Cable Nets Showered With Emmy Nominations

emmysCable networks once again dominated the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. HBO remains the most nominated network, having earned 99 total nods. “Game of Thrones” led the way with 19 nominations. FX received 45 nods, including 18 for miniseries “Fargo.”

Additional cable programs receiving multiple nominations were “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX (17), “The Normal Heart” on HBO (16), “Breaking Bad” on AMC (16) and “True Detective” on HBO (12).

FX and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click Find Offers.

Check here for a complete list of nominations.

New Kids Collection Now On Demand

bratz-kidz-sleep-over-adventure-posterThe latest kids’ movie collection on Suddenlink On Demand features hits from top performing children’s franchises. The lineup includes “Bob the Builder: Let’s Build the Beach,” “Adventures in Lalaloopsy Land: The Search for Pillow,” and “Bratz Kidz Sleep-Over Adventure.” This collection will be available through August 5.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the collection, go to “Movies & Events,” “Special Features,” “Kids Collection.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Rowling Releases New Potter Short Story

hpJ.K. Rowling has followed up her success authoring the best-selling Harry Potter series by writing original short stories for Pottermore, the online home for the world of Harry Potter.

Today, she released a new story to give fans a glimpse at the boy wizard all grown up.

The newest development in the Potter series centers on the reunion of Harry Potter and his friends at the Quidditch World Cup Finals.

Learn to Use Technology Like Your Teen

teensA Platform for Good (PfG), an interactive website aimed at helping parents and teens navigate the digital world, recommends reaching out to teens and young children for help accessing the latest technologies.

In a recent article, PfG asks, “Why not take advantage of the young expert in your home?” The site, originally launched by the Family Online Safety Institute, encourages parents to learn more about the social apps, entertainment and virtual worlds their children experience on a daily basis.

VOD Collection Salutes Independence Day

Celebrate Independence Day with a collection of patriotic films, now on Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD). This special assortment is available through July 31 and includes popular titles like “The Hurt Locker,” “Independence Day,” and “Black Hawk Down.”

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the collection, go to “Movies & Events,” “Special Features,” “Independence Day.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

History to Air ‘America: The Story of Us’

america_story_of_usIn honor of Independence Day, the History channel will air “America: The Story of Us” on Friday, July 4. The epic 12-hour television event, which originally premiered in 2010, tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. Tune in to the marathon between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT.

“America: The Story of Us” presents a comprehensive telling of our country’s history, featuring CGI animation, dramatic recreations and insights from respected artists, business leaders, academics and intellectuals.

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

Charleston Wins ‘Red, White & You’ Sweepstakes

Red, White and YouA Charleston, W.Va., resident’s entry in the “Red, White & You” Sweepstakes has earned her city an expanded Independence Day fireworks display, courtesy of cable network Destination America  and Suddenlink.

Launched in March, the “Red, White & You” contest invited people nationwide to share why their community deserved an all-American, spectacular July 4 celebration. Charleston resident Jama Jarrett’s entry, which described Charleston as a “capital city with small town charm,” won the sweepstakes.

The fireworks display, to be held at 9:30 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park, will follow Charleston’s “Live on the Levee” concert series.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

2014 FIFA World Cup On Demand

2014FIFAWorldCupProgramming from the FIFA World Cup, soccer’s ultimate event, is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Suddenlink customers now have access to the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremonies and select matches. Bonus features from ESPN and Univision are also available.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, go to Channel 1 and select 2014 FIFA World Cup or Free!/Sports/2014 FIFA World Cup. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

New On Demand: ‘Winter’s Tale’

Fantasy romance “Winter’s Tale” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies and the age-old battle between good and evil. Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Russell Crowe star.

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

TBS Honors ‘Seinfeld’ 25th Anniversary

seinfeldTBS will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of “Seinfeld” by airing 25 of the sitcom’s most popular episodes throughout one week. Starting Monday, June 30, the network will air four consecutive episodes each evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT. On Friday, July 4, two additional episodes will also play. The celebration will conclude on Saturday, July 5, marking 25 years to the date since the series was first telecasted on NBC.

Acclaimed “Seinfeld” episodes to be played include “The Pen,” “The Chinese Restaurant,” “The Soup Nazi” and “The Puffy Shirt.”

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