Top 191 Cable Quotes

In this post, you will find great Cable Quotes from famous people, such as Greg Kinnear, John Ridley, Liam Cunningham, Billy Gardell, Marcia Clark. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I went door-to-door selling cable television subscripti

I went door-to-door selling cable television subscriptions when I was in college. Not to date myself, but cable was just coming on. I had terrible territories, and they would give me $25, if I got somebody to let them come and just put the little cord in their house.
I can tell you from personal experience it gets a little tiring having to make the rounds on cable shows to explain ‘what’s up with black folks.’
I think HBO and a couple of the other cable channels in America are making some of the best television that’s ever been made.
Yeah, I’ve done Jim Breuer’s radio show a couple times, and I heard from Larry the Cable Guy when I got ‘Mike & Molly,’ wishing me congratulations. I’m always the last one to the party, man. But that’s okay. I got there.
I like cable stuff; I really do – ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘American Crime Story.’
Ideally, in the future, you’ll just pay your cable company for the stream, which you’ll be able to watch and manipulate through whatever means on whatever devices you like.
What MSNBC is, what cable news prime time has become in the shows that get the ratings, is the oped page of the newspaper.
I found out a lot of stuff through MTV, and I didn’t even have cable, I just saw it at friendshouses. But my culture in junior high was totally influenced by it.
Deadpool was intended, as Cable was, to be tied into Wolverine’s history.
I didn’t have cable growing up. I never saw ESPN or GameDay.
I suppose it’s true that most great television, literature, and other forms of high art (and basic cable) benefit from a little hindsight. ‘M.A.S.H.’ comes to mind. So does ‘The Iliad.’
Kevin Bleyer
Television is really fertile ground, and it’s because of platforms like Netflix and Hulu and, of course, the cable channels like HBO and Showtime.
The Fox News cable channel is doing very well because there is a market for what Fox News has to offer.
Cable boxes are, almost without exception, awful. They’re under-powered computers running very badly designed software. Their channel guides are slow, poorly laid out, and usually riddled with ads.
I didn’t have cable, so YouTube was my cartoons.
I used to devour a lot of stand-up comedy in my cousin‘s basement. He had cable and I didn’t, so I went there and saw all the comedians.
Tully was the first young, handsome, cocky, well-dressed bad guy. He was our version of Ric Flair before I knew who Ric Flair was. This was before cable TV or any of that, and Tully was our Ric Flair.
I think you could argue that President Obama could have watched a little cable news… I do think that there is value in understanding where the conversation is and having a little less detachment where the popular conversation is.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
Horace Mann
You would rather pay $50 a month for a cable modem than a free voiceband modem because of the attractiveness of that broadband connection.
Our news is Fox News. It’s a cable channel and has nothing to do, frankly, with the entertainment area of the company. It’s the model of how this company was launched, and there are a lot of independent stations and Fox O&Os who have hugely successful news that our programming is the lead-in for.
Dana Walden
The quality of TV, I think, is at an all-time high. The problem with it is the way that we end up consuming it – generally a cable box. A satellite receiver is, to me, nothing more than a glorified VCR.
Eddy Cue
On cable now, the writer is king. Any actor chases that.
When you go to cable, there are no stations and no affiliates and they allow you to do your show.
This is the evolution of television. It just keeps evolving from three networks, four cable networks, satellite. Now there’s Internet channels and the phone.
I don’t think that swearing or gratuitous violence or sex make a show better. I just think there are natural rhythms to a human being in these situations, and what happens in these situations that cable allows is a natural reaction.
Philip Winchester
For all the manufactured ‘Republican versus Democrat‘ drama that dominates today‘s cable news and political rhetoric, the most striking feature of our present-day democracy is not partisan divide – it’s a corrupt system that protects incumbents from the consequences that real democracy brings.
A rule against paid fast lanes would encourage additional capacity; a rule permitting paid fast lanes would simply encourage cable companies to create congested slow lanes on the Internet so they could make money by selling fast lanes to big companies.
It’s ridiculous that we let broadcast and cable shows compete against each other at the Emmys. They are not the same animal.
Frankly, with HBO and Showtime and cable shows, the DVD box sets and all, you can have a product that doesn’t make you feel like as soon as it’s projected, it’s thrown away. It’s really a piece of art.
I don’t have ADD, but I only like to pay attention to the things I like to pay attention to, and things like getting a TV and getting the cable working are beyond me, and so I let such things lapse, sometimes for years. This applies to keeping my apartment clean.
No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast,

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
Robert Burton
I remember when cable happened and everyone said broadcast was dead, and then satellite happened and everyone said cable was dead, and then DVDs happened and everyone said everything was over. Nothing was over. I’m very optimistic about the future.
Because it’s uncensored cable, I think we’ll be able to do the kind of sketch comedy that really hasn’t been seen before. We can actually finish jokes.
Aries Spears
Streaming TV shows, movies, and other types of video over the Internet to all manner of devices, once a fringe habit, is now a squarely mainstream practice. Even people still paying for cable or satellite service often also have Netflix or Hulu accounts.
I don’t think you have to be in these serious, heavy, independent little movies to be an actor. Some of the most interesting acting I’ve seen is on cable television.
I’ve appeared three times on ‘The Good Wife.’ I’m proud of being associated with the show. ‘Time’ magazine called it ‘the best thing on TV outside cable.’ Did I mention that I also appear on cable?
The TV Everywhere structure is good for all cable, satellite, and telephone distributors. It’s good for all networks. It’s good for studios that sell to networks, so it’s basically good for everybody on the business side.
Jeff Bewkes
A lot of consumers actively enjoy advertising, especially fashion print ads and clever TV commercials. The nostalgic cable channel TVLand features not only vintage shows but also vintage commercials.
Rarely, if ever, has a cable news channel employed a host who has previously campaigned for the business goals of the channel’s parent company. But as channels like MSNBC have moved to more opinionated formats, they have exposed themselves to potential conflicts.
It has taken some time, but I know I’ve put my trust in the right team, and I’m excited to collaborate with Universal Cable Productions and Benderspink to bring ‘Dreadstar”s unique brand of chaos to television.
Cable’s on fire. Traditional broadcast TV’s hearing a death knell. I sample as much television as possible. I like ‘Homeland,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep.’ Now reinvention‘s important.
Many of our constituents have one option for cable TV and one price. Our constituents desire choice.
One of the best pieces of advice I ever got in professional wrestling was use the exposure from cable’s number one rated television show to transition and move on to what you want to go into next.
For my generation of actors, it was about the theatre. Television didn’t exist. Coaxial cable didn’t exist.
We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They’ve heard it on the radio. They’ve seen it on the Internet. They’ve seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different.
Flip through the channels, and there is no denying it: The world of cable news – and their network chat-show brethren – is very, very white.
I have actually directed over thirty plays and about one hundred commercials for cable TV, but have not yet had the opportunity to direct a feature film.
Sid Haig
While the rest of the cable news world moved to opinion, CNN allowed me to stay true to my hard-news roots and supported me with a true commitment to old-school journalism.
Cable made the Food Network possible. It was invented in 1993 by Reese Schoenfeld, a co-founder of CNN, who was convinced that its natural audience was womenmillions of them.
We want to be number one, from the ingestion of content to the play-out to any type of channel. Everything between there, you should see Ericsson if you are a broadcaster, telecoms operator, or cable operator.
It is harder to get adult, character-driven material on television than it used to be, but there are lots of other places that you can go to sell it. If you can do it for basic cable or pay cable, we have those outlets.
Cable TV has become where the best actors, writers and directors have gone to work because they are allowed to do character-driven stories.
What NDS did is allow us to move into video capability with large service providers or cable providers – and the ability to do this out of the cloud. And that allows you to do it faster.
One thing that cable has done is trained the audience that, when a TV show is on, it should be on.
It was no accident that I made ‘Hoop Dreams‘ because it concerned a sport that I loved and hoped would be my dream, however far-fetched that turned out to be. Because of the success of that film, Hollywood pigeonholed me as a sports biopic guy, which led to ‘Prefontaine’ and two cable sports films.
Steve James
Look at the Chandra Levy case. It’s become a Star Chamber. The major networks, the cable networks, they’re being prosecutors. They’re judges and jurors and executioners. Well, c’mon, that’s ridiculous. But they’re doing it.
It’s been possible for years to use a PC to watch and record over-the-air television broadcasts, and unencrypted cable television tuners have been available almost as long. But for a long time, you could only watch copyright-protected channels with a cable company-leased box.
Because of network neutrality rules, activists can turn to the Internet to bypass the discrimination of mainstream cable, broadcast, and print outlets as we organize for change.
I’ve been watching a lot of cable shows like ‘The Wire’ and ‘Breaking Bad‘ and ‘Downton Abbey.’ I love how real the moments are.
Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance – the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest.
Suitsfans. I’ve never met a more diverse audience: across gender, race, class. It’s incredible. People who are high-powered lawyers to doormen. A Chinese immigrant cable installer – who barely spoke Englishloves ‘Suits!’
David Costabile
I guess when I got to MSNBC in 2009, I brought Bernie S

I guess when I got to MSNBC in 2009, I brought Bernie Sanders to cable probably more than anybody else.
We didn’t have cable TV. We just couldn’t afford it. But you don’t need cable to watch the Masters. In 1997, at the exact moment I started out, I watched Tiger Woods win the Masters.
To be sure, educational programming likely benefits some of the children who seek it out, particularly those whose families can’t afford the myriad options available today on cable or Netflix.
Public radio is the last oasis of free and independent music. For satellite radio channels, you have to subscribe; commercial stations are as corporate as basic cable.
There has been an attempt to pull in a more cable mentality to the big networks – from NBC hiring Scott Sassa from TNT, to FOX hiring Herzog from Comedy Central.
It’s the cable shows that are really the most interesting – ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ those shows are really the premiere shows on television right now.
Baseball is a game that shouts, ‘Slow Down’ to America. Stop tweeting, texting, blogging, watching cable news, and obsessing about polls, lost planes, and focus-group-driven politicians.
I believe that the Internet is the information highway. I’m religious about this. I don’t think it’s cable television.
James H. Clark
In the 24-hour news cycle of cable, we don’t always get it right.
Ed Henry
TV, in particular cable channels, has assumed the role of independent film.
I get really frustrated during a crisis when I go through all the cable channels and find – very often with the exception of CNN – that I’m not watching news at all. You think, ‘Well, God… there are talk shows, talk shows, talk shows and everyone is an expert!’
We did some soul-searching. Was the cable industry obsolete? Was it an opportune time to get out? Our conclusion was that if you rebuilt your system with this new fiber-optic coaxial hybrid – which we now call broadband – the glass was half full, not half empty. We could compete.
With people all the way from 17 to 2… ‘iCarly’ often is the No. 1 show, not just on cable but all of television.
The 8 P.M. hour in the cable news world is currently driven by the indomitable Bill O’Reilly, Nancy Grace, and Keith Olbermann. Shedding my own journalistic skin to try to inhabit the kind of persona that might coexist in that lineup is just impossible for me.
Every time my manager approached big network executives or even cable, they told him I was too dangerous. They couldn’t trust me.
Andy Kaufman
Some of the greatest shows in history – ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Everybody Loves Raymond‘ and ‘House’ – had puny starts but the benefit of schedule protection, increasingly scarce in today’s DVR world. Cable nets can tolerate small ratings, building hits in progress like ‘Breaking Bad,’ or marathon their way to a ‘Duck Dynasty.’
According to me films like ‘Sonali Cable’ are career changing films and only few get such chance, I am happy that I did this film.
TV is still a ‘pushmedium – we are broadcasting into any home or business with basic cable, and depending on what’s happening in the world, we have a wider audience, from news junkies to very sporadic viewers. On TV, you want your reporting to be valuable to that entire audience and be relevant.
When I was little I adored the windy beaches of Ventor and the dinosaur cliffs at Alum Bay. I was thrilled to take the cable car, and I coveted the layers of coloured sand in tiny jars in the gift shop.
Each day more coalition MPs in seats outside the South East come out against George Osborne’s regional pay cut plans, and Vince Cable now claims they are dead.
It seems I am more beloved on a reality show from an extended cable network than I am in social circles in my own city.
Most of the best writing, the most creative writing, the most interesting, the most out-of-the-box kind of stuff, is being done on cable, you know, and on the computer. I mean, whatever it is, Amazon or Netflix or something. Because they’re just willing to take chances, you know, and there’s a market for it.
I know I’m on a small cable reality show. I’m realistic where I stand in the scheme of things.
Jai Rodriguez
Because I’m seen on ‘Oz’, a lot of the urban cats in the city are like, ‘Yo, I thought you’d be rolling in a Mercedes?’ And I’m just like, ‘Not at all!’ This is cable money. There is a big difference between that and a network. But still I can’t complain. It’s better than doing a 9 to 5 any day.
Kirk Acevedo
The current FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, is highly regarded, but some distrust him because he is the former head lobbyist of both the cable and wireless phone industries. He’s also made some statements suggesting he doesn’t understand or opposes network neutrality.
People choose their modes of information in much more tunneled ways. I think cable news contributes for sure. I think President Trump contributes.
Chip Away’ is somewhat of a rail against cable news and divisive agendas… all for the almighty dollar.
For most of the Latinos in our nation, merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable would mean one company controlling their window to the world of culture and entertainment.
The major networks, the cable networks, they’re being prosecutors. They’re judges and jurors and executioners. Well, c’mon, that’s ridiculous. But they’re doing it.
It’s like those high-school yearbook photos that everyone would rather not see: Oh my God, look at that mullet hair. I have those photos too, but for me, they’re, like, entire movies. And they show them on cable.
All of the people who are using their BlackBerries or their iPhones, Facebook, all of the people who are sitting in cafes and hotels rooms doing their work, they’re all using wireless technology, and we shouldn’t assume that the only way of the future is high speed cable.
Cable TV? Stressful? Never.

Cable TV? Stressful? Never.
The cable model is just a better model. Dual revenue stream: advertising-supported and subscription-supported revenues.
There seems to be a vulnerability at the networks in late night. They are losing more and more audience, particularly young viewers who are now looking at cable television. ‘Tonight‘ is an old show. CBS has reruns, and having a public affairs series like ‘Nightline’ on ABC is a big mistake.
Fred Silverman
Windows never planned for a VR device. When you plug a HDMI cable into the computer, Windows thinks it’s a new monitor. The desktop blinks. It tries to rearrange windows and icons.
The hardware manufacturers, game designers, cable companies and computer companies and, in fact, film studios are going to ensure that this thing marches on. They know that they are going to make an enormous amount of money from it.
Thomas Dolby
Yeah, there’s probably been times when I’m watching cable and seeing there’s like three movies that Jack‘s in and I’m sitting hogging a bag of Cheetos in my underwear and I think ‘God, what happened to me? Why can’t I be something special like Jack?’
Just classic immigrant story – I mean, child of immigrant story – did not grow up with cable and so felt constantly like I was being spoken to in a foreign language when I would go to school. And people would be like, did you watch this? Did you watch that? I’d be like, no, but I did watch ‘SNL.’
My cell phone bill and my cable gets cut off all the time. Not because I don’t have the money, but because I just forget to pay my bills.
Erin Cummings
You know something that you’ll never hear on one of these cable talking-head shows? One of the guests going, ‘Hmm, I don’t know.’
The way the recession has affected Hollywood, a lot of actors that had robust opportunities before in film no longer have such plum options, so cable has done a good job of becoming a happy medium for artists deemed film actors.
Yeah, it’s also a huge jump for NXT to come off the WWE Network and come onto cable television. That’s huge.
There were times when we didn’t have hot water or a phone line. But I guarantee you, we always had cable, and it was always on.
I was an avid ‘Chitrahaar’ and ‘Superhit Muqqabala’ watcher. We did not have cable TV for a long time, so that was my only source of entertainment growing up. My great fantasy was to be in ‘Chitrahaar!’
Getting trapped back in the ’80s, it’s almost like a comic nightmare, which for me is a very real nightmare. Every time I flip through the cable, I have flashbacks.
With the rise of cable, network is clearly floundering because the characters on cable are far more fascinating than they are on network. Network television is trying to figure it out. Network television really relies on story rather than character, and cable relies on character.
The network shows have this very commercial voice that you have to adhere to, and the cable shows, it’s kind of like winning the lottery. The independent film world is a world you can actually get to. You can get the under-a-million-dollar film by finding a good cast and financing.
I think that what people want from cable news channels is the sense that if there’s hard news, it’s going to come up immediately.
Divestitures have long been the preferred remedy for horizontal mergers, where there’s an overlap between the two companies. Airlines, for example, may have to sell routes or airport gates where the two airlines compete; cable operators may have to sell operations in cities where both companies operate.
It’s not like Alaska isn’t wilderness – it mostly is. But most Alaskans don’t live in the wild. They live on the edge of the wild in towns with schools and cable TV and stores and dentists and roller rinks sometimes. It’s just like anyplace else, only with mountains and moose.
I wanted to move between film and theater – I never felt like I fit into TV. And I’m very anti-TV, like, ‘I’m never going to do TV,’ but also, TV didn’t want me either, so it was kind of perfect. And then, of course, cable happened, and suddenly it was like, ‘Oh, I could do that kind of stuff.’
Summer is a great opportunity for all of cable. People love to find original episodes.
My father didn’t do a lot of direct education. My mother was the direct educator. She would put on these movies on American Movie Classics when we got cable, after my parents got divorced, which took like four or five years.
I have more faith in doing something creative for a cable station or something like Yahoo or Google or Amazon. What Netflix did with ‘House of Cards‘ and David Fincher was brilliant. That is inspiring to me. I think there is more chance for creativity in animation, it just hasn’t happened there yet.
It feels as though, with all of these cable series or Internet shows or limited series events that are only 10 or 13 episodes… the quality is really rising.
Comics are a dying art. If you ask a little kid to choose between a video game with insane graphics or comic books… you have to compete with cable, satellite TV with its thousands of channels, and with video games that are like movies, with CGI explosions where you can blow up worlds.
Cable news, by its very nature, by its formula, is very guest-heavy.
The only reason I’m ever in character as ‘Larry The Cable Guy’ is because that’s what I’m hired to do. In my movies, obviously they hired ‘Larry The Cable Guy’ to be ‘Larry The Cable Guy.’ When I do my shows, I’m ‘Larry The Cable Guy.’ When I do Jay Leno, it’s: ‘Please welcome ‘Larry The Cable Guy.’
The character of Cable is complex.
Everyone talks about reality TV and that there are no roles left. That’s false. Years ago, there were three networks. Now there are 20 cable networks and so many ways for films to be exhibited. It’s an exciting time for actors, writers, directors, and producers.
I grew up in a pretty strict household in the sense that we just didn’t have cable, so I wasn’t familiar with what stand-up comedy was. I remember telling my friends that I thought stand-up comedy was like the thing that happened before the episode of ‘Seinfeld.’
There are these creative shows, all on cable, that are just so daring and out there. That’s the stuff I really want to be a part of, like with ‘Sucker Punch‘ and ‘Hangover 2.’ Those movies didn’t hold back. They really went for it.
In theater, you can be free. That's how Lin-Manuel Mira

In theater, you can be free. That’s how Lin-Manuel Miranda got to do the most revolutionary piece of theater with ‘Hamilton‘: color-blind casting in roles in which they would never cast Latinos if it were a film or TV show. It just goes to show that Hollywood and cable are way behind.
I did a pilot for Fox years ago called ‘Faceless,’ with Sean Bean. I always thought it was such a cool show because it was really raw. I thought we were pushing it. This was back at a time before there was the ‘cable standard.’
For a lot of people, most of their exposure to politics and politicians involves events on the campaign trail, interviews on cable news, or seeing a viral tweet here or there. But day to day, there’s so much more than anyone sees.
Cable has come along; many all-news 24 hour cable outlets in the United States. They have cut deeply into the traditional networks’ viewing audience.
I have no problem at all going back and forth between cable and network.
Shawn Ryan
A father and two sons run Adelphia. It’s a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people – three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? ‘Let’s send the monkey to Mars, Dad!’
Cable had a latitude to move which created less censorship and bestowed upon the artists, the writers and the creators, more liberty to create their shows.
Daniel Gillies
Obviously with the onset of cable and satellite, there are more opportunities for programming and original programming, so it creates more opportunities for actors and producers and directors and everything.
I act probably a lot more than you see. I happen to choose movies that don’t have much of a life, or I choose movies that are shown on cable instead of as features.
I don’t have cable. I just never watched a lot of TV.
Sonali Cable’ is not a low budget film, it’s a normal budget film.
I think it’s good news that cable television is so, so supportive of the Louis C.K.s, the Lena Dunhams, the Matthew Weiners, and the Vince Gilligans. There’s just so many people fearlessly making their stuff, you know?
Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now.
It’s really difficult for mainstream – let’s say, cable outlets – to talk about things like income inequality, wealth inequality when the advertisers that are funding their shows are the same corporations that want to ensure that the same system continues.
Cable is a great medium. It’s something I respond to. I’m not doing sitcoms. People don’t find me funny. That’s just the way it is.
When I first started to learn to run the ropes, that was really painful for me: it’s just cable wire wrapped in tape. It bruised my ribs so bad, it hurt to be hugged; it hurt to lay down.
I was a home-schooled kid, living in the forest, and I didn’t even have cable. I’m serious.
I stumbled into this format for ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ that I really like, inspired by cable and Dave Attell’s ‘Insomniac.’ I love being out on the street.
The highest-caliber dramatic work produced for TV – not just in cable but something like ‘The Good Wife‘ at network – is consistently great.
I’ve always liked adventure television. Pre-‘Survivor,’ I did a series on cable called ‘Eco-Challenge,’ an adventure race with experts mainly, and here we have ‘Expedition Impossible.’ I like the outdoors and I like doing something fresh for television you haven‘t seen before.
Net neutrality sounds wonky and technical but is actually quite simple. It would keep the Internet as it has always been – cable and phone companies would remain mere gateways to all sites, rather than gatekeepers determining where users can go and what innovators can offer them.
The FCC has made it clear it would punish a cable or phone company for deviating from providing ‘neutral’ access.
People in communities like Granger, Indiana, are rarely heard from on cable networks. But they, too, believe it is wrong to deport friends and neighbors who do no harm and much good.
The cable package continues to be the greatest value in the history of entertainment. The average hour watched on cable television costs between 15 and 25 cents. For most people who cannot afford other kinds of entertainment, it is their entertainment.
John Skipper
When I was in the sixth form I presented a cable and satellite programme about music, television and video. I used to do public speaking competitions.
Television is better than it’s ever been in history. A lot of stories are being pushed – because of how complicated they are to make – toward Netflix and other channels on cable.
Eighteen fifty-eight was a year of great technological advancement in the West. That was the year when Queen Victoria was able, for the first time, to communicate with President Buchanan, through the Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable. And they were the first to ‘Twitter‘ transatlantically.
My mom has this thing where if I’m doing anything doing dirty or crazy, she sniffs it out and yells at me. But the good thing is my mom doesn’t have cable, and so much of the stuff I’ve done was on cable, so many times she’ll miss it. I tend to gloss over the crazier things I shoot.
With all the cable and Internet channels you have available, you have so much opportunity. If you want to say something, you can say it and have people see it.
Through the auditions and the process of ‘Sonali Cable,’ I realised that I want to be an actor.
I’m interested in all forms of content, including Internet and gaming. On the TV side, cable has sparked a renaissance of the medium and that will continue for storytellers.
The entire experience of 'Sonali Cable' has been beauti

The entire experience of ‘Sonali Cable’ has been beautiful. It has been a long journey for me, both physically and emotionally and a great learning experience.
A great thing is happening on cable TV. You see characters change in stories over years, like in Tolstoy. That’s a whole, thrilling new form that I really enjoy. They are Tolstoy-an in their endless character development and narrative changes… a show like ‘Breaking Bad’ is astonishing.
I’m doing 5000 seat theaters and audiences are going nuts, it’s fantastic and it makes me very happy. I’m dirty, but not like this; I just do comedy that I find funny. I’m working on a new tv show for cable and it’s not set up yet.
I got the Fire Stick as a gift at the Amazon Emmys after-party in 2015, and because I haven’t lived in a house with cable television since I lived with my parents as a child, I’ve just streamed everything. I can afford cable. I have a television. But I only stream things.
A lot of cable television is shot on a single camera. Our eyes are more trained to that. It takes the camera off the crane, away from observing the action, to becoming a character in the story along with everyone else. People are getting used to that.
A. J. Bowen
I don’t even see it as cable TV anymore. I’ve been called ‘Larry the Cable Guy’ for so long, I don’t even think about it being about cable. I don’t know anything about cable.
Cable news is nothing more than entertainment, except for the International version of CNN and perhaps the BBC.
The cable makers are the ones who are willing to take risks and do something original and push the envelope some.
In South Jersey, as in many places around the country, we only have one cable company to choose from so there is no competition and therefore no incentive for good service, programming or competitive pricing.
The day my film ‘Dum’ released, it was available on pirated DVDs and VCDs. They showed the movie on cable channels. It was pathetic. It was so frustrating.
I really like cable T.V.
Cable news wants you to believe that America is red versus blue. I would argue America is way more purple than it looks.
Disclosure of the full monthly costs that consumers pay is the first step to ensuring that cable companies stop taking advantage of consumers.
DivX Plus Streaming provides secure streaming delivery of a feature rich premium digital entertainment experience to connected devices including HDTVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones, game consoles, PCs, Max and cable set-top boxes.
Alfred Amoroso
Listen, a cable series is a beautiful thing because there’s such amazing writing happening on television, and it’s a schedule that allows you to do a play or two. There’s a reason everybody wants that job!
I challenge you to go and turn on the other cable networks to find a face like mine in primetime.
Amy Rapp, my producing partner, and I are drawn to character-driven material. We’re developing and producing movies and TV, fiction and non-fiction, studio and independent, broadcast and cable, theatre, and web so our slate is really diverse.
Meredith Vieira
I just don’t know that we’re as filled with hate as cable news leads us to believe. It’s hard to hate up close.
As for the device we now call a TV or a cable box, I want it to be fast with a clean interface and seamlessly upgradeable to the latest software. I want it to be the primary source of all TV, not an ancillary device.
Obviously sex and nudity sells, but that’s what people go to cable for but that’s not going to happen on network daytime television… so I think it really is always going to come down to story. How do you make a story interesting enough so people will tune in? That’s always going to be it.
Jack Wagner
Most Americans don’t think about antitrust law when they look at their cable bill, flip channels on TV, or worry about what their favorite website knows about them. But they should.
The cable law. Prasar Bharati. The Broadcasting Bill. These are all overlapping things.
Every cable news channel was a very big business success before Donald Trump started lying about Barack Obama’s birth certificate. And they were all making more money than they knew what to do with then and more money than Donald Trump has ever seen in his life.
It’s very difficult to break into motion pictures, but it’s oddly easier for directors today because of independent films and cable, who have inherited for the most part those films of substance that the studios are reluctant to finance.
Mark Rydell
When you look at what you get in a cable subscription, it is a spectacular value. For $70 or $80 a month is what it would cost a family of four to go to the movies one time.
John Skipper
The budget on cable television is dramatically less than network television.
The more I watched cable, the more I realized the value of newspapers.
I don’t revisit anything unless there’s a really good occasion, like BAM screened ‘This Is My Life‘, with Lena Dunham and Nora Ephron before she died. It also screened ‘Uncle Buck‘, so I took my niece. I don’t have a TV, so I don’t happen upon old movies like you would if you had cable.
Human attention is limited, and a massive number of newly browsable books from the long tail necessarily compete with the biggest best-sellers, just as cable siphons audience from the major networks, and just as the Web pulls viewers from TV.
Classic cable TV may have hit its peak, but it’s still a huge force, and the streaming apps of many cable networks still require you to authenticate that you’re a paying cable customer every time you want to use a new such TV app.
Unsurprisingly, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) – once a luxury for room-sized computer installations – is now a standard item both in home offices and all the networked tiers above, protecting servers and online service providers, Internet backbones, phone companies, and even cable TV networks.
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Cable television is basically now the business of former political professionals. Joe Scarborough, a former Florida Congressman, is a far more successful cable host than he ever was a politician.
What’s great about cable is that the ceiling of expectation is lowered because fewer people have to tune in for it to be a success. You don’t need 23 million people a week like you do in broadcast.
Television, cable, features are always out there.
All things take time. A lot of my films still run on cable and are in video stores, and there’s a whole generation that doesn’t know who I am. So, it’s a dichotomy. In some people‘s minds I may never grow up.
Robby Benson
I guess probably in my time in politics, it continued to be affirmed to me that the African-American community, despite being subscription television’s most valuable customers, they are very underserved by cable and satellite television programming options.