Bravo, a cable channel which originated as a service for Cablevision in 1980. Dedicated to bringing films, drama and the performing arts to their viewers, Bravo has since moved on and added original first-run series. In 2001, the channel was bought up by NBC who began showing a second chance viewing for some of their networks shows. Bravo's target market is to the 25-54 year old audience and more of an upscale, disposable income type of viewer. NBC Universal puts their channel in the area of 79 million homes as of now.
Bravo's original content includes Inside the Actors Studio
, Project Runway
, Top Chef
, and Celebrity Poker Showdown
and the recently ended series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
. They also like to show their series in a block format. This is playing a group of the same series in a row, followed by a new episode. Bravo has also introduced an High Definition version originally called Bravo HD+, but now known as Universal HD. Although it is a Bravo channel it does not carry the same series, but instead carry their own lineup, mainly of Universal titles.