Cable Quotes by Andy Kaufman, Swara Bhaskar, Robert Burton, Kevin Reilly, Jenji Kohan, Meredith Vieira and many others.
Every time my manager approached big network executives or even cable, they told him I was too dangerous. They couldn’t trust me.
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!’
No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
It used to be a given that the talent and the talent agencies would line up around the broadcast pitch season first and then take whatever was still available out to cable. I hate to say it, but it’s just not going down that way anymore. There are things that are bypassing the broadcast networks altogether.
I remember one of my writers on ‘Weeds’ got a new apartment and didn’t get cable or a dish. He just hooked his computer up to the TV. I was like, ‘This is it. This is how it’s happening.’
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.
The FCC has made it clear it would punish a cable or phone company for deviating from providing ‘neutral’ access.
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.’
With drama, especially, it seems like the bigger the budgets and the edgier the characters, the more interesting they are. We’re very lucky because ‘Modern Family’ wouldn’t fit on cable: they’d want us to push it more and be edgier and turn it into something that it’s not.
Goats are the cable talk show panelists of the animal world, ready at a moment’s notice to interject, interrupt, and opine. They have something to say about everything, little of it complimentary. They are the most impertinent animals I have ever known.
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.
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.
Cable news, by its very nature, by its formula, is very guest-heavy.
Through the auditions and the process of ‘Sonali Cable,’ I realised that I want to be an actor.
The largest issue with search is that we learned about it when the web was young, when the universe was ‘complete’ – the entire web was searchable! Now our digital lives are utterly fractured – in apps, in walled gardens like Facebook, across clunky interfaces like those in automobiles or Comcast cable boxes.
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.
Any ‘network neutrality’ rule should be designed to forbid phone or cable companies from controlling the Internet.
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 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.
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.
As a congressman, why should I be forced to peruse cable stations and blog sites for information on the discussions and then be asked to vote for the deal when I have no input and no time to know even what’s in it?
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.
The legend of a cable company trying to break the Internet makes scary bedtime stories for children of telecom geeks, but it is not reality.
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.
The cable law. Prasar Bharati. The Broadcasting Bill. These are all overlapping things.
Cable series have more time to focus on characters, and a structure that allows for a development in character as you go along. Network shows have a pressure of time and space that is completely different.
Cable is a dynamic and highly innovative industry, providing cutting edge services and content that Americans love. The broadband platform the industry has deployed is a critical part of the infrastructure needed to realize our national ambition to be a great nation in the Information Age.
Our legislation addresses broadcasts over the public airwaves, but I hope the cable and satellite industries see the importance of this issue and voluntarily create a family tier of programming and offer culturally responsible products.
Now, you watch cable news, and you know what everybody’s going to say before they open their mouth.
Evidence and economic theory suggests that control of the Internet by the phone and cable companies would lead to blocking of competing technologies.
I feel like network didn’t want me. I was doing all these pilots, and it never worked out. I was like, network doesn’t like me. I’m going to go to cable where I’m appreciated. Then it was funny; I think I had to go to cable for network to appreciate me.
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.
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.
My father lost an eye to a snapped cable while trying to rescue trapped miners, though he kept on working for fifteen years afterward.
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.
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.
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.
The thing is when I started doing standup, you had to have a clean act because that’s how you got on television. There weren’t all these cable shows. Also, I didn’t want to have that kind of act in case my family came to see me or my kid one day.
But by showing us live coverage of every bad thing happening everywhere in the world, cable news makes life seem like it’s just an endless string of disasters – when, for most people in most places today, life is fairly good.
When I was leaving NBC News to go to CNN, people would say, ‘What?! Why would you possibly leave the ‘Today Show’ to go to cable?’ If I would’ve listened to people, I would’ve been on a great platform, but I wouldn’t have grown as a journalist. So far, most of the steps in my career have been really good.
I did the first HBO special ever in 1975 at Haverford College. Cable was new then: HBO was a Time-Life entity, with maybe 400,000 or 500,000 subscribers and maybe 50 employees.
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.
Unfortunately, considering that we Latinos are really big for movie companies when they have blockbuster releases or new cable shows, when it comes to the dynamic of supporting our own product, it leaves much to be desired.
Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance – the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest.
The Fox News cable channel is doing very well because there is a market for what Fox News has to offer.
I’ve made a lot of very small movies that may not have had a large initial audience. Then it shows up on cable.
Network cable reads are always kind of stressful because it’s the first time everyone’s read through it out loud.
Americans hate their cable companies – for bumbling installers, on-again-off-again transmissions, peculiar channel selections, and indifferent customer service. The only thing cable subscribers hate more than the cable company is not being able to get what it delivers: multichannel selection and good reception.
In New York, I get people coming up to me because ‘The History Boys’ was such a hit on Broadway, and they show the film all the time on cable over there, so people recognise you.
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.
If I could make a device where people could just intuit everything you are thinking – a little cable you plug into, like, a USB port, I would make a billion dollars.
I think cable has been under-appreciated for its contribution to society.
‘The Sopranos,’ for instance, is arguably the best cable show of all time. They could have made a movie, but that show ended so perfectly, it would almost be a disadvantage to make a movie like that. Then again, if you made a ‘Sopranos’ movie, people would be lined around the block to go see it.
I knew on the day that I accepted my job at CNN that a ratings victory at 8 P.M. was going to be a formidable challenge. As I have been told over and over, this is the toughest time slot in cable news.
I didn’t have cable television growing up; there were only six channels you could watch then. The only really good channel was channel 10, and they would play ‘The Nanny Called Fran’ every night for years. I’ve seen every episode 100 times. I would get my Grandma to make me leopard skin dresses on her sewing machine.
‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ is a piece of sleight of hand presented as a cable news show. It is TV entertainment at its finest.
We’ve made so much headway with storytelling – mostly on cable, let’s be honest – but also on the networks and, you know, I think it’s about time that the leads are women. I’m not a woman, so I’m a bit biased – I wouldn’t mind if a few roles were left over for men.
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.
As you do on any cable series, if they introduce you as the villain, then you better start working towards making him a really good guy, or if they introduce you as a really good guy, then you better start working towards being the villain. Your character has to go somewhere, or else they become very uninteresting.
In 1984 nobody knew what cable was going to be. It was there, but you didn’t know where it was going.
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.
Before there was cable, Fox was cable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The country is polarized. And I think part of it – it is not just social media. We get our facts from different places. People self-select with so many different cable channels and so many sources. I think that is a huge problem.
‘Suits’ fans. 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 English – loves ‘Suits!’
For my generation of actors, it was about the theatre. Television didn’t exist. Coaxial cable didn’t exist.
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.
The budget on cable television is dramatically less than network television.
I feel like my competition is everything else that’s competing for people’s attention, not just other print magazines, newspapers and cable. It’s your kid’s report card and the games you want to play, all the things that compete for people’s time.
I have no problem at all going back and forth between cable and network.
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.
Revolt is my new – cable music network. It’s distributed through Time Warner and Comcast. And to put it simply, it is the ESPN of music.
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.
Since I have access to every, every crisis in the world because it’s always blaring at me on cable television, that doesn’t mean I have to worry about every one of them. This is also known as knowing where the off button is.
I was a home-schooled kid, living in the forest, and I didn’t even have cable. I’m serious.
Television, cable, features are always out there.
Cable television and the Internet have created an unending demand for information, and there simply isn’t enough truth to go around.
‘Chip Away’ is somewhat of a rail against cable news and divisive agendas… all for the almighty dollar.
When I first got pregnant, my husband and I were huge consumers of premium cable television, and we were watching all of these shows, and it would either be the B-storyline of a show like ‘Homeland,’ where she’s a working mother, or you have even smaller C-storylines on a show like ‘Mad Men.’
I think a lot of people in television news look at the cable networks with great envy.
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.
Cable is a niche business. If you can own a niche, that can be a very strong business.
Even to current-events junkies, the notion of a 24-hour news channel sounded like a gimmick when the Cable News Network launched more than 30 years ago.
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.
I’m officially near-famous. If you’ve got four year old kids and you’ve got cable, then you’ve got no choice but to know who I am. But if you’re one of my peers – a 26-year old guy who lives in Manhattan – you have no idea who I am. I’m only famous if you’re four.
Virtually every magazine, newspaper, TV station and cable channel is owned by a big corporation, and they’ve squashed stories that they don’t want the public to know about.
If you look at the heritage of the cable business, if you can own a niche, you have a good chance of succeeding.
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.
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.
There’s discussion in athletics about how sport – where they say ‘SportsCenter’ has ruined the fundamentals of basketball because it’s – it only applauds dunks and three point shots and blocks, and I think, you know, the cable news has done the same thing for politics.
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.
The cable makers are the ones who are willing to take risks and do something original and push the envelope some.
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.
People choose their modes of information in much more tunneled ways. I think cable news contributes for sure. I think President Trump contributes.
I think that cable TV is a great venue to do something interesting.
The cable model is just a better model. Dual revenue stream: advertising-supported and subscription-supported revenues.
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.
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.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
We’re closer to HBO than we are to the entire grid of cable on demand.
Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors’ phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away.
I watch sports and cable news. I’m a political junkie, so that’s my interest.
The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV.
We’ve got to lift our game tremendously. We’ll sell our business news and information in print, we’ll sell it to anyone who’s got a cable system, and we’ll sell it on the Web.
It’s definitely the highest rated pre-school show on Cable. It’s difficult to mix markets that way in terms of ratings. It’s hard to tell, you know, where channel 12, or Public Television, is.
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.
I am working as a co-host on a show called, ‘Lifetime Live.’ It’s on the Lifetime cable network. My co-host is Deborah Roberts. She’s a news correspondent with 20/20. We are billed as a news and information show. It’s fun.
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.’
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.
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?
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?’
I like cable stuff; I really do – ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘American Crime Story.’
The reason people talk about cable cutting is they imagine the price burden will get so high that people won’t be able to pay it. They’re missing something: that the actual price of the electronic package is going down. They’ve got their Internet, phone, TV, all of it. Now people are using more and more stuff for less.
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.
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.
Like yes, I was part of a launch of an entire cable television network and we all worked so hard getting prepared for it and rehearsed so many times.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
I was definitely a child of the ’80s. Cable TV was new. I watched a ton of movies and a ton of TV. HBO would show the same movies over and over again, so I’d watch the same movies over and over again.
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!
On cable now, the writer is king. Any actor chases that.
Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television.
Evil comes in through the cable and through the Internet. We look forward to the advent of driverless cars. But they can be hacked. You could be riding along, and some 14-year-old in Romania takes over your car, so you end up running the lights and losing your brakes or, worse, listening to Eminem. What’s the purpose?
I’ve worked in network and cable on and off for a number of years, and you just understand what your parameters are. A lot of times, I think the best work that my team has come up with comes from having to deal with certain boundaries.
The movie industry has collapsed into two types of film – the $100 million blockbuster or the small independent film of $1 million or less – and the huge middle ground has been lost. Cable is filling that void.
The first ‘Interdimensional Cable’ episode is amazing because it’s filled with such absolute drunken nonsense.
I got a cable from New York saying that what I’d written about the growth of Soviet agricultural production didn’t make sense because the same levels were reached under the czars. I wanted to confirm it, but by then the censors were on to me.
The job for cable is to give the news and then also give the ‘so what.’
I think my first actual real job was a door-to-doors salesperson for Foxtel, a cable TV company, and that lasted a couple of weeks because I got held, like I wouldn’t say at swordpoint, but I was kept in someone’s house against my will and she did have a sword and was sort of brandishing it.
I’ve never met a budget that I couldn’t coax a few extra dollars from – and I’ll bet that you can do the same. For instance, you’re probably buying more minutes and more cable channels than you use. Oh, and how many black skinny jeans do I count in your closet? You have enough money, just the wrong priorities.
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.
Summer is a great opportunity for all of cable. People love to find original episodes.
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.’
You would rather pay $50 a month for a cable modem than a free voiceband modem because of the attractiveness of that broadband connection.
I don’t own cable, but my TV came with a Netflix button.
The whole point of remaining on cable is to remain true to who I am. That’s a bad, bad girl that got a big job.
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.
With network, shows are pulled half the time after three episodes whether they’re good or they’re not good. It’s a numbers game. With cable, they can take a lot more liberties.
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.
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.
Cable shows do 13 episodes. I get that. I can wrap my head around 13 episodes. You make them all, you post them all, and then you get to air them. The network cycle is way more intense. There’s more episodes.
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.
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.
‘Network neutrality’ is sometimes called ‘Internet freedom’ or ‘Internet openness’ and is a legal principle that would forbid cable and phone companies like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast from blocking some websites or providing special priority to others.
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.’
Cable news is nothing more than entertainment, except for the International version of CNN and perhaps the BBC.
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Living in a community with very wounded people, I came to see that I had lived most of my life as a tightrope artist trying to walk on a high, thin cable from one tower to the other, always waiting for the applause when I had not fallen off and broken my leg.
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.
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 women – millions of them.
When I was growing up we didn’t have cable. All that came on Saturday morning was Notre Dame football, and I was there every time to watch it.
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.
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.
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.
I believe that the Internet is the information highway. I’m religious about this. I don’t think it’s cable television.
When the kids were growing up, we didn’t have a television in the house connected to a cable or an antenna. If something bad happened in the world, I wanted the kids to hear about it from me.
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.
I don’t have cable. I don’t have a DVR.
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.
I don’t like being at food festivals and have someone from some weird cable access show that’s all about lifestyle get in my face with a microphone and wants to know which party I’m going to later… That just is pointless kind of stuff to me.
Cable news wants you to believe that America is red versus blue. I would argue America is way more purple than it looks.
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.
We had more viewers on the broadcast network than we did on the cable channel.
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.
My biggest pet peeve, I guess, is other comedians criticizing Larry the Cable Guy.
There are not going to be hundreds of cable networks doing original programming; they won’t be able to sustain the model.
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?
Robert Osborne either has the best job in the world, or comes very close. As millions of viewers know, Osborne is the resident host of the great Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel, the most reliable source of pure enchantment in the cable universe.
I grew up in New York City in the ’80s, and it was the epicenter of hip-hop. There was no Internet. Cable television wasn’t as broad. I would listen to the radio, hear cars pass by playing a song, or tape songs off of the radio. At that time, there was such an excitement around hip-hop music.
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.
As you have two more huge characters as Cable and Domino, ‘Deadpool’ is growing, and it’s making ‘X-Force’ franchise bigger and bigger.
I know I’m on a small cable reality show. I’m realistic where I stand in the scheme of things.
Fox was the challenger to cable before there was cable.
I’d always thought that ‘NYPD Blue’ really would open those doors. While I think it created a much broader template for cable, I don’t think it really did that much for network television.
One way to get high speed to the home is over cable systems.
In the cable news arena, you have two partisan networks looking out for their viewers. I think CNN needs to look out for the rest of us.
Disclosure of the full monthly costs that consumers pay is the first step to ensuring that cable companies stop taking advantage of consumers.
How do you do something where you’re able to be specific and edgy enough to compete with what the cable networks are doing and, at the same time, appeal to a broader audience? That’s the line that everyone in network television is trying to tread.
Good female parts are hard to come by, so I go all over the place to find them: cable TV, network movies of the week, foreign films, independent American films, studio films, the stage.
I don’t have cable. I just never watched a lot of TV.
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.
If you go to certain cable news shows, you’re generally going to hear the viewpoints that you already have reported back to you. I think there’s no harm in that.
Hollywood has known this for quite a while: Cable is the place to go because they truly have a supportive network and they want to do things that cannot be seen on broadcast. That stimulates the writer-producer. Cable is king.
The highest-caliber dramatic work produced for TV – not just in cable but something like ‘The Good Wife’ at network – is consistently great.
Cable and satellite businesses are competing against fixed-line telephone companies and wireless companies.
I think the relationship between cable and satellite and telco pay TV service providers and the content industry is a very, very solid one.
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.
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.
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.
If there is one way that I would sum up what the 2016 election was on cable news, it was world-class journalists interviewing morons.
One thing that cable has done is trained the audience that, when a TV show is on, it should be on.
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.
Recently, our cable went out. Without the TV, children are forced to draw and read; grown-ups are forced to talk to their wives. I call it a psychic pacifier: It washes over you. It helps you avoid reality.
Cable TV? Stressful? Never.
There was no way to focus on the movement of the cable. If I looked down at the cable there was water moving everywhere. And if I looked up there was heavy mist blowing in front of my face. So it was a very unique, a weird sensation.
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.
Cable news is force-feeding you an endless back and forth of pundits who consistently get everything wrong, while at the same time, they mask their opinions as facts and argue about the endless minutia of a broken Washington, D.C., instead of arming you with real knowledge and new ideas.
I think for business reasons, fiscal reasons, I think these cable networks can take greater risks and I think with a risk comes better programming. And I think USA has got an amazing identity to it now that is clearly defined with its ‘Characters welcome’ tag.
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.
I prefer to do cable TV because it allows you the time to do other things. I definitely have an eye on doing more work in features and playing different characters, but I am also a big fan of going on vacation and playing golf and going to the beach.
Radio has always been a niche business. Cable television has always been a niche business. Magazines have always been a niche business.
When you’re wanting to delve into something, it’s the one thing that cable television lets you achieve, in a way where you can have long form. There are no defined chapters. There are scenes, but everything’s not bookended by a Chevy commercial.
You look at shows on cable, and there’s a lot of smart writing out there.
Without network neutrality, cable and phone companies could stifle innovation.
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.
There’s a certain order to network shows that doesn’t exist so much in cable, which is, you know, if you want to change a line you’ve got to talk to the writer.
Polo is a great thing to do with your kids and your family – it is a great day out. And to me, horses are amazing creatures that give you this cable to Earth and put you in contact with nature.
I’ve often wondered what it would have been like if we’d had cable news during the Vietnam War and Watergate.
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.’
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.
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.
I remember one night, my parents were out at a function of some kind and I had just gotten cable in my room. That was a big deal, and I saw ‘Blue Velvet’ on HBO. It blew my mind in a way that I don’t think children’s minds are supposed to be blown, but they probably shouldn’t be watching ‘Blue Velvet.’