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TCA BOARD ELECTS 2018-2019 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Members of the Texas Cable Association (TCA) Board of Directors have elected the 2018-2019 Executive Committee and Board of Directors for one-year terms. TCA has been the primary trade organization for cable operators in Texas since 1960.

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June Cable Programming Highlights


Monday, June 11th, Jill Wagner hosts a special, one hour episode of Handcrafted America, Dad’s Favorites, featuring talented artisans whose products are designed with men in mind. This episode features bamboo fishing rods, knives and long barrel rifles. Handcrafted Americaairs on INSP at 6PM CT. 


Behind Closed Doors: Phil Hartman
Sunday, May 27 at 8pm CST
Every so often a star or movie leaves an everlasting mark on culture and entertainment creating household names with stories that enthrall the public. Behind Closed Doors original documentary specials hosted by Natalie Morales return with a new episode about the life and legacy of renowned multi-hyphenate talent Phil Hartman. Behind Closed Doors examines the lives of beloved celebrities utilizing the vast offerings of NBC News historical archives including rarely seen footage and revealing interviews with the celebrities themselves along with fresh interviews from those who knew or worked with them. – https://www.reelz.com/behind-closed-doors/
Learn more: https://www.reelz.com.





HALLMARK CHANNEL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS – JUNE 2018

Title Details Premiere Date
MEMORIAL DAY MOVIE MARATHON Monday, 5/28
JUNE WEDDINGS 6/2 – 6/24
MARRYING MR. DARCY World Original Premiere Saturday, 6/2
GOOD WITCH 4006 Premiere Sunday, 6/3
THE PERFECT BRIDE: WEDDING BELLS World Original Premiere Saturday, 6/9
GOOD WITCH 4007 Premiere Sunday, 6/10
LOVE AT FIRST DANCE World Original Premiere Saturday, 6/16
GOOD WITCH 4008 Premiere Sunday, 6/17
WEDDING MARCH 4: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW World Original Premiere Saturday, 6/23
GOOD WITCH 4009 Premiere Sunday, 6/24

JUNE WEDDINGS

Weekends, 6/2 – 6/24

Take a front row seat and prepare to shed a few tears of joy – or maybe catch the bouquet – every weekend in June as Hallmark Channel celebrates everlasting love and marriage with a world premiere original wedding movie every Saturday night at 8c.

JUNE WEEK ONE (May 28 – June 3)

MEMORIAL DAY MOVIE MARATHON

Monday, 5/28

11am – 9pm

Stop the Wedding        11am – 1pm

My Favorite Wedding

A Country Wedding

The Perfect Bride

Unleashing Mr. Darcy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1pm – 3pm

3pm – 5pm

5pm – 7pm

7pm – 9pm

 

MARRYING MR. DARCY (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Saturday, 6/2

8pm – 10pm

Elizabeth and Donovan are very different people; she’s a down-to-earth high school teacher and he’s a reserved New York businessman. So, when they get engaged, their trip to the altar is lively and unpredictable.

Stars Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Marrying-Mr-Darcy

GOOD WITCH 4006: “Match Game” (2018) –PREMIERE

Sunday, 6/3

8pm – 9pm

A secretive dating app developer on the verge of a breakthrough checks in at Grey House, capturing the entire town’s interest– especially Abigail’s. Cassie and Sam play detective matchmaker to ensure a perfect couple used for app research find each other.

Stars Catherine Bell, James Denton, Bailee Madison.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/good-witch

JUNE WEEK TWO (June 4 – June 10)

THE PERFECT BRIDE: WEDDING BELLS (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Saturday, 6/9

8pm – 10pm

Newly engaged Nick and Molly are looking forward to their big day. After their overbooked wedding venue reserves the wrong date, they have six weeks to plan the wedding of their dreams. Things get even more complicated when Steven, who once left Molly at the altar, comes back into her life with a business offer that may be too good to turn down.

Stars Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/The-Perfect-Bride-Wedding-Bells

GOOD WITCH 4007: “Til Death Do Us Part” (2018) –PREMIERE

Sunday, 6/10

8pm – 9pm

Cassie confronts what “’til death do us part” means for her relationship as Sam travels to South America as additional medical aid during a tragic time. Grace digs up some of Middleton’s earliest history while revising the town’s website, and Abigail shares the same history with Phil.

Stars Catherine Bell, James Denton, Bailee Madison.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/good-witch

JUNE WEEK THREE (June 11 – June 17)

LOVE AT FIRST DANCE(2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Saturday, 6/16

8pm – 10pm

Hope is tasked with teaching Manhattan’s former “Most Eligible Bachelor” how to dance for his extravagant, society wedding. But as the dance lessons progress, complications ensue when feelings begin to develop between student and instructor.

Stars Becca Tobin and Niall Matter.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Love-At-First-Dance

GOOD WITCH 4008: “All Dressed Up” (2018) –PREMIERE

Sunday, 6/17

8pm – 9pm

Cassie sets out to track down Elizabeth Merriwick’s original wedding dress, learning a bit from every woman who wore it. Grace and Noah hit a snag in their relationship as Abigail and Phil start to ramp up theirs, leading to a potential future where Phil makes Middleton his home.

Stars Catherine Bell, James Denton, Bailee Madison.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/good-witch

JUNE WEEK FOUR (June 18 – June 24)

WEDDING MARCH 4: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW (2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Saturday, 6/23

8pm – 10pm

With a wedding to plan, an engagement party to throw, and an inn full of surprise guests, the road to true love for Olivia and Mick takes a few unexpected twists and turns.

Stars Jack Wagner, Josie Bissett.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Wedding-March-4-Something-Old-Something-New

2018 SUMMER NIGHTS PREVIEW SPECIAL

Saturday, 6/23

10pm – 10:30p

A first look at five all new Summer Nights premieres coming to Hallmark Channel Sunday nights at 8c. Hosted by Alexa and Carlos PenaVega and Happy the Dog.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/2018-summer-nights-preview-special

GOOD WITCH 4009: “How to Make a Middleton Quilt” (2018) –PREMIERE

Sunday, 6/24

8pm – 9pm

Grace, in a true Middleton tradition, enlists the help of the town in making a magical quilt that’s said to grant the wishes of the recipient– and seemingly all that contribute to it. Cassie and Sam learn even more about each other as secrets are revealed at their bachelor/ette parties– with a special Middleton twist!

Stars Catherine Bell, James Denton, Bailee Madison.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/good-witch


HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS – JUNE 2018

Title Details Premiere Date
HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES: HAILEY DEAN PREVIEW SPECIAL Premiere Monday, 5/28
KELLIE MARTIN DAY: MYSTERY WOMAN AND HAILEY DEAN MARATHON Saturday, 6/2
AN AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES MARATHON Sunday, 6/3
HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES: 2+2=MURDER World Premiere Original Sunday, 6/3
GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES MARATHON Sunday, 6/10
HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES: A MARRIAGE MADE FOR MURDER World Premiere Original Sunday, 6/10
MONK MARATHON Saturday, 6/16
HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES MARATHON Sunday, 6/17
HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES: A WILL TO KILL World Premiere Original Sunday, 6/17
MURDER, SHE BAKED MARATHON Saturday, 6/23
GOOD WITCH MOVIE MARATHON Sunday, 6/24

JUNE WEEK ONE (May 28 – June 3)

HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES: HAILEY DEAN PREVIEW SPECIAL (2018) – PREMIERE

Monday, 5/28

9pm – 9:30pm

A first look at all three brand new chapters of “Hailey Dean Mysteries” coming to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Sunday nights at 6c in June. Set your DVR to record the series.

Hosted by Kellie Martin.

For more information:http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/hailey-dean-preview-special

KELLIE MARTIN DAY: MYSTERY WOMAN AND HAILEY DEAN MARATHON

Saturday, 6/2

8am – 10pm

Wild West Mystery

Oh Baby

Redemption

In the Shadows

Murder, With Love

Deadly Estate

Dating is Murder

 

8am – 10am

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

8pm – 10pm

 

AN AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES MARATHON

Sunday, 6/3

10am – 8pm

Catch up on the entire Aurora Teagarden mystery movie series starring Candace Cameron Bure.

The Julius House

Dead Over Heels

A Bundle of Trouble

Last Scene Alive

Reap What You Sew

 

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

 

HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES: 2+2=MURDER(2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Sunday, 6/3

8pm – 10pm

Hailey attends her niece’s school recital only to learn that the beloved music teacher has vanished. Hailey soon discovers several startling secrets amongst the staff, as well as a link between the missing young teacher and the school’s reconstruction funds.

Stars Kellie Martin,Chad Lowe.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Hailey-Dean-Mysteries-2+2=Murder

JUNE WEEK TWO (June 4 – June 10)

GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES MARATHON

Sunday, 6/10

8am – 6pm

Catch up on Garage Sale Mystery movie series starring Lori Loughlin.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The Novel Murders

The Art of Murder

The Beach Murder

Murder By Text

Murder Most Medieval

 

8am – 10am

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

 

HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES: A MARRIAGE MADE FOR MURDER(2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Sunday, 6/10

8pm – 10pm

Hailey’s professional code of ethics prevents her from going to the police about a client’s confession, so she must find another way to bring the killer to justice.

Stars Kellie Martin, Chad Lowe.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Hailey-Dean-Mysteries-A-Marrigage-Made-For-Murder

JUNE WEEK THREE (June 11 – June 17)

MONK SERIES MARATHON

Saturday, 6/16

8am – 8pm

Spend Saturday with Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive-compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES MARATHON

Sunday, 6/17

7am – 7pm

Murder, with Love

Deadly Estate

Dating is Murder

2+2=Murder

A Marriage Made for Murder

Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Will to Kill (Premiere)

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

8pm – 10pm

HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES: A WILL TO KILL(2018) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Sunday, 6/17

8pm – 10pm

Emotionally ready to confront her fiancé’s 15-year-old murder, Hailey finds herself caught up in the case of a missing college coed. The deeper Hailey digs into the young woman’s disappearance the more she is convinced the two events are related.

Stars Kellie Martin, Chad Lowe.

TV-G

For more information:http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Hailey-Dean-Mysteries-a-will-to-kill

JUNE WEEK FOUR (June 18 – June 24)

GOOD WITCH MOVIE MARATHON

Sunday, 6/24

8am – 10pm

The Good Witch

The Good Witch’s Garden

The Good Witch’s Gift

8am – 10am

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

The Good Witch’s Family

The Good Witch’s Charm

The Good Witch’s Destiny

The Good Witch’s Wonder

2pm – 4pm

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

8pm – 10pm

Cable Rewrites the “Triple Play”

It wasn’t long ago that cable companies promoted their “triple play” option – combining video, landline phone and internet in one package. In just a few short years, while “bundling” of services is still a popular and money-saving option for cable customers, cable offers way more than these three options. Has the phrase “triple play” become obsolete? Headlines seen in May spotlight how technological advances have cable companies headed in new and innovative directions to meet subscribers’ needs.

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Spectrum to Bring Improved All-Digital Network to Corpus Christi Area Customers

100 percent all-digital network requires digital equipment for all TVs beginning May 8

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – May 1, 2018 – Spectrum TV customers in Corpus Christi and the surrounding area will soon enjoy access to even better picture quality and more than 60 additional HD channels as the company moves toward a 100-percent all-digital network, creating a platform for faster speeds, more content and new features.

“We’re committed to upgrading the entire Spectrum footprint to a two-way, interactive digital service, giving customers a best-in-class TV, internet and voice experience,” said Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) “By going all-digital in Corpus Christi and removing analog signals, we free up capacity in our network for faster internet speeds, more HD and On Demand options and pave a path for future innovation.”

The all-digital upgrade for customers in the Corpus Christi area is scheduled to begin on May 8 in Portland, Alice and Beeville, and will continue for two weeks, with different communities upgrading each week. Spectrum is notifying customers of their specific upgrade date and the need to acquire a Spectrum digital receiver for each of their televisions.

With the use of two-way, fully-interactive digital receivers, Spectrum customers will gain access to thousands of On Demand movies and shows for every TV in their home, as well as advanced program guide, search and parental control functions.

Spectrum is making it easy for customers to receive one or more digital receivers at no cost for one, two or five years, depending on the customer’s programming package and other qualifying factors. Customers can obtain digital receivers through direct shipment to their home by visiting spectrum.com/DigitalNow or by calling 1-844-278-3408. Customers can also pick up equipment at a nearby Spectrum store. Spectrum store locations in the Corpus Christi area include:

2041 E. Main St. – Alice

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Expanded hours April 30 – May 19 only:

Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

1207 S. Saint Marys St. – Beeville

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Expanded hours April 30 – May 19 only:

Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

4001 Saratoga Blvd., Suite 106 – Corpus Christi

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Expanded hours May 7 – May 26 only:

Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Spectrum will be communicating with customers about their scheduled upgrade date via direct mail, bill messages, outbound calls and messages that will appear on their television set prior to the cutover.

Customers may visit www.spectrum.com/digitalnow or call 1-800-892-4357 for more information.

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About Spectrum

Spectrum is a suite of advanced broadband services offered by Charter Communications, Inc., a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum provides a full range of services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. More information about Spectrum can be found at spectrum.com.

Media Contact

Brian Anderson
(972) 630-5043
Brian.Anderson@charter.com
@CharterNewsroom

May Programming Highlights


Behind Closed Doors: Phil Hartman
Sunday, May 27 at 8pm CST

Every so often a star or movie leaves an everlasting mark on culture and entertainment creating household names with stories that enthrall the public. Behind Closed Doors original documentary specials hosted by Natalie Morales return with a new episode about the life and legacy of renowned multi-hyphenate talent Phil Hartman. Behind Closed Doors examines the lives of beloved celebrities utilizing the vast offerings of NBC News historical archives including rarely seen footage and revealing interviews with the celebrities themselves along with fresh interviews from those who knew or worked with them. Learn more: https://www.reelz.com/behind-closed-doors.

Cable & Online Privacy

Online privacy concerns have been at the forefront of public discussion lately, and consumers are right to be concerned about who they entrust with their personal data while online, and what happens to that information. Cable companies – leading providers of broadband – already are subject to strict federal regulations on what they can do with your data. In addition, the cable industry has stated it supports protecting privacy and data across the internet with strategies that provide strong, consistent standards and are applied equally to different technologies, from internet providers to social networks.


Video Advertising Bureau President and CEO Sean Cunningham recently called the data collected by multichannel video programming distributors, including cable, “among the most well-protected data sets in American business.”

Consumers should know that personal information collected by cable companies is subject to privacy regulations and oversight under the Cable Act, such as prohibitions on disclosure without prior consent from the customer. In addition, internet service providers – including cable companies – each have a privacy policy that offers consumers choice as to how their data is used. Those broadband privacy policies reflect the key principles of transparency, choice and security that reflect the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy framework.

In January, internet service providers reiterated their commitment to the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer privacy protections, including not selling their customers’ “sensitive” information without the affirmative, opt-in consent of their subscribers.

Learn more about internet service providers and online privacy in NCTA – The Internet & Television Association’s “Myth vs. Reality on ISP Privacy Claims: Clearing up misconceptions about online privacy.”

Chris Pizzurro, head of business development, sales and marketing for advertising technology firm Canoe Ventures, recently told Cable Fax, “In fact, sometimes cable gets knocked for not being progressive or innovative enough in bringing products to market, and in some of those instances, the reason is because it potentially could harm consumer protections, so cable does not implement until the safeguards are in place.”

One reason cable is concerned about online privacy and safety – cable is the leading broadband provider, with about two-thirds of all high-speed internet subscribers. And more Americans than ever are on the internet:

Leaders in the cable industry have been outspoken recently about their thoughts on what the next steps should be to protect consumers’ data and privacy while online.

Charter Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Rutledge recently published the blog post “Charter Urges Congress to Pass Legislation Protecting Privacy Everywhere on the Internet.” In the blog, Rutledge advocates for several protections, including a “uniform law that provides greater privacy and data security protections and applies the same standard to everybody in the Internet ecosystem, including us.”

He concludes:

“Recent revelations have led to a long-overdue public conversation about what happens to our data online and the vulnerabilities that could develop. Charter is ready to work with Members of Congress, industry partners, consumer groups and other stakeholders to pass a law that makes people feel more safe and confident taking advantage of all that the Internet has to offer.”

NCTA – The Internet & Television Association also has stated industry support of similar protective proposals. President and CEO Michael Powell recently wrote:

“A technology-neutral, federal framework of online consumer protection is a first step to restoring America’s faith in our digital future. When consumers go online, they shouldn’t have to think about what state they are in, and they shouldn’t need an engineering or law degree to understand what privacy requirements apply to different online services and what kind of entity may be engaged in blocking or throttling. They want to know that their personal data is protected, that their choices as consumers are respected, and that practices resulting in unfair discrimination or otherwise violating the spirit of internet openness will be punished swiftly.”

As the conversation continues, what steps can consumers take to protect themselves while online? The Federal Trade Commission offers an extensive list, including these simple suggestions:

  • On your internet browser, delete cookies or limit the kinds of cookies that can be placed on your computer.
  • Turn on the “private browsing” setting on your internet browser to keep your web activities hidden from other people who use the same computer.
  • Limit tracking in or across mobile apps by controlling identifiers that allow ad targeting or collect your location information.
  • Use Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps to shield the information on your mobile devices when on a public network.
  • Avoid oversharing of personal information in posts you make on your social networks.
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