Win ‘Suits’ Facebook Giveaway

fyisuitsIn conjunction with season four of “Suits” on USA Network, Suddenlink is hosting a series of giveaways. Five winners will be selected to receive a “Suits” DVD set and show-themed mug.

Follow Suddenlink on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to enter the Suits giveaway, and to learn more about future sweepstakes.

Site Offers Advice for Digital Age Parents

girlblogA recent article on A Platform for Good (PfG) provides guidance to parents navigating the modern digital world alongside their children. Understanding safety policies and online etiquette is becoming increasingly important for internet users of all ages.

According to the article, even young kids are tech-savvy, and frequently engage in video games, live chat feeds and social media platforms. The vast digital sphere can be frightening, but resources for protecting children online abound, including Suddenlink resources.

Cable Nets Debut New Series Tonight

colLooking for something fresh on TV? Cable networks have been busy rolling out new series, including these four which debut tonight. “Rush” and “Satisfaction” will premiere on USA, and FX will introduce “Married” and “You’re the Worst.”

On “Rush,” a renegade physician privately caters to the elite of Los Angeles for a hefty price tag. Tonight’s show starts at 8 p.m. CT.

Provocative drama “Satisfaction” explores modern marriage through the lens of one couple. The series delves into their shocking and unconventional choices, asking the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” The show begins at 9 p.m. CT.

Married” is a comedy about being miserably in love. One couple navigates their life of kids and debt in suburbia, hoping to rekindle their once-fiery romance. It airs at 9 p.m. CT.

Original series “You’re the Worst” puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. When a self-destructive narcissist and a cynical people-pleaser meet at a wedding, they begin to fall for one another, despite their best judgment. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. CT.

FX and USA Network are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

ESPN to Air ESPY Awards Tonight

2014-espy-awardsThe annual ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards return to ESPN tonight, July 16, at 8 p.m. CT. The show will bring the best sports stories of the year together in one evening, hosted by recording artist Drake.

Time still remains to vote for your favorite athletes and the best sports moment of the year. Visit the ESPN ESPY Awards webpage by 8 p.m. CT to cast your ballot.

ESPN is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Rio 2′ Collection Available On Demand

Animated adventure “Rio 2” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand. The children’s sequel follows Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they are hurtled from Rio to the wilds of the Amazon. Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway lend their voice talents.

In addition, the “Rio 2” collection of top animated animal movies is also available. The lineup includes “Happy Feet,” “Ratatouille” and more. This collection will be available through August 19.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the “Rio 2” collection, go to “Movies & Events,” “Special Features,” “Rio 2.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Suddenlink Honors ‘Service Heroes’

Eleven Suddenlink employees recently earned the distinction of “Service Heroes,” based on their extraordinary commitment to serving customers, communities, and colleagues with excellence. Twenty-one others earned honorable mentions. Read on to learn about the honorees.

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Canelo vs. Lara Offered on PPV Saturday

canelo-lara-podMexican superstar Canelo Alvarez will continue his quest to take on the toughest opponents when he squares off against the precision of Cuban boxer Erislandy Lara. Watch the fight for honor and glory Saturday, July 12.

The Canelo vs. Lara boxing event will be available live at 8 p.m. CT on pay-per-view (PPV) from Suddenlink. Other matches on the main card include Abner Mares vs. Jonathan Oquendo, Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Francicso Vargas and Johan Perez vs. Mauricio Herrera.

This event is available only to residential, non-commercial customers, at a price of $49.99 ($59.99 in high-definition format where available), which excludes taxes, fees, and equipment charges. The event requires a digital set-top box (receiver) and is available only in areas where Suddenlink offers PPV. Other restrictions may apply. Residential orders can be placed using a digital remote or by calling 877-694-9474 for more information.
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Please note that Suddenlink video-on-demand (VOD) and pay-per-view (PPV) are distinct services. Where VOD service is available, Suddenlink customers with digital receivers can find the VOD menu by tuning to Channel 1. In contrast, where PPV service is available, customers should be able to locate the PPV menu through their digital receiver’s interactive channel guide. Alternatively, if customers have trouble locating the PPV menu through the channel guide, they should be able to find it on one of the following channels, depending on where they receive service: 301, 500, 501, 621, 801, 811, 821 or 871.

Cable Nets Showered With Emmy Nominations

emmysCable networks once again dominated the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. HBO remains the most nominated network, having earned 99 total nods. “Game of Thrones” led the way with 19 nominations. FX received 45 nods, including 18 for miniseries “Fargo.”

Additional cable programs receiving multiple nominations were “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX (17), “The Normal Heart” on HBO (16), “Breaking Bad” on AMC (16) and “True Detective” on HBO (12).

FX and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click Find Offers.

Check here for a complete list of nominations.

New Kids Collection Now On Demand

bratz-kidz-sleep-over-adventure-posterThe latest kids’ movie collection on Suddenlink On Demand features hits from top performing children’s franchises. The lineup includes “Bob the Builder: Let’s Build the Beach,” “Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land: The Search for Pillow,” and “Bratz Kidz Sleep-Over Adventure.” This collection will be available through August 5.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the collection, go to “Movies & Events,” “Special Features,” “Kids Collection.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Rowling Releases New Potter Short Story

hpJ.K. Rowling has followed up her success authoring the best-selling Harry Potter series by writing original short stories for Pottermore, the online home for the world of Harry Potter.

Today, she released a new story to give fans a glimpse at the boy wizard all grown up.

The newest development in the Potter series centers on the reunion of Harry Potter and his friends at the Quidditch World Cup Finals.