C-SPAN Marks 30 Years of Senate Coverage

cspan annivJune 2 marked a special anniversary for the U.S. Senate and for C-SPAN. It was the 30th anniversary of the first television coverage of the Senate’s floor debate, carried on C-SPAN2. C-SPAN2 was launched to carry the video feed from the Senate chamber, live and gavel-to-gavel. An anniversary page highlights the first televised session and some of the significant issues covered over the past 30 years.

C-SPAN and CSPAN2, created and supported by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, are available to substantially all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Disney Channel Hosts Original Movie Marathon


This Memorial Day weekend will be filled with Disney Channel nostalgia. In celebration of the network’s 100th film, a marathon of all 99 original movies will air throughout the four-day holiday.

The marathon will kick off on Friday, May 27, at 9 a.m. CT with the “Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama.” A full programming schedule is now available.

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

HGTV to Feature Jonesboro Couple


Tune in to HGTV this weekend to see a couple select their dream lake home in Suddenlink-served Jonesboro. The new episode of reality series “Lakefront Bargain Hunt” premieres on Sunday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The couple will tour both fixer-upper and move-in ready properties in the area, with the help of real estate agent Jason Rhodes. With a budget of $199,000, the Jonesboro residents hope to find the perfect vacation home.

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

TV One to Air ‘Empire’ Marathon


Need to catch up on the second season of “Empire”? TV One will air a marathon Saturday, May 14. The lineup will include each consecutive episode, leading up to the finale on FOX on Wednesday, May 18, at 8 p.m. CT.

Terrence Howard stars in the musical drama as the head of a multi-million dollar company. He must decide who will take over his throne when he dies: his ex-wife or one of his three sons. Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, and Jussie Smollett also star.

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

Elevation Weekend Begins Saturday


Following remarkable success with Shark Week, Discovery Channel has another programming event in the works. Elevation Weekend will begin this Saturday, April 23.

The two-day programming marathon will highlight heroic expeditions. On Saturday, new film “Sherpa” will premiere at 8 p.m. CT. The documentary explores how Mount Everest’s climbing community united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain following the deadly avalanche that struck on April 18, 2004, killing 16 people.

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

Final Week to Enter Science Challenge


Tomorrow, April 20, is the deadline to submit an idea for the chance to win a mentorship with a 3M scientist, and a $25,000 prize. Discovery’s 2016 Young Scientist Challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to create a one-to two-minute video describing a new, innovative solution that could solve an everyday problem.

Ten national finalists will earn a summer mentorship to bring their innovative ideas to life. The highest scoring applicant will be named America’s Top Young Scientist.

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, which produces Animal PlanetDiscovery ChannelTLC and other channels.

Enter for a Chance to Win a Travel Channel Trip


Travel Channel is giving away a seven night getaway to the Amalfi Coast to one winner and their guest. The grand prize will also include round-trip airfare to Naples, Italy, dinners, a group tour, and a day cruise in Positano.

Entries can be submitted on the sweepstakes page daily, now through May 13 at 4 p.m. CT.

Travel Channel is available to most Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Red, White & You’ Sweepstakes Now Open


Destination America is partnering with USA Today to award one lucky town a special Fourth of July celebration. This year’s “Red, White & You” sweepstakes is open to people nationwide who are willing to share why their community deserves a spectacular party, complete with food, entertainment, and fireworks.

The national competition is open now through Sunday, April 3. To submit a nomination, visit the Destination America website and explain, in 150 words or less, why your hometown deserves the all-American celebration. A panel of judges will select one grand prize winner to host an unforgettable Independence Day party.

‘Stream It and Dream It’ Sweepstakes Returns


Suddenlink digital TV subscribers can participate in the Stream It and Dream It Sweepstakes, now through March 7.  Visit StreamItAndDreamIt.com to learn how you can enter for a chance to win $25,000 by streaming a show from FOX, FX, National Geographic, and more.

Official rules are also available.

H2 Network Becomes Viceland Today


Today, A&E Networks is replacing H2 with Viceland, a brand new channel created by Vice. The new network will feature hundreds of hours of original programming developed and produced by young creative minds.

Viceland’s full slate of primetime shows offers engaging, original content covering fashion, food, music, sports, and more. Oscar-winning director Spike Jonze serves as partner and creative director.

Popular H2 content such as “Ancient Aliens, “Modern Marvels,” and “The Universe” can now be found on the History Channel.

Where available to Suddenlink customers, Viceland can be found on the Digital Family Tier.