Cable Again Wins Big at The Emmys

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Cable networks had a strong showing at last night’s Primetime Emmys. Programs and individual actors on cable shows took home the majority of the awards in the major categories.

HBO dominated the evening with a total of 14 Emmy wins, including best drama series for “Game of Thrones” and comedy series for “Veep.” The network’s original miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” was also a standout, with a total of six wins.

AMC also fared well. John Hamm received one of the evening’s top honors, Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for his role in “Mad Men.”

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click “Find Offers.”

The Hollywood Reporter has a complete list of winners.

Red Bandanna Hero Nominations Due July 31

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Join the American Heroes Channel (AHC) in honoring individuals who have distinguished themselves by their courageous and selfless actions. Nominate your unsung hero for AHC’s Red Bandanna Hero Award by July 31, 2015.

Entries, including a maximum 150-word essay describing the actions and activities that demonstrate a nominee’s heroism, can be submitted online. The winning nominee will receive a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice, as well as a trip to the Red Bandanna Football Game at Boson College Stadium. They will also be recognized in a video to be aired on AHC and ahctv.com.

The Red Bandanna Hero Award pays tribute to Welles Remy Crowther, who showed incredible courage and personal sacrifice for the greater good following the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

USA Unites Awards Nominations Due April 17

The nomination period for the USA Unites Awards runs through April 17. Suddenlink is again partnering with USA Network for the annual awards, which are part of the network’s ongoing public affairs campaign to address social injustices and bridge cultural divides. The program recognizes extraordinary individuals dedicated to improving lives and strengthening their communities.

Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 grant to help start or build on their community projects, which will also be featured on-air and online. For the first time, this year’s program will include a youth category to recognize young people inspiring change.

Entries, including a maximum 500-word essay on how the nominee meets the criteria of character, impact and influence, can be submitted online.

ESPN to Air ESPY Awards Tonight

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The annual ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards return to ESPN tonight, July 16, at 8 p.m. CT. The show will bring the best sports stories of the year together in one evening, hosted by recording artist Drake.

Time still remains to vote for your favorite athletes and the best sports moment of the year. Visit the ESPN ESPY Awards webpage by 8 p.m. CT to cast your ballot.

ESPN is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Cable Nets Showered With Emmy Nominations

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Cable networks once again dominated the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. HBO remains the most nominated network, having earned 99 total nods. “Game of Thrones” led the way with 19 nominations. FX received 45 nods, including 18 for miniseries “Fargo.”

Additional cable programs receiving multiple nominations were “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX (17), “The Normal Heart” on HBO (16), “Breaking Bad” on AMC (16) and “True Detective” on HBO (12).

FX and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click Find Offers.

Check here for a complete list of nominations.