Live Video Streams of Tourney Set Record

 

Live video streams of the NCAA basketball tournament set records during the first week of play, Multichannel News reported. Through the action Sunday, the games generated 36.6 million live video streams across online and mobile (tablets and smartphones), double the 18.3 million for the entire tournament last year.

Suddenlink customers can register for online viewing by starting here.

They can also download the NCAA March Madness Live iOS (Apple) app or Android app for mobile viewing.

New on Suddenlink VOD: ‘Lincoln’

 

Historical drama “Lincoln” is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD) .

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this inspiring drama that focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to create a course of action to end the Civil War, unite a nation and abolish slavery. Day-Lewis won the Academy Award for Best Actor, and the film was nominated for 11 other Oscars. Sally Field and Hal Holbrook co-star.

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

NCAA Tournament TV Ratings Up

Coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship through Sunday’s telecasts received the event’s best ratings in 18 years, Multichannel News reports. CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combined to average 8.9 million viewers through five days of coverage. That was the most since 1993 and up 9 percent from last year’s 8.2 million.

Play resumes Thursday and Friday for the 16 teams left in the tournament. Whether any games become classics or any players have singularly remarkable performances remains to be seen. In the meantime, see if you agree with Bleacher Report’s list of the 25 most thrilling finishes in the tournament and ESPN.com’s ranking of the best 75 players in NCAA history.

New on Suddenlink VOD: ‘This is 40’

Comedy film “This is 40” is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD).

“This is 40” takes a hilarious look at a couple trying to balance child rearing, dealing with their own parents, and making time for romance. Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann and John Lithgow star.

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

Movie Site Leads to 9/11 Charities

Historical drama “Zero Dark Thirty” chronicles the search and discovery of al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. To pay tribute to the victims and the families of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States, the movie’s official website offers links to several charities and 9/11 resources.

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out “Zero Dark Thirty” and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Best and Worst of NCAA Tourney Thus Far

With the NCAA Tournament field whittled down to 16 teams, USA Today reporter Scott Gleeson looks at the best and worst of the tourney’s opening act.

All the remaining games, which resume Thursday, will air on either CBS or TBS.

Local CBS stations are available to all Suddenlink TV customers on what is commonly known as Basic TV service. TBS is available to all customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To register for online viewing, start here.

Customers who register one time with their Suddenlink user name and password can watch the games available on channels included in their TV package, as well as stats and video highlights during the tournament.

New on Suddenlink VOD: ‘Les Miserables’

 

Musical drama “Les Miserables” is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD).

Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in this critically acclaimed adaptation of an epic musical that is a timeless testament to the human spirit. The film won three Academy Awards, including one for Hathaway for best supporting actress. Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne have supporting roles.

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

Second-Round Tourney Action Continues

Yesterday, Harvard pulled the biggest upset during day one of the NCAA Tournament’s second-round action. Will there be more surprises today? Another 32 teams will find out during the second full day of games. One team hoping to be today’s Harvard is 14th-seeded Northwestern State University, located in Suddenlink-served Natchitoches, La. The Demons meet the third-seeded Florida Gators at 6:15 p.m. CT on truTV. ESPN previews the match-up.

Every game of the tournament will air live on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV.

Local CBS stations are available to all Suddenlink TV customers on what is commonly known as Basic TV service; TNT and TBS are available on Expanded Basic; and truTV is available to most customers on either Expanded Basic or one of our incremental levels of service known as digital tiers.

To register for online viewing, start here.

Customers who register one time with their Suddenlink user name and password can watch the games available on channels included in their TV package, as well as stats and video highlights during the tournament.

You can also download the NCAA March Madness Live iOS (Apple) app or Android app for mobile viewing.

Critics Applaud ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

According to film review aggregator Metacritic, “Zero Dark Thirty” was the best-reviewed film of 2012. Movie critics in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Vancouver and Boston named “Zero Dark Thirty” the top film of 2012, as did the American Film Institute and National Board of Review.

Judge for yourself by watching “Zero Dark Thirty,” now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD).

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

Weather Channel Series Asks ‘What If?’

 

In “Forecasting the End,” a new series that premieres tonight at 8 p.m. CT, the Weather Channel explores scientifically accurate “what-if” scenarios that could end civilization. Supervolcanoes, mega tsunamis, rogue planets, huge solar flares and more are examined.

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