New On Demand: ‘The Purge,’ ‘Hangover 3’

Sci-fi thriller “The Purge’” and adult comedy “The Hangover Part III” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand, 28 days before Netflix and Red Box.

In “The Purge,” an America of the future is a virtual Utopia, except on the one night each year when all crime is legal. Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder and Edwin Hodge star. James DeMonaco (“Paranormal Activity”) directs.

The Wolfpack gets together for one last time in Las Vegas for an epic end to an epic tale in “The Hangover Part III.”  Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zack Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha and John Goodman 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.

Boonville, Mo., Gets Faster Internet Speeds

Today, we increased the download speeds of our residential Internet services in Boonville, Mo., at no added charge.

Services with download speeds of up to 1.5, 10 and 20 Megabits per second (Mbps) have been increased to 3, 15 and 30 Mbps, respectively, and renamed accordingly Suddenlink High-Speed Internet 3.0, 15.0 and 30.0. Suddenlink High-Speed Internet 30.0 service is believed to be the fastest residential Internet service in Boonville.

Current customers were upgraded to the new speeds automatically.

More HD Channels Launched in Russellville, Ky.

Yesterday, we introduced more than 20 new high-definition (HD) TV channels in Russellville, Ky. The new channels include: Fox Sports South HD, FX HD, Discovery Channel HD, Lifetime HD, AMC HD, Nickelodeon HD, Cartoon Network HD, TLC HD, ABC Family HD, Fox News Channel HD, CNBC HD, CNN HD, Headline News HD, Animal Planet HD, Syfy HD, Spike TV HD, TCM HD, CMT HD, MTV HD, VH1 HD, E! HD, TLC HD and Comedy Central HD.

HDTV offers a widescreen format, similar to a movie theater, with distinctly sharper images and better sound quality than standard TV.

Suddenlink Wins Another ‘Best of Amarillo’ Honor

For the fourth year in a row, readers of the Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News named our local team the “Best of Amarillo” in the Cable/Satellite Company category. Winners will be toasted Oct. 23 at the “Best of Amarillo” party.

‘Walking Dead’ Marathon Precedes New Season

Beginning tonight, AMC is presenting a Zombie Apocalypse Week Marathon to celebrate the premiere of season four of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, Oct. 13. See every episode of the three previous seasons, airing nightly in prime time.

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

Discovery Follows NFL to London

Discovery is taking NFL fans to London with the two-part special “NFL In Season.” Both episodes will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the week of preparation leading up to an NFL match-up played at the famed Wembley Stadium.

Tonight’s episode (9 p.m. CT) will follow the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings.  The second episode (Nov. 1) will feature the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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

TLC Tonight: ‘Say Yes to the Cure’

Last year, a TLC documentary followed “Say Yes to the Dress – Atlanta” star Lori Allen’s breast cancer journey, from diagnosis to treatment. Tonight (7 p.m. CT) TLC offers a special updated version of “Say Yes to the Cure: Lori’s Fight” that features Lori and family members talking about her progress and the support they’ve received from fans over the past year.

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

New On Demand: ‘This is the End’

Comedy-fantasy film “This is the End’” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. Among the party guests are Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, David Krumholtz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, and Martin Starr.

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

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 fall, sun outages may affect some channels – though only intermittently and generally for only a few minutes at a time – between now and Oct. 12. Typically, the effects, if visible, will occur between 7 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.

Websites, Books Offer Tips for Parenting Tweens defines “tween” as “a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to be a teenager.”  For parents, that in-between stage may start sooner and extend a bit longer, and advice for understanding the developmental phase may be harder to find than that for teens and small children.

The online community Chicago Now points to three websites and eight books designed to help parents navigate the tween years.