Some channels on Optimum Cable include AMC, SyFy and NBA TV. Optimum is a cable company offering television, phone and Internet service to states in the Northeast, including New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
Originally a home for round-the-clock showings of classic films, AMC has evolved into a prestigious cable powerhouse through original series such as “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.” The network does still air films, often in thematic blocks focusing on a genre or actor. AMC also offers a selection of reality programming, including “Comic Book Men” and “The Talking Dead.”
Evolving from its origins as the Sci-Fi Channel, SyFy still broadcasts a range of classic speculative films and TV shows, campy horror movies and its own original series. SyFy has embraced its goofy, nerdy image in recent years, releasing self-consciously humorous fare such as “Sharknado” and its resulting sequels. The channel is also known for its original series, including “12 Monkeys” and “Battlestar Galactica,” as well as its reality programming, including “Ghost Hunters” and “Geeks Who Drink.”
NBA TV is the official cable home of the National Basketball Association, broadcasting basketball coverage most hours of the day. During the regular season, the majority of the channel’s content includes live games, analysis, post-game coverage and league news. NBA TV also airs commentary, basketball documentaries and recordings of classic games.