New On Demand: ‘Philomena’

Oscar-nominated “Philomena” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

New On Demand: ‘The Nut Job’

Animated family film “The Nut Job” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

A squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. He stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life – Maury’s Nut Store. Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser star.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Adults Still Like Viewing on TV, in Real Time

Relaxed couple with popcorn and remote control, drinking and watA recent BroadStream Solutions study suggests U.S. adult TV watchers prefer their favorite shows the old-fashioned way.  A full 84 percent of those polled say they still like tuning in at a program’s scheduled broadcasting time over watching time-shifted programming. Similarly, 85 percent chose their television sets as the preferred mode of viewing over tablets, phones, desktops and laptops.  Read more about the study results at TVNewsCheck.

New On Demand: ‘Ride Along’

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Comedy film “Ride Along” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

For the past two years, high school security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) has been trying to show decorated detective James (Ice Cube) that he’s more than just a video game junkie who’s unworthy of James’ sister. (Watch trailer.)

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

‘Clarence’ Premieres Tonight on Cartoon Net

ClarenceCartoon Network debuts a new animated series tonight at 8 CT. “Clarence” is brought to life by creator Skyler Page, former storyboard artist for the network’s quirky “Adventure Time” series.

USA Today offers a sneak peek.

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

 

New On Demand: ‘August: Osage County’

Critically acclaimed drama “August: Osage County” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

The dark and hilarious story chronicles the Weston family women, whose lives have diverged until a crisis brings them back to the house where they grew up and the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star, with Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson and Sam Shephard.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Two California Communities Get VOD

Beginning yesterday, Suddenlink customers in Mammoth Lakes and June Lake, Calif., who have Suddenlink digital receivers, can enjoy Video on Demand (VOD) service, available on Channel 1.

VOD features thousands of viewing choices, many of them in high-definition (HD) format, including movies, sports, news, music and popular cable-network shows. More than a third of the Suddenlink VOD library is free. The rest is available for either a per-view charge or monthly subscription. Viewers can order titles via remote control at any time.

Suddenlink will continue to announce launches of new and enhanced services in other communities as they are confirmed.

Romance Out. Horror In. What Women Watch

Horror showsAccording to the recent AdWeek article “What Women Watch on TV,” today’s female audiences are gobbling up television’s darker fare.

More than half (59 percent) of FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” viewers were women. Within the cable drama realm, the next three most popular shows among female audiences were AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” and ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars.”

Another fun fact: More women watch NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” than the network’s reality romance show “The Bachelorette.”

3 Movies Make Early Debuts On Demand

moviesSports comedy “Grudge Match,” music documentary “Justin Bieber’s Believe,” and classic fantasy sequel “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” are available now through Suddenlink On Demand, all 28 days before Netflix and Red Box.

In “Grudge Match,” two life-long rival boxers meet for a final grudge match, 50 years after their last fight. Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone. Kim Basinger, Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin co-star. (see trailer)

Take a back stage look at the young pop performer during his rise to super stardom in “Justin Bieber’s Believe.” The documentary also features Scooter Braun and Usher. (see trailer)

“The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” finds the dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf continuing the quest to reclaim their homeland from Smaug. Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman star. (see trailer)

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Site Lists April’s Best Nature Programming

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Staffers at environmental advocacy website Mother Nature Network offer their pick of this month’s best nature-themed TV series and specials, covering topics like animals, conservation and climate change. Check out the complete list.