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Altice USA Extends Low-Cost Broadband Service across the Country

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, today announces that its ‘Economy Internet’ low-cost broadband service is available in both its Optimum and Suddenlink footprints, providing eligible families and senior citizens with access to fast, high-quality internet connectivity at an affordable price.

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 ALTICE USA CELEBRATES HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH WITH LAUNCH OF STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST 

Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications and video service operators in the United States and the provider of Optimum and Suddenlink-branded internet, TV and phone services, today announces that it has launched its annual student essay contest in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month. The Company has partnered with Condista, which represents Spanish-language TV channels including Atreseries, Antena3, NTN24, Nuestra Tele and Sur Perú among others. 

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September Programmer Highlights


C-SPAN is proud to announce their StudentCam 2018 documentary competition. Now in its fourteenth year, this competition for middle and high school students continues to be a great opportunity to promote cable’s commitment to education.

This year, the theme is: The Constitution & You: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you. C-SPAN will award $100,000 in cash prizes to 150 winning groups.

Starting in early September, C-SPAN’s website will have fully customizable resources to use while speaking with local schools, teachers, and elected officials on this educational and fun project. Use these resources to spread the word about this opportunity in your community:

  • StudentCam announcement press release
  • Template letter for educators and elected officials
  • Social media ideas for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • StudentCam image library – downloadable logos and an infographic to increase awareness of the competition via your website, social media outlets, print, and other promotional materials
  • Customizable cross-channel spot


REELZ is the only network that sheds new light on celebrities by uncovering the truth behind fame and digging deeper into the real stories that inspire Hollywood, on the screen and in real life. 

Scandal Made Me Famous: Scandal Made Me Famous is a documentary series that shows the unforgettable stories that turned everyday people into household names. Each hour-long episode unfolds in the storytelling tradition of the fan favorite original series Murder Made Me Famous but Scandal Made Me Famous proves you don’t have to kill to become a notorious celebrity—you just have to be a part of a killer scandal. In Season two, premiering in September: The Runaway Bride, Jennifer Wilbanks was the subject of a media circus known all over the world in 2005 when she faked her own kidnapping and claimed that she was sexually abused. Heidi Fleiss was a well-known former madam in the early 1990s; Heidi’s famous journal was the talk of Los Angeles because it revealed very famous clients
  • FEATURED EPISODE: Scandal Made Me Famous: Heidi Fliess
  • EPISODE AIR DATE: Saturday, Sept. 9
  • FEATURED EPISODE: Scandal Made Me Famous: The Runaway Bride
  • EPISODE AIR DATE: Saturday, Sept. 16
Copycat Killers: This series goes behind the headlines of real-life murder cases which copy memorable slayings seen in Hollywood movies. Each episode features a mystifying murder scene and law enforcement’s hunt for the killer.  Premiering in September, Allan Bentley was inspired by the movie “Reservoir Dogs” and after finding out that a friend was dating his ex-girlfriend, decided to recreate the film’s bloodiest scene, roping in two friends as his accomplices in a gruesome series of events. Inspired by a scene from the Clint Eastwood classic “Dirty Harry” series, Dale Pierre and his friends rob a local electronics store with deadly results
  • FEATURED EPISODE: CopyCat Killers: Dirty Harry
  • EPISODE AIR DATE: Saturday, Sept. 23
  • FEATURED EPISODE: CopyCat Killers: Reservoir Dogs
  • EPISODE AIR DATE: Saturday, Sept. 30



HALLMARK CHANNEL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

SEPTEMBER WEEK ONE (August 28 – September 3)

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 2005: “Buried Treasures” (2017) –PREMIERE

Sunday, 9/3

8pm – 9pm

Nell discovers a treasure map that Bree made as a teen, leading Bree and Kevin to hunt for a family time capsule in the backyard; while Trace is in Nashville fighting his producer Mark Hall to keep Leigh on an upcoming album at the risk of his own career, Abby meets a handsome widower in the PTA.

Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup and Barbara Niven.

TV-PG

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/chesapeake-shores 

SEPTEMBER WEEK TWO (September 4 – September 10)

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 2006: “Crossing the Bridge” (2017) – PREMIERE

Sunday, 9/10

8pm – 9pm

As the nightclub opening nears, Trace spends late nights practicing with Leigh and his band, while Mick fights city hall to receive a live music permit; Abby receives a promotion at work, but it leaves her with less time to spend with the family and Trace.

Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup and Barbara Niven.

TV-PG

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/chesapeake-shores

SEPTEMBER WEEK THREE (September 11 – September 17)

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 2007: “All Our Yesterdays” (2017) – PREMIERE

Sunday, 9/17

8pm – 9pm

Mick receives damaging information about Thomas and considers whether to use it in their town hall debate over the family land trust; Jess plans a special meal to win David over but is fearful to take the next step in their relationship.

Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup and Barbara Niven.

TV-PG

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/chesapeake-shores

SEPTEMBER WEEK FOUR (September 18 – September 24)

FALLING FOR VERMONT (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Saturday, 9/23

8pm – 10pm

When a best-selling author decides to escape the media frenzy, her plan goes awry when a she’s caught in a thunderstorm and crashes her car. Found wandering with no memory and no ID, the town doctor (and a single dad) offers up his guest house until her memory returns. But as she blends seamlessly into their family life, she must decide if the life she’s been living is the life she wants.

Stars Julie Gonzalo and Benjamin Ayres

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Falling-for-Vermont

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 2008: “Face to Face” (2017) – PREMIERE

Sunday, 9/24

8pm – 9pm

Away from the distraction of technology, Abby and Trace talk about their past and the future during a camping getaway; with some encouragement from Nell, Mick and Thomas try to work out their differences in person.

Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup and Barbara Niven.

TV-PG

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/chesapeake-shores

OCTOBER WEEK ONE (September 25 – October 1)

HARVEST LOVE (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Saturday, 9/30

8pm – 10pm

A widowed surgeon visits her family’s pear orchard in hopes of taking a break from her overbooked life and reconnecting with her distant son. She starts to fall for the farm manager, Will, who is growing a new hybrid pear and teaches her the importance of her heritage.

Stars Jen Lilley and Ryan Paevey.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Harvest-Love

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: HOME AGAIN (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Sunday, 9/24

8pm – 10pm

When The Postables discover an antique vase with a letter inside, they trace the package to three little girls who attempted to sell the vase 18 years ago in order to save their family farm. While the vase was an heirloom from many generations ago, the origin is suspicious. With the farm again facing financial hardship, The Postables must choose between doing what’s legal and what’s moral.

Stars Kristin Booth, Eric Mabius, Colleen Camp, Barry Botswick.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Sign-Sealed-Delivered-Home-Again

And the Winner is…

The envelope please! The Primetime Emmy Awards, recognizing excellence in the television industry, will be aired live on Sunday, Sept. 17, and cable programming is sure to be among the winners. One winner already has been announced – kudos to Comcast!


When the nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced, cable programmers were big contenders. Shows developed by cable received a total of 315, led by HBO with a whopping 110 nominations.

Interestingly, cable programs were excluded from Emmy consideration until 1988, but within a decade were making inroads in the awards arena.

In recent years, the domination of cable’s original programming has been no surprise, given that it’s becoming the gold standard in the TV’s new “golden era” as cable networks are nourishing creativity and are saddled with less content restrictions and regulations than traditional broadcast channels.

This year, every nominee in the “Limited Series” category was produced by a cable programmer. As NCTA – The Internet & Television Association notes, “That’s no accident, cable networks continue to attract the top showrunners, directors, actors, and writers. Programmers invest billions of dollars each year to give us some of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows around.”

Check out the full list of nominees to see if your favorite show is up for an award.

So will cable take home the lion’s share of the gold (statues)? Tune in to find out.

Meanwhile, winners of the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards have already been announced, and Comcast has won an Emmy for its Xfinity X1 Voice Remote. This is the third Emmy the company has won related to technology that runs Comcast’s X1 platform. Comcast launched the X1 Voice Remote in 2015, and said customers gave more than 3.4 billion voice commands using it during 2016. Comcast said it has deployed nearly 17 million X1 Voice Remotes.

Comcast’s award will be presented at the Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards in Las Vegas on April 8, 2018, held in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters and the NAB Show.

Hurricane Harvey Response

When a catastrophe such as Hurricane Harvey hits, cable companies respond, whether it’s all-hands-on-deck to restore service or through generous donations. In either case, it’s about community, not just customers. Often this dedication to service comes even as cable employees personally cope with the catastrophe’s impact on their own homes and families.


The investment of billions of dollars by cable operators into the most advanced technology allows cable operators to keep their customers informed and connected during dangerous storms. In addition, companies adopt disaster preparedness plans. But sometimes Mother Nature can prove to be too much, as has been the case during Hurricane Harvey, which is enfolding to be a catastrophe of epic proportions.

And sometimes restoring service is beyond control of the cable company, when local emergency management officials deem it to be too unsafe to go into the impacted region to restore service. Comcast faced that situation in the days after Hurricane Harvey began unleashing its historic rain and flooding in the Greater Houston area. An estimated 189,000 cable subscribers in several counties did not have cable as of Monday following the hurricane’s landfall.

On Wednesday (Aug. 30), Comcast finally had the go-ahead to begin the assessment and restoration efforts in the Greater Houston area, which includes seven counties.

Ahead of the hurricane’s impact, however, Comcast enabled communication for both subscribers and nonsubscribers by opening some 53,000 Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots around the Houston area to help people and emergency workers connect.

Altice USA, which offers Suddenlink service in part of South Texas including Victoria, has said its employees are “working around the clock” where physical access has been permitted, to assist affected Suddenlink customers, local communities and employees. The Suddenlink retail store in Victoria is providing free WiFi and charging stations for all residents.

Cable companies that serve the impacted areas prepared in advance for Hurricane Harvey, placing extra crews on standby.

Now, as the recovery process is just beginning, cable companies have announced generous donations to the Texas communities affected.

Comcast and NBCUniversal have committed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions in the Houston area, including $500,000 in cash to be shared between Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and the American Red Cross. Comcast also is donating advertising time to those organizations to run public service announcements.

Charter Communications is making a $350,000 contribution to Rebuilding Together to support relief efforts and specifically assist with home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Charter is also offering $1 million in public service announcements to air at no cost to assist organizations with fundraising and awareness efforts in their work to help residents in Southeast Texas.

Altice USA announced a $50,000 donation to the Red Cross of Texas. It also is providing the Red Cross with free advertising time across its Optimum and Suddenlink systems nationwide.

August Programming Highlights


Show: The Cowboy Way
INSP’s new original series, The Cowboy Way, sets the stage for real-life cowboy adventures. This one-hour series follows three modern-day cowboys – Bubba, Cody, and Booger – as they build their business in south Alabama herding cattle, breaking horses and tilling fields.  The Old West meets the Deep South with these buddies who live by a cowboy code that is as important to them today as it was to those who first tamed the Old West. They work hard, play hard and depend on each other. They love their families and the rugged life they’ve chosen.  Their days may not be easy, but these three friends wouldn’t have it any other way.

Time: Premieres Thursday, August 10th at 7p CT
http://www.cowboywaytv.com         
Destination Fridays featuring State Plate and Handcrafted America 
Two Originals. One Night. Only on INSP! Destination Fridays is a reality based programming block that features two original series: State Plate and Handcrafted America. Destination Fridays is the place to go for interesting stories about people, places and their passions. 
 
First, on season two of INSP’s original series, State Plate, entertainer and restaurateur Taylor Hicks tastes his way across the United States on a quest to assemble plates that represent each state’s most historic, famous, and tastiest foods.
Fridays at 7p CT, starting August 11th
 
Then, join Jill Wagner, host of INSP’s original series, Handcrafted America, as she seeks out talented artisans who continue to make products the traditional way…with their own two hands.

Season three premieres Friday, August 11th at 7:30p CT.
http://www.insp.com/affiliates/destination-fridays/

Click here to download Turner’s programming guide.



HALLMARK CHANNEL PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

Title Details Premiere Date
SUMMER NIGHTS 8/5 – 8/26
LOVE AT THE SHORE World Premiere Original Saturday, 8/5
CHESAPEAKE SHORES 2001 Season Premiere Sunday, 8/6
SUMMER IN THE VINEYARD World Premiere Original Saturday, 8/12
COUNTDOWN TO LOVE World Premiere Original Saturday, 8/19
 AT HOME IN MITFORD World Premiere Original Sunday, 8/20
SUN, SAND & ROMANCE World Premiere Original Saturday, 8/26

Join Hallmark Channel for a summery world premiere original movie every Saturday night at 9/8c and the highly-anticipated new season of Chesapeake Shores, based on the book series by Sherryl Woods, premiering August 6th.

AUGUST WEEK ONE (July 31 – August 6)

LOVE AT THE SHORE (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 8/5
8pm – 10pm

A young, conservative widow and her two children spend the summer visiting her parents in their small town. Their neighbor is a carefree, middle-aged surfer who works part time as a swim instructor. The children immediately fall in love with him. Although the woman appreciates the time the neighbor spends with her children, she tries to keep her distance. Neither of them is looking for a relationship, but the children have a way of getting their mother and the neighbor to begin a friendship. 

Stars Amanda Righetti and Peter Porte.

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/love-at-the-shore   

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 2001: “Secrets, Lies and School Supplies” (2017) – SEASON TWO PREMIERE
Sunday, 8/6
8pm – 9pm

Trace is bailed out and goes to his ailing father in the hospital; Abby balances work and mom life as she worries about introducing Trace to her girls; Mick looks into developing the O’Brien Trust and the complications that will follow.

Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup and Barbara Niven.

TV-PG

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/chesapeake-shores 

 

AUGUST WEEK TWO (August 7 – August 13)

SUMMER IN THE VINEYARD (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 8/12
8pm – 10pm

In the sequel to Autumn in the Vineyard, Frankie Baudouin and Nate DeLuca are now a couple and are gearing up for Summer Fest, the town’s largest event. They can’t wait to reveal their new wine and put the vineyard on the map. Meanwhile, Nate’s brother Marco has shocked everyone by buying the town B&B, while his high school crush Lexi’s return to town is further complicating matters. When an issue with the wine puts things in jeopardy, both the relationship and the partnership will be put to the test.

Stars Rachael Leigh Cooke and Brendan Penney.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/summer-in-the-vineyard

AUGUST WEEK THREE (August 14 – August 20)

COUNTDOWN TO LOVE (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 8/19
8pm – 10pm

Veterinarian Dr. Carly Monroe makes it a habit to stop by the local dog shelter as often as possible because she loves dogs and secretly loves the shelter’s owner, Dan. Unfortunately, he has agreed to marry his glamorous TV personality girlfriend and move to the Big Apple. With Dan’s big move looming, his sister decides to take matters into her own hands.

Stars Jen Lilley, Jason Cermak and Lucie Guest.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/countdown-to-love  

AT HOME IN MITFORD (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 8/20
9pm – 11pm

The romantic story of author Cynthia Coppersmith, a woman who’s learning there’s more to life and love than a completed checklist. She leaves Boston to spend some time in her late uncle’s small town Mitford, NC home in hopes of alleviating some writer’s block. She soon finds the heart and soul of the southern town in Father Tim Kavanagh as they work together to care for a young boy who’s lost his family. With heartbreak in their pasts, each must find the courage and faith to grab an unexpected chance at true love.

Stars Andie MacDowell.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/At-Home-In-Mitford  

AUGUST WEEK FOUR (August 21 – August 27)

SUN, SAND & ROMANCE (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Saturday, 8/26
8pm – 10pm

Kate is a driven publishing exec visiting a beautiful summer resort with her equally driven boyfriend Eric. There she runs into Shep, an old high school friend and fellow camp counselor, who is now the Activities Director. Shep tries to convince her to take advantage of all the resort has to offer. She reluctantly caves when Eric is pulled away on business. As carefree Shep helps Kate rediscover her fun & creative side; Kate helps Shep to stop hiding from life and realize his own potential. In the end, Kate must make a choice, but she ultimately discovers that even though you grow up, life can still always be as much fun as summer camp.

Stars Tricia Helfer, Paul Campbell and Scott Elrod.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/Sun-Sand-&-Romance

CHESAPEAKE SHORES 2004: “It’s Always Nashville” (2017) – PREMIERE
Sunday, 8/27
8pm – 9pm

Trace makes his final preparations for the club opening before heading to Nashville to meet with a music producer; Abby meets with Thomas to hear his side of the story about the O’Brien Trust; Mick gives Bree a hard time for buying the local bookstore.

Stars Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalfe, Treat Williams, Diane Ladd, Laci Mailey, Emilie Ullerup and Barbara Niven.

TV-PG

For more information: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/chesapeake-shores 

HALLMARK MOVIES & MYSTERIES PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

Title Details Premiere Date
MONK SERIES MARATHON Saturday, 8/5
GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: THE BEACH MURDER World Premiere Original Sunday, 8/6
MURDER SHE WROTE MARATHON Saturday, 8/12
GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: MURDER BY TEXT World Premiere Original Sunday, 8/13
AN AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERY Sunday, 8/13
ROCKFORD FILES MARATHON HMM Premiere Saturday, 8/19
MURDER SHE BAKED MOVIE MARATHON Sunday, 8/20
GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: MURDER MOST MEDIEVAL World Premiere Original Sunday, 8/20
MONK SERIES MARATHON Saturday, 8/26
GARAGE SALE MYSTERY MOVIE MARATHON Sunday, 8/27
GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: A CASE OF MURDER World Premiere Original Sunday, 8/27

 AUGUST WEEK ONE (July 31 – August 6)

MONK SERIES MARATHON
Saturday, 8/5
8am – 12pm

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

GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: THE BEACH MURDER (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 8/6
8pm – 10pm

Annie Winters is a long-time customer of Rags-to-Riches. She knows Jenn and Dani from having bought numerous cool pieces for her eclectic home. Her husband Garret is a wealthy internet entrepreneur with a passion for surfing. He also owns a collection of very valuable vintage surfboards. When Garret’s dead body is found washed up on the beach, ankle tether still attached to his board, he is the apparent victim of a surfing accident. But Annie doesn’t believe the death was accidental, even though that’s the official ruling.

Stars Lori Loughlin, Sarah Strange and Steve Bacic.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Garage-Sale-Mystery-The-Beach-Murder

AUGUST WEEK TWO (August 7 – August 13):

MURDER, SHE WROTE SERIES MARATHON
Saturday, 8/12
8am – 5am

Jessica Fletcher is on the case all day on HMM!

AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERY MARATHON
Saturday, 8/13
10am – 8pm

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

A Bone to Pick

Real Murders

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse

The Julius House

8am – 10am

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

Dead Over Heels

A Bundle of Trouble

4pm – 6pm

6pm – 8pm

 

GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: MURDER BY TEXT (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL

Sunday, 8/13

8pm – 10pm

When a famous country singer John Dalton returns to town for a concert, Danni and Jennifer are invited to the pre-performance sound check. The rehearsal is stalled when the entire crew receives a group text from Lita, the band’s bass player, that sounds very much like a suicide note. Jenn refuses to go along with Detective Lynwood’s conclusion of suicide. Jenn’s suspicions are verified when she discovers that a taser was used to immobilize Lita before her death. Before Jenn can confront the weapon’s owner Cassie, the costumer is also murdered, the apparent victim of a violent break-in.

Stars Lori Laughlin, Sarah Strange and Steve Bacic.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Garage-Sale-Mystery-Murder-By-Text

AUGUST WEEK THREE (August 14 – August 20):

ROCKFORD FILES SERIES MARATHON – HMM PREMIERE
Saturday, 8/19
8am – 12pm

Spend your Saturday watching the HMM premiere of Rockford Files.

MURDER, SHE BAKED MOVIE MARATHON
Sunday, 8/20
10am – 8pm

A Chocolate Chip Cookie Cookie Mystery

A Plum Pudding Mystery

A Peach Cobbler Mystery

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

A Deadly Recipe 4pm – 6pm
Just Desserts 6pm – 8pm

 

GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: MURDER MOST MEDIEVAL (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 8/20
8pm – 10pm

When Jenn buys a replica 15th Century suit of armor for a wealthy client, she discovers the dead body of a Medieval history professor from the local college hidden in the armor. The prime suspect is a disgruntled student athlete, worried that his failing grade in history will keep him out of the pro-football draft. Clues further implicating the young athlete arrive by mail, but before Jennifer can resolve the case, the history professor’s beautiful teaching assistant becomes the victim of a suspicious bathtub electrocution. As Jenn narrows down the number of murder suspects, she finds herself caught in the killer’s web of dangerous lies.

Stars Lori Laughlin, Sarah Strange and Steve Bacic.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Garage-Sale-Mystery-Murder-Most-Medieval

AUGUST WEEK FOUR (August 21 – August 27):

MONK SERIES MARATHON
Saturday, 8/26
8am – 12pm

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

GARAGE SALE MYSTERY MARATHON
Sunday, 8/27
8am – 10pm

Catch up on HMM’s most popular original mystery movie franchise leading up to the world premiere of Garage Sale Mystery: A Case of Murder.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The Novel Murders

The Art of Murder

The Beach Murder

Murder by Text

8am – 10am

10am – 12pm

12pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm

4pm – 6pm

Murder Most Medieval 6pm – 8pm
A Case of Murder (World Premiere Original) 8pm – 10pm

Jenn buys an old reel-to-reel recorder at a garage sale only to find that the audio tape includes the sound of a violent struggle of a man pleading for his life. The former owner of the recorder is a retired therapist who held weekly group sessions on coping with personal relationships. Jenn unexpectedly finds the doctor murdered in the apartment of one of his former female students. Jenn’s investigation introduces her to other members of the therapy sessions; whose love lives are more entangled than she was first led to believe.

Stars Lori Laughlin, Sarah Strange and Steve Bacic.

TV-G

For more information: http://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/Garage-Sale-Mystery-A-Case-Of-Murder

SUMMER NIGHTS
Weekends, 8/5 – 8/26GARAGE SALE MYSTERY: A CASE OF MURDER (2017) – WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL
Sunday, 8/27
8pm – 10pm

CABLE FOR ALL KIDS

Even as internet speeds have risen and its cost has dropped, affordability is still an issue for some families. Yet cable is committed to making sure no child falls behind or is denied the learning opportunities that the internet can provide.


Cable companies continue to lead the way to get more economically disadvantaged Americans online by providing discounted internet service, hardware, digital literacy training and technology centers.

Charter Communications/Spectrum has been introducing its new low-cost, high-speed broadband service, Spectrum Internet Assist, in markets across Texas in recent months, holding events including those in Lancaster and in San Antonio. The program targets families with students who participate in the National School Lunch Program and seniors aged 65 and older who receive Supplemental Security Income program benefits.

“It’s crucial for cable and broadband providers like us to play a role in bridging the digital divide so that everyone has access to the information and tools they need to succeed in today’s economy,” said Tom Rutledge, Chairman and CEO, Charter Communications.

Last October, Cable ONE donated 50 Chromebooks to students at Ector Middle School in Odessa as part of the Cable ONE Cares initiative, Chromebooks for Kids, which is designed to help bridge the digital divide in Title 1 elementary schools. As the company says, “…we’re investing in a generation of future leaders and helping to conquer the digital divide in schools that lack funding.”

The program, in its fourth year, was recognized by Cablefax Magazine’s 2016 Top Ops Awards.

Since 2011, Comcast’s Internet Essentials nationally has helped connect 750,000 families, or about 3 million Americans, and provided more than $300 million of support for digital literacy training, benefiting over 4.4 million people.

Last year, Comcast gave 140 laptops to families who attend the Baker Ripley School in Houston.

Internet Essentials is available to families with students in the National School Lunch Program and all Housing and Urban Development clients who reside in Comcast’s service area. For every family who qualifies, the monthly cost is $9.95 with no added tax. It includes a free wireless router, plus they can purchase a laptop for just $149.

Comcast believes it important for everyone to have access to the internet. The company continues to improve Internet Essentials each year by expanding eligibility and increasing speeds.

Learn more about Internet Essentials and its accomplishments, including a five-year progress report, at this dedicated Internet Essentials website.

Learn more on the cable industry’s programs and successes in closing the digital divide.

TAKE A “BYTE” OUT OF BACK TO SCHOOL COSTS

From school supplies for a first grader to tuition and textbooks for college, back-to-school costs can add up. But when it comes to a fast Internet – often as necessary for students as a backpack – parents will be glad to know they are getting much more for their money compared to 10 years ago.


Internet access has always been a great educational investment. For students, broadband opens a world of knowledge, information and exploration. Broadband also has been the great equalizer in education, giving students in smaller or more isolated communities and students in large urban areas access to the same information. Today, almost every single person – urban, suburban or rural – has access to fast internet.

The past decade has seen huge changes in the Internet, with an increase in speed and a decrease in costs. Between 2006 and 2016, internet speeds increased, amazingly, more than 125 times over, according to research from NCTA – The Internet & Television Association. At the same the price per megabit per second has dropped a whopping 90 percent.

More amazing: the fastest U.S. broadband speed tier is 660 times faster than it was in 2002 even as nominal prices have remained mostly flat, and price per mbps continues to drop, according to Broadband for America.

The huge increase in broadband speeds, even as the cost declines, reflects cable’s commitment to make tremendous investments in and upgrades to their networks. Cable has invested over $250 billion in broadband infrastructure over the past 20 years, according to a report examining the state of internet in the United States.

Cable’s dedication to being a leader in technological advances also has allowed it to offer its customers greater value for the money in other areas as well. Today’s cable packages offer more programming choices and options, as well as more ways to enjoy that programming, such as TV Everywhere.