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September Programming

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Charter Communications will feature special video on demand offerings to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15). The movies honor Hispanic actors, directors and producers. The titles and dates of the available programming can be found here.

Time Warner Cable News/San Antonio (Channels 14 and 200 in San Antonio) has lined up stories and segments in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month:

  • Sept. 6:  Mexican food influence. Mexico’s food influence is everywhere nowadays, including the White House. A chat with the experts in this field and their take on the culture’s growth in the food scene.
  • Sept. 7: Mexican music influence. A look at how Tejano music has impacted other music genres.
  • Sept. 13: Hispanic cultures. In addition to Mexican influence, San Antonio has become home to large populations from Puerto Rico, Cuba and others. A look at the how San Antonio’s blended Hispanic cultures influence the city.
  • Sept. 14: Hispanic influence on voting trends.

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ROOT SPORTS is partnering with the Astros Foundation to host the inaugural Astros Charity Game on September 9th. Starting with a special one hour pre-game show, the entire Astros vs. Cubs broadcast that night will be dedicated to promoting the sale of Astros Grab bags with net proceeds benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston and USO Houston. There are two different levels of grab bags, both include tickets and an autographed baseball among other things. Visit Astros.com/CharityGame for more info or to purchase your prize bag on September 9th!

Former Rocket Yao Ming will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and Root Sports will air a special edition of Rockets All Access to commemorate the occasion. The debut of that show is still TBD but the schedule will be posted HERE once confirmed.

And attention Astros fans! ROOT SPORTS  is also airing all September Astros games!


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Tru TV has a new series – Adam Ruins Everything. The series premiered on 8/23 and runs on Tuesdays at 10/9c.

About In Adam Ruins Everything: Host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it… whether you like it or not.

School is underway! Learn how to keep kids safe online

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With school underway, kids are spending more and more time online, whether it’s for homework, entertainment or communicating with friends. A recent study found that kids spend an estimated 44.5 hours per week online – that’s as many hours as a full-time job! Now a new Vlog (video blog) produced by the cable industry is helping parents to find new ways to keep kids safe in today’s digital world. Learn more.

2016 Emmys

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Proof that cable has “arrived” as a force to be reckoned with when it comes to programming can be seen in both the TV ratings and the awards circuit.

Case in point – the 68th Primetime Emmy nominations were dominated by cable programming, which nabbed more than half (41 of 72) of the nominations in the top 12 categories. We’ll find out who wins when the awards are handed out, live, on Sept. 18.

For a list of all the nominees, including technical and animation nominations, visit the Emmy’s website.

COMCAST CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF CONNECTING FAMILIES WITH INTERNET ESSENTIALS

It all started five years ago this very month in Chicago when Comcast connected the first low-income families to the internet through the launch of the Internet Essentials program. Fast forward to 2016, and Internet Essentials has spread to many cities across the United States and brought 750,000 low-income households on board, according to their five-year progress report released last week. That’s three million more individuals armed with the power of the internet and its ability to improve lives and open up new economic opportunities.

A survey of Internet Essentials customers reports that 95 percent of recipients saw a positive impact on a child’s grades and 51 percent said the program helped someone in their family find a job.

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Comcast unveils major Internet Essentials news in Houston market

Comcast Corporation Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen on Aug. 25 visited Houston, a market served by Comcast, to share details of a five-year progress report and exciting news on the future of Comcast’s acclaimed Internet Essentials program and ConnectHome.

Cohen made the announcement alongside six-time Olympic Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who was recently named the national spokesperson for Internet Essentials.

Additionally, the company announced it will provide a $35,000 grant to the City of Houston for a mobile computer lab and $20,000 in grants to both Neighborhood Centers, Inc, and the YMCA in support of their digital literacy efforts and providing internet access at their computer labs.

Also attending the announcement was Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, HUD Regional Administrator Tammy Trevino and Melissa Noriega of Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Internet Essentials is Comcast’s acclaimed, high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income families. From August 2011 through December 2015, the program has connected more than 600,000 low-income families, benefitting more than 2.4 million Americans, to the Internet at home.

ConnectHome is an initiative to extend affordable broadband access to families living in HUD-assisted housing. Through ConnectHome, Internet Service Providers, non-profits, and the private sector are offering broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs, and devices for residents in assisted housing units in 28 communities across the nation.

Comcast unveils major Internet Essentials news in Houston market

Comcast Corporation Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer David L. Cohen on Aug. 25 visited Houston, a market served by Comcast, to share details of a five-year progress report and exciting news on the future of Comcast’s acclaimed Internet Essentials program and ConnectHome.

Cohen made the announcement alongside six-time Olympic Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who was recently named the national spokesperson for Internet Essentials.

Additionally, the company announced it will provide a $35,000 grant to the City of Houston for a mobile computer lab and $20,000 in grants to both Neighborhood Centers, Inc, and the YMCA in support of their digital literacy efforts and providing internet access at their computer labs.

Also attending the announcement was Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, HUD Regional Administrator Tammy Trevino and Melissa Noriega of Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Internet Essentials is Comcast’s acclaimed, high-speed Internet adoption program for low-income families. From August 2011 through December 2015, the program has connected more than 600,000 low-income families, benefitting more than 2.4 million Americans, to the Internet at home.

ConnectHome is an initiative to extend affordable broadband access to families living in HUD-assisted housing. Through ConnectHome, Internet Service Providers, non-profits, and the private sector are offering broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs, and devices for residents in assisted housing units in 28 communities across the nation.

 

Kagan: Cable Future Bright

Residential cable revenue is expected to rise 8.6% from $108.4 billion in 2016 to $117.7 billion by 2026, fueled by a slightly improved outlook for the video business and continued growth in broadband, according to an SNL Kagan report.

Kagan said several factors will drive future results: continued subscriber growth as broadband subscriptions swell by more than 8 million over the next 10 years to 71 million customers and a slowdown in the decline of video customer additions as basic video rolls are expected to decline by an annual compounded growth (CAGR) rate of 1.5% to 45.4 million by 2026, compared to 1.7% in last year’s 10-year projection. Finally, while there continues to be worries around reduced spending on multichannel video, especially around advanced services (Kagan estimates total residential video revenue will dip 0.5% over the next 10 years), advertising revenue is expected to grow at a 4.3% clip through 2026 to reach $6.3 billion.

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ROOT SPORTS – August Programming of Note

August:

  • MLS fans can catch two Houston Dynamo games on our air this month; one on Saturday August 6thvs. the Impact and the second on August 24th vs. Seattle.
  • With only two off-days for the Astros this month, there is plenty of MLB ball to watch on ROOT SPORTS.
  • While none of the Rockets are playing in Rio, fans can get their NBA basketball fix by tuning in on Sunday nights at 10 PM to catch Rockets Playback – a re-airing of a game from the 2015/16 season.
Date Time Playback Game Game Highlights
Sunday, August 7 10:00PM Spurs vs. Rockets December 25, 2015 Rockets end Spurs’ 7-game streak with 88-84 win
Sunday, August 14 10:00PM Mavericks vs. Rockets January 24, 2016 Harden’s triple-double leads Rockets over Mavericks 115-104
Sunday, August 21 10:00PM Rockets vs. Trail Blazers February 25, 2016 Harden has 46 and Rockets beat Blazers 119-105
Sunday, August 28 10:00PM Rockets vs. Raptors March 6, 2016 Harden, Rockets end Raptors’ home win streak, 113-107

Charter and Time Warner Cable Olympic Coverage

With the most live TV coverage in Olympic history, Charter and former Time Warner Cable customers will be able to watch the Olympics anywhere, anytime on more devices than ever.

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In partnership with NBCUniversal, Charter customers will have Olympic coverage through network TV, online, on mobile devices, and through On Demand.

  • Watch live on your TV, on net and on your portable devices anywhere in your home with the Spectrum TV App
  • Stream every event on-the-go with TV Everywhere and the NBC Sports app
  • Enjoy the Rio Olympics On Demand with pre-games coverage, daily event replays, highlights and more

Customers may visit Spectrum.net/watchRio for more details.

Time Warner Cable

  • In addition to enjoying nine linear channels of Olympic content, TWC customers can watch two additional channels launched exclusively to cover Olympic soccer and basketball.
  • Using their TWC ID, TWC customers will be able to watch the Olympics on virtually any device in their home on TWC TV and have special access to authenticated content on nbcolympics.com at home or on the go.
  • For those who missed an event, want more stories, or can’t get enough of the Olympics, TWC customers can tap into On Demand or exclusive content online at TWC Central.

Customers may visit www.TWCC.com/Olympics for more details.