Regional Sports Networks for Spartanburg and Greenville, SC

The state of South Carolina is dedicated to its college football, with the rivalry between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers dominating most sports conversations. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of residents into pro sports, however. From Spartanburg to Greenville, here are the regional sports networks you can find on Spectrum cable TV in South Carolina, as well as the professional teams from the region that they cover.

FSN South – Also known as Fox Sports South, FSN South offers live games and supplemental broadcasts covering the Atlanta Braves of the National League, the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL, and the Charlotte Hornets, formerly Bobcats, of the NBA.

FS Southeast – Fox Sports Southeast also offers coverage of the Braves and Hornets.

Both channels also cover regional college sports, including college basketball and football. In addition, South Carolina residents should look into the SEC Network, also available as part of the ESPN family of networks, in order to get more coverage of South Carolina and their SEC football rivals. Coming soon from ESPN will be a dedicated ACC Network for fans of Clemson and their ACC rivals in football, basketball, and more.

Check back often at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog for updates about your neck of the woods. Whether you’re looking for what regional sports networks are available, the fastest internet service available in your home, or upcoming events on TV to look out for, you’ll find the latest skinny right here.

DeMarcus Cousins Cable TV Reality Show Will Appear on Showtime

DeMarcus Cousins’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors broke the internet, with many NBA fans clamoring to call the upcoming season over as yet another NBA All-Star joined the superteam that won the last two championships. Showtime is betting that at least some of those fans will hate-watch a show following Cousins around in the aftermath of that decision, as the network is preparing an as-yet-untitled reality show featuring Cousins.

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The docuseries will likely be very similar to the ones Showtime has done recently with New York Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz and Philadelphia Sixers star Ben Simmons. In each, the series delves into what made the athlete who they are today, what kind of struggles they’ve been through, and what their most recent career decision means moving forward. The series will also likely focus on Cousins’s torn Achilles tendon, which is sure to keep him out of action until at least December.

Showtime is available from Spectrum TV in Louisiana, so fans of the New Orleans Pelicans, whom Cousins just left, can see the inside story as to why. Fans from Kentucky, where DeMarcus played his college ball, can see if he’s matured since he was a troubled star there. And of course Golden State fans throughout California will want to see how all this turns out.

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Spectrum Cable TV to Produce Original Content

The big money these days isn’t necessarily in content delivery, but in content production, as shown in the push by Netflix, Amazon, and other providers to create their own shows to drive viewers and subscribers. Spectrum Cable TV is entering the original content game with its pickup of L.A.’s Finest, a one-hour action drama series passed on by NBC. A spinoff of the Bad Boys movie franchise, the show stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.

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“Finest,” which will premiere in 2019, is based on Syd Burnett, a character first played by Union in the 2003 film, “Bad Boys II.”

According to a show description, the series follows Syd, “last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past, Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.”

The cast also includes Ernie Hudson, Zach Gilford, Duane Martin and Ryan McPartlin.

It’s a big investment, with two major Hollywood stars, and should make a big splash for the company with audiences in California and the original sunny setting of the Bad Boys franchise, Florida.

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How to Watch the Hot Dog Eating Contest on Cable TV

Tomorrow is the fourth of July, and for many people that means the biggest sporting event of the year. No, not the World Cup or the Super Bowl—the 2018 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Each year, a crowd of thousands gathers outside the Nathan’s Famous restaurant on Coney Island in New York City, to see who will take home the Mustard Belt as the hot dog eating king—and queen—of the free world.

While around 40,000 are expected to attend in person, many more, as many as two million viewers, tune in on cable TV. Whether you’re located nearby and don’t want to brave the crowds, or across the country in Carlsbad, CA, you can view the hot dog eating contest on ESPN and the ESPN App with Spectrum Cable TV.

The live broadcast begins on ESPN at 10:50AM Eastern Time, starting with the women’s hot dog eating contest, followed by the men’s competition at 12 noon. If you miss it, the men’s competition re-airs on ESPN2, also available from Spectrum cable TV at 4PM and 7:30PM Eastern.

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For Basketball Withdrawal Check out the NBA Summer League on Cable TV

As midsummer hits, if you’re not a baseball fan, it can be hard to find something to watch sportswise on cable TV. Though this year the World Cup helps break up the doldrums, due to their location in Russia they air earlier in the day in the USA, leaving primetime without a lot of sports-related options.

Never fear! The NBA Summer League is here. Don’t know what the summer league is? It’s where NBA teams’ latest draft picks and free agents trying to make the team compete for roster spots down the road and showcase their skills, all in a party-friendly Las Vegas environment. If you’ve never watched the summer league, it can surprise you. It’s where Ben Simmons first showed off his excellent passing with NBA teammates, and where Donovan Mitchell impressed enough to become a starter on the way to many rookie of the year votes.

You can see it all on Spectrum cable TV on NBATV, ESPNU, ESPN, and ESPN2. Below is the schedule for round-robin play, all in Vegas’ own Pacific Time, via the NBA:

Friday, July 6

Cox Pavilion
12 p.m. – Houston vs. Indiana (NBA TV)
2 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Orlando (NBA TV)
4 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Detroit (NBA TV)
6 p.m. – Cleveland vs. Washington (NBA TV)
8 p.m. – Denver vs. Minnesota (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack
12:30 p.m. – Toronto vs. New Orleans (ESPNU)
2:30 p.m. – Oklahoma City vs. Charlotte (ESPNU)
4:30 p.m. – Boston vs. Philadelphia (ESPN)
6:30 p.m. – Dallas vs. Phoenix (ESPN)
8:30 p.m. – LA Clippers vs. Golden State (ESPN)

Saturday, July 7

Cox Pavilion
12 p.m. – Portland vs. Utah (NBA TV)
2 p.m. – Miami vs. New Orleans (NBA TV)
4 p.m. – Oklahoma City vs. Brooklyn (NBA TV)
6 p.m. – Detroit vs. Memphis (NBA TV)
8 p.m. – Boston vs. Denver (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack
12:30 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Indiana (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m. – New York vs. Atlanta (ESPN)
4:30 p.m. – Phoenix vs. Sacramento (ESPN)
6:30 p.m. – Chicago vs. Cleveland (ESPN2)
8:30 p.m. – Philadelphia vs. Los Angeles Lakers (ESPN2)

Sunday, July 8

Cox Pavilion
12 p.m. – Minnesota vs. Toronto (NBA TV)
2 p.m. – Charlotte vs. Miami (NBA TV)
4 p.m. – Dallas vs. Milwaukee (NBA TV)
6 p.m. – Utah vs. New York (NBA TV)
8 p.m. – Sacramento vs. LA Clippers (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack
12:30 p.m. – Washington vs. San Antonio (ESPN2)
2:30 p.m. – Portland vs. Atlanta (ESPN2)
4:30 p.m. – Golden State vs. Houston (ESPN2)
6:30 p.m. – Memphis vs. Orlando (ESPN2)
8:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago (ESPN2)

Monday, July 9

Cox Pavilion
12 p.m. – New Orleans vs. Detroit (ESPNU)
2 p.m. – Indiana vs. Cleveland (ESPN2)
4 p.m. – Charlotte vs. Boston (ESPN2)
6 p.m. – Milwaukee vs. Denver (ESPNU)
8 p.m. – Brooklyn vs. Minnesota (ESPNU)

Thomas & Mack
12:30 p.m. – Toronto vs. Oklahoma City (NBA TV)
2:30 p.m. – Washington vs. Philadelphia (NBA TV)
4:30 p.m. – Golden State vs. Dallas (NBA TV)
6:30 p.m. – Orlando vs. Phoenix (NBA TV)
8:30 p.m. – LA Clippers vs. Houston (NBA TV)

Tuesday, July 10

Cox Pavilion
1 p.m. – San Antonio vs. Portland (NBA TV)
3 p.m. – Atlanta vs. Chicago (NBA TV)

Thomas & Mack
1:30 p.m. – Utah vs. Miami (EPNU)
3:30 p.m. – Sacramento vs. Memphis (ESPN2)
5:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York (ESPN2)

All of these channels are available on Spectrum TV’s various sports-heavy packages. Whether you’re a Knicks fan in Astoria, a Hornets fan in Cary, a Grizzlies fan in Johnson City, or a Spurs fan in San Antonio, you can see your favorite team’s young prospects ball out.

Enjoy the games.

Leading Cable TV Networks in the USA for 2018

Over the first quarter of 2018, cable news continued to dominate the cable TV ratings, with three of the top ten most-watched cable TV channels being 24-hour news networks. Topping the ratings list is the right-leaning Fox News, with the left-leading MSNBC coming in second and CNN coming in sixth in daily viewers.

TNT was boosted in the first quarter by its NBA coverage, coming in third place. Kids programming comes in fourth with Nickelodeon, and those who love home decorating and remodeling related programming have brought Home and Garden TV (HGTV) to the fifth place spot. After CNN, the rest of the top ten is rounded out by Investigation Discovery (ID) in seventh, ESPN in eighth, USA Network in Ninth, and the History Channel in tenth.

All of these channels are available with even the most basic packages from Spectrum cable TV. This wide availability means that customers from Bowling Green, KY to Greenville, SC, Franklin, TN to Bell Gardens, CA can all experience the nation’s most popular channels and programming at an affordable rate, with convenient installation and reliable service.

Here is the full top ten list, with daily viewership figures, via Statista:

  1. Fox News Channel – 1,396,000
  2. MSNBC – 1,005,000
  3. TNT – 860,000
  4. Nickelodeon – 834,000
  5. HGTV – 774,000
  6. CNN – 725,000
  7. ID – 707,000
  8. ESPN – 628,000
  9. USA Network – 637,000
  10. History – 536,000

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MLB Network Cable TV Schedule

Whether you live in your favorite team’s home market or outside of it, MLB Network brings live games, up to four a day on some days, to your TV. MLB Network is available in many popular baseball markets via Spectrum Cable TV, including areas in Missouri where the Cardinals are the popular team such as Sunrise Beach, MO, southern California Dodgers outposts like Big Bear Lake, and Yankees and Mets fan locations like Fort Drum, NY.

The following is the schedule for the upcoming week, with more than ten games on the docket:

  • Tue, Jun 19
    • 7:00 PM
      • Baltimore Orioles @ Washington Nationals OR Seattle Mariners @ New York Yankees
  • Wed, Jun 20
    • 2:00 PM
      • Los Angeles Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs OR Oakland Athletics* @ San Diego Padres (3:30 PM)
    • 7:00 PM
      • Seattle Mariners @ New York Yankees OR Baltimore Orioles @ Washington Nationals
  • Thu, Jun 21
    • 1:00 PM
      • Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins
    • 4:00 PM
      • New York Mets @ Colorado Rockies (joined in progress)
    • 7:00 PM
      • Chicago Cubs @ Cincinnati Reds OR Baltimore Orioles @ Washington Nationals
    • 10:00 PM
      • Toronto Blue Jays @ Los Angeles Angels OR San Diego Padres @ San Francisco Giants
  • Fri, Jun 22
    • 7:00 PM
      • MLB Network Showcase: Los Angeles Dodgers @ New York Mets OR Philadelphia Phillies @ Washington Nationals
  • Sat, Jun 23
    • 2:00 PM
      • Texas Rangers @ Minnesota Twins OR Oakland Athletics @ Chicago White Sox
    • 10:00 PM
      • Toronto Blue Jays @ Los Angeles Angels (joined in progress)
  • Sun, Jun 24
    • 1:00 PM
      • Seattle Mariners @ Boston Red Sox OR Los Angeles Dodgers @ New York Mets
  • Mon, Jun 25
    • 4:00 PM
      • Los Angeles Angels @ Kansas City Royals OR Oakland Athletics* @ Detroit Tigers (3:00 PM)
    • 7:00 PM
      • New York Yankees @ Philadelphia Phillies OR Washington Nationals @ Tampa Bay Ray

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