Other than that, there was not too much of a difference between it and the networks. The first big thing that changed the industry was started by an executive named Ted Turner, who began broadcasting a large amount of sports on one of his cable TV stations. Because of his foresight and intuitive, the viewership on his station skyrocketed, which allowed him to develop an entertainment empire.
People in the television industry realized the success that Ted had, and some of them got together and started a cable television station ESPN new call. Because of this, now you can watch sports at almost any time of day or night you want.
Ted was not the kind of person who liked to live in the past, so he came up with a new idea, which was 24 hours a day, 7 days a news station in the week. The most powerful executives in the industry thought he was crazy at that time. The station called CNN began, and now you can see in almost every country in the world.
Music has always been very popular, so what better way to promote the new material from a band that by producing a video showing it. The problem was that there was no television channels dedicated to the spread of this form of entertainment. Once again, a few very smart people, got together and started MTV. As a result, music fans everywhere can enjoy success next break at any time.
The next type of new programs that increased cable television audience was the reality series. One of the first that caught the attention of both, was called "The Osbournes", which also happened to be shown on MTV. It featured the heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne and his family, and quickly became a hit shortly after it began to be televised.
Somewhere out there is a very creative person who is trying to reach a new type of television program that will forever change the cable TV. Who knows what will be the creator or will be, the only thing you can be sure, is that one day something new will come which will become an overnight sensation.
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