Multi-Platform Coverage of Olympics Offered

2016_olympics_MarqueeAltice USA is offering multi-platform content of NBCUniversal’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics beginning today, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 21.  Altice USA’s Suddenlink, and in the New York area Optimum TV customers, will have access to NBCUniversal’s unprecedented 6,755 hours of Olympic programming, including coverage of all competition sessions, on-demand.

In addition to enjoying extensive coverage on the networks of NBCUniversal, including NBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, Telemundo, NBC Universo, and two linear sport-specific specialty channels, customers can stay connected to the Rio Olympics wherever they go via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, America’s premier Olympic digital destinations. Like no other event to date, the Olympic Games have been, and continue to be, a driver of significant TV Everywhere engagement.

The following multi-platform offerings from NBCUniversal will allow Altice USA’s Suddenlink and Optimum TV customers to watch and be a part of the 2016 Olympic Games through their televisions, personal computers, mobile and tablet apps, and connected TVs.

NBCUniversal’s Olympics Experience Available to Altice USA’s Suddenlink and Optimum Customers Includes:

  • Linear Networks: NBC Olympics is utilizing nine NBCUniversal broadcast and cable networks to present the Games: NBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network, and Spanish-language networks Telemundo and NBCUniverso. It is also providing Altice USA with two specialty channels – one for basketball and one for soccer – for 11 linear networks of Olympic coverage in all.
  • NBCOlympics.com & the NBC Sports app: Olympic live streaming content is available at NBCOlympics.com for PCs and via the NBC Sports app for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs verified customers who subscribe to a package that includes the  USA Network and who log-in to the site or app.
  • NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will once again feature live streaming coverage of all Olympic competition, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights. Altice USA’s Suddenlink and Optimum TV customers can easily verify their subscriptions and watch Olympic coverage live online at no additional charge. Additionally, Suddenlink TV customers can access the Suddenlink2GO app and Optimum TV customers can access the Optimum App to watch Olympic content.
  •  Altice USA’s Suddenlink and Optimum and TV customers should follow the TV Everywhere verification process to access Olympic programming via NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app:
  1. Go to NBCOlympics.com or the NBC Sports app.
  2. Choose the event or content you’re interested in watching and select the “Verify  Now” button to begin the sign in process.
  3. Select your cable, satellite or telco provider. Suddenlink or Optimum.
  4. Enter the username and password that corresponds with your account.
  5. Upon verification of your subscription, you will be signed in throughout the Games on that device.

At the start of the Olympics, Altice USA’s Suddenlink and Optimum customers will be verified automatically when visiting NBCOlympics.com or using the NBC Sports app within their home. Altice USA is employing In-Home Auto-Verification, which recognizes IP addresses and cross-references those addresses with subscriber accounts to automatically verify video subscriptions.

  • NBC Olympics: Rio News & Results app: The NBC Olympics: Rio News & Results app will include short-form highlights, schedules, results, columns and more and will also link to the NBC Sports app, which provides comprehensive live streaming coverage of the Games.
  • On Demand: NBCUniversal is making Olympic highlights and select full-event rewinds available via Suddenlink and Optimum’s Video-On-Demand service.
  • Pre-Games: Beginning last month and continuing through the Olympic Games, viewers can access more than 200 pre-Games clips in HD via set-top box, including select highlights from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
  • In-Games: As a complement to the more than 2,000 hours of linear programming dedicated to the Rio Games, NBCUniversal will also offer original digital-only programing each day during the Games.
    • Beginning on Aug. 6, Gold Zone, an exclusive video channel on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, will offer more than 100 hours of whip-around coverage of the most popular live action from the Rio Games. The channel, which will stream from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ET on most days, will allow verified Suddenlink and Optimum viewers to experience multiple events, as they happen.
    • In addition, NBCOlympics.com will present The Daily Dismount, a gymnastics post-game studio show which will feature highlights and analysis of each day’s gymnastics competitions.
    • Also during the Games, NBCUniversal will offer more than 800 highlight clips and 200 full-length event replays available within 24 hours of an event’s completion, all in HD, available via NBCOlympics.com, the NBC Sports app and MVPD set-top box.

Time-Shifting TV Is the New Children’s Trend

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As more programming is made available On Demand, audiences are taking advantage of delayed viewing. This phenomenon, also known as time-shifting TV, is particularly popular among children, according to Nielsen.

Networks continue to see increased ratings as a result of time-shifting TV. For example, Disney Channel’s “The Descendants” received a large spike in viewership after originally airing. With On Demand and the option to record programs, perhaps early bedtimes and piles of homework no longer stand between kids and their favorite shows.

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

Catch Up with Empire On Demand

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Can’t wait for the season 2 premiere of “Empire” on FOX? Suddenlink digital TV subscribers can now view the entire first season On Demand, free of charge. All twelve episodes will be available through Aug 22. Suddenlink customers can also watch with Suddenlink2GO.

Terrence Howard stars in the new drama as the head of a music empire. He must decide who will take over his throne when he dies: his ex-wife or one of his three sons.

Where Suddenlink On Demand service is available, check out this and other programs for later viewing by going to Channel 1 and selecting the Primetime folder. FOX is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Catch Up with Wayward Pines On Demand

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Wayward Pines” is taking a brief hiatus, making now the perfect time to catch up On Demand. Suddenlink digital TV subscribers who have access to On Demand and Suddenlink2GO can watch the first five episodes, free of charge. They will be available until Thursday, June 25, when the series returns to FOX.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other programs by going to Channel 1, then select Free. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu. FOX is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Freeview of ‘Power’ Now Available

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Now through June 6, Suddenlink customers can catch up with a free sample of “Power,” a Starz original seriesThe first four episodes of the hour-long crime drama are available for free to those with access to Suddenlink2GO and On Demand.

From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, “Power” follows a wealthy New York night club owner who lives a double life as a drug kingpin.  Starz will premiere season two on Saturday, June 6, 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.

Watch ‘Aquarius’ on NBC & Suddenlink2Go

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Tonight, NBC will air the two-hour premiere of original series “Aquarius,” starring David Duchovny, at 8 p.m. CT. The entire series will be available starting tomorrow, May 29, on the NBC website. Suddenlink customers can also watch with Suddenlink2GO.

Duchovny stars as Sam Hodiak, a 1960s LAPD homicide detective. When he is charged with the case of a missing teen, Hodiak goes undercover to track Charles Manson and his followers before their infamous murder spree.

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

Note: You must have a Suddenlink online account to access mostSuddenlink2GO content.  Simply visit suddenlink.net, select the “Not Registered? SIGN UP NOW” option — found next to the “Log In” link on the right side of the page — and follow the provided instructions.

Showtime Anytime Now Available

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We have launched Showtime Anytime on Suddenlink2GO®, providing unlimited access to hundreds of hours of Showtime programming. Suddenlink customers who subscribe to Showtime can now watch content using their computer, tablet, smartphone and TV-connected devices.

Showtime Anytime allows access to popular programs, such as “Homeland,” “Shameless,” “The Affair,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Penny Dreadful,” along with box office hits, sports, documentaries and specials.

To register your account, visit Suddenlink.net. More than 400 networks and more than 400,000 titles are now available on Suddenlink2GO®.

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.

Four More Networks Join Suddenlink2GO

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ABC, Disney, Disney XD and Disney Jr. have been added to the Suddenlink2GO lineup.

With Suddenlink2GO, our customers can watch more than 400,000 movies, clips and shows from over 50 major networks and hundreds of others on their personal or laptop computers.

Note: You must have a Suddenlink online account to access most Suddenlink2GO content.  Simply visit suddenlink.net, select the “Not Registered? SIGN UP NOW” option — found next to the “Log In” link on the right side of the page — and follow the provided instructions.

‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Freeview Available

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Now through Nov. 9, Suddenlink customers can tune in to “Survivor’s Remorse,” the newest original series on Starz. The first two episodes of the half-hour comedy series are available for free to those with access to Suddenlink2GO and On Demand.

“Survivor’s Remorse,” executive produced by LeBron James, follows Cam Calloway, a basketball phenomenon. He is suddenly thrust into the limelight after signing a contract with a professional basketball team in Atlanta.

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.