Catch Three New Series Premieres Tonight on Cable

Three original cable series will premiere tonight: Discovery Channel’s “How We Invented the World,” Spike TV’s “Urban Tarzan,” and ABC Family’s “Twisted.”

“How We Invented the World” examines four modern inventions: cell phones, cars, planes, and skyscrapers. Each episode in this four-part series reveals the stories and seemingly random events that ultimately led to the creation of these inventions. It airs at 8 p.m. CT.

On “Urban Tarzan,” get to know a famed animal wrangler and former Steve Irwin associate who rescues escaped animals. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. CT.

On “Twisted,” a troubled teen reconnects with two childhood friends. This is a special presentation of the pilot episode, which will play again June 11 as a kickoff to the show’s summer run. Tonight’s show starts at 8 p.m. CT.

Discovery Channel, Spike TV and ABC Family are available to all or virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Vote for Top NCAA Players, Team, Moment

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the men’s basketball championship, the NCAA is inviting fans to vote for the top 15 all-time players, the single best all-time team, and the single best all-time moment.

And as long as you’re picking things, you might want to consider USA Today sports “bracketologist” Patrick Stevens’ first-round predictions and tips for winning the office pool.

ABC Family is Seeking ‘Dancing Fools’

ABC Family is looking for funny dance videos for its upcoming reality show, “Dancing Fools.”   The hunt is on for non-professional individuals and groups who simply  love to dance.   Submit your video now and it may appear on the show. You might also be considered as a candidate to perform live on the “Dancing Fools” stage and get a shot at winning $10,000.

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

Kids Stay a Step Ahead on Social Media

If your children’s Facebook activity has slowed down or come to a screaching halt, it could be they’ve joined the many who have moved on to Instagram, Snapchat or one of the growing number of other social media sites.   An Associated Press article in USA Today explores the trends and the challenges for parents trying to keep up with them.

Get Ready for NCAA Tournament Action

 

The NCAA® Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Tournament begins Tuesday, March 19, and runs through Monday, April 8.

All 67 games will air live on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV. (TNT and TBS are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service, while truTV is available to most Suddenlink customers on either Expanded Basic or one of our incremental levels of service known as digital tiers.)

To pre-register for online access to the games, visit this Suddenlink.net page and follow the instructions provided there. Note: Once you’re at the NCAA March Madness® Live page, select “Settings” – at the top of the page – to find a list of providers including Suddenlink.

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 app from the Apple App Store for mobile viewing.

UFC 158 Live on Pay-Per-View Tomorrow

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre faces his fiercest rival, Nick Diaz, at UFC 158, Saturday, March 16, live at 9 p.m. CT on Pay-Per-View (PPV) from Suddenlink. Other matches on the main card include Mike Ricci vs. Colin Fletcher, Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring, Jake Ellenberger vs. Nate Marquardt and Carlos Condit vs. Johny Hendricks.

This event is available only to residential, non-commercial customers, at a price of $44.99 ($54.99 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.

Four preliminary matches will be broadcast live on FX, which is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
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New on Suddenlink VOD: ‘Rise of the Guardians’

 

Animated adventure film “Rise of the Guardians” is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD).

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians (Santa Claus, Easter Bunny and Jack Frost) team to protect the innocence of children all around the world. The movie features the voice talents of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law.

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.

Discovery Previews Show With Pi Day Celebration

Today is Pi Day, the annual celebration of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. To celebrate, Discovery Channel is previewing its upcoming show, “The Big Brain Theory,” and inviting website visitors to enter a Pi Day contest for a chance to win a prize pack. The contest runs through April 1.

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

Catch Up on ‘The Americans’ on Suddenlink VOD

Have you missed any or all of the first five episodes of “The Americans,” FX’s newest hit drama? Through the end of the month, you can catch up on the series through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD).

Set in 1981, the series follows the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C. Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich star.

The show airs Wednesday evenings at 9 p.m. CT. FX is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out this catch-up opportunity by going to “Free,” then “All Channels A-Z,” then “FX.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Coming Soon to VOD: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

With five Academy Award nominations and four Golden Globe nominations, “Zero Dark Thirty” was among the most acclaimed movies of 2012.  See what critics and audiences had to say at movie website Rotten Tomatoes.

If you missed it in theaters, you can catch it on Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD) starting Tuesday, March 19.

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