Auburn, Truckee Get Package of New HD Channels

Yesterday, we launched a host of new high-definition (HD) TV channels in Auburn and Truckee, Calif. New channels include: Sacramento broadcast stations KQCA HD (MNT), KVIE HD (PBS) and KMAX HD (CW), as well as Comcast Sports Net California HD, C-SPAN HD, TV Land HD, The Hub HD, OWN HD, BBC America HD, GSN HD, MTV2 HD, SWRV HD, Gol TV HD, HBO Comedy HD, Starz Comedy HD, Showtime HD, Hallmark Movie Channel HD, HSN HD, QVC HD and iN DEMAND HD, which offers pay-per-view programming.

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

Auburn, Truckee Get Faster Internet Speeds

Effective yesterday, we increased speeds for our Auburn and Truckee, Calif., Internet services at no added charge. Current Internet customers with download speeds of 1.5, 10 and 20 Megabits per second (Mbps) were increased to up to 3, 15 and 30 Mbps, respectively.

We continue to offer High Speed Internet MAX 50.0 service, featuring download speeds up to 50 Mbps, in Auburn and Truckee. It is the fastest residential Internet service in both communities.

TiVo Premiere Launched in Truckee, Auburn

Today, Suddenlink launched the TiVo® Premiere DVR in Truckee and Auburn, Calif.

TiVo Premiere combines Suddenlink’s service with TiVo’s best-in-class user interface to offer access to thousands of hours of entertainment choices, including content from Suddenlink’s video-on-demand library and the Web, all accessible through TiVo’s advanced search and discovery features.

Suddenlink is the only multichannel TV service provider in these communities to offer TiVo Premiere DVR. Since late last year, the device has been launched in the following markets: Amarillo, Andrews, Big Spring, Bryan-College Station, Canyon, Floydada, Georgetown, Huntsville, Lubbock, Midland, Plainview, and Tulia, Texas; Clovis, N.M.; Cabot, El Dorado, Magnolia, and Mountain Home, Ark.; Branson and Nixa, Mo.; and Natchitoches and Ruston, La.

Suddenlink plans to expand the availability of the device to additional markets this year.

Truckee, Auburn Get Faster Internet, TV Caller ID

In another upgrade, Truckee and Auburn customers can now see who’s phoning them on their TV screens with Suddenlink’s TV Caller ID service. When the phone rings, a banner pops up across the bottom of the TV screen to indicate who’s calling. The feature is free, but for it to work, customers must have a minimum combination of Suddenlink Phone and Digital TV.

These enhancements are part of Project Imagine. Suddenlink will continue to announce launches of new and enhanced services in other communities as they are confirmed.

Auburn, Calif., Gets Video on Demand

With the launch of Video on Demand (VOD) service in Auburn, Calif., Suddenlink customers there can enjoy a host of new TV entertainment options

Those with Suddenlink digital receivers can access VOD by going to Channel 1. There they will find thousands of viewing choices, many of them in high-definition (HD) format, including movies, sports, news, music and popular cable-network shows. More than a third of the Suddenlink VOD library is free. The rest is available for either a per-view charge or monthly subscription. Viewers can order titles via remote control at any time.

The introduction of VOD in Auburn is part of Project Imagine. Suddenlink will continue to announce launches of new and enhanced services in other communities as they are confirmed.