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HBO was the first cable network to originate as a non-terrestrial broadcast TV network. In reality, it all started in 1965, after cable pioneer and visionary Charles Francis Dolan won the franchise to build a cable system in lower Manhattan. The new system, named Sterling Manhattan Cable by Mr. Dolan, was the nation's first urban underground cable system. Instead of stringing cable on telephone poles and using microwave antennas to receive the signals, Sterling laid underground cable beneath the streets of Manhattan because television signals were blocked by many tall buildings. Time Life, Inc., in the same year, purchased 20 percent of Dolan's company.

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Dave Goldblatt - A Facebook Employee - Is the Guy Who Paid $20k To Be in 'Game of Thrones' and Die

12th June 2014 -

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George R.R. Martin promised that he’d write in and gruesomely kill a new character And the winner of that Prizeo.com competition was Dave Goldblatt, a product specialist who reigns from San Francisco. The Facebook employee...

Look Out Spotify – Amazon Launches Audio Streaming Service ‘Prime Music’

12th June 2014 -

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Amazon is tipping it toe into the saturated online music streaming business by launching ‘Prime Music’ – its own service that will be available free for subscribers of Amazon Prime. It launched on Thursday (June...

Game of Thrones vs. The Sopranos: Is Popularity Indicative of Quality?

6th June 2014 -

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The inevitable news that Game of Thrones surpassed The Sopranos as HBO’s most ‘popular’ show arrived, rather pertinently, via a Tweet. "Raise a glass of Arbor gold. #GameofThrones is the most popular series in @HBO...

In Development: The Top 10 Shows You're Going To Want To Look Out For

3rd June 2014 -

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Since Netflix gained prominence as a fully independent broadcaster in its own right, the doors have been flung open to a hugely varied selection of original programming. Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black...

John Oliver Rallies The Internet Trolls To Give The FCC Hell

2nd June 2014 -

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John Oliver is using his position as satirical-sideways-swiper for good, it would seem. His latest target is the FCC and ‘net neutrality’, and he addressed them in a rousing, 13-minute-long segment from his new-ish HBO...

Lily Allen Cites Light Incest As Reason For Turning Down Game of Thrones - Fair Enough

17th May 2014 -

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Many were baffled when it turned out Lily Allen didn’t want to act in Game of Thrones. Everybody wants to act in Game of Thrones, it’s Game of Thrones, people probably said. But when you...

Woah, HBO Just Renewed Lisa Kudrow's 'The Comeback'

6th May 2014 -

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Lisa Kudrow is making her latest comeback in, uh, The Comeback. The show that aired for 13 episodes on HBO in 2005 will be back for a six-episode run this fall, according to The Wrap....

"Game of Thrones" Season 4 Episode 5 Recap: "Last of His Name"

5th May 2014 -

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We’re halfway through Game of Thrones season 4, and last night’s episode, titled “First of His Name” was your standard midway filler. Not much happened, although some important information was revealed and some crucial minor...

The Simpsons: So, Who's Going To Die in Upcoming 'Yellow Wedding'?

30th April 2014 -

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The Simpsons are reverting to a trick increasingly adopted by TV shows nowadays: killing major characters off. Game of Thrones have a roundabout cull every so often to keep the masses enthralled (don’t kill me...

Netflix Cable Companies - It's Now Even Easier To Watch Netflix

25th April 2014 -

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At the risk of sounding like official paid editorial for the popular streaming service, the Netflix cable companies making it into a ‘real TV channel’ have now made it so easy to find their content,...

How Did Amazon Beat Netflix to The Sopranos, The Wire, Girls?

25th April 2014 -

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Customers of streaming service Amazon Prime probably treated themselves to a little dance on Thursday, when it was announced that the company had signed a deal with HBO to stream the likes of The Sopranos,...

Once a "Little-Known British Standup", John Oliver Hits HBO with 'Last Week Tonight'

24th April 2014 -

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John Oliver’s ascendance has been startling. He only moved to New York 8 years ago, and between becoming best friends with Ricky Gervais, starring as Prof. Ian Duncan on NBC's ‘Community’ and ‘corresponding’ on Comedy...

HBO/BBC Pick Up J.K Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' For Miniseries

24th April 2014 -

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The BBC and HBO are involved in making a miniseries based on J.K Rowling’s first book for adults, ‘The Casual Vacancy’. In December 2012, the BBC announced that it would be adapting the book for...

Things Just Got Serious: Amazon Instant Video Lands The Sopranos, The Wire

23rd April 2014 -

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Anyone excited enough by the fact Amazon have acquired HBO shows to add to their streaming roster has probably already indulged on The Sopranos and The Wire. But they’ll probably convince a few of their...

Who Was The Mastermind Behind Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding?

17th April 2014 -

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MULTIPLE SPOILERS ALERTYikes, GoT fans! Was Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones even more shocking that the Red Wedding? Well, probably not for those that have the read the books, but for the rest...

Can 'Game of Thrones' Get Any Bigger? Alex Graves Says it Already Has

16th April 2014 -

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‘Game of Thrones’ is a cultural phenomenon, whatever you think of the qualities it does or doesn’t possess. HBO’s fantasy drama is as widely watched as any of the big-hitters of the past decade –...

'Games of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 2 Breaks Torrent Records. Big Time.

15th April 2014 -

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Games of Thrones season 4 episode 2 - The Lion and the Rose - broke torrent records for most people simultaneously sharing a file through BitTorrent, attracting more than 193,000 downloads on the evening that...

'Game of Thrones' Gets First Multi Season Pick Up Following Huge Season 4 Bow

9th April 2014 -

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Ratings behemoth Game of Thrones has been handed a further two seasons as HBO build upon the success of their popular fantasy drama. Following the first episode of season 4, which garnered 6.6m viewers, seasons...

Games of Thrones' Kristian Nairn Was Waiting For Someone To Ask About His Sexuality

12th March 2014 -

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Kristian Nairn – known to Game of Thrones fans as Hodor - has opened up about his sexuality. He’s gay. But instead of keeping it a secret (and why should he?), Nairn was simply waiting...

True Detective Finale: Pizzolatto's Thoughts, Critical Reaction and Season 2 Hints

11th March 2014 -

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For a show constantly shrouded in metaphysical ideology, True Detective’s finale was delightfully simple. What started as cops v bad guys quickly turned into Cohle v Marty, Cohle & Marty v cops, Cohle v Cohle...

HBO GO... Stopped. True Detective Finale Breaks Online Player

10th March 2014 -

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It doesn’t take a true detective to work out why HBO GO stopped working last night. The Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson-starring drama culminated with the finale as angry fans tried to navigate the cable...

'True Detective' Literally Breaks HBO as Users Scramble to Watch Finale

10th March 2014 -

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HBO Go's live streaming servers could give no more on Sunday evening (March 9, 2014), such was the demand for the finale episode of 'True Detective'. Nic Pizzolatto's acclaimed crime-drama series has gained a huge...

'True Detective': Matthew McConaughey Delved Deep Into The 'Four Rust Cohles'

6th March 2014 -

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True Detective spans 17 years, follows the relationship of two men working on a ritualistic murder case and features one of the most complex, haunting and intriguing characters in TV’s recent history: Rust Cohle, played...

True Detective Fans: Cary Fukunaga Has a New Project On The Cards

25th February 2014 -

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Fans of HBO’s True Detective will want to pay attention, as the show’s director, Cary Fukunaga – who was in charge for all eight episodes of the Louisiana drama – is at the centre of...

The UK Falls for an Ephemeral 'True Detective'

24th February 2014 -

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While U.S audiences enjoyed episode 6 of HBO’s True Detective last night, Sky Atlantic aired the first on Saturday (Feb 22) as British viewers got a taste of Rust’s enigmatic ponderings as opposed to Martin’s...

True Detective Season 2: Which Pairing Can Pick Up From Cohle and Hart?

20th February 2014 -

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Nic Pizzolatto put the sincerity and quality of True Detective’s story over multiple seasons of the show, asserting that a strict 8-episode format would be condusive to a strong third act. And judging by the...

5 Things You Didn't Know About HBO's 'True Detective'

18th February 2014 -

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Somehow, True Detective’s fifth episode managed to be even better than the explosive fourth, building upon that miraculous 6-minute tracking shot crescendo and supplementing the action – so skilfully predicated by three episodes of character...

From the UK to America: HBO Finds Channel 4's 'Utopia'

13th February 2014 -

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British conspiracy theory Utopia is heading to the U.S, and it couldn’t have found a better home. HBO are remaking the show, which first broadcast on Channel 4 last year. The stateside adaptation – which...

Lena Dunham Confirms "Not That Kind of Girl" Book Release Date

10th February 2014 -

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It’s finally here, or at least that’s how Lena Dunham put it when she announced that her highly anticipated book, Not That Kind of Girl, is set to be released on October 7, 2014.The popular...

Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' To Hit The Small Screen After FreemantleMedia Deal

4th February 2014 -

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For a while, it looked as though American Gods wouldn’t be coming to television sets at all, but a fresh deal with FreemantleMedia has made sure another of Neil Gaiman’s creations cross mediums from book...

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Lebrane

I am disappointed that "The No 1 Female Detective Agency" was cancelled. I was looking forward to continuation through the 8 books series. Please reconsider. Thank You

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johnhartley

I cancelled HBO a couple of years ago because of Bill Maher's show and the HBO allows him to put down Christians. He doesn't understand that we believers understand the Bible and he does not but HBO has given him a platform to thereby endorsing his beliefs. Therefore we as Christians must boycott HBO.

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Fernando Figueras

I am interested in getting a copy of " Kindergarten" to show at a 6th grade class to show them about how they were and how they are now. Or have they changed at all.

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Hello HBO, YOU stink royally! To cancel HUNG and BORED TO DEATH! REALLY???, and I bet your keeping that stupid ENLIGHTENED! YUCK , boring and too stupid to watch. I hope NOTHING ELSE GETS CUT or I may have to cut YOU from my programing package!!!! WATCH ME!Thanks for nothing! I enjoy watching The Big C and other shows but Loved these 2!

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PaulZ11

Just Visiting. And Bill Maher is so funny.

5 years 4 months ago
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carnival

where is season 3please please give us season 3

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