Category Archives: Cable Programming

Sunday Isn’t Just the Super Bowl of Football

Super Bowl 50. It has a nice ring to it. It’s the culmination of not only another grueling NFL season filled with highs, lows, hits, and wins, but of the immense efforts of both individuals and of teams. The Super Bowl is the best of the best versus the best of the best and over […]

LGBT Inclusiveness and Diversity Define Storytelling on Cable

The Oscars are coming up soon, but this year the headlines haven’t been all glitz and glam. The lack of nominations for people of color, women and LGBT groups caused quite a stir, and while the Academy responded by promising to increase the diversity of its board of members , the situation has reminded us […]

Cable Triumphs at 73rd Golden Globes

Cable shows and their beloved celebrities shined in last night’s 73rd annual Golden Globes, claiming six out of the eleven accolades for television. USA Network came out with two big wins for Mr. Robot. Mr. Robot won for best television drama series in its first season debut, beating out usual favorite HBO’s Game of Thrones, […]

The Secret to Great TV is Pretend the TV Doesn’t Exist

Though CES and it’s expansive show floor didn’t technically open until this morning, the Las Vegas Convention Center was busy yesterday with a series of panels on ways to develop and support entertainment on novel platforms via unique partnerships. A surprising theme emerged out of a series of seemingly disparate panels: The secret to creating […]

Top 6 TV Moments of 2015

From artistic and powerful storytelling to inspiring characters, fictious and real, television pretty much covered it all this year. As 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to look back at some of the news and entertainment moments that grabbed our attention. Here are a few of our favorites: THE WALKING DEAD SEASON FIVE FINALE […]

The Second Screen Brings Us Back to the Communal Days of Television

Humans crave companionship, and one of the most popular physical representations of this can be seen through the act of watching television. In the early days of television, the television set was the communal spot for family and friends to gather and share in an entertainment experience. While this still happens, especially on big game […]

Cable Looks to Make a Splash at Golden Globes, SAG Awards

Cable came out strong this week as two major accolade-awarding organizations in the television industry, the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, released the list of shows and actors competing for honors in early 2016. The Golden Globes nominations included 27 for cable. HBO and Starz scored the most for cable shows, earning […]

Why Holiday Movies Thrive on Cable

The Los Angeles Times recently came out with an article on the rise of holiday programming popularity on cable networks, particularly the made-for-TV holiday movies. Citing Nielsen sources from last year, the Times reports that Hallmark’s ratings doubled during the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, while the small UP TV network saw a 74 percent […]

What Apps Mean for Your Television Experience

Where’s the remote? What’s on TV tonight? Is it my turn to pick what we watch? It’s such a nice night – why can’t I watch the game out on the porch? These were the questions we’d been asking each other for decades. And then seemingly overnight we all stopped. Why? Because the remote is […]

Zombies Alive and Well on AMC

This Columbus Day weekend was a little more intense than usual. AMC’s The Walking Dead, also known as the most watched cable show in history, premiered its sixth season on Sunday night, to the anticipation and suspense of 14.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen, and upstaging the Giants v. 49ers game, as some early reports indicate. Fans tuned […]