Cable Offers Full Plate of Thanksgiving Marathons

 

There are viewing marathons aplenty on the menu for Thanksgiving weekend. Channel Guide Magazine’s Jeff Pfeiffer compiled a list of nearly 70 such marathons.

Among the participating cable networks are USA, History Channel, AMC, A&E, TLC, FX, Animal Planet, Food Network, TNT, TBS, TV Land, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon and Spike TV. They are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Bruce Lee Documentary Airs on Spike TV Tonight

A documentary, “I Am Bruce Lee,” airs tonight on Spike TV. The film explores Lee’s life and his impact on martial arts and entertainment, despite a tragic and sudden death at the age of 32. Lee’s story is told by more than a dozen celebrity admirers, including actors Mickey Rourke and Ed O’Neill, NBA star Kobe Bryant, boxer Manny Pacquiao, actress and MMA fighter Gina Carano, UFC champion Jon Jones, and UFC President Dana White, who calls Lee the “Father of Mixed Martial Arts.”

Lee’s 1973 classic “Enter the Dragon” will air immediately before and after the documentary.

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

Spike TV Kicks Off ‘Hire A Vet’ Campaign

To help military veterans find jobs, Spike TV has launched “Hire A Veteran,”a website that lists companies looking to hire veterans. The site also offers help for job training and assistance for veterans looking to start their own businesses.As part of the campaign, Spike TV will air a series of “Honor Roll” spots featuring veterans talking about companies that have hired them. In addition, celebrities like Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, George Lucas and Bradley Cooper are filming “Hire A Veteran” promotional clips for the network.

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

UFC 134 Offered on Pay-Per-View Saturday

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will defend his title against Japanese powerhouse Yushin Okami at UFC 134, a mixed martial arts fight card available Saturday, Aug. 27, live on Pay-Per-View from Suddenlink. In other matches, Shogun looks to avenge his loss to fan favorite Forrest Griffin, and Antonio Nogueira battles heavyweight knockout artist Brendan Schaub.

This event is available only to residential, non-commercial customers, at a price of $44.99 ($54.99 in high-definition format), which excludes taxes, fees, and equipment charges. The event requires a digital set top box 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.

Two preliminary bouts can be seen on Spike TV, which is available to Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service. In preparation for the event, the network will air “Countdown To UFC 134” tonight, as well as tomorrow night and immediately before the event Saturday.

Viewers Dig Hidden-Treasure Shows

Multichannel News reports that cable shows about discarded merchandise or hidden treasures – History’s Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” TLC’s “Auctioneers” and “Pawn Queens,” Spike TV’s “Auction Hunters” and A&E’s “Storage Wars” – are producing record viewership for the networks. Given the tough economy, the shows’ mix of entrepreneurialism, nostalgia and get-rich-quick elements are driving the genre’s popularity, according to network executives.

History, TLC, Spike TV and A&E are generally available to Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

UFC 133 Available on Pay-Per-View

Former light heavyweight champions “Suga” Rashad Evans and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz headline UFC 133, a mixed martial arts fight card available Saturday, Aug. 6, live on pay-per-view (PPV) from Suddenlink. The two fought to a draw in a match four years ago. Four other bouts are on the main card.

This event is available only to residential, non-commercial customers, at a price of $44.99 ($54.99 in high-definition format), which excludes taxes, fees, and equipment charges. The event requires a digital set top box 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.

Two preliminary bouts can be seen on Spike TV, which is available to Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.