Beginning today, new and returning television documentaries, specials and movies will mark the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. Channel Guide Magazine has a lengthy list of programming that will recall the events and their impact on the country.
Cable networks once again fared well at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Of 27 major awards presented, 14 went to cable programs and individual actors on cable shows.
The AMC original series “Breaking Bad” led the way with six awards, rivaled by HBO’s “True Detective.” The drama series starring Matthew McConaughey won five Emmys.
FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” captured four Emmys, including lead actress and supporting actress in a TV miniseries or movie. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” also won four awards.
USA Today has a complete list of winners.
Despite a crystal-clear picture, consumers have yet to embrace 4K TV (UHD), predicted to be the next big innovation. An article from The Connectivist attributes the lack of sales to customer disappointment following the hype surrounding 3D TV.
Early-adopters have not shied away from the high prices of emerging technology in the past, but consumers seem skittish in regards to 4K TV. Slow sales may also be a result of the lack of programming available. However, Netflix and YouTube are developing new content to take full advantage of the new technology, giving hope to users interested in 4K TV capabilities.
Cable offers a wide array of programming that serves diverse audiences. To help families manage the programming that comes into their homes, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has launched a new parental resource site, ControlwithCable.org.
The new site combines the existing ControlYourTV.org and PointSmartClickSafe.org into a single resource for parents looking to learn about cable’s parental controls. Users will find tools aimed at helping parents and caregivers manage their children’s television and online experiences.
Suddenlink customers can find related information on the following Web pages:
Time still remains to vote for your favorite athletes and the best sports moment of the year. Visit the ESPN ESPY Awards webpage by 8 p.m. CT to cast your ballot.
ESPN is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
Additional cable programs receiving multiple nominations were “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX (17), “The Normal Heart” on HBO (16), “Breaking Bad” on AMC (16) and “True Detective” on HBO (12).
Check here for a complete list of nominations.
With summer vacation nearing, it’s a good time to discuss appropriate TV viewing and to activate or update parent control settings. Healthy Kids recommends several resources designed to help parents and caregivers navigate children’s media exposure.
According to the recent AdWeek article “What Women Watch on TV,” today’s female audiences are gobbling up television’s darker fare.
More than half (59 percent) of FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” viewers were women. Within the cable drama realm, the next three most popular shows among female audiences were AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” and ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars.”
Another fun fact: More women watch NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” than the network’s reality romance show “The Bachelorette.”