It’s been a busy few weeks here at ch 53. I’m writing to let you know about some major changes coming to the channel, and the site.
ch 53 has been acquired by Cable Nation, a subsidiary of Metavera. You may have read about them in the news recently; they are a new kind of cable operator that is looking for new ways to bring channels to viewers like you.
The name will be changing, as well as the target audience. I am happy to announce that ch 53 will now be focused on bringing you arts and entertainment programming. We hope that you’ll stay with us as we move forward into this exciting new venture!
As part of this change, the site will no longer be updated with news and stories from ch 53. The archives will remain open until December 31st, after which they will be closed down completely. We hope that you enjoyed your time on the site, and that you continue to watch our programming in its new format!
We’d like to thank everyone who has made the last two years possible. We were fortunate enough to own our own channel, and we worked hard to make it a success.
But now, after much consideration, we’ve decided to sell Ch 53 to Cable Nation. They’ve assured us that they won’t change anything about the way Ch 53 is run, and we believe them. After all, they’re a cable company; they know what people want.
The reason we’re selling is simple: we feel it’s time for a change. We want to focus our attention on other projects that have been neglected over the past few years.
We hope you’ll give Cable Nation a chance in their new role as owners of Ch 53. Just think of them as… a different name for the same great service!
This post will be a little bit different than usual. I’m going to talk about what’s going on behind the scenes of Channel 53.
To start with, you may have noticed a lot more ads recently. That’s because we were recently bought by Cable Nation, a company that owns dozens of cable channels and has billions in annual revenue.
They’re excited about us for two reasons. Our programming appeals to their target demographic, and they think we can help them figure out social media. A lot of our viewers are young, and Cable Nation is trying to reach more young people because they’re worried about cord cutting: the trend where people cancel their cable subscriptions and just watch video online instead.
The change from independent startup to subsidiary of a large corporation has gone pretty smoothly so far. We still have total creative control over our content, but now we get better deals on music licensing and advertising rates. And we don’t have to worry about how much money we’re spending each month; Cable Nation will cover it as long as we keep growing. The main thing that’s changed is that I now have a boss who expects me to respond to his emails within 24 hours, which gets annoying sometimes but overall makes my life easier because he knows better how to do business stuff than
My name is James Lampley, and I am the president of Cable Nation. I’m writing today to address a concern that our employees have had lately. It has come to my attention that some employees are worried about their jobs after the recent purchase of Channel 53.
It’s true, we have decided to make some changes at Channel 53, but they will not affect our employees. We actually plan to do the opposite: add more jobs. Our goal is to make Channel 53 bigger and better than ever before as a news channel and as an employer.
We have already begun hiring new people for management positions, but we also plan to be hiring for many more positions in preparation for expansion in all areas of Channel 53, including research, programming, and production. With this planned expansion comes the need for more employees, not fewer.
I hope that this clears up any concerns you may have had about your job security at Channel 53. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you still have any questions or concerns after reading this letter.
We are pleased to announce that Channel 53 will be acquired by Cable Nation, a subsidiary of Omega Media Holdings. We have some exciting new programs in store for you, and we’re confident that Cable Nation is the best possible steward of Channel 53 moving forward.
This acquisition will provide our viewers with an even more robust offering of original programming, including new shows like “The Jim and Sally Show”, “Bob’s House of Cheese,” and “Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” In addition, the acquisition will allow us to bring a long-awaited new sports property to the network: The International Table Tennis Association will bring its top-flight competition to Channel 53 beginning in early January. On our main channel, we’ll be airing all three daily matches from the tournament, as well as condensed versions of every match played over the previous two weeks!
We’re excited about this transition and about what it means for our viewers. The same people who brought you “Hannah Banana” and “The Daring Dobermans” will now be bringing you even more great content. Stay tuned for more details on how to tune in to your favorite shows!
The world has changed an awful lot since Channel 53 first went on the air in 1945. Today, we have Cable Nation – and we have a new blog to go with it!
This place will be a place to share your thoughts with us and other viewers, and get the latest news about Cable Nation. But first, let’s take a look at where we’ve been over the last 70 years.
Cable Nation: the first 24-hour cable news channel in America
In its early days, Channel 53 was a local station in New York City. It was a great place for comedians to cut their teeth and make names for themselves – people like Lenny Bruce and Woody Allen. In 1974, however, the station went national as Cable News Network (CNN). In those days, cable TV was still a new concept, but people were eager to pay extra to get more choices. Another cable TV channel called MTV launched that year, too.
CNN was an instant hit across America. Its anchor – news presenter – Ted Turner used his fortune from TV to buy baseball team the Atlanta Braves, and even founded his own film studio. His wife Jane Fonda ran one of the most popular aerobics classes on TV.
In May, the blog moved to www.53changes.com, a domain that was registered in March of this year and which is owned by Chris Thorman, who also appears to be involved with the site’s new parent company, Cable Nation.
We’re still trying to find out more information about Cable Nation, but it appears to be a startup that’s offering cable television channels as a service:
Cable Nation wants to make it easier for you to get your own channel on cable tv. We offer turnkey solutions for entrepreneurs that are looking to start their own channel on TV without all the headaches and hype. We take care of all the licensing, marketing and business development needed so you can focus on building your brand.
And here is a video of Cable Nation founder Keith DeBoer talking about his company: