, HBO Tops List

The 67th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced today and cable programming sits atop the podium with over half of all nominations – 315 of the available 567. Leading the way for cable was (not surprisingly) HBO with 126 noms. The always competitive drama categories were lead by cable hits, taking a large share of the slots. Cable also has a good […]