New On Demand: ‘Battle of the Year’

Dance action film “Battle of the Year” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

From the director of the documentary “Planet B-Boy” comes this fictional look at the world of B-Boy dancing.   A motley group of dancers train under a basketball coach with demons of his own, hoping to bring home the international trophy that has eluded USA teams for 15 years.

Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso and Josh Peck lead a cast that also includes Chris Brown, Caity Lotz, and some seriously amazing dancers.

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.

West Virginia Storm Update

UPDATE: 3:00 P.M. ET, 12/10/13

As of early afternoon Tuesday, it appears that the bulk of the remaining West Virginia power outages in Suddenlink-served areas are in and around Princeton. We continue to track storm recovery efforts by electric utility crews in that area in order to help make sure our services are available as soon as commercial power is restored.

ORIGINAL: 2:45 P.M. ET, 12/09/13

Winter Storm Dion has had minimal effect on Suddenlink’s West Virginia customers.  Service levels remain close to 100 percent in most locations.  The hardest-hit areas appear to be Beckley, Hinton, Lewisburg and Princeton, W. Va., although even in these locations, more than nine of every 10 customers continue to have service.  Suddenlink managers are tracking storm recovery efforts by electric utility crews and working to help make sure Suddenlink services are operational as soon as commercial power is restored in affected areas.

In cases where cable lines running to the home are knocked down by the storm or by felled trees or tree limbs, our crews begin repairs immediately after power company officials give them the okay to do so. 

As a reminder, please avoid contact with downed utility lines, since they may be electrical lines or otherwise in contact with electrical power sources and, as a result, could pose an electrocution risk.

We will post further updates as they become available.


New on Demand: ‘Fast & Furious 6’

Both the original and extended versions of action film “Fast & Furious 6” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand, 28 days before Netflix and Redbox.

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and the late Paul Walker lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent.

Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot and Luke Evans co-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.

Tonight: ‘Moonshiners’ and ‘Mafia’ Christmases

Take a peek at how the casts of “Moonshiners” and “Amish Mafia” celebrate the yuletide with special Christmas episodes tonight on Discovery.

At 7 p.m. (CT), the moonshiners share some of their favorite holiday traditions. Tim celebrates with his firehouse family and Josh cuts the best tree for his daughter. Mark and Jeff share a holiday dinner, Bill fashions handmade gifts, and Tickle offers some holiday tips.

At 9, on “A Very Amish Christmas,” Merlin takes it upon himself to teach everyone the true meaning of Christmas. Levi uses the holiday to make money off of the English, and Wayne protects his community while Esther reunites with John Freeman.

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

Help Finding Quality Websites for Kids

For parents and caregivers seeking safe, age-appropriate online content for pre-school and elementary school-aged children, the Martinsburg (W. Va.) Journal offers a list of 10 kid-friendly websites that make it fun to explore math, reading, geography, energy conservation, animals and more.

ABC to Award Best Christmas Lights Titles

Just when you thought the reality show idea well had been exhausted, along comes “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” The new five-episode series features families from across America extreme-decorating their homes for Christmas.

One family in each episode will win $50,000.  “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” personalities Michael Maloney and Sabrina Soto will judge the decorated homes.

The first episode airs tonight, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. CT. Two back-to-back episodes will air Dec.16 and 23, 8 p.m.

We’ll be cheering on the Baughman family from Suddenlink-served Prosper, Texas, who can be seen competing Dec. 16.

Tech Tips for Avoiding Added Holiday Stress

In “Four Holiday Tech Mistakes to Avoid,” radio host and USA Today contributor Kim Komando offers a few timely reminders to minimize tech-related stress. The number one no-no?  Using unsecured Wi-Fi.

Three Nets to Simulcast ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

The two-night miniseries “Bonnie & Clyde” will bow simultaneously on Lifetime, A&E and History, Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m. CT.

The new onscreen incarnation of the real-life Bonnie Parker-Clyde Barrow romantic crime spree legend stars Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch.

While the pair has not yet achieved household name status, TV and film buffs may recognize them from their extensive filmographies, which include Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia on Showtime’s “The Borgias,” and Hirsch in a multi-award winning performance as Christopher “Alexander Super-Tramp” McCandless in 2007’s “Into the Wild.”

Better known cast members include Holly Hunter and William Hurt, who play Bonnie’s mother and retired Texas Ranger Frank Hamer.

Read a review of “Bonnie & Clyde” from Variety’s Brian Lowry.

‘The Sound of Music Live!’ Debuts Tonight

NBC is going out on a two huge limbs tonight by remaking the beloved classic “The Sound of Music” and doing so live. “The Sound of Music Live,” starring Carrie Underwood as Maria, airs at 7 p.m. CT.

Like the 1965 Julie Andrews movie, the revamp is based on the original Broadway musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

New on Demand: ‘Mortal Instruments’


Fantasy action film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

A young woman (Lily Collins) finds her world turned upside down when she learns her mother has been kidnapped and they both descend from a line of warriors who protect our world from demons.

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.