Looking for an Adventure Destination?

If you would like to plan one last family getaway before summer ends, Travel Channel has plenty of suggestions.  The network claims these extreme animal adventures, which include ostrich racing and alligator wrestling, will turn your vacation into a test of will.

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

Tonight: Spelling Bee with a Twist

ABC Family debuts the comedy game show “Spell-Mageddon” tonight at 8 p.m. CT. 

The one-hour competition will challenge contestants to spell increasingly difficult words while taking on funny distractions.

Alfonso Ribeiro will host the show.  The writer-actor-director-host is best known for his role as Carlton Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

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

Sneak Peek: 2015 Will Be a Big Movie Year

A host of blockbuster sequels are slated for 2015, inspiring movie buff site Total Film to boldly predict it will be the biggest movie year ever.  To see if any of your favorite characters will be returning to the big screen, check out their slideshow of movies slated for 2015 box office debuts.

Tonight: Ancestry Show Finds New Home on TLC

Who Do You Think You Are? begins its fourth season tonight on TLC, at 8 p.m. CT.  The show made its debut and aired three seasons on NBC.

“I’ve never stopped hearing about how much people love [the show] and I’ve always known that we’ve had more great stories to share,” said executive producer Lisa Kudrow, known for her iconic role of Phoebe on “Friends.”

On the season premiere, singer Kelly Clarkson explores her lineage and uncovers an ancestor deeply rooted in American history.

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

Find Three Movie Collections on VOD

Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD) currently offers three themed movie collections.

The “Despicable Me” collection features a mix of 13 animated movies, including several free titles, and is available through July 29.

The “Tyler Perry Presents” collection, available through Aug. 5, offers nine Perry films, including this year’s “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.”

Also available through Aug. 5 is “The Host” collection, a dozen science fiction thrillers, including the “Matrix” trilogy.

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

Tonight: Cooks Compete for Grocery Shelf Space

Lifetime wants to find out if you have what it takes to be the next Mrs. Fields, Orville Redenbacher or Chef Boyardee.  “Supermarket Superstars,” a food competition series with a new twist, sets out to give undiscovered entrepreneurs a crack at the highly competitive food industry.

Actress and fitness editor Stacy Keibler will host. Mentors include award-winning chef and Emmy®-winning television host Michael Chiarello; cookie magnate Debbi Fields; food advertising guru Chris Cornyn; and research and development chef and former vice president of culinary development  for Wolfgang Puck, Andrew Hunter.

The first episode premieres tonight at 7 p.m. CT.

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

Two Texas Towns Get Faster Internet Service

Last Thursday, we increased the download speeds of our high-speed Internet services in Brenham and Navasota, Texas. Services with download speeds of 1.5, 10 and 20 Megabits per second (Mbps) were increased to 3, 15 and 30 Mbps, respectively.

Current customers were upgraded to the new speeds automatically, at no added charge.

One Movie Fan Will Win L.A.Trip

To help kick off tonight’s premiere of the newest Disney Channel musical film “Teen Beach Movie,” the kid-friendly network is hosting the Teen Beach Movie Summer Vacation Sweepstakes

One grand prize winner and three guests will fly to Los Angeles and receive an autographed surfboard delivered by the movie’s stars, Maia Mitchell and Ross Lynch.

The big question: Are these two young actors the next Troy (Zac Ephron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens)?

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

Oklahoma, Texas Communities Get 50 Mbps Service

Beginning this week, residential customers in the following communities can get Suddenlink High-Speed Internet 50.0 service: Alva, Enid, Muskogee and Wagoner, Okla., and Athens, Clarksville, Gainesville, Henderson, Jacksonville, Lufkin, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Paris, Pittsburg, Victoria, Whitesboro and Winfield, Texas.With a download speed up to 50 Megabits per second (Mbps), it is the fastest residential Internet service offered in these communities.

We’ve also added High-Speed Internet 50.0 service in Georgetown, Jarrell, Leander, Pflugerville and Tyler, Texas. The new service adds another choice to our four existing services in these towns, including High-Speed Internet MAX 107.0, featuring a download speed up to 107 Mbps. MAX 107.0 is the fastest residential Internet service in these communities.

Since spring of 2010, MAX 50.0 service has been made available to residential customers in the following Suddenlink-served communities:

  • Arizona: Bullhead City, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Parker, Payson
  • Arkansas: Arkadelphia, Batesville, Clarksville, Dardanelle, El Dorado, Jonesboro, Lamar, London, Malvern, Morrilton, Perla, Pocahontas, Pottsville, Rockport, Russellville
  • California: Auburn, Humboldt County, Truckee
  • Louisiana: Alexandria, Bossier City (including Barksdale Air Force Base), Haughton, Lake Charles, Natchitoches, Pineville, Sulphur
  • Mississippi: Greenville
  • Missouri: Branson, Nixa, St. Joseph
  • North Carolina: Enfield, Halifax County, Kinston, New Bern, Scotland Neck, Tarboro
  • Texas: Abilene, Athens, Balch Springs, Lufkin, Fate, Forney, Gladewater, Grand Saline, Heath, Hideaway Lake, Lindale, McClendon-Chisholm, Mineola, Nacogdoches, Quitman, Rockwall, Royse City, San Angelo, Seagoville, Talty, Terrell

Not Enough Emmy Noms to Go Around

In response to today’s Emmy Award nominees announcement, television blogger Alan Sepinwall discusses several commendable shows that received few or no nods at a time when the abundance of quality TV programming makes it difficult to choose.