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:

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Black History Month Collection On Demand

color pCelebrate Black History Month with the latest collection on Suddenlink On Demand featuring films from top African American actors, writers and directors. The lineup includes more than a dozen movies, including “The Color Purple,” “Do the Right Thing,” “The Help” and “Malcolm X.” This collection will be available through March 2.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the collection, go to “Movies & Events,” “Special Features,” “Black History Month.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

HBO to Film New ‘Lewis and Clark’ Miniseries

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A six-part series about the exploration of the American West has been scheduled to film this summer, starring Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark. The HBO program will be based on the book “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen E. Ambrose, and will showcase the natural beauty of the continent, and complexities and tragedies of its discovery.

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

Five New Movies Available On Demand

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Action fantasy “Dracula Untold,” horror film “Ouija,” action thriller “John Wick,” romantic drama “The Best of Me” and documentary “Meet the Mormons” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Luke Evans stars in “Dracula Untold,” the epic adventure and origin story of the man who became Dracula. Dominic Cooper, Sarah Sadon and Charles Dance also star.

In “Ouija,” a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith and Bianca Santaos star.

Keanu Reeves plays a former hit man being pursued by an old friend contracted to kill him in “John Wick.” Michael Nyqvist also stars.

In “The Best of Me,” a pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden star.

Meet six seemingly ordinary individuals with extraordinary stories of service and redemption in “Meet the Mormons.” Jermaine Sullivan and Ken Niumatalolo 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.

TV Programs Celebrate Black History Month

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In honor of Black History Month, several networks have scheduled special television programming. Unique episodes, specials and movies will play throughout February.

TV One will air the 46th NAACP Image Awards on Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. CT, to celebrate the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts. The network will also feature original TV movie “White Water” on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., the Trumpet Awards on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., and special episodes of “Unsung Hollywood” and “R&B Divas LA” on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Revolt will also celebrate throughout February. The network has scheduled a series of documentaries, shorts and other themed programming. 

PBS will air special commemorative programming throughout the month, featuring films, stories and discussions across the network.

Available On Demand, ESPN will offer films, features and highlight reels of African American athletes.

Additional programs to celebrate Black History Month will air on Investigation Discovery, History and Lifetime.

These networks are available to most Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic or Digital Tier TV service.

‘Brad Pitt Favorites’ Collection Now On Demand

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In honor of the release of “Fury,” the latest film collection on Suddenlink On Demand features movies starring Brad Pitt. The lineup includes “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Babel” and more. This collection will be available through Feb. 17.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the collection, go to “Movies & Events,” “Special Features,” “Fury.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Puppies and Kittens to Face Off this Super Bowl

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The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will not be the only rivalry taking the field this Super Bowl Sunday. Audiences also have the choice to lend their support to the “Puppy Bowl” on Animal Planet, or the “Kitten Bowl” on the Hallmark Channel.

Both pregame shows will kick off several hours before the start of the game on Feb. 1. The “Puppy Bowl” will start at 2 p.m. CT, and the “Kitten Bowl” at 11 a.m. CT.

Pivot Premieres New Original Series

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Tonight, Pivot will premiere “Fortitude,” an original mystery program starring Michael Gambon , Richard Dormer and Stanley Tucci. The 12-part series will continue to air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. CT.

Set on an Arctic island with more polar bears than people, one of the safest towns on earth begins to experience violent crimes. “Fortitude” has already made the Los Angeles TimesCritic’s Pick” list.

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

Suddenlink Honors ‘Service Heroes’

Thirteen Suddenlink employees recently earned the distinction of “Service Heroes,” based on their extraordinary commitment to serving customers, communities, and colleagues with excellence. Eight others earned honorable mentions. Read on to learn about the honorees.

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Four New Movies Available On Demand

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War drama “Fury,” animated children’s film “The Book of Life,” drama “The Judge” and comedy “My Old Lady” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Brad Pitt stars in “Fury,” as a weary, cynical army sergeant commanding an American tank crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Shia LeBeouf and Logan Lerman also star.

“The Book of Life” follows the journey of a young man torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum star.

A big city lawyer returns to his childhood home when his estranged father is suspected of murder in “The Judge.”  Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall star.

“My Old Lady” is a witty and heartfelt drama about surprising inheritances and unexpected connections. Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas 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.