VOD Expansion Reaches Louisiana

Suddenlink announced today that it will launch video-on-demand (VOD) service this week in Lake Charles and Sulphur, Louisiana — the first such launch for the company outside of West Virginia or Texas.

Once enabled, Suddenlink’s VOD service offers thousands of viewing choices, including movies, sports, news, music, and shows from popular cable networks such as Nickelodeon, NOGGIN, MTV, Comedy Central and Discovery. Local programming will also be available, as will an expanded inventory of high-definition (HD) programming.

More than a third of the Suddenlink VOD library will be free; the rest will be available for either a per-view charge or monthly subscription. Suddenlink’s VOD library will be regularly updated, with about 30% of the inventory changing over each month to make fresh choices available to customers.

VOD allows viewers to order the titles of their choice via remote control, at any time, and have access to those titles for an extended period; typically, 24 hours. Viewers can also pause, rewind and fast-forward their choices, much as they do with a VCR (video cassette recorder) or DVR (digital video recorder).


  1. SFYI Editor says

    I can’t provide a timeline for future launches, but can tell you that we plan to continue expanding the availability of this service throughout 2009, and will make local announcements as the service is launched in each area. Stay tuned.

  2. Alanna Garcia says

    Are you expanding VOD to the Alexandria, LA area? Would love it. I use to have comcast on demand and loved it. Waiting patiently for Suddenlink to get it in Pineville, LA.

  3. SFYI Editor says

    Alanna — I can’t share a specific schedule at this time, but we continue to evaluate opportunities to bring VOD to new areas this year and next. Thank you for your patience, for being our customer, and please … stay tuned! As soon as we confirm a local launch schedule, we’ll share it on this blog.