History to Air ‘America: The Story of Us’

america_story_of_usIn honor of Independence Day, the History channel will air “America: The Story of Us” on Friday, July 4. The epic 12-hour television event, which originally premiered in 2010, tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. Tune in to the marathon between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT.

“America: The Story of Us” presents a comprehensive telling of our country’s history, featuring CGI animation, dramatic recreations and insights from respected artists, business leaders, academics and intellectuals.

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

Charleston Wins ‘Red, White & You’ Sweepstakes

Red, White and YouA Charleston, W.Va., resident’s entry in the “Red, White & You” Sweepstakes has earned her city an expanded Independence Day fireworks display, courtesy of cable network Destination America  and Suddenlink.

Launched in March, the “Red, White & You” contest invited people nationwide to share why their community deserved an all-American, spectacular July 4 celebration. Charleston resident Jama Jarrett’s entry, which described Charleston as a “capital city with small town charm,” won the sweepstakes.

The fireworks display, to be held at 9:30 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park, will follow Charleston’s “Live on the Levee” concert series.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

2014 FIFA World Cup On Demand

2014FIFAWorldCupProgramming from the FIFA World Cup, soccer’s ultimate event, is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Suddenlink customers now have access to the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremonies and select matches. Bonus features from ESPN and Univision are also available.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, go to Channel 1 and select 2014 FIFA World Cup or Free!/Sports/2014 FIFA World Cup. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

New On Demand: ‘Winter’s Tale’

Fantasy romance “Winter’s Tale” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies and the age-old battle between good and evil. Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Russell Crowe 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.

TBS Honors ‘Seinfeld’ 25th Anniversary

seinfeldTBS will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of “Seinfeld” by airing 25 of the sitcom’s most popular episodes throughout one week. Starting Monday, June 30, the network will air four consecutive episodes each evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT. On Friday, July 4, two additional episodes will also play. The celebration will conclude on Saturday, July 5, marking 25 years to the date since the series was first telecasted on NBC.

Acclaimed “Seinfeld” episodes to be played include “The Pen,” “The Chinese Restaurant,” “The Soup Nazi” and “The Puffy Shirt.”

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

New On Demand: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’

Action drama “300: Rise of an Empire” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Greek general Themistokles takes action to the sea as he battles invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and the naval commander Artemisia in the new chapter of the epic “300” saga. Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey and Eva Green 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.

Last Chance to Catch Four On Demand Titles

LastChanceThe clock is ticking on four Suddenlink On Demand (VOD) titles.

The rental window closes today, June 23, on romantic comedy “Don Jon.” Other title promotions set to soon expire include: action adventure “Riddick” (June 25); comedy “The To Do List” (June 30); and horror thriller “Carrie” (July 2).

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

New Podcast Brings Fun Back to Families

parenting-adventures-podcast-michael-stelznerWebsite My Kids’ Adventures has launched a new weekly show, Parenting Adventures. The podcast will feature top parenting experts providing tips and ideas for fun-for-the-whole-family activities.

Both the website and podcast were founded by Michael Stelzner, a self-described “dad of three girls and a busy working professional who loves his work and is often left with little creative juice after a productive workday.”

Visitors can subscribe to Parenting Adventures via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS.

Nine More Communities Get MAX 107.0

Beginning today, residential customers in Arkadelphia, Atkins, Dover, Heber Springs, Malvern and Newport Ark.; DeRidder and Minden La.; and Greenville Miss., can get our High-Speed Internet MAX 107.0 service. MAX 107.0 features a download speed up to 107 megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed up to 5 Mbps, the fastest residential service in these communities.

Since spring of 2010, MAX 107.0 has been made available to residential customers in the following Suddenlink-served communities:

  • Arkansas: Batesville, El Dorado, Hot Springs Village, Jonesboro, Mountain Home, Pocahontas and Russellville
  • Louisiana: Alexandria, Bossier City (including Barksdale Air Force Base), Grambling, Haughton, Lake Charles, Natchitoches, Ruston and Sulphur
  • Mississippi: Greenwood
  • Missouri: Branson, Nixa, Ozark, St. Joseph
  • North Carolina: Bethel, Chocowinity, parts of Edgecombe County, Enfield, Greenville, Kinston, LaGrange, New Bern, Parmele, Rocky Mount, Scotland Neck, Tarboro, Walnut Creek, Washington, Washington Park, Williamston, and other parts of Beaufort, Lenoir,Martin, and Wayne Counties
  • Oklahoma: Seminole, Wewoka
  • Texas: Abilene, Amarillo, Bryan-College Station, Conroe, Georgetown, Gladewater, Henderson, Jarrell, Kingwood, Pflugerville, Lake Conroe, Leander, Lufkin, Lubbock, Midland, Post, San Angelo, Shallowater, Tulia, Tyler, Whitehouse, Wolfforth
  • West Virginia: the majority of Boone, Cabell, Gallia, Jackson, Kanawha, Mason, Meigs (Ohio), Pleasants, Putnam, Washington, Wetzel, Wirt, and Wood counties

New On Demand: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Adventure comedy “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel, embarks on an adventure with Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Saoirse Ronan and Ralph Fiennes 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.