Friday, October 25, 2013

Watch TNT Live TV Channel (English)

Turner Network Television (TNT) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner. The channel's programming consists of television series and feature films, with a focus on dramatic programming, along with some professional sporting events such as NBA basketball games.

As of August 2013, approximately 98,139,000 American households (85.94% of households with television) receive TNT.

Turner Network Television first launched on October 3, 1988, with a telecast of the 1939 classic movie Gone with the Wind, to which TNT founder Ted Turner had acquired the rights. The film was chosen as the channel's first program because, it was said that Gone with the Wind was Turner's favorite movie (it would also be the first program to air on sister channel Turner Classic Movies, when it debuted in April 1994). Incidentally, Gone With the Wind had its premiere held in Atlanta, Georgia – Turner's hometown and the headquarters of Turner Broadcasting System – and the city served as the setting for the film. TNT was, at least initially, a vehicle for older movies and television shows, but slowly began to add original programming and newer reruns. When TNT began broadcasting films from the pre-1986 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer library, it caused controversy when the network aired colorized versions of many black-and-white classics.

In 1990, TNT obtained partial television rights to the National Football League's Sunday Night Football package, which it retained until 1997. The NFL on TNT consisted of three or four preseason games annually and telecasts of regular season games during the first half of each season. As has always been the case for cable broadcasts, TNT distributed their feed to local television stations in each team's home market. Starting in 1995, TNT was also the home of WCW Monday Nitro, the flagship program of the now-defunct World Championship Wrestling, which once regularly was the highest rated weekly program on cable television. The program defeated Monday Night Raw, the flagship show of the then-World Wrestling Federation, for 84 straight weeks until 1998.

The network was also known for its late night programming, such as MonsterVision, which showcased B movies (including a Godzilla marathon at the end of every month), with occasional guest hosts Penn and Teller. MonsterVision eventually found a permanent host in cult personality and drive-in movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs (who hosted a similar B movie showcase on The Movie Channel called Joe Bob Briggs' Drive-In Theater for ten years prior to becoming host of MonsterVision). Every Saturday night, from 1997 to 2000, Briggs would host a pair of horror films (such as Friday the 13th Part 2 and Wes Craven's New Nightmare) and provide a running commentary, trivia, off-color jokes and a drive-in total. Also included in his host segments were jokes at the expense of TNT's Standards & Practices department for heavy censorship of the featured movies. This running joke culminated in a Friday the 13th all-night marathon during Halloween of 1998, where it was implied that Ted Turner was out to kill him.

Up until 1998, TNT would also show cartoons from the Turner library (such as The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, the DePatie-Freleng Pink Panther cartoons, Dexter's Laboratory and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest) on a block called "TNT Toons". The Rudy and Gogo World Famous Cartoon Show was also a TNT original children's program featuring classic Warner Bros., MGM, and Popeye shorts, hosted by marionettes and a nanny goat. In 1998, TNT dropped all of its remaining cartoons (which at the time were running under the Disaster Area banner), with those shows moving to Cartoon Network and becoming the core of a new cable network devoted to classic cartoons that launched several months later called Boomerang.

During the 1990s, TNT scheduled a lineup of shows on weekday afternoons that included Due South, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Babylon 5. In 1998, TNT took over production of the fifth and final season of Babylon 5 from the defunct Prime Time Entertainment Network; the following year, TNT produced the Babylon 5 spinoff series Crusade, but it was canceled after 13 episodes, when TNT decided science fiction did not fit their brand identity. In 2001, TNT debuted its then most successful original series, Witchblade, which ran for two seasons, ending its run in 2002.

On June 12, 2001, TNT underwent an extensive rebrand, with a new logo (designed by Trollb├Ąck + Company) and a new slogan, "We Know Drama", which emphasized the network's new programming focus on dramatic shows, including sports and off-network syndicated dramas such as Law & Order, NYPD Blue, ER and Judging Amy. As the decade went on, its format became a direct contrast to sister network TBS, which had focused on a wider variety of programming initially but moved toward and now focuses on comedic series and films, and by extension Cartoon Network, which showed exclusively animated programming at the time (it still has a predominately animated schedule). In addition, NASCAR coverage moved to TNT from TBS starting in the 2001 season, as Turner Broadcasting System management believed that it would fit more with TNT's new format than TBS.

On January 1, 2003, "TNT Plus" began broadcasting as a substitute for TNT, although it does not appear this was ever reflected in the network's on-air identity. The apparent sole purpose of its establishment was to force rate renegotiations to help pay for TNT's new NBA and NASCAR contracts, well before the network's rates were scheduled to come up for renewal with most cable and satellite providers. In theory, TNT Plus was to have been the sole carrier of Turner's NBA and NASCAR coverage from that point forward, while any providers still carrying the original TNT would have seen replacement programming instead. Although it appears that Comcast did not immediately sign on for TNT Plus, there is no evidence of Turner actually pulling sports programming from the "original" TNT.

On December 7, 2008, TNT unveiled an update to its logo, mainly in a silver (on-screen during programming and on the TNT website) or sometimes gold beveling. The "We Know Drama" tagline remained, but the network added more of a focus on its original series and planned to have three nights of original primetime programming starting in 2009.[4] In 2012, TNT rebranded itself with a new slogan: "Drama, Period.", and the logo was simply recolored to match the themes of its shows.

Watch National Geographic Live TV Channel (English)

National Geographic Channel (also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo) is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the National Geographic Television & Film and the Fox Cable Networks division of 21st Century Fox.

The channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by the National Geographic Society and other production companies. Like History and the Discovery Channel, the channel features documentaries with factual content involving nature, science, culture, and history, plus some reality and pseudo-scientific entertainment programming. Its primary sister network worldwide, including the United States, is Nat Geo Wild, which focuses on animal-related programming, including the popular Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan.

As of August 2013, approximately 84,446,000 American households (73.95% of households with television) receive the National Geographic Channel.

In September 1997, the first National Geographic Channels were launched in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. In July 1998, National Geographic Channel Asia was launched in partnership and distribution with STAR TV (before replacing NBC Asia Channel; the same happened after NBC Europe's demise in 1998). Today, the channel is available in over 143 countries, seen in more than 160 million homes and in 25 languages.

In the United States, the National Geographic Channel, launched on January 12, 2001, is a joint venture of National Geographic Television & Film and Fox Cable Networks. National Geographic provides programming expertise and the Fox Networks Group provides its expertise on distribution, marketing, and advertising sales.

In Canada, the channel (National Geographic Channel (Canada)) is owned by Shaw Media and National Geographic Channel U.S., while the European versions are operated in partnership with Fox's sister company, British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), which had been sold to Fox in 2007. This includes an English-language version for the UK, Iceland and Republic of Ireland, which is carried on BSkyB's own Sky Digital pay television service and also on TalkTalk TV in the UK, Sky Digital, UPC, Magnet Networks, SCTV in the Republic of Ireland and Skjarin in Iceland.

In Australia, National Geographic Channel is carried by Foxtel, Optus, Austar, Neighbourhood Cable, TransTV, and SelecTV. The Australian version includes Australian guest presenters of promotional material and to introduce certain programs, series and specials. In New Zealand, National Geographic Channel is broadcast on SKY Network Television and TelstraClear InHomeTV.

In South Africa, the channel is carried by Digital Satellite Television (also known as DStv) is MultiChoice's multi-channel digital satellite television service in Africa. In the Middle East, an Arabic version is broadcasting free to air on Nilesat as National Geographic Abu Dhabi. It is co-owned by the National Geographic Society/Fox International Channels and Abu Dhabi Media Company. In India, the channel was launched on July 1, 1998, in a joint venture with STAR TV.

Watch Fox Crime Live TV Channel (English)

Fox Crime is a television network, launched by the Fox International Channels, which airs across several countries of Europe and Asia, such as Italy, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, Bulgaria, India, and Japan. Its basic programming include numerous television series, sitcoms and movies, among others, related to crime, horror and investigation.

It was launched in Italy on 2005, in Japan on October 1, 2006, in Bulgaria on October 13, 2006, Portugal on September 28, 2007, Hong Kong on May 3, 2006, Singapore on October 2, 2006, and in Vietnam on October 29, 2007. Fox Crime is now available in the Philippines effective January 1, 2008 on SkyCable. In Indonesia, the channel was made available via Indovision in the middle of 2008. Later, it was launched in Thailand on July 29, 2008.

FOX Crime channel was launched along with FX and BabyTV in India on March 25, 2009. Fox Channels India had received downlink rights from the I&B Ministry of India for the three channels on March 12, 2009. However India and Sri Lanka are currently using the Asian Feed. Fox Crime HD was launched in Asia in May, 2010 via AsiaSat 5, in Latvia it was launched along with Fox Life and National Geographic Channel on October 1, 2011. Fox Crime is available in Pakistan from December 1, 2012 via PTCL Smart TV platform, the channel is using the Asian Feed.

Watch BBC World News Live TV Channel (English)

BBC World News TV is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel. It has the largest audience of any BBC channel in the world. Launched on 11 March 1991 as BBC World Service Television outside of Europe, with its name changed to BBC World in 1995 and to BBC World News in 2008, it broadcasts for 24-hours with television programming including BBC News bulletins, documentaries, lifestyle programmes and interviews. It employs more correspondents, reporters, and international bureaus than any other news channel. Unlike the BBC's domestic channels, BBC World News is owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd, a member of the BBC's commercial group of companies and is funded by subscription and advertising revenues, and not by the TV Licence Fee. It is not owned by BBC Worldwide.

The channel originally launched as BBC World Service Television, though unlike BBC World Service radio which has always been government funded, the British government refused to extend the Foreign Office grant-in-aid. It was launched on 11 March 1991, after two weeks of real time pilots, initially as a half-hour bulletin once a day at 19:00 GMT. The programme editor was Johan "John" Ramsland from World Service Radio News with John Exelby from domestic BBC TV News as his managing editor. The original picture editing team consisted of Bob Scholes, Peter Hodge and Mike Casey.

On Thursday, 26 January 1995 at 19:00 GMT, BBC World Service Television was split into 2-television stations:

>Monday, 16 January 1995 at 19:00 GMT: 24-hour English free-to-air terrestrial international news channel led of "BBC World" (now BBC World News).
> Monday, 30 January 1995 at 19:00 GMT: 24-hour English cable lifestyle, variety & entertainment channel led of "BBC Prime" (now BBC Entertainment).

Since 1995, the service has gone through several branding changes. From 1995 to 1997, the channel used relatively few graphics to display the name of the channel, with the actual news studio modelled on that used for BBC News in the United Kingdom.

As part of the major relaunch of the image of the BBC, including a new logo for the corporation on 4 October 1997, the channel received its first main refresh on 9 November 1997, the day BBC News 24 was launched. Various fictional flags with some real ones were used. The idents were computer generated and developed by the Lambie-Nairn design agency.

Another large relaunch for BBC World took place on 3 April 2000, which was to bring it inline with UK news channel which was relaunched in 1999. The new uniform look was made up of red and cream designed by Lambie-Nairn, with music based on a style described as 'drums and beeps' composed by David Lowe, a departure from the general orchestral versions of other news programmes.

In 2003 a second makeover, using the same 'drums and beeps' style music but new graphics took place, although on a much smaller scale to that of 1999. The music was changed slightly while the main colour scheme became black and red, with studios using frosted glass, white and red colours. Later in 2004, the channel's slogan became Putting News First, replacing Demand a Broader View.

The channel's present name was introduced on 21 April 2008 as part of a £550,000 rebranding of the BBC's news output and visual identity. BBC World News later moved into the renovated former studio of BBC News 24 (now BBC News). New graphics were produced by the Lambie-Nairn design agency and music reworked by David Lowe.

BBC World News relocated to Broadcasting House from its previous home at BBC Television Centre on 14 January 2013. This is a part of the move of BBC News and other audio and vision departments of the BBC into one shared accommodation in Central London. Broadcasting House was refurbished at a cost of £1 billion with a new newsroom and several state-of-the-art news television studios being built.

The channel is transmitted by Red Bee Media from their playout suite in the Broadcast Centre within the BBC Media Village, part of the BBC White City, in White City, West London. Live news output originates from studios B and C in Broadcasting House with some pre-recorded programming from Broadcasting House studio A and the BBC Millbank studio. The BBC World News newsroom is now part of the new consolidated BBC Newsroom in Broadcasting House along with BBC World Service and UK domestic News services.

Previously, the channel was broadcast in 4:3, with the news output fitted into a 14:9 frame for both digital and analogue broadcasting, resulting in black bands at the top and bottom of the screen. On 13 January 2009 at 09:57 GMT, BBC World News switched its broadcast to 16:9 format, initially in the European Region through the Astra 1L satellite, and Eutelsat Hot Bird 6 satellite to other broadcast feeds in the Asian region from 20 January 2009.

In coincidence with the move to Broadcasting House, World News gained high-definition studios and equipment to be able to broadcast in high-definition. On 5 August, BBC World News will be offered as a High Definition (HD) feed across the Middle East when it launches its international HD channel on Arabsat. Arabsat will be the BBC's first distribution partner in the Middle East to offer the award winning news channel in HD.

BBC World News is claimed to be watched by a weekly audience of 74 million in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. BBC World News is most commonly watched as a free-to-air (FTA) Channel. The channel is available in all parts of Europe and many parts of the world FTA via satellite or cable platforms.

In the United States of America, the channels is available through various providers such as Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and others.

In mid-2012, Livestation made BBC World news available as part of a subscription package with Sky International, Al Jazeera English, and EuroNews. As of 3 January 2013, the channel will no longer be available in the United States via the website.

Worldwide, the station is available free of charge and without geographical limitations through the free Readon Player software. There are usually at least two links to the feed and quality tends to be pretty good. It can be found using the channel search feature or in the United Kingdom and News & Information sections.

In Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, it is additionally available as a subscription mobile phone service, having also been available as a terrestrial channel.

More recently, ad-supported mobile phone apps have been providing free access. TVGO Live TV provides a very clear and stable stream to Android devices; LiveTV also carries a stream but tends to suffer from stability issues in both the stream and the app itself.

The channel is not officially available as a stand-alone, full-time channel in the United Kingdom, on the grounds that it carries and is funded by advertising (BBC's domestic channels are funded by a television licence fee which households and establishments that want to watch television programmes as they are being broadcast must pay), although it can be easily received due to its 'free-to-air' status on many European satellite systems, including Astra and Hot Bird.

However, some BBC World News programmes are available to UK audiences. There is a simulcast of the 05:00 UK edition of BBC World News on BBC One and the BBC News channel, followed by an edition of World Business Report. This programme was previously branded as 'The World Today'. While international audiences see advertisements during the break, UK viewers see domestic headlines. This simulcast is in addition to overnight simulcasts of the top of the hour from 01.00 to 05.00 UK time on both BBC World News and BBC News channel and are simply branded as BBC News (except for Newsday which simulcasts 01.00 UK time weekdays), even if they are produced by BBC World News. The 11:30 UK edition of BBC World News is shown on BBC Two Mon-Fri but not on Wednesdays when Parliament is sitting. This forms BBC News at 11 on BBC Two, which is made up of half an hour of BBC News and then half an hour of BBC World News. In an emergency it may broadcast at anytime and when big news events happen. Previously GMT was shown at 12:30 on the channel. On weekdays, BBC World News also produces a version of World News Today at 19:00 UK time. The first half-hour of this programme can be seen in the UK on BBC Four. The edition of the programme replaced The World, which had been broadcast as a simulcast on the channel between 2002 and 2007.

Watch NBC Live TV Channel (English)

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network. It is headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center, with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", due to its stylized peacock logo, which was originally created for its color broadcasts.

Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to General Electric (GE), with GE's $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. GE had previously owned RCA and NBC until 1930, when it had been forced to sell the company as a result of antitrust charges.

After the 1986 acquisition, the chief executive of NBC was Bob Wright, who remained in that position until his retirement, giving his job to Jeff Zucker. The network is currently part of the media company NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast, which formerly operated NBCUniversal in a joint venture with General Electric from 2011 to 2013 (and before that, jointly owned by GE and Vivendi). As a result of the merger, Zucker left NBC and was replaced by Comcast executive Steve Burke.

NBC has ten owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates in the United States, some of which are also seen in Canada, along with NBC-branded international channels in South Korea and Germany. Archival footage from a majority of the NBC owned-and-operated stations is available for perusal and purchase through the NBCUniversal Archives.

As of 2013, NBC provides a schedule of 87 regular weekly hours of network programming. The network provides 22 hours of prime time programming to affiliated stations from 8:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT)/7:00-10:00 p.m. (CT, MT, AT)/6:00-9:00 p.m. (HT) Monday through Saturday and 7:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT)/6:00-10:00 p.m. (CT, MT, AT, HT) on Sundays.

Daytime programming is also provided between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. weekdays in the form of the one-hour weekday soap opera Days of our Lives (the scheduling of the program varies depending on the station). NBC News programming includes the morning news/interview program Today from 7–9 a.m. weekdays and Saturdays, and 7–8 a.m. Sundays; nightly editions of NBC Nightly News (whose weekend editions are occasionally subject to abbreviation or preemption due to sports telecasts overrunning into the program's timeslot), the Sunday political talk show Meet the Press, weekday early-morning news program Early Today and newsmagazine Dateline NBC. Late nights feature the weeknight talk shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly, weeknight replays of the fourth hour of Today and CNBC program Mad Money, and the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and the LXTV-produced 1st Look and Open House NYC on Saturdays (replays of the previous week's 1st Look also air on Friday late nights on most stations).

The network's Saturday morning children's programming timeslot, consisting of three hours, is filled by cable channel PBS Kids Sprout, which produces the live-action/animation block for preschoolers NBC Kids, under a time-lease agreement.

Sports programming is also provided weekend afternoons at any time from between 12:00 and 6:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., or tape-delayed PT). Due to the unpredictable length of sporting events, NBC will occasionally pre-empt scheduled programs (more common with the weekend editions of NBC Nightly News, and local and syndicated programs carried by its owned-and-operated stations and affiliates).

NBC holds the broadcast rights to several annual specials and award show telecasts including the Golden Globe Awards, the Emmy Awards (which are rotated across all four major networks from year to year), and two of the three pageants organized by the Miss Universe Organization: the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants (NBC also held rights to the Miss Teen USA pageant from 2003, when NBC also assumed rights to the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants as part of a deal brokered by owner Donald Trump that gave the network half-ownership of the pageants, until 2007, when NBC declined to renew its contract to carry the Miss Teen USA pageant which effectively discontinued televised broadcasts of that event).

NBC is currently the home of only one daytime soap opera, Days of our Lives, which has been broadcast on the network since 1965.

Long-running daytime dramas seen on NBC in the past include The Doctors (1963–1982), Another World (1964–1999), Santa Barbara (1984–1993), and Passions (1999–2008). NBC also aired the final four and a half years of Search for Tomorrow (1982–1986) after that series was dropped by CBS, although many NBC affiliates did not air the show during that time. NBC has also aired numerous short-lived soaps, including Generations (1989–1991), Sunset Beach (1997–1999), and the two Another World spin-offs, Somerset (1970–1976) and Texas (1980–1982).

Notable daytime game shows that once aired on NBC include The Price Is Right (1956–1963), Concentration (1958–1973 and 1987–1991 as Classic Concentration), The Match Game (1962–1969), Let's Make a Deal (1963–1968, 1990–1991, and a short-lived 2002 primetime revival), Jeopardy! (1964–1975 and 1978–1979), The Hollywood Squares (1966–1980), Wheel of Fortune (1975–1989 and 1991), Password Plus/Super Password (1979–1982 and 1984–1989), Sale of the Century (1969–1973 and 1983–1989) and Scrabble (1984–1990 and 1993). The final game show to air on NBC's daytime schedule was the short-lived Caesars Challenge, which ended in January 1994.

Children's programming has played a part in NBC's programming since its initial roots in television. In 1947, NBC's first major children's series was Howdy Doody, one of the era's first breakthrough television shows. The series, which ran for 13 years, featured a freckle-faced marionette and a myriad of other characters and was hosted by "Buffalo" Bob Smith. Howdy Doody spent most of its run on weekday afternoons. In 1956, NBC abandoned children's programming on weekday afternoons, relegating the lineup to Saturdays only with Howdy Doody as its marquee franchise for the series' remaining four years.

From the mid-1960s until 1992, the bulk of NBC's children's programming were derived from mainly animated programing including classic Looney Tunes and Woody Woodpecker shorts, reruns of primetime animated sitcoms such as The Flintstones and The Jetsons, foreign acquisitions like Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion, animated adaptions of Gary Coleman, Mr T, Punky Brewster, ALF and Star Trek, live-action programs like The Banana Splits, The Bugaloos and H.R. Pufnstuf, and the original broadcasts of Gumby, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Underdog, The Smurfs, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears. From 1984 to 1989, One to Grow On PSAs were shown after the end credits of every show or every other children's show.

In 1989, NBC premiered Saved by the Bell, which originated on The Disney Channel as Good Morning, Miss Bliss. Saved by the Bell, despite bad reviews from TV critics, would become one of the most popular teen series in television history as well as the number one series on Saturday mornings, dethroning The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show in its first season.

NBC abandoned the animated series in August 1992 in favor of a Saturday edition of Today and more live-action series under the brand TNBC ("Teen NBC"). Most of the series on the TNBC lineup were series produced by Peter Engel such as City Guys, Hang Time, California Dreams, One World and the Saved by the Bell spinoff, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, and was designed from the start to meet the earliest form of the FCC's educational and informational programming guidelines. NBA Inside Stuff was also a part of the TNBC lineup during the duration of the NBA season.

In 2002, NBC entered into a deal with Discovery Communications' Discovery Kids to air that network's educational children's programming under the banner Discovery Kids on NBC. The schedule originally consisted of only live-action series, including a kid-themed version of Trading Spaces, J. D. Roth's Emmy-nominated reality game show Endurance, and scripted series such as Strange Days at Blake Holsey High and Scout's Safari, but later expanded to include some animated series such as Kenny the Shark, Tutenstein and Time Warp Trio.

In May 2006, NBC announced plans to launch a new children's block on Saturday mornings to launch in September 2006, replacing the Discovery Kids on NBC block, as part of the qubo endeavor teaming parent company NBC Universal with Ion Media Networks, Scholastic Press, Classic Media and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana. Qubo included blocks on NBC, Telemundo, and Ion Media Networks's Ion Television, as well as a 24-hour digital broadcast network on Ion's stations, video on demand services and a branded website. Qubo launched on NBC on September 9, 2006 with six programs: VeggieTales, Dragon, VeggieTales Presents: 3-2-1 Penguins!, Babar, Jane and the Dragon, and Jacob Two-Two.

On March 28, 2012, it was announced that NBC, with assistance from PBS Kids Sprout (jointly owned by NBCUniversal, PBS, Sesame Workshop and Apax Partners), would launch a new Saturday morning preschool block, called NBC Kids, which replaced the "Qubo on NBC" block on July 7, 2012.

Watch Comedy Central Live TV Channel (English)

Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by MTV Networks Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. The channel carries comedy programming, in the form of both original and syndicated series and stand-up comedy specials, as well as feature films.

Since late 2006, Comedy Central has expanded globally with localized channels in Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Latin America, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The international channels are operated by Viacom International Media Networks.

As of August 2013, approximately 97,838,000 American households (86.95% of households with television) receive Comedy Central.

Watch ABC Live TV Channel (English)

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC has been owned by The Walt Disney Company since 1996, and is operated through the corporate subsidiary Disney–ABC Television Group. Its first television broadcast occurred in 1948. It is the largest broadcaster in the world in terms of revenue. As one of the Big Three television networks, its programming has contributed significantly to American popular culture.

The network's corporate headquarters are located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, and ABC's news operations are also centered in Manhattan. Entertainment programming offices are located in Burbank, California adjacent to the Walt Disney Studios and the corporate headquarters of The Walt Disney Company.

The formal name of the company is American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., and that name appears on copyright notices for its in-house network productions and on all official documents of the company, including paychecks and contracts. A separate entity named ABC Inc. (formerly Capital Cities/ABC Inc.), trading as Disney-ABC Television Group, is that firm's direct parent company, and that company is owned in turn by Disney. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Alphabet Network", due to the letters "ABC" being the first three letters of the English alphabet.

At present, ABC provides a schedule of 86 regular weekly hours of network programming. The network provides 22 hours of prime time programming to affiliated stations: 8–11 p.m. Monday to Saturday (all times ET/PT) and 7–11 p.m. on Sundays.

Daytime programming is also provided from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays (with a one-hour break at noon ET/PT for local stations to air news or other programming such as syndicated shows) featuring the talk/lifestyle shows The View and The Chew and the soap opera General Hospital. ABC News programming includes Good Morning America from 7–9 a.m. weekdays (along with one-hour weekend editions); nightly editions of ABC World News (whose weekend editions are occasionally subject to abbreviation or preemption due to sports telecasts overrunning into the program's timeslot), the Sunday political talk show This Week, early morning news programs World News Now and America This Morning and the late night newsmagazine Nightline. Late nights feature the weeknight talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

The network's Saturday morning children's programming timeslot, consisting of three hours, is filled by syndicator Litton Entertainment, which produces the E/I-compliant Litton's Weekend Adventure block of programming under an arrangement where the programming is syndicated out exclusively to ABC stations, rather than being leased out directly by the network to Litton (the 86 weekly hour of network programming mentioned above does not include the Litton's Weekend Adventure block).

Sports programming is also provided on some weekend afternoons at any time from 3–6 p.m. ET (12–3 p.m. PT) and, during college football season, during prime time on Saturday nights through Saturday Night Football. Due to the erratic and (outside of college football season) inconsistent scheduling of sports programming on weekend afternoons, ABC carries the ESPN Sports Saturday block on Saturdays, and on Sunday either encores of primetime reality series, burned off series which had no room in the primetime schedule, or occasional theatrical films which were acquired in the early to mid-2000s that no longer have a primetime slot to air in, when no sports telecasts are scheduled, usually airing between 4–6 p.m. ET/PT.

ABC holds the broadcast rights to the Academy Awards, American Music Awards, Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, Tournament of Roses Parade, Country Music Association Awards and the CMA Music Festival. Since 2000, ABC has also owned the television rights to most of the Peanuts television specials. Since 1974, ABC has generally aired Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on New Year's Eve (the only exception being in 1999, when ABC pre-empted the special for its own coverage of the international millennium festivities). ABC has also aired the Miss America pageant from 1954 to 1956, 1997 to 2005, and since 2011. The pageant will return to Atlantic City in 2013 after being held in Las Vegas since 2006, ABC will continue to broadcast the pageant through 2016.

ABC Daytime is the network's daytime programming block. ABC Daytime currently airs the soap opera General Hospital, and talk shows The View and The Chew. General Hospital is the longest-running entertainment program in the entire history of the ABC television network, having aired since 1963. ABC also broadcasts the morning news program Good Morning America and has done so since 1975, though that program is not considered to be part of the ABC Daytime block.

Notable soap operas seen on the network in the past include All My Children, One Life to Live, Ryan's Hope, Dark Shadows, Loving, The City and Port Charles. ABC also aired the last nine years of the Procter & Gamble-produced The Edge of Night.

ABC's daytime game shows over the years have included The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game, Let's Make a Deal, Password, Split Second, The $10,000/$20,000 Pyramid, Family Feud, The Better Sex, Trivia Trap, All-Star Blitz and Hot Streak. During the 1990–91 season, a short-lived revival of Match Game became the last game show to be broadcast on ABC's daytime lineup (although several local ABC stations currently air the syndicated program Who Wants To Be A Millionaire which is distributed by the network's corporate sister Disney–ABC Domestic Television).

One of ABC's first Saturday morning children's shows was Acrobat Ranch in 1950, but ABC's first big break into children's television was with Walt Disney and the The Mickey Mouse Club. It aired on weekday afternoons from 1955 to 1959 and became one of the network's highest-rated shows. During the 1960s ABC aired numerous prime-time animated shows that would later become staples of children's television for decades, including The Bugs Bunny Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Top Cat. Original programming intended for children included George of the Jungle, Super Friends, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and The Real Ghostbusters. The crown jewel of its children's lineup was the award-winning Schoolhouse Rock! series of interstitials, which began airing in 1973 before finally being retired in 2001.

On September 13, 1997, ABC relaunched its Saturday morning lineup as Disney's One Saturday Morning, which prominently featured animated series from Disney. In 2001, the block began to feature original programs from cable sister Disney Channel, and coinciding with Disney's purchase of Saban Entertainment, was rebranded as ABC Kids on September 14, 2002. By 2010, with the removal of Power Rangers from the lineup, ABC Kids only consisted primarily of reruns of shows that had already ended their runs on the Disney Channel. In 2011, ABC Kids was discontinued; in its place, ABC's affiliate board reached a deal with Litton Entertainment to produce a new block of E/I-compliant live-action series, Litton's Weekend Adventure. was the first network website to offer full-length episodes online from May to June 2006. Beginning with the 2006–2007 television season, ABC has regularly begun uploading full length episodes of most of the network's shows on its website the day after they air on the television network, with some advertisements (though at a lesser among than those featured when the programs were broadcast on television). The site's player utilizes geotargeting to display the logo for the local ABC affiliate in the player window, along with local ads. ABC also offered ABC Player apps for multiple platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows 8.

In May 2013, ABC rebranded its player apps as Watch ABC; the new app introduced a new service which allows viewers to access live streams from a local ABC affiliate from within the app, making ABC the first U.S. broadcast network to offer this ability. Similarly to its sister WatchESPN app, the live streaming capability is only available to authenticated pay television subscribers in certain markets; the service launched with WABC-TV and WPVI-TV in New York City and Philadelphia (with a free preview for non-subscribers running through June), and is expected to launch across the remaining ABC O&Os (including markets such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and San Francisco) by the start of the 2013-14 television season. Hearst Television also reached a deal to offer the service across its ABC-affiliated stations, which include outlets in Boston, Kansas City and Milwaukee.

On November 20, 2006, ABC and Comcast reached a landmark deal to offer hit shows (Lost and Desperate Housewives) through video on demand.

On February 25, 2008, ABC stated it would release its hit shows for over video on demand for free on cable providers, including Comcast; however fast forwarding capability for supported commercial advertisements would be disabled (fast forwarding was later disabled during programs, a method which has become commonplace with VOD offerings from the U.S. broadcast networks).

On September 22, 2009, ABC On Demand was introduced on RCN. ABC on Demand is also available on DirecTV channel 1007; all ABC shows are available for download through DirecTV's On Demand service, free of charge. ABC on Demand launched on TalkTalk TV in the UK via channel 6, previously home to C1, in December 2011. C1 closed down on October 31, 2011, to clear space for ABC.

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HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Home Box Office Inc., an operating subsidiary of Time Warner. HBO's programming consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials.

As of September 2012, HBO's programming reaches approximately 30 million pay television subscribers in the United States, making it the second largest premium channel in the United States (Encore's programming reaches 35.1 million pay subscribers as of March 2013). In addition to its U.S. subscriber base, HBO also broadcasts in at least 151 countries covering approximately 114 million subscribers worldwide.

HBO subscribers generally pay for an extra tier of service even before paying for the channel itself (though HBO often prices all of its channels together in a single package). However, U.S. federal law requires that cable providers allow a person to get just basic cable (which includes local broadcast stations and public, educational, and government access channels) and HBO, without subscribing to expanded service. Cable providers can require the use of a converter box – usually digital – in order to receive HBO.

Many HBO programs have been syndicated to other networks and broadcast stations (usually after some editing), and a number of HBO-produced series and films have been released on DVD. Since HBO's more successful series (most notably shows such as Sex and the City, The Sopranos, The Wire, Entourage, Six Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and True Blood) air on over-the-air broadcasters in other countries (such as in Canada, Australia and much of Europe – including the United Kingdom), HBO programming has the potential of exposure to a higher percentage of the population of those countries compared to the United States. Because of the cost of HBO, many Americans only view HBO programs through DVDs or in basic cable or broadcast syndication, months or even years after these programs have first been broadcast on the network, and with editing for both content and to allow advertising, although several series have filmed alternate "clean" scenes intended for syndication runs.

HBO Comedy: Launched on May 6, 1999, this channel features comedic films, as well as rebroadcasts of HBO original comedy series and stand-up specials; HBO Comedy airs R-rated films during the day, but only broadcasts adult comedy specials during the nighttime hours.

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TLC (formerly an abbreviation of The Learning Channel) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Communications. Initially focused on educational content, by 2001, the network began to primarily focus towards reality-style series involving lifestyles, family life and personal stories.

As of August 2013, approximately 97,842,000 American households (85.68% of households with television) receive TLC.

The channel was founded in 1972 by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and NASA as the Appalachian Community Service Network, and was an informative and instructional network focused on providing real education through the medium of television; it was distributed at no cost by NASA satellite.

ACSN was privatized in 1980, and its name was changed to "The Learning Channel" in November of that year, the name was subsequently shortened to "TLC." (NASA immediately launched NASA TV as the ACSN's internal replacement). The channel mostly featured documentary content pertaining to nature, science, history, current events, medicine, technology, cooking, home improvement and other information-based topics. These are often agreed to have been more focused, more technical, and of a more academic nature than the content that was being broadcast at the time on its rival, The Discovery Channel. The channel was geared toward an inquisitive and narrow audience during this time, and had modest ratings except for Captain's Log with Captain Mark Gray, a boating safety series which aired on TLC from 1987 to 1990 and achieved between a 4.5 to 6 share in the ratings. Captain's Log was also the highest compensated series in the history of TLC, with over 30 times the compensation of any other series on TLC at that time and was allowed to sign yearly rather than quarterly contracts.

By the early 1990s, The Learning Channel was a sister channel to the Financial News Network (FNN), which owned 51 percent of the channel with Infotechnology Inc. After FNN went into bankruptcy in 1991, the Discovery Channel's owners went into discussions to purchase The Learning Channel. An agreement was made with FNN and Infotech to buy their shares for $12.75 million. The non-profit Appalachian Community Service Network owned 35 percent of the network, and was also bought out.

The Learning Channel continued to focus primarily on instructional and educational programming through much of the 1990s, but began to air shows less focused on education and themed more toward popular consumption and mass marketing; these would be later expanded.

TLC still aired educational programs such as Paleoworld (a show about prehistoric creatures), though more and more of its programming began to be devoted to niche audiences for shows regarding subjects like home improvement (HomeTime and Home Savvy were two of the first), arts and crafts (similar to Martha Stewart), crime programs such as The New Detectives, medical programming (particularly reality-based ones following real operations of real people, and following them through the process), and other shows that appealed to daytime audiences, particularly housewives. This was to be indicative of a major change in programming content and target audience over the next few years.

Perhaps due to poor ratings from a narrow target audience, TLC began to explore new avenues starting in the mid-1990s, deemphasizing educational material in favor of entertainment. "Ready Set Learn", the network's children's program block, was slowly reduced through the years as the network deliberately redirected viewers towards the full-day lineup of children's programming on Discovery Kids until the block was dropped completely in late 2008, while Cable in the Classroom programming, meant for recording by teachers, had completely disappeared by the early 2000s.

In 1998, the channel began to distance itself from its original name "The Learning Channel", and instead began to advertise itself only as "TLC". During the period from 1999 to 2001, there was a huge shift in programming, with most programming geared towards reality-drama and interior design shows. The huge success of shows like Trading Spaces, Junkyard Wars, A Wedding Story and A Baby Story exemplified this new shift in programming towards more mass-appeal shows.

This came at a time when Discovery itself was overhauling much of its own programming, introducing shows like American Chopper (which Discovery moved to TLC for a time). Much of the old, more educationally focused programming can still be found occasionally dispersed amongst other channels owned by Discovery Communications. Most of TLC's programming today is geared towards reality-based drama or interests such as home design, emergency room dramas, other medical dramas, extreme weather, law enforcement, dating and human interest programs.

On March 27, 2006, the network launched a new look and promotional campaign, dropping the "Life Unscripted" tag and going with the new theme, "Live and learn", trying to turn around the network's reliance on decorating shows and reality programming. As part of the new campaign, the channel's original name, The Learning Channel, has returned to occasional usage in promotions. The new theme also played on life lessons.

In early March 2008, TLC launched a slightly refreshed look and promotional campaign, alongside a new slogan: "Life surprises". This new slogan came as TLC began to shift even more to personal stories, with a shift away from the once-dominating home improvement shows. Programs focused on family life became the core of the channel. Jon & Kate Plus 8, which by 2008 was the highest-rated program on TLC, and Little People, Big World were joined by 17 Kids and Counting (which became 18 Kids and Counting and then 19 Kids and Counting as the the Duggars, the family that the series centers on, expanded), and Table for 12 in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Also premiering on TLC in 2009 was Cake Boss, which focuses on the head baker at Carlo's Bakery and his staff, who mostly consist of his family.

The series Toddlers & Tiaras also debuted in 2008, and proved popular enough to spawn a spin-off in 2012, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, focusing on the family life of recurring contestant Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson.

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The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.

The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010, on the cable television channel AMC in the United States. It premiered internationally during the first week of November 2010 on Fox International Channels. Based on its reception, AMC renewed the series for a second season of 13 episodes, which premiered on October 16, 2011. Two episodes into the second season, AMC announced that the show would return for a third season of 16 episodes, which began airing on October 14, 2012. On December 21, 2012, AMC renewed The Walking Dead for a fourth season of 16 episodes, which premiered on October 13, 2013.

The series has been well received and has received many award nominations including ones for the Writers Guild of America Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series (Drama). The series has also attained strong Nielsen ratings, surpassing various records for a cable series, including receiving 16.1 million viewers for its season four premiere to become the most-watched drama series telecast in basic cable history

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USA Network (commonly referred to as simply "USA") is an American basic cable and satellite channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable division of NBCUniversal. Once a minor player in basic cable, the network has steadily gained popularity due to its original programming; USA also broadcasts repeats of current and former network series, along with theatrically released feature films and some sports programming.

As of August 2013, approximately 98,647,000 American households (86.38% of housholds with television) receive USA.

USA Network originally launched on September 8, 1971 as the Madison Square Garden Network (not to be confused with the New York City regional sports network of the same name). The channel became one of the first national cable television channels in the late 1970s, when it chose to use satellite delivery as opposed to microwave relay to cable systems. Initially, the network ran a mix of college and less well-known professional sports similar to ESPN. The channel began its broadcast day after 5 p.m. ET on weekdays and 12 p.m. ET on weekends.

On January 3, 1979, the channel changed its name to USA Network after the ownership structure was reorganized under a joint operating agreement by cable provider UA-Columbia Cablevision and the then-MCA Inc./Universal City Studios. That fall, USA began signing on at 12 p.m. ET on weekdays and began to run some talk shows and a children's program called Calliope. Sports programming began airing at 5 p.m. ET weekdays, and all day on weekends. In the fall of 1981, USA began its daily programming at 6 a.m. ET, with talk shows and children's programs until 12 p.m., sports from 12 p.m. onward during weekends and until 3 p.m. weekdays, talk shows from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays, and sports again after 6 p.m. ET.

Later, in 1982, Time Inc. (which would go on to merge with Warner Communications to become Time Warner) and Gulf+Western's Paramount Pictures unit (now part of Viacom) would buy stakes in the venture. MCA/Universal and Paramount would become the sole owners in 1987 (each owning 50%). In the fall of 1982, USA began operating on a 24-hour-a-day schedule, running a mix of talk shows, a children's program, and a low budget movie from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. The channel began running a mix of 1960s and 1970s Hanna-Barbera cartoons weekday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. known as the USA Cartoon Express, and sports programming after 7 p.m., which were rebroadcast during the overnight hours. Weekends had a mix of movies, some older drama series and talk shows during the morning hours, and sports in the afternoons and evenings. Overnights consisted of old low-budget films and film shorts, and music as part of a show called Night Flight.

Short news updates, branded as USA Updates, were shown from as early as 1989 until 2000. These segments were first produced out of KYW-TV in Philadelphia, owing to the fact that the station already produced a number of syndicated news services (including the Group W Newsfeed) and the former newsreader on Good Morning America, Steve Bell, was a primary anchor at the station. However, when KYW's news operations were shaken up in response to falling ratings in 1991, this resulted in the production of USA Updates being taken over by the All News Channel (operated by Hubbard Broadcasting and Viacom's joint venture, CONUS Communications). These continued through 2000 (as ANC was suffering heavily from competition and ended up shutting down in 2002), the updates were discontinued afterwards; the network no longer carries any news programming.

From 1984 to 1986, USA began moving away from sports programming and began focusing on general entertainment programming not found on broadcast stations including some less common network drama series and cartoons. One tradition was an afternoon lineup of game show reruns mixed in with several original low-budget productions that aired over the years. It began in October 1984 with reruns of The Gong Show and Make Me Laugh. In September 1985, the network began airing a revival of the mid-1970s game show Jackpot, and another original show was added in September 1986: Love Me, Love Me Not. More shows were progressively added soon after such as The Joker's Wild, Tic-Tac-Dough, Press Your Luck, High Rollers, and Hollywood Squares with John Davidson, along with Wipeout, Face the Music and Name That Tune. Another original game show was added in June 1987, called Bumper Stumpers. When it began, the game show block ran for an hour, but expanded significantly the following year. By 1989, the network ran game shows from 12 to 5 p.m. five days a week.

The tradition of game show reruns continued into the 1990s with the $25,000 and $100,000 Pyramids, the early 1990s revivals of The Joker's Wild and Tic-Tac-Dough plus other well-known shows such as Scrabble, Sale of the Century, Talk About and Caesars Challenge. Additionally, two more original shows were added in June 1994: Free 4 All and Quicksilver. The block was decreased in September 1991 to only three hours, from 2 to 5 p.m. However, another hour was added in March 1993. In November 1994, it was cut back to only two hours, from 2 to 4 p.m. On September 24, 1992, USA launched a sister network, the Sci Fi Channel, which in July 2009 was renamed Syfy.

In October 1995, the network dropped the entire game show block; it was replaced with a block called USA Live, which carried reruns of Love Connection and The People's Court, with live hosted wraparound segments between shows, that block was dropped by 1997. Some of the game shows that USA broadcast can still be seen on GSN. In 1994, USA began to run an early morning simulcast of upstart business news and information channel Bloomberg Information TV weekdays from 5-8 a.m. ET/PT (and later 5-6 a.m. ET/PT on Saturdays); that simulcast moved to E!, where it ran from 2004 to 2007. USA was actually the second television network to simulcast Bloomberg's programming, the now-defunct American Independent Network carried a simulcast of the channel during the mid-1990s.

In 1997, three years after the Paramount/Viacom merger, that company sold its stake in the networks to Universal (which, along with parent MCA, changed ownership twice earlier in the 1990s: to Matsushita in 1991, and then Seagrams in 1995, the latter company making Universal Studios the corporate name of its media division in 1997). Seagrams/Universal subsequently sold the networks to Barry Diller. In exchange, Seagram acquired a 45% stake in Diller's HSN conglomerate, creating USA Networks, Inc.

In September 1998, USA dropped the USA Action Extreme Team (which previously had been the USA Cartoon Express for 16 years) and has not rerun children's animated series since that time. USA replaced it with a block called "USAM", which advertised itself as "Primetime Comedy in the Morning"; this block mostly included network sitcoms that were cancelled before making it to 100 episodes (such as The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Hearts Afire and Something So Right) and for a time, also included the 1989–1994 episodes of the Bob Saget run of America's Funniest Home Videos. The USAM block was dropped from the channel in 2001.

In 2000, USA Networks bought Canadian media company North American Television, Inc. (a joint partnership between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Power Corporation of Canada), owner of cable television channels Trio and Newsworld International (the CBC continued to program NWI until 2005, when eventual USA owner Vivendi sold the channel to a group led by Al Gore, who relaunched it as Current TV).

In 2001, USA Networks sold its non-shopping television and film assets (including the USA Network, the Sci Fi Channel, the Trio channel, USA Films (which was rechristened as Focus Features) and Studios USA) to Vivendi Universal. USA and the other channels were folded into Vivendi's Universal Television Group. The comedy-drama police procedural Monk made its debut in 2002 and became one of USA Network's first breakout hit series, it ran for eight seasons until it ended on December 4, 2009.

In 2003, General Electric's NBC agreed to acquire an 80% ownership interest in Vivendi Universal's North American-based filmed entertainment assets, including Universal Pictures and Universal Television Group in a multi-billion dollar purchase, renaming the merged company NBC Universal. NBC Universal officially took over as owner of USA and its sibling cable channels (except for Newsworld International, as stated above) in 2004. That year, USA premiered the sci-fi series The 4400.

In 2006, USA premiered Psych, which As of 2013, is currently the channel's longest running original series. NBC Universal announced before NBC released its 2007–08 fall schedule on May 13, 2007 that Law & Order: Criminal Intent would be renewed for a seventh season. However, the new episodes of the series moved to USA beginning in the fall of 2007, with episodes repeating later in the season on NBC, most likely to shore up any programming holes created by a failed series. Although this is not the first time a broadcast series has moved to cable (in 1983, CBS's The Paper Chase moved to Showtime, and in 1987, NBC's revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents moved to USA Network), it is a first in that a series which moved to cable will continue to show episodes on a broadcast network while still a first-run program. On December 7, 2007, it was announced that USA Network would continue broadcasting first-run episodes of WWE Raw until 2010. The USA original series Burn Notice also made its debut in 2007.

In 2008, USA announced a new original series In Plain Sight, starring Mary McCormack, focusing on a United States Marshal working for the Witness Protection Program. The series debuted June 1, 2008, becoming USA's highest-rated series premiere since the 2006 debut of Psych, with 5.3 million viewers.

In early 2009, USA Network acquired the network television rights for 24 recent and upcoming Universal Pictures films for $200 million. Among the films included in the deal were Milk, Frost/Nixon, Duplicity, State of Play, Land of the Lost and Funny People. As of January 18, 2009 House was the highest-rated drama on USA Network (to this day) surpassing both Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, along with In Plain Sight, Monk and NCIS.

In 2010, USA Network, which had been airing its original series on Friday and Sunday evenings for several years, began to move its original series deeper into weeknights. After the 2009–10 season break, Burn Notice resumed airing the remainder of its third season on Thursdays in the Spring of 2010; the second half of White Collar's first season moved to Tuesdays, while longtime Friday night series Psych moved to Wednesdays.

In 2011, control and majority ownership of then-parent NBCUniversal passed from General Electric to Comcast. Comcast would purchase GE's stock in NBCU two years later.

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Cinemax (a portmanteau of "cinema" and "maximum"; sometimes abbreviated as simply "Max") is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by the Home Box Office Inc. operating subsidiary of Time Warner. Cinemax primarily broadcasts theatrically released feature films, along with original action series, softcore pornographic series and films, documentaries and special behind-the-scenes features. As of August 2011, Cinemax's programming reaches 16.7 million pay television subscribers in the United States.

Cinemax launched on August 1, 1980 as HBO's answer to The Movie Channel (at the time, The Movie Channel was owned by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, a joint venture between Time Warner predecessor Warner Communications and American Express; TMC has been owned by Showtime Networks since 1983, a subsidiary of Viacom until 2005, when the company was spun off to CBS Corporation). Cinemax was originally owned by Time-Life Inc., which later merged with Warner Communications in 1989 to form the present-day Time Warner.

Unlike HBO – and most cable and broadcast channels already on the air at the time of its launch – Cinemax had broadcast a 24-hour-a-day schedule from its sign-on (HBO ran only nine hours of programming a day from 3 p.m. to midnight ET until September 1981, when it adopted a 24-hour weekend schedule that ran until midnight ET on Sunday nights; it later extended the 24-hour schedule to weekdays on December 28 of that year). On-air spokesman Robert Culp told viewers that Cinemax would be about movies, and nothing but movies. At the time, HBO featured a wider range of programming, including some entertainment news interstitials, documentaries, children's programming, sporting events and television specials (in the form of Broadway plays, stand-up comedy acts and concerts). Movie classics were a mainstay of Cinemax at its birth, "all uncut and commercial-free" as Culp said on-air. A heavy schedule of films from the 1950s to the 1970s made up most of the channel's program schedule.

Cinemax succeeded in its early years because cable subscribers typically had access to only about three dozen channels. Movies were the most sought-after program category by cable subscribers, and the fact that Cinemax would show classic films without commercials and editing made the channel an attractive add-on for HBO subscribers. In many cases, cable operators would not sell Cinemax to customers who did not already subscribe to HBO. The two channels were typically sold as a package, usually offered at a discount for subscribers choosing both channels. The typical pricing for HBO in the early 1980s was $12.95 per month, while Cinemax typically could be added for between $7–10 extra per month.

In 1983, Time-Life Inc. filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against Tulsa, Oklahoma television station KOKI (now a Fox affiliate, it was an independent station at the time) and its owners Tulsa 23, Ltd. over the use of the slogan "We Are Your Movie Star", which both KOKI and Cinemax were using as their slogans at that time; the suit went into proceedings in an Oklahoma Federal District Court, Cinemax lost the case. As additional movie-oriented channels launched on cable television, Cinemax began to change its programming philosophy in order to maintain its subscriber base. First, the channel opted to carry more violent film content that HBO would only show during the nighttime hours; Cinemax then decided it could compete by airing more adult-oriented movies that contained nudity and depictions of sexual intercourse.

During the network's first decade on the air, Cinemax had also aired some original music programming: during the mid-to-late 1980s, upon the meteoric rise in popularity of MTV, Cinemax began airing music videos in the form of an interstitial that ran during extended breaks between films called MaxTrax; it also ran music specials under the banner Cinemax Sessions during that same time period. The mid- and late-1980s also saw Cinemax add a limited amount of series programming onto its schedule including the sketch comedy series Second City Television (whose U.S. broadcast rights Cinemax had acquired from NBC in 1983) and the science fiction series Max Headroom (which had also aired on ABC from 1987 to 1988). Comedy specials were also occasionally broadcast on the channel during the late 1980s, under the Cinemax Comedy Experiment banner. Although its programming had diversified, Cinemax had foremost remained a movie channel. In February 1988, the network premiere broadcast of Lethal Weapon became the highest rated telecast in Cinemax's history at that time, averaging a 16.9 rating and 26 share.
Third logo, used from 1997 to 2008; used as a secondary logo from 2008 to 2010. A variant (sans the circle), was used secondarily from 2010 to 2011. It is still used in Cinemax Latin America.
Fourth logo, used from 2008 to 2011; variant of original 1997 logo.

By 1990, Cinemax limited its programming mainly to movies. However starting in 1992, Cinemax re-entered into television series development with the addition of adult-oriented scripted series similar in content to the softcore pornographic films featured on the channel in late night (such as the network's first original adult series Erotic Confessions, and later series entries such as Hot Line, Passion Cove, Lingerie and Co-Ed Confidential); this marked a return to adult series for the channel as Cinemax previously aired Scandals and Eros America in the 1980s. From 1992 to 1997, Cinemax aired one movie each day of the week that would be centered around a certain genre, represented by various pictograms that would be shown within a specialized feature presentation bumper before the start of the movie; the symbols included: "Comedy" (represented by an abstract face made up of various movie props, with the mouth open to look like it is laughing), "Suspense" (represented by a running man silhouette within a jagged film strip), "Premiere" (represented by an exclamation mark caught in spotlights), "Horror" (represented by a skull augmented with a devil horn and a gear-shaped eye, and a casket), "Drama" (represented by abstract comedy and tragedy masks), "Vanguard" (represented by a globe overlaid on a film strip), "Action" (represented by a machine gun and an explosion) and "Classic" (represented by a classic movie-era couple embracing and kissing). The particular film genre that played on the specific day (and time) varied by country.

In the United States:

>Monday, 8 p.m. ET: Comedy
>Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET: Suspense
>Wednesday (originally Friday), 8 p.m. ET: Vanguard
>Thursday, 8 p.m. ET: Drama (originally Horror)
>Friday (originally Wednesday),[8] 8 p.m. ET: Premiere
>Saturday, 10 p.m. ET (originally 11:30 p.m. ET): Action
>Sunday, Noon ET: Classic

In Latin America:

>Monday: Comedy
>Tuesday: Classic
>Wednesday: Drama
>Thursday: Horror / Suspense
>Friday: Vanguard
>Saturday: Premiere
>Sunday: Action

These genre-based movie presentations ended in 1997, as part of an extensive rebrand of the network with Cinemax's only themed movie presentations becoming a nightly featured movie at 8 p.m. ET (under the branding "Max Hits at 8") and a nightly primetime movie at 10 p.m. ET (branded as "Max Prime at 10"). Upon the launch of the two multiplex channels in 1998, Cinemax offered "sneak preview" blocks of programs that could be seen on ActionMax and ThrillerMax in primetime on Saturdays and Sundays, respectively. By the mid-2000s, classic films released from the 1940s to the 1970s that had been broadcast on Cinemax from its launch (which continued to air in the morning hours on the main channel during the 1990s and early 2000s) were relegated to some of its multiplex channels, and have become prominent on its multiplex service, 5StarMax. Today, a large majority of mainstream films featured on the main channel are releases from the 1990s to the present, with some films from the 1970s and 1980s included on the schedule.

In 2001, Cinemax began to change its focus from a channel that airs second-run feature films that were previously broadcast on sister channel HBO before their Cinemax debut, to one that premieres select blockbuster and lesser-known theatrical films before their debut on HBO. In February 2011, Cinemax announced that it would begin offering mainstream original programming (in the form of action-themed series aimed at men 18 to 49-years-old) to compete with sister channel HBO, and rivals Showtime and Starz as well as because of competition from other movie services such as Netflix and to change Cinemax's image from a channel mostly known for its softcore pornographic series and movies (although its adult programming continues to appear as part of the channel's late night schedule).

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History (originally The History Channel from 1995 to 2008) is a American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and the Disney–ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company.

It originally broadcast documentary programs and historical fiction series. However since 2008, it has mostly broadcast a variety of reality television series and other non-history related content. Additionally, the network is frequently criticized by scientists and skeptics for broadcasting pseudo-documentaries, unsubstantiated and sensational investigative programming, such as Ancient Aliens, UFO Files and the Nostradamus Effect. The channel is available in more than 80 million households around the United States.

International versions of History are available, in various forms, in Canada, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, India, Ireland, Israel, Spain, Poland, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Egypt, South Africa, and Latin America.

As of August 2013, approximately 98,226,000 American households (86.01% of households with television) receive History.

History was launched on January 1, 1995 as The History Channel, its original format focused entirely on historical series and specials. The channel has consistently produced decent prime-time ratings in the U.S.[citation needed]

On February 16, 2008, a new logo was launched on the U.S. network as part of a major rebranding effort. While the trademark "H" was kept, the triangle shape on the left acts as a play button for animation and flyouts during commercials and shows. On March 20, 2008, as part of that same rebranding effort, The History Channel dropped the "The" and "Channel" from its name to become simply "History."

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Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi Channel) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The channel features science fiction, drama, supernatural, fantasy, reality, paranormal, wrestling, and horror programming.

As of August 2013, approximately 97,447,000 American households (85.33% of households with television) receive Syfy.

In 1989, Boca Raton, Florida, communications attorney Mitchell Rubenstein and his wife Laurie Silvers devised the concept for the Sci-Fi Channel, and planned to have it begin broadcasting in December 1990, but lacked the resources to launch it. In March 1992, the concept was picked up by USA Networks, then a joint venture between Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios. The channel was seen as a natural fit with classic film and television series that both studios had in their vaults, including Universal's Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Rod Serling TV series Night Gallery, and Paramount's Star Trek. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and author Isaac Asimov were among those on the advisory board; when the channel was launched, Rubenstein recalled, "[T]he first thing that was on the screen was 'Dedicated to the memories of Isaac Asimov and Gene Roddenberry,' members of the Channel's Board of Advisors. Leonard Nimoy was master of ceremonies at the channel's launch party, held at the Hayden Planetarium in Manhattan; Asimov's widow Janet and Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett, were in attendance. The first program shown on the network was the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

In 1994, Paramount was sold to Viacom, followed by Seagram's purchase of a controlling stake in MCA (of which Universal was a subsidiary) from Matsushita the next year. In 1997, Viacom sold its stake in USA Networks to Universal, who spun off all its television assets to Barry Diller the next year. Three years later, Diller would sell these assets back to Universal, by then a subsidiary of Vivendi SA (at the time known as Vivendi Universal). Vivendi's film and television production, and cable television assets were then merged with General Electric's NBC to form NBC Universal in 2004.

A high definition version of the channel launched on October 3, 2007 on DirecTV. In 2013, Syfy was awarded the James Randi Educational Foundation's Pigasus Award.

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The Cable News Network, (commonly referred to by its intitals, CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. The 24-hour cable news channel was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States.

While the news channel has numerous affiliates, CNN primarily broadcasts from its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta, the Time Warner Center in New York City, and studios in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. CNN is sometimes referred to as CNN/U.S. to distinguish the American channel from its international counterpart, CNN International. As of August 2010, CNN is available in over 100 million U.S. households.[6] Broadcast coverage extends to over 890,000 American hotel rooms, and the U.S. channel is also carried on cable and satellite in Canada. Globally, CNN programming airs through CNN International, which can be seen by viewers in over 212 countries and territories.

As of August 2013, approximately 98,496,000 American households (86% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive CNN.

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Fox News Channel (FNC), also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of August 2013, approximately 97,186,000 American households (85.1% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive the Fox News Channel. The channel broadcasts primarily from studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who hired former NBC executive Roger Ailes as its founding CEO. It launched on October 7, 1996, to 17 million cable subscribers. It grew during the late 1990s and 2000s to become the dominant cable news network in the United States.

Many observers have stated that Fox News Channel promotes conservative political positions and biased reporting. Commentators, news anchors, and reporters at Fox News Channel have responded that news reporting and political commentary operate independently of each other and have denied any bias in news reporting.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Watch StarZ Movie Live TV Channel (English)

Starz (originally stylized as "Starz!" from 1994 to 2005,[1] and presently as "starz" since March 2005[2]) is an American premium cable and satellite television channel that serves as the flagship service of Starz, LLC (it is considered to be the company's flagship channel, even though co-owned premium channel Encore was launched in 1991, predating the existence of Starz by three years). Starz's programming features mainly theatrically released motion pictures, along with some first-run original television series. The headquarters of Starz and its sister channels Encore and MoviePlex are located at the Meridian International Business Center complex in Meridian, Colorado.[3] As of June 30, 2013, Starz's programming is available to 21.8 million pay television subscribers in the United States Starz! launched at 8 p.m. ET on February 1, 1994, primarily on cable systems operated by Tele-Communications, Inc.; the first two movies ever aired on the channel were both dramas released in 1992, respectively Scent of a Womanand The Crying Game. Starz originally was a joint venture between TCI and Liberty Media (both companies were controlled by John Malone), with TCI owning a 50.1% controlling interest in the channel. The channel originally debuted as part of a seven-channel thematic multiplex that was launched by Encore; this multiplex was intended to only be six channels prior to a deal in 1993 in which Encore acquired the pay cable rights to telecast recent feature films released by Universal Pictures after that year.[8] Starz! originally carried the moniker "Encore 8" in its on-air branding as part of a numbering system that was initially used by Encore's multiplex channels, however Starz! chronologically was the first of the seven channels to make its debut with the other six eventually launching between July and September 1994.[8][9][10] Original logo, used from February 1, 1994 to March 27, 2005; the "Encore 8" moniker was often seen underneath the logo prior to 2002. The channel focused more on recent feature films than its sister channel Encore did at the time, as that channel focused on films released between the 1960s and the 1980s (it would eventually add recent film fare as well in July 1999). Besides obtaining rights to films released by Universal Pictures, Starz! also initially had television rights to releases from Carolco Pictures, Fine Line Features and its sibling New Line Cinema, and Disney-owned Miramax, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures (although films from those studios did not begin to be carried on Starz until 1997, after the studio's output agreement with Showtime concluded). The channel also restricted the scheduling of films that contained graphic sexual or violent content to late evening and overnight time periods. Second logo, used from March 28, 2005 to April 6, 2008. Starz!'s cable carriage was mainly limited to TCI's systems at launch, although it would gain its first major carriage agreement with a provider other than TCI, when it signed a deal with Continental Cablevision in September 1995. It gained further ground when Comcast signed a deal to carry the network in 1997 on its Pennsylvania and New Jersey systems to replace Philadelphia-based PRISM after that channel shut down.[13] The channel eventually gained carriage on most other major U.S. cable and satellite providers by the early 2000s, particularly with the adoption of digital cable. Starz! was available to an estimated 2.8 million pay television subscribers by 1996, only one million of whom had subscribed to a cable or satellite provider other than TCI. As a startup network, Starz! endured major profit losses during its early years, with total deficits topping $203 million and annual revenue losses of $150 million by 1997, it was also predicted to lose an additional estimated $300 million in revenue before its cash flow was predicted to break even.[15] Partly in an effort to get the network's substantial monetary losses off its books, TCI announced a deal on June 2, 1997, in which it transferred majority ownership of the corporate entity that operated Starz, Encore Media Group, to sister company Liberty Media – TCI initially retained a 20% minority ownership interest in Encore Media Group, though Liberty Media would assume the former company's stake in the subsidiary in 1999, following TCI's merger with AT&T Corporation. By May 1998, Starz! maintained a subscriber base of 7.6 million homes that had cable or satellite television. Encore Media Group was later renamed the Starz Encore Media Group in 2000 (and then to Starz Entertainment in 2005). As part of a restructuring plan for the company in 2003, Starz Encore Group announced the elimination of 100 jobs within its nine regional offices and closed four of the offices that were in operation at the time. On November 19, 2009, Liberty Media spun off Starz and Encore into a separate public tracking stock called Liberty Starz.[20] On January 1, 2010, former HBO president Chris Albrecht joined Starz, LLC as its president and chief executive officer, to oversee all of the Starz entities (including Starz Entertainment, Overture Films, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Film Roman). On August 8, 2012, Liberty Media announced that it would spin off the Liberty Starz subsidiary into a separate publicly traded company.[22] The spin-off of the subsidiary was completed on January 11, 2013, with Liberty Starz changing its name to "Starz, LLC" as a result Depending on the service provider, Starz provides up to twelve multiplex channels – six 24-hour multiplex channels, all of which are simulcast in both standard definition and high definition – as well as a subscription video-on-demand service (Starz On Demand). Starz broadcasts its primary and multiplex channels on both Eastern and Pacific Time Zone schedules. The respective coastal feeds of each channel are usually packaged together (though most cable providers only offer the east and west coast feeds of the main Starz channel), resulting in the difference in local airtimes for a particular movie or program between two geographic locations being three hours at most. The premium film services Encore and Movieplex, which are also owned by Starz, Inc., operate as separate services – and subscribers to one do not necessarily have to subscribe to any of the others, some providers offer Encore and Movieplex's multiplex channels on a separate digital cable tier from Starz. However, Encore and, depending on its carriage, Movieplex are frequently sold together in a package with Starz. Starz: The flagship channel; Starz features hit movies and first-run films from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films and international pictures, along with some original series. The main Starz channel commonly premieres recent theatrically released hit movies – debuting on the channel within a lag of between eight months to one year on average from their initial theatrical release – on most Saturday nights at 9 p.m. ET, as part of a weekly feature film block called the "Starz Saturday Premiere" (originally known as "Starz Saturday Opening Night" until 2002). Starz Cinema: This channel serves as the destination for movies with enduring themes, films outside the mainstream cinema and arthouse films; Starz Cinema launched in 1999. Starz Comedy: This channel features lighthearted films and movies that make you laugh. Starz Comedy took over the channel space of Starz! Kids in 2005; the channel was originally slated to launch as a separate multiplex channel in 2002, but plans were postponed for unknown reasons. Starz Edge: This channel features films for the "new generation", aimed at the 18 to 34-year-old demographic. Originally launching in 1996 as Starz! 2, it was rebranded as Starz! Theater from 1999 to 2006. Starz InBlack: A multiplex channel that is dedicated to showcasing the best in black cinema and urban entertainment; including first-run hits, classical films, Pan-African films and original productions. Launched in 1997 as a joint venture with BET, Starz InBlack was previously known as BET Movies: Starz! until 2001, when BET opted out of the venture during its purchase by Viacom (then-owner of rival premium service Showtime), and was then renamed Black Starz! from 2001 to 2006. Starz Kids & Family: This channel features commercial-free family movies (from action and adventure movies to comedies to family treasures), along with some animated and imported live-action children's series. The channel features two program blocks: "Building Blocks", a weekday morning block of animated series (primarily imported from Canada) and "Six Block", a weekday evening block of imported live-action series aimed at a pre-teen audience. This channel was created in 2005, out of a merger of two separate services, Starz! Family (which launched in 1999) and Starz! Kids (which launched in 2004, over the channel space now occupied by Starz Comedy). Unlike Encore Family (which replaced Encore Wam in August 2011), Starz Kids & Family still features some PG-13 rated films within its schedule, in addition to G- and PG-rated films. Due to its family-targeted format, the channel does not broadcast R-rated movies or TV-MA rated programming.

Watch Discovery Channel Live TV Channel

Discovery Channel (often referred to as simply "Discovery", and formerly "The Discovery Channel" from 1985 to 1995) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel (which is also delivered via IPTV, terrestrial television and internet television in other parts of the world) that is the flagship television property of Discovery Communications, a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav. As of June 2012, Discovery Channel is the second most widely distributed cable channel in the United States, behind TBS;[2] it is available in 409 million households worldwide, through its U.S. flagship channel and its various owned or licensed television channels internationally. It provides documentary television programming focused primarily on popular science, technology and history. Programming on the flagship Discovery Channel in the U.S. is primarily focused on reality television series, such as speculative investigation (with shows such as MythBusters, Unsolved History and Best Evidence), automobiles, and occupations (such as Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch); it also features documentaries specifically aimed at families and younger audiences. A popular annual feature on the channel is Shark Week, which airs on Discovery during the summer months. As of August 2013, Discovery Channel is available to approximately 98,891,000 pay television households (86.59% of households with television) in the United States

Watch MTV Music Television Live Channel (English)

MTV Live HD is an international 24-hour HD music and entertainment television network that is operated by Viacom International Media Networks' subsidiary Viacom International Media Networks Polska.[1] The channel is available in Europe, South America, MTV Live HD, the first ever international high definition service dedicated to music, offers a mix of programming from MTV. MTV Live HD is operated by MTVNI's Emerging Markets group, who produce and broadcast the channel from its Warsaw hub.[2] The English-language service also features original and acquired shows, and programming from MTVNI's multi-branded library. The channel's mix of programming includes shows produced by other international MTV production units in Southern Europe, the UK and South America.[2] From the beginning the channels' programming schedules are split into two blocks - MTV HD and Nickelodeon HD, but from October through December 2010 the channel only aired music related programs; it restarted airing Nickelodeon shows at the weekends but earlier in the morning. From July 1, 2011 the channel began to focus primarily on live music programming. The channel was launched on September 15, 2008 in some parts of Europe as MTVNHD (MTV Networks-High Definition)[3] and in some parts of South America by the end of 2008.[4] The channel continued to launch in new countries throughout 2010, including Australia where it first became available in standard-definition. On July 1, 2011, MTVNHD was rebranded as MTV Live HD, with a new logo to match the new logos of all other MTV channels revealed on the same date.[5] However in the UK and Ireland the channel remained as MTVNHD. In Australia MTVN Live was rebranded as MTV Live. On April 23, 2012, MTVNHD was rebranded as MTV Live HD in the UK and Ireland, along with the launch of a standard-definition MTV Live