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Showtime Anywhere will let Time Warner Cable subscribers watch past and present episodes of "Homeland."
Showtime Anywhere will let Time Warner Cable subscribers watch past and present episodes of "Homeland."

Time Warner Cable launches Showtime Anytime mobile feature

Earlier this year, when Time Warner Cable had a dispute with CBS, the CBS-owned local stations, and national outlets like Showtime, were off the air.

Now, the relationship seems to be back on track.

Earlier this week Time Warner Cable announced the launch of Showtime Networks’ authentication service, Showtime Anytime. Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers who subscribe to Showtime will have free, unlimited on demand access to hundreds of hours of the network's programming. The feature also includes live broadcast of both the East and West Coast feeds on any computer, iPhone, iPad,  Android phones and tablets and the Kindle Fire in the U.S.

"We're excited to be able to add Showtime Anytime to our growing TV Everywhere offering," said Mike Angus, the senior VP and GM of video for Time Warner Cable. "Our customers now have easy access to their favorite Showtime programs anytime, anywhere."

Users will be able to use the service to watch current and past seasons of "Homeland," Ray Donovan," "Web Therapy," other shows and sports specials.

"We are very pleased to have Time Warner Cable come on board as a Showtime Anytime partner," said Tom Christie, the president of distribution, business development and network operations for Showtime.  "This is a significant milestone in our efforts to make Showtime Anytime available to 100 percent of the multichannel video universe." 

The Milwaukee Brewers earned a gold award at the 2013 PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards for its #SeeYouApril1 campaign.
The Milwaukee Brewers earned a gold award at the 2013 PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards for its #SeeYouApril1 campaign.

Brewers win coveted media marketing awards

There’s more to professional sports than what happens on the field of play. There’s an entire team of individuals who make sure that the fans are treated to a true experience when they take in a game.

The Milwaukee Brewers understand this.

But to get people to take notice, to purchase tickets and get to the games in the first place … well that takes good marketing.

Earlier this week, the Brewers were awarded  gold and silver awards at the 2013 PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards.

"We are honored to be recognized for a second consecutive year, and we’re proud of the creative efforts of our marketing team that went into completing these campaigns," Rick Schlesinger, Brewers chief operating officer, said in a statement.

The major league baseball team was given the gold in the "Best Print, Poster or Outdoor" category for the Milwaukee Brewers Countdown to Opening Day (#SEEUAPRIL1) campaign.  The silver was in the same category for the Brewers Community Foundation "What Is Good?" campaign.

The Ivory family, a group of cousins from Milwaukee, will be on the "Family Feud" on Friday.
The Ivory family, a group of cousins from Milwaukee, will be on the "Family Feud" on Friday.

Milwaukee family on "Family Feud"

If you are home on Friday evening, or have the chance to set the DVR, tune into "Family Feud" on WVTV-TV CW 18 at 6 p.m.

The Ivory family, made up of a group of cousins that grew up in Milwaukee, will compete on the game show.

While the syndicators of the Steve Harvey-hosted show will not release results of the taped show before it airs, survey says that the Ivory family may have done pretty well.

Win WTMJ-TV Ch. 4's contest and you can experience the mountains in Krasnaya, Polyana, home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Win WTMJ-TV Ch. 4's contest and you can experience the mountains in Krasnaya, Polyana, home of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: shutterstock.com)

WTMJ-TV contest sends viewer to Winter Olympics in Russia

During the November sweeps, it takes the entire team at a local TV station to do its best to bring in more people to watch.

In the last week, we’ve talked about top stories and we highlighted local sports in prime time.

The promotion and sales teams need to do its part too. And for that, I offer what WTMJ-TV Ch. 4 is offering viewers of its 10 p.m. local newscast – a trip to the 2014 Winter Olympics.

"We know how much people in Southeastern Wisconsin love the Winter Games," Steve Wexler, executive vice president and GM at WTMJ, said in a statement. "To be able to give someone this once-in-a-lifetime experience is really exciting."

In this watch-and-win contest, viewers are asked to keep an eye out for the winning word and then log on to the station’s website before midnight that same evening for the chance to win the trip.

And if you like sports, travel and history like I do, then it truly could be an experience of a lifetime. The winning prize in Sochi, Russia, includes airfare, four star accommodations, ground transportation, hospitality and tickets to the Olympics Opening Ceremony as well as tickets to four competitive events.

"We really wanted to do something special, something extraordinary for our viewers as we begin the countdown to the winter games," Wexler told me when I asked about the idea for the station.

"Not only is someone going to win this incredible trip, but we hope they'll help us tell the story of what it's like in Sochi and report back to our viewers."

According to the NBC affiliate station, viewers can enter each weeknight through Thursday, Nov. 21. The winner will be randomly selected from the 16 nightly finalists and announced on Monday, Nov. 25.

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