Category Archives: Cable Programming

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 […]

Veep Star Louis-Dreyfus at SXSW: “Cable is the Wild West”

“We try to do things that seem far fetched for Washington,” Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus said yesterday while on a SXSW panel discussing the show’s 4th season (debuting on April 12th on HBO), “but then three months later, it happens.” Louis-Dreyfus’ portrayal of the preposterous upwardly failing (spoiler alert) President Selena Gomez has put another […]

Feeding the Appetite for Great Programming

Consumer thirst for quality and entertaining programming is as high as ever, making the decision of what to watch as difficult as the decision of how to watch.  While TV is still the dominant screen for watching video, streaming via Internet connected devices is rapidly increasing and becoming a norm for many. We saw evidence […]

Comic-Con: Cable Fandom at its Finest

This was my first year attending San Diego’s Comic-Con. I’ve never been into comic books or super heroes and I don’t consider myself a movie buff. Having experienced the Con from afar, hearing stories and seeing pictures, I thought I understood what it was. But now having seen it myself, I discovered it is so […]

PHOTO BLOG: Live from the San Diego Comic-Con

NCTA’s Julianne Twining is in San Diego this week taking in the sights and sounds of the unabashed fandom, the over-the-top obsession, and the pure weirdness of Comic-Con. Less a comic book convention and more a pop culture phenomenon, Comic-Con has become the proving ground for fans to show off their passion for their favorite stories and […]

Cable Cleans Up the 2014 Emmy Nominations

The 66th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced yesterday and cable programming dominated the podium with over half of all the primetime nominations. Leading the way for cable was (not surprisingly) HBO with 99 noms followed by FX with 45, SHOWTIME with 24, and Comedy Central with 21. The always competitive drama categories were absolutely dominated […]

How Everywhere is TV Everywhere?

Last week, Viacom released the results of its latest study on TV Everywhere (TVE) usage. Aptly titled, “TV Here, There, (Not Quite) Everywhere,” the survey revealed that, while much of the general TV-consuming public remains unaware of TV Everywhere benefits, usage and popularity is rapidly growing. The study defined TV Everywhere as “watching full-length TV […]

C-SPAN Celebrates 35 Years With Its Greatest Moments

We live in a hyper-connected, social media driven, 24-hour news networked world. For better or worse, it’s hard to imagine a time when coverage from Washington was anything other than live and total. But what today passes for news can’t compare to the real, unedited authenticity of what’s happening at any moment on the floor […]