Freeview of ‘Black Sails’ Now Available

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Now through Jan. 25, Suddenlink customers can catch up with a free sample of “Black Sails,” a Starz original series. The first four episodes of the hour-long action program are available for free to those with access to Suddenlink2GO and On Demand.

“Black Sails” follows Captain Flint and his crew of pirates, twenty years before the classic “Treasure Island” novel by Louis Stevenson takes place.  Starz will premiere season two on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. CT.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out the “freeview” by going to Channel 1, Free!, All Channels A-Z, Starz Freeview. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

FXX Premieres New Original Comedy

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Tonight, FXX will premiere the new original series “Man Seeking Woman” starring Jay Baruchel. The comedy will continue to air on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. CT.

The new series follows Josh Greenberg, a naïve romantic seeking true love after he is dumped by a longtime girlfriend. “Man Seeking Woman” will take an absurd, yet sweet, look at the surreal life of dating.

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

TV One Launches Original Movie Showcase

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Next month, TV One will add a monthly original movie showcase to its programming schedule. The film lineup will begin Feb. 7 with “White Water,” which Variety describes as “a drama that has a timely theme of exploring segregation and racism during the era of the Civil Rights Movement.”

The second film in the series, “Hear No Evil,” will premiere on March 14.

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

Cable Networks Shine at 2015 Golden Globes

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Cable networks had a strong showing at last night’s Golden Globes. More than half the awards presented to television programs went to cable networks and individual actors on cable shows.

FX led the way with “Fargo,” which won the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries and Best Actor. Premium network Showtime also had a strong night, as “The Affair” won Best TV Drama and Best Actress.

USA Today has a complete list of winners.

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

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

Cable Nets to Debut Midseason Series

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Cable networks are preparing to premiere several new series this year. New programming will premiere on several networks, including Animal Planet, FXX and AMC.

Tomorrow, Animal Planet will debut “Alaska: Battle on the Bay” at 9 p.m. CT, which follows a team of fisherman as they take on a particularly challenging salmon season.

On Jan. 14, “Man Seeking Woman” will premiere on FXX at 9:30 p.m. CT, a comedy based on Simon Rich’s novel “The Last Girlfriend on Earth.”

The highly anticipated “Breaking Bad” prequel spinoff “Better Call Saul” will premiere on AMC on Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. CT. The new series will follow Saul Goodman in the days before he worked as Walter White’s lawyer.

View a complete list of new and returning cable programs premiering soon.

AMCFXX and Animal Planet are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

TV.com Names Best Cable Shows of 2014

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Once again, cable brought some of the year’s most popular programming to viewers. Some feared 2014 might not offer the same quality of programming, with finales of popular shows “Breaking Bad” on AMC and “True Blood” on HBO. The lineup remains strong, however, with programs such as “Fargo” on FX and on “True Detective” on HBO pushing limits and beating expectations.

View TV.com’s Best of 2014: The New Cable Dramas for a complete list of this year’s top cable programs.

Enter to Win a Trip to the NAACP Image Awards

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Now through Jan. 5, Suddenlink is partnering with TV One to offer the “Best Supporting Fan” sweepstakes. Two lucky winners and the guest of their choice will receive a VIP trip to the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, CA. The prize packages include hotel, airfare, a Hollywood tour, spending money, pre-show pampering, a limo ride and more.

To enter, visit Suddenlink on Facebook. Complete rules can be found here.

Enter the Suddenlink Electric Holiday Giveaway

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All are invited to enter the “Suddenlink Electric Holiday Giveaway,” presented by Sprout, FXX, UPtv and ASPiRE. Daily prizes will include Cubby tablets, urBeats headphones, UP Bands by Jawbone and iPad Air 2 tablets. The contest will run through Friday, Dec. 19.

Follow us on Facebook for a chance to enter the “Suddenlink Electric Holiday Giveaway,” and to learn more about future sweepstakes.

ABC Family Kicks Off Holiday Programming

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ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas kicks off today, and includes original and classic holiday programming every evening through Dec. 25. The lineup includes family favorites, including “Elf,” “The Santa Clause,” “The Polar Express” and “Jack Frost.”

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

Enter to Win a Trip for Two to L.A.

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Now through Nov. 28, Suddenlink is teaming up with Pivot to offer the “Suddenlink Pivot L.A. Getaway” sweepstakes. One lucky fan and a friend will win a trip to attend the taping of a Pivot program.

Visit Suddenlink on Facebook for details, including official rules and an online entry form.