UFC 180 Offered on Pay-Per-View Saturday


Brazilian powerhouse Fabricio Werdum will attempt to win the interim heavyweight title when he takes on revered knockout artist Mark Hunt, Saturday, Nov. 15. UFC 180, the organization’s first event in Mexico, will be available live at 9 p.m. CT on pay-per-view (PPV) from Suddenlink. Other matches on the main card include Ellenberger vs. Gastelum, Lamas vs. Bermudez, Montano vs. Heatherly and Garcia vs. Urbina.

This event is available only to residential, non-commercial customers, at a price of $44.99 ($54.99 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.

Four preliminary matches will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1, which is available to most Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
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.

Plenty of College Hoops Tonight on Cable

College basketball fans may want to keep their remotes in hand to catch all the action tonight.

Starting at 6 p.m. (CT), hoops coverage will be available on four cable networks. ESPN offers back-to-back action with Kentucky at Mississippi, followed by Ohio at Indiana. Texas will host Iowa State on ESPN2. Fox Sports 1 (FS1) will present another doubleheader, beginning with Villanova at Providence, and then Butler at St. John’s. On NBC Sports (NBCS), George Washington plays at Richmond.


Plenty of College, Pro Hoops Tonight

Basketball fans may want to keep their remotes handy tonight.

TNT offers a full night of NBA action with Miami Heat v. New York Knicks at 7 p.m. CT, followed by Oklahoma City Thunder v. Denver Nuggets at 9:30.

College coverage includes Memphis at Louisville followed by Arizona at UCLA (ESPN, starting at 6 p.m.). At the same time, ESPN2 will cover Auburn at Mississippi followed by Michigan at Nebraska. Also starting at 6, Fox Sports 1 (FS1) is serving up three back-to-back matches, with DePaul at Butler, Marquette at Xavier and California at Oregon.

TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1 are available to most Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

FOX, FOX Sports 1, Will Present ‘Being: Mike Tyson’

The FOX Sports Emmy Award-nominated “Being” documentary series is back with a six-episode look at former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.

Being: Mike Tyson” premieres Sunday, Sept. 22, on FOX, either before (2:30 – 3:00 p.m. CT) or after (3:30 – 4:00) local NFL coverage. The remaining five episodes will move to a regular time slot, Tuesdays on FOX Sports 1 at 9:30 p.m., beginning Sept, 24. Check local listings for Sunday’s premiere episode time.

Fox Sports 1 is available to most Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Ultimate Fighting on FS1 Tonight

Tonight, Fox Sports 1 offers mixed martial arts action with “UFC Fight Night 28” (6 p.m. CT), followed by the season 18 premiere of “The Ultimate Fighter:Team Rousey vs. Team Tate.”

Fight Night 28 will pit light heavyweight dominator Glover Teixiera against The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Ryan “Darth” Bader. Also on the card are Ronaldo Souza and Yushin Okami.

Immediately following, season 18 begins for “The Ultimate Fighter,” featuring rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate as the first female coaches for both male and female fighters since the show’s 2005 inception.

Fox Sports 1 is available to most Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

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DVR ALERT: Fox Network Changes, Sept. 2-4


Fox Networks have been busy of late, and they’re not finished quite yet.

Changes are summarized in the image above (click to enlarge) and copy below.  Check local listings for channel numbers.  We also recommend you check your DVR settings to make sure the affected shows record on the right day, time, and channel.

Fox’s planned changes could impact series (a.k.a., season pass) recordings, plus other recording options available on your Suddenlink DVR or Suddenlink TiVo device.  Also, depending on when your channel guide updates, you may need to wait until the day before or day of the noted show changes to update your DVR settings.

On Aug. 17 …

  • Fox Networks changed the name of the Speed Channel to Fox Sports 1.

On Sept. 2 …

  • Fox Networks will change the name of Fox Soccer to FXX.
  • Immediately after the change, FXX will be on the same Suddenlink channel number that Fox Soccer is on today and remain available to most Suddenlink customers on an incremental level of digital TV service (either “digital basic” or a “digital tier”).

On Sept. 4 …

  • Fox Networks will move the following shows from FX to FXX: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (Wednesdays, 9 p.m. CT), “The League” (Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m. CT), and “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” (Mondays through Thursdays, 10 p.m. CT).
  • Fox Networks will move “The Ultimate Fighter” (Wednesdays, 9 p.m. CT) from FX to Fox Sports 1.