FS Wisconsin Brings Regional Sports to the State on Cable TV

While the most popular sports team in the state of Wisconsin is obviously the Green Bay Packers, and the team is popular enough nationwide to secure prime national broadcast spots, where do you find the state’s other pro teams? Whether you live in Appleton, Madison, or a smaller town like Two Rivers, you can see the Milwaukee Brewers of the MLB and Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA—as well as plenty of college hockey and basketball—on FS Wisconsin.

In addition to the Brewers and Bucks, FS Wisconsin, short for Fox Sports Wisconsin, shows broadcasts from other teams and leagues, including:

  • Minnesota United FC (MLS)
  • Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten)
  • Big East football and basketball
  • Big 12 football and basketball
  • Pac-12 football and basketball
  • Marquette basketball
  • WCHA hockey
  • WIAC DIII athletics

With Spectrum Cable TV packages in Wisconsin, you can also gain access to FS Wisconsin Plus, which offers coverage above and beyond when schedule conflicts between the many teams and leagues the network covers occur.

So, when it’s cold enough you don’t want to head outside to do a single thing, you can gather in front of the TV and see your favorite local teams do battle with their hated rivals. And with Big Ten Network and the ESPN family of networks also available from Spectrum in addition, you’ll never lack for sports to watch.

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Home Run Derby on Cable TV

Little-known fact: there are only two days a year when there are never games involving regular season or playoffs of one of America’s four major sports leagues, the NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLB: the day before, and the day after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. If you’re having sports withdrawal tonight, though, there is a good substitute, the annual Home Run Derby, which airs at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN on cable TV. Whether you’re in the home market for the Nationals who are hosting the All-Star game and the Derby, like nearby Bristol, Virginia, or a fan of the Cubs, who have two participants in the Derby, from Pocahontas, IL, you can see the action on Spectrum Cable TV.

Here are the participants:

  • Jesus Aguilar of the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals
  • Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros
  • Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs
  • Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves
  • Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies

The Home Run Derby format is constantly changing, and this year they’re using a bracket format, with individuals going head to head in the first round to narrow it down to four for the semifinals, which further whittle it down to the final matchup.

In addition, if you’re looking to watch it in Spanish in Texas or anywhere else with a large Spanish speaking population, the Derby is available en Espanol on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, also available with Spectrum Cable TV packages.

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.