NCAA Tourney Resumes Tonight on TBS, CBS

After some time off, the NCAA Basketball Tournament resumes with four regional semifinal games tonight and four more tomorrow.  All the remaining games will air on either CBS or TBS.

Local CBS stations are available to all Suddenlink TV customers on what is commonly known as Basic TV service. TBS is available to all customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To follow the action online or on select mobile devices, register at Suddenlink.net and log in with your Suddenlink2GO user name and password. Access all tournament games at NCAA.com/MarchMadness.

Get Ready for NCAA® March Madness®

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The brackets have been filled out, and the stage is set. The 2015 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship begins Tuesday, March 17, and runs through Monday, April 6.

All 67 games will air live on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV. TNT and TBS are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service, while truTV is available to most Suddenlink customers on either Expanded Basic or one of our incremental levels of service known as digital tiers.

To follow the action online or on select mobile devices, pre-register at Suddenlink.net and log in with your Suddenlink2GO user name and password. Once the tournament begins, you can access all games at NCAA.com/MarchMadness. Prior to March 17, you’ll find schedules, trivia and more on the site.

Seasonal ‘Sun Outages’ May Affect TV Viewing

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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 spring, sun outages may affect some channels – though only intermittently and generally for only a few minutes at a time – between roughly Feb. 28 and March 11. Typically, the effects, if visible, will occur between 10 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.