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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College World Series Schedule for Cable TV

While much of the world tunes in to the World Cup, baseball fans in America have something else to watch this week besides the MLB, with the College World Series appearing on the ESPN family of networks this week.

The following is the schedule for the upcoming games, as well as the results of the games that happened over the weekend, via SBNation:

Saturday, June 16
Game 1: North Carolina def. Oregon State, 8-6
Game 2: Mississippi State def. Washington, 1-0

Sunday, June 17
Game 3: Arkansas def. Texas, 11-5
Game 4: Texas Tech def. Florida, 6-3

Monday, June 18
Game 5: Oregon State vs. Washington, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 6: North Carolina vs. Mississippi State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Tuesday, June 19
Game 7: Texas vs. Florida, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 8: Arkansas vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, June 20
Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, June 21
Game 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)

Friday, June 22
Game 11: Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 12: Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, June 23
Game 13 (if necessary): if Game 6 winner loses Game 11, a rematch (ESPN)
Game 14 (if necessary): if Game 8 winner loses Game 12, a rematch (ESPN)

College World Series Finals

Game 1: Monday, June 25, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2: Tuesday, June 26, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 3 (if necessary): Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

You can find the ESPN family of networks on Spectrum cable TV in many of the teams’ home markets, from Spectrum TV in College Place, Washington to Carolina Beach, NC, and many places in between. Spectrum is also available near the traditional home of the CWS, so you can watch from Lincoln, Nebraska and surrounding areas.

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Regional Sports Networks On Cable TV in Southport, NC

Due to its location in North Carolina, the town of Southport’s sports interests run toward college basketball and, due to the beautiful scenery, getting outdoors. That doesn’t mean there isn’t interest in regional sports teams, however, and the best way to see games and additional coverage from those teams is on Spectrum cable TV in Southport, NC.

Due to its location between teams in the south and teams in the Mid-Atlantic area, there are multiple regional sports choices on Spectrum in Southport. Here they are, in more detail:

Mid-Atlantic Sports Network – MASN for short, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network offers major league baseball coverage of the nearby Baltimore Orioles in the American League and the Washington Nationals in the National League.

FSN South – Also known as Fox Sports South, FSN South brings Carolina area coverage of two of the major pro teams in the state, the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and the Charlotte Hornets, formerly Bobcats, of the NBA.

In addition to these specific regional channels, Spectrum cable TV gives you the ability to watch all of your favorite in-state college teams, and their hated rivals, with ESPN’s coverage of the Duke Blue Devils, UNC Tarheels, and NC State Wolfpack. Not to mention national coverage of the ACC Tournament and the NCAA tournament on the Turner family of networks.

Check back often at the TV, Internet, and Phone Blog to learn about the regional sports networks and cable TV coverage in your area, as well as ratings on the best internet providers in different parts of the nation.

Where to Find the World Cup on Cable TV

The biggest sporting event in the world—except maybe the summer Olympics—is set to begin, with the World Cup soccer tournament kicking off—literally—on June 14. Though the US Men’s National Team did not make it this go-round, there are still plenty of soccer crazy fans in the US who will want to watch, and you can do so with Spectrum cable TV. Whether you’re in the soccer crazed St. Louis area, especially in Fenton, MO near the Soccer Park, or a fan of Mexico just over the border in Texas, you’ll want to bookmark the schedule below to know when and where to find every game.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Russia vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Friday, June 15, 2018

Egypt vs. Uruguay, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Morocco vs. Iran, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Portugal vs. Spain, 2 p.m, FOX, Telemundo

Saturday, June 16, 2018

France vs. Australia, 6 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Argentina vs. Iceland, 9 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Peru vs. Denmark, Noon, FS1, Telemundo

Croatia vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m., FS1, Telemundo

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Costa Rica vs. Serbia, 8 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Germany vs. Mexico, 11 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Brazil vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sweden vs. South Korea, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Belgium vs. Panama, 11 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Tunisia vs. England, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Colombia vs. Japan, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Poland vs. Senegal, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Russia vs. Egypt, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Portugal vs. Morocco, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Iran vs. Spain, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Denmark vs. Australia, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

France vs. Peru, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Argentina vs. Croatia, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Friday, June 22, 2018

Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Belgium vs. Tunisia, 8 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

South Korea vs. Mexico, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Germany vs. Sweden, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Sunday, June 24, 2018

England vs. Panama, 8 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

Japan vs. Senegal, 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Poland vs. Colombia, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Monday, June 25, 2018

Uruguay vs. Russia, 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Iran vs. Portugal, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Spain vs. Morocco, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Denmark vs. France, 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Australia vs. Peru, 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mexico vs. Sweden, 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

South Korea vs. Germany, 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Serbia vs. Brazil, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Switzerland vs. Costa Rica, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Japan vs. Poland, 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

Senegal vs. Colombia, 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Panama vs. Tunisia, 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo or Universo

England vs. Belgium, 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo or Universo

Round of 16

Saturday, June 30, 2018

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Sunday, July 1

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Monday, July 2

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Tuesday, July 3

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Round of 16), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

World Cup schedule quarterfinals

Friday, July 6

TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinal), 10 a.m., FS1, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinal), 2 p.m., FS1, Telemundo

Saturday, July 7

TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinal), 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

TBD vs. TBD (Quarterfinal), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

World Cup schedule semifinals

Tuesday, July 10

TBD vs. TBD (Semifinal), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Wednesday, July 11

TBD vs. TBD (Semifinal), 2 p.m., FOX, Telemundo

Saturday, July 14, 2018

TBD vs. TBD (3rd place final), 10 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Sunday, July 15, 2018

TBD vs. TBD (Final), 11 a.m., FOX, Telemundo

Enjoy the games!

Regional Sports Networks on Cable TV in Pismo Beach, CA

Though the Central California Coast allows plenty of opportunity to be outside, from the beaches to the bluffs and perfect weather just about year-round, sometimes you just want to stay in and watch sports. The best way to do that is with Spectrum cable TV in Pismo Beach, CA, bringing you all the regional sports networks for the area. You’ll get coverage of the closest teams from the Los Angeles metro area, on four regional sports networks available at the best value with Spectrum cable TV.

Here are the four regional sports networks available on cable TV in Pismo Beach, and the teams they cover:

Spectrum Deportes – The Spanish-language version of Spectrum SportsNet Los Angeles is the home of Spanish-language coverage of the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.

Spectrum SportsNet – Formerly known as Time-Warner SportsNet, this is the exclusive English-language home of the most popular team in town, the storied Los Angeles Lakers.

FSN West – Also known as Fox Sports West, FSN West is the cable TV home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Kings, bringing American league baseball and NHL hockey to fans in Pismo Beach.

Prime Ticket – The sister station to FSN West, Prime Ticket is the home of LA’s other basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers.

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