More HD Channels Launched in Russellville, Ky.

Yesterday, we introduced more than 20 new high-definition (HD) TV channels in Russellville, Ky. The new channels include: Fox Sports South HD, FX HD, Discovery Channel HD, Lifetime HD, AMC HD, Nickelodeon HD, Cartoon Network HD, TLC HD, ABC Family HD, Fox News Channel HD, CNBC HD, CNN HD, Headline News HD, Animal Planet HD, Syfy HD, Spike TV HD, TCM HD, CMT HD, MTV HD, VH1 HD, E! HD, TLC HD and Comedy Central HD.

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

Suddenlink Wins Another ‘Best of Amarillo’ Honor

For the fourth year in a row, readers of the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News named our local team the “Best of Amarillo” in the Cable/Satellite Company category. Winners will be toasted Oct. 23 at the “Best of Amarillo” party.

Suddenlink’s Irwin Receives Business Award

Suddenlink Marketing Manager Carrie Irwin recently received the Texas Business Women of Amarillo’s Emerging Professional Award.  In addition to developing community programs for Suddenlink, the Amarillo Globe-News noted, Irwin has served as a volunteer for March of Dimes, United Way, Big Brother Big Sister and Meals on Wheels.  In 2010, she was included on the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce’s Top 20 Under 40 list.

9/11 Anniversary Programming Starts This Weekend

Beginning tomorrow and running through next week, new and returning television documentaries, specials and movies will mark the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. Channel Guide Magazine has a lengthy list of programming that will recall the events and their impact on the country.

Included are specials on Animal Planet, History, Discovery Channel and CNN, which are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Suddenlink Hosts Make-A-Wish Event

Suddenlink and Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia representatives on Sunday wrapped up a wish package for 19-year-old Phillip, who at 17 was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. 

Phillip’s wish — to observe a day in the life of a video game designer — recently came true when he and his family were flown to Los Angeles for a VIP tour of Activision’s Infinity Ward Studio, home of the Call of Duty gaming franchise. The trip was made possible by a donation from Suddenlink.

Sunday’s welcome home celebration took place at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, where Phillip received an official West Virginia Power jersey, threw out a ceremonial first pitch, and visited the home team dugout before and during part of the game.  Phillip then joined family, friends, and his Suddenlink and Make-A-Wish supporters to watch the game.

Renovated Retail Store Opens in Pauls Valley, Okla.

Suddenlink personnel and local Chamber of Commerce officials recently cut a ceremonial ribbon opening Suddenlink’s refurbished retail store at 509 S. Willow St. in Pauls Valley, Okla.

The new store, featuring bright green and blue décor, provides a whole new experience for customers, with hands-on interactive displays demonstrating Suddenlink services.

“We now have a beautiful place to showcase our advanced digital TV, High-Speed Internet and phone services,“ said System Manager Ray McCranie. “It allows our customers an opportunity to get an experience that we could not provide before.”

Since September 2011, Suddenlink has unveiled new or renovated stores in Payson, Ariz.; Arkadelphia, Jonesboro, El Dorado, Mountain Home, Pocahontas and Russellville, Ark.; Alexandria, Bastrop, Bossier City, DeRidder, Natchitoches and Ruston, La.; Blythe, Calif.; Greenwood, Miss.; Branson and St. Joseph, Mo.; Rocky Mount, N.C.; Stillwater, Okla.; Abilene, Bryan, Conroe, Little Elm, Lubbock and  Nacogdoches, Texas; and Beckley and Point Pleasant, W. Va.

USA Network, Suddenlink Honor Abilene Leader

Abilene, Texas community advocate and civic leader Petty Hunter was recognized at a hometown award ceremony last Friday as one of 10 national recipients of USA Network’s Characters Unite Awards in 2013. In partnership with Suddenlink, USA Network presented the award and a check for $5,000 to support Hunter’s community projects.

Hunter was recognized for displaying outstanding leadership in spearheading positive social change in the areas of education, civic duty, economic and community development and elder care.

Shown at the award ceremony are (left to right) Suddenlink Senior Director of Operations Jason Gebhart, Abilene Mayor Norm Archibald, Petty Hunter and NBCUniversal Director of Marketing Fred Haug. (Photo courtesy of Cooper Neill/USA Today)

It’s Hurricane Week on Weather Channel

It’s a big week for fans of dangerous natural phenomena. Last night, Discovery channel began Shark Week. Tonight, the Weather Channel kicks off Hurricane Week. The week will feature hurricane-themed original programming, as well as segments dedicated to preparing viewers for hurricane season, including safety tips.

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

UFC 163 Offered on Pay-Per-View Saturday


Tomorrow night, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo looks to continue his reign of dominance in the main event of UFC 163. He returns to fight in his native Brazil against the “Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung, in one of the most eagerly anticipated battles of 2013. UFC 163 will be available live at 8 p.m. CT on pay-per-view (PPV) from Suddenlink.

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.
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.