Research Shows TV is Still Top News Source

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The findings of a recently published digital news report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism may come as a surprise. Despite living in an age of smartphones and constant Internet access, a survey of more than 20,000 people from 12 different countries revealed that the vast majority of individuals still rely on television as their primary news source.

The survey, involving participants of all ages, found that even the 18-24 demographic prefers TV news to news via social media or other platforms.

The full report is available online.

‘While We’re Young’ Now Available On Demand

Cross-generational comedy “While We’re Young” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star as middle-aged professionals whose marriage is overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried also 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.

Enter Discovery’s Shark Week Sweepstakes

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Chomping at the bit for Shark Week? Count down to Discovery’s biggest event with this year’s Shark Week sweepstakes, open now through July 12.

Enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. The grand prize also includes airfare, hotel and a $500 resort credit. First and second place prizes will also be awarded.

To enter and view official rules, visit SharkWeekTrip.com.

Movies for Dad Now On Demand

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In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, June 21, Suddenlink On Demand is featuring a collection of contemporary and classic films for dads.  The lineup features over a dozen titles, including “Run All Night,” “The Godfather,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Tropic Thunder” and “Argo.”

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,” “Father’s Day.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

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.

Opinions Vary on Best Way to Watch

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With several series available on a variety of online platforms, viewers have taken to watching multiple episodes in one sitting. This phenomenon, known as “binge-watching,” has struck up a debate about the best way to view today’s top programs.

One New York Post reporter strongly opposes binge-watching. In a recent article, he said, “there is no shared experience, which, let’s face it, is one of the great pleasures of watching television.”

Where do you stand on the binge-watching debate?

Four New Movies Available On Demand

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Horror thriller “The Lazarus Effect,” comedy “Unfinished Business,” crime drama “Run All Night” and sci-fi action film “Chappie” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

In “The Lazarus Effect,” a group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass star.

Vince Vaughn stars in “Unfinished Business” as a small business owner traveling with associates in Europe to close an important deal. However, what begins as a routine trip quickly goes off the rails. Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco also star.

“Run All Night” stars Liam Neeson as a Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man who is forced to take on his brutal former boss to protect his family. Joel Kinnaman and Ed Harris also star.

In “Chappie,” a crime-patrolling robot is stolen by local gangsters to be used for their nefarious purposes. Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel star.

To view trailers for these and other films, visit Suddenlink on YouTube.

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.

Look Out for New Online Ad Scam

Beware of online messages claiming they’re from Suddenlink and requesting you call an 800 number in order to have a computer virus removed.  Such messages are commonly known as “phishing.” They can come in the form of online messages, like pop-up ads or emails directed to the customers of many different companies and organizations by anonymous parties. These messages are typically designed to steal your personal information. We’ve warned about phishing before, but the information is worth repeating.

Suddenlink will not ask you to provide information like your username, password, social security number or credit card via an email message.

If you see these types of messages online in any form, please do not reply and please do not click on any embedded links.

New ‘Kids Club’ Collection Now On Demand

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The latest collection on Suddenlink On Demand has several movies to entertain kids this summer vacation. The lineup features over a dozen films, including “Back to the Jurassic,” “An American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success,” “The Dog Who Saved Summer” and “Power Rangers Super Megaforce: Sky Strike.” These titles will be available through June 30.

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,” “Kids Club.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

UFC 188 Offered on Pay-Per-View Saturday

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UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will face interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum to determine who will reign over the heavyweight division. UFC 188 will be available live on Saturday, June 13, at 9 p.m. CT on pay-per-view (PPV) from Suddenlink.

This event is available only to residential, non-commercial customers, at a price of $49.99 ($59.99 in high-definition format where available), which excludes taxes, fees, and equipment charges. The event requires a digital set-top box (receiver) and is available only in areas where Suddenlink offers PPV. Other restrictions may apply. Residential orders can be placed using a digital remote or by calling 877-694-9474 for more information.
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Please note that Suddenlink video-on-demand (VOD) and pay-per-view (PPV) are distinct services. Where VOD service is available, Suddenlink customers with digital receivers can find the VOD menu by tuning to Channel 1. In contrast, where PPV service is available, customers should be able to locate the PPV menu through their digital receiver’s interactive channel guide. Alternatively, if customers have trouble locating the PPV menu through the channel guide, they should be able to find it on one of the following channels, depending on where they receive service: 301, 500, 501, 621, 801, 811, 821 or 871.