On Demand Films Win Big at the Oscars

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Several movies honored at last night’s Academy Awards are now available, or will soon be available, through Suddenlink On Demand.

Taking home the Best Picture award was “Birdman,” which also earned Best Directing, Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay. Eddie Redmayne received the Best Actor award for his role in “The Theory of Everything.” Watch both now, On Demand.

J.K. Simmons received Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Whiplash,” which also earned Best Film Editing and Sound Mixing. “Big Hero 6” took the award for Best Animated Film. Both will be available tomorrow, Feb. 24, On Demand.

USA Today offers a full list of 2015 Oscar winners.

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

On Demand Films Earn Oscar Nominations

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Several films available through Suddenlink On Demand have dominated the 2015 Academy Awards nominations. “Birdman” is the most-nominated film, currently in the running for nine awards including “Best Picture,” “Best Actor” and “Best Director.”

Additional Oscar-nominated films available are “The Theory of Everything” and “Nightcrawler.”

Check here for a complete list of nominations. The 87th Academy Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. CT on ABC.

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.

Seasonal ‘Sun Outages’ May Affect TV Viewing

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Twice a year, during the spring and fall, TV watchers may experience some degree of interference on some channels due to a phenomenon known as “sun outages.” The following Q&A will help you understand what they are and how they could affect you.

What is a sun outage?

A sun outage is an interruption in TV signals caused by interference from solar radiation. The interference is caused when the sun is in direct line with a communication signal and the sun’s radiation overwhelms it.

How does this affect watching TV?

During this time, people with cable or satellite TV service may experience interference on some channels that can affect picture quality and sound. The picture, for instance, may pixilate slightly, or clicking sounds may be heard. In some cases, picture or sound may completely drop for a few minutes.

Sun outages do not affect Internet or phone service.

How long does the interference last?

Such interference can last up to several minutes a day.

When will this interference happen?

This spring, sun outages may affect some channels – though only intermittently and generally for only a few minutes at a time – between roughly Feb. 28 and March 11. Typically, the effects, if visible, will occur between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT.

What should you do?

If you experience picture or sound interference during these times, please be patient. Your service should return to normal after a short while.

New On Demand: ‘Inherent Vice’

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Academy Award nominee “Inherent Vice” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Thomas Pynchon, “Inherent Vice” is a noir comedic thriller about a detective embroiled in the middle of a kidnapping case. Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin 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.

Four New Movies Available On Demand

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Comedy sequel “Dumb and Dumber To,” biopic “The Theory of Everything,” comedic drama “St. Vincent,” and dark comedy “Birdman” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles in “Dumb and Dumber To,” setting out on a road trip to find Harry’s newly discovered daughter. Rob Riggle and Laurie Holden also star.

“The Theory of Everything” tells the story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking as he falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star.

In “St. Vincent,” a young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts star.

Michael Keaton stars in the Oscar-nominated “Birdman,” the story of a washed-up actor struggling to mount a Broadway play. Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis and Edward Norton also star.

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

New On Demand: ‘The Last 5 Years’

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Musical romance “The Last 5 Years” debuts in theatres today, but you can enjoy from the comfort of your home with Suddenlink On Demand.

Based on the hit musical by Jason Robert Brown, a struggling actress and her novelist boyfriend recount the rise and fall of their five-year love affair. Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan 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.

 

New Disney Channel Movie Premieres Tonight

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The original movie “Bad Hair Day” debuts tonight on Disney Channel at 7 p.m. CT. Laura Marano, from “Austin & Ally,” and Leigh-Allyn Baker, from “Good Luck Charlie,” star in the new action-packed buddy comedy.

“Bad Hair Day” tells the story of a high-school student desperate to be prom queen. Her plans for the dance turn into a wild adventure across town when she encounters an unlucky cop and a jewel thief.

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

Four New Movies Available On Demand

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Crime drama “Nightcrawler,” family comedy “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” dramatic thriller “Addicted,” and biographic drama “Kill the Messenger” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in “Nightcrawler” as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of Los Angeles crime journalism. Rene Russo and Bill Paxton also star.

In “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” a young boy and his family endure a hilariously dreadful string of calamities. Steve Carrell, Jennifer Garner and Ed Oxenbould star.

Based on the popular novel, “Addicted” follows a woman whose life spins dangerously out of control when she enters into an affair that could destroy her. Sharon Leal, Boris Kodjoe and John Newberg star.

Jeremy Renner stars in “Kill the Messenger,” the true story of a journalist who exposes the CIA’s role in an international conspiracy, becoming the victim of a vicious smear campaign. Rosemarie DeWitt, Robert Patrick and Jena Sims also star.

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

Winners Hit the Image Awards Red Carpet

TV One At The 46th NAACP Image AwardsTwo lucky fans and their spouses won the trip of a lifetime to the 46th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif., on Feb. 6, courtesy of the Suddenlink-TV One ‘Best Supporting Fan’ Sweepstakes. Pictured above from left to right are Mike and Herlene Ancar of Greenville, N.C., and Betty and Anthony Wyble of Iowa, La.

Each couple’s prize package included:

  • Round-trip airfare for two
  • Two tickets to the awards show
  • Three nights luxury accommodations at Pasadena Hotel
  • Ground transportation
  • A private group tour of Hollywood
  • A $500 gift card for a shopping spree
  • Pre-show hair and makeup experience
  • Special occasion wear chosen from retailers in their communities
  • Walking the red carpet

A lifelong resident of Louisiana, Betty has been a dedicated nurse since 1971.  She and her husband of 38 years are the proud parents of two sons and grandparents to five boys and two girls.

Herlene is a program director for Allied Health Sciences at Miller Motte College in Greenville. A Navy veteran and motivational speaker, she is currently working to complete her doctorate in Healthcare Management.

“The Image Awards to me signify that dreams do come true,” said Herlene.  “The trip was beyond my imagination, and we truly felt like winners.”

The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Anthony Anderson, the star of sitcom “Black-ish” and a 2015 Image Award winner, hosted this year’s star-studded event. Presenters and attendees included Common, Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Gina Rodriguez, Chadwick Boseman, Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Beharie, Octavia Spencer, Omar Epps, Shemar Moore, Taraji P. Henson, Tessa Thompson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Uzo Aduba, Wendy Raquel Robinson and many more.  (See complete list of nominees and winners.)

Taraji P. Henson took home the esteemed NAACP “Entertainer of the Year” award, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. receiving the NAACP “Chairman’s Award” and Spike Lee receiving the NAACP “President’s Award.”

Celebrate Safer Internet Day Tomorrow

SID15Tuesday, Feb. 10, marks Safer Internet Day, organized each year to promote proper use of technology, especially among children. Hundreds of organizations celebrate the day, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

To take part in Safer Internet Day, visit the official website for a list of events. Suddenlink customers can also find related internet safety information on the following Web pages:

Parental Controls for i-Guide Users

Parental Controls for Online Viewing