Cable Networks Shine at Primetime Emmy Awards

Cable networks had a strong showing at last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Of 26 awards presented, 17 went to cable programs and individual actors on cable shows.

HBO led the way with six awards, including four for miniseries “Game Change.” Showtime captured four Emmys, all for its drama series “Homeland.” FX won three awards, including two for comedian Louis C.K. Kevin Costner and Tom Berenger each won for their performances in History Channel’s “Hatfields & McCoys.“ Comedy Central (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) and AMC (Aaron Paul in “Breaking Bad”) rounded out the cable network winners.

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

USA Today has a complete list of winners.

‘Freeview’ of ‘Homeland’ Offered on Suddenlink VOD

Through the end of the month, Showtime is offering “Homeland” fans a sneak preview of the first 20 minutes of the second season premiere of the Golden Globe-winning Showtime drama. The preview is free to Suddenlink customers who have access to Video on Demand.

“Homeland” tells the story of a CIA officer (Claire Danes), who is convinced that intelligence that led to the rescue of a U.S. soldier (Damian Lewis) was a setup and may be connected to a terrorist plot to be carried out on American soil.

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out the “freeview” by going to Channel 1, Free, All Channels A-Z, Showtime Freeview, Homeland S2 Sneak. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.