Suddenlink Execs Honored by Industry Magazine

Suddenlink Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent (left) and Chief Technology Officer Terry Cordova shared the 2012 Person of the Year honor presented by Communications, Engineering and Design (CED) magazine, an industry trade publication.

“The way business and operations worked to complement each other so fruitfully is why this year’s CED Person of the Year is actually two people,” wroteCED Editor-in-Chief Brian Santo. “Together, these two men led the modernization of an agglomeration of cable systems … into a far more efficient, largely unified network.”

Two California Communities Get TiVo Stream

 

Today we announced the availability of TiVo® Stream service to Auburn and Truckee, Calif.  TiVo Stream allows customers to stream TV shows around the house wirelessly on iPod Touch, iPads and iPhones, and also transfer DVR-recorded programs to the same mobile devices for later viewing on the go.

Ability to transfer some programs to TiVo Stream devices may be prohibited by the program owners. Android devices and access to video-on-demand content will be added later.

Since October 2012, TiVo Stream has been launched in more than 60 Suddenlink communities in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas. We expect to further expand the availability of TiVo Stream to additional markets in the near future.

ESPN Has NBA, ESPN2 Has College Hoops Tonight

Basketball fans may want to find a comfy seat and the remote. Tonight at 7 p.m. CT, you can flip between NBA action on ESPN with the Chicago Bulls at the Miami Heat and college hoops on ESPN2 with Memphis at Tennessee. At 9:30, stay right where you are for a Los Angeles showdown, as the Clippers host the Lakers on ESPN.

ESPN and ESPN2 are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

TNA’s ‘Unfinished Business’ Offered on PPV

Tomorrow at 4 p.m. CT, TNA presents “Unfinished Business,” a pay-per-view (PPV) event from Suddenlink. Bobby Roode meets Austin Aries in the continuation of a feud that started at last summer’s “Destination X,” when Aries became world heavyweight champion.

This one-hour event is available only to residential, non-commercial customers, at a price of $4.99 in standard-definition format, before taxes, fees, and equipment charges. The event requires a digital set-top box (receiver) and is only available 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.

Suddenlink and News Corp/Fox Negotiations

Suddenlink has reached an agreement in principle with News Corp/Fox for the continued carriage of its TV stations and cable networks.  The current agreement between the companies has been extended for another week while they work out the details of the new agreement.  Specific terms of the new agreement were not disclosed.

Get Two VOD Movies for The Price of One

Enjoy two great movies for the price of one through Suddenlink Video on Demand. Double features include:

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the two-for-one deals, go to “Movies & Events,” then “Double Features.”

New on Suddenlink VOD: ‘The Words’

Romantic drama “The Words” is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD).

Bradley Cooper stars as an author who seems to have it all in a movie that will keep you guessing until the end.  Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Olivia Wilde and Dennis Quaid also 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.

New on Suddenlink VOD: ‘Premium Rush’

 

Action thriller “Premium Rush” is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD).

When a New York City bicycle messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) picks up a valuable envelope for delivery, a corrupt detective (Michael Shannon) is desperate to get his hands on it, leading to a wild chase through the streets of Manhattan. Dania Ramirez and Jamie Chung 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.

Suddenlink Launches HD Channels in Alva, Okla.

This week, we began offering high-definition (HD) TV channels in Alva, Okla. Among the new channels are: broadcast stations KOCB HD (CW), KFOR HD (NBC), KOCO HD (ABC), KTUZ HD (TMO), KWTV HD (CBS), KAUT HD (IND), KOKH HD (FOX), KSBI HD (MNT) and KETA-HD (PBS), as well as ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD, TNT HD, AMC HD, HGTV HD, Food Network HD, CNN HD, ABC Family HD, Fox News Channel HD, Cartoon Network HD, TBS HD and Disney HD.

HDTV offers a widescreen format, similar to a movie theater, with distinctly sharper images and better sound quality than standard TV.