Suddenlink and Viacom Negotiations

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MTV, mtvU Put Spotlight on Students

As part of its “Random Acts of mtvU” series, MTV and mtvU are teaming up with a host of celebrities to surprise and reward several hardworking, civic-minded college students.  In a one-week lead-up to the MTV Video Music Awards (Aug. 25, 8 p.m. CT), MTV and mtvU will air daily segments in which students are surprised with celebrity messages supporting the “Boston Strong” initiative.

Each student will also receive a “once in a lifetime iconic VMA experience with performer Katy Perry, courtesy of Pepsi and mtvU; a Best Buy shopping spree; and Windows Phones to create visual interpretations of VMA-nominated songs.”

Other participating celebrities include Robin Thicke, Ed Sheeran, 2 Chainz, Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo, Tegan & Sara, Timeflies, and  the cast of “Pretty Little Liars.”

Saturns Honor Best in Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Action

The 38th annual Saturn Awards, which honored TV and film’s recent horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and action achievements, were held this week. 

Best Film Awards went to “Marvel’s the Avengers” (Science Fiction); “Life of Pi” (Fantasy); “The Cabin in the Woods” (Horror/Thriller); and “Skyfall” (Action/Adventure).

Best TV Awards went to NBC’s “Revolution” (Best Network Series); AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (Best Syndicated/Cable Series) and “Breaking Bad” (Best Presentation on TV); and MTV’s “Teen Wolf” (Best Youth-Oriented Series).

SuperHeroHype offers a full list of winners.

You can catch “Life of Pi” and “Skyfall,” as well as other Saturn Award winners, “Cloud Atlas,” “Django Unchained,” “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey,” and “Les Miserables,” on Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD). Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

NBC, AMC, and MTV are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Critics at Odds Over Two New MTV Series

Two new series debut tonight on MTV.

Half-hour dinner-with-mom-and-talk show, “The Show with Vinny,” starring Vinny Guadagnino of “Jersey Shore” fame, begins at 9 p.m. (CT).  Immediately following is the mocumentary “Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous,” starring plucked-from-You Tube comedian Bo Burnham.

Boston Herald critic Mark Perigard praises “Zach” and pans “Vinny.” Washington Post critic Hank Stuever takes the opposite view, preferring “Vinny” to “Zach.”

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

Cable Offers Full Plate of Thanksgiving Marathons

 

There are viewing marathons aplenty on the menu for Thanksgiving weekend. Channel Guide Magazine’s Jeff Pfeiffer compiled a list of nearly 70 such marathons.Among the participating cable networks are USA, History Channel, AMC, A&E, TLC, FX, Animal Planet, Food Network, TNT, TBS and HGTV. They are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Cable Offers Election Coverage, Alternatives

For those who can’t get enough play-by-play election night coverage, cable has it covered on C-SPAN, CNBC, CNN and FOX News. For a little break in the political action, here are a few new episodes of original cable programming available tonight:

On FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” Jax continues running into obstacles, but is getting closer to the truth.

On MTV’s new series “Underemployed,” Lou and Reviva have money disagreements, and Sophia’s parents visit.

On USA’s “Covert Affairs,” Annie and Eyal go after an asset who has disappeared from protective custody.

C-SPAN, CNBC, CNN, FOX NewsFX, MTV and USA are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Tired of Reruns? Cable Has New Episodes Tonight

Many popular cable programs have recently launched their fall season episodes. A few of tonight’s fresh offerings include: “Sons of Anarchy” on FX; “Pretty Little Liars” on ABC Family; and MTV’s newest original series, “Underemployed.”

On “Sons of Anarchy,” Jax takes matters into his own hands in the newest season five episode,”Toad’s Wild Ride.”

On “Pretty Little Liars,” the girls attend a party on the Rosewood Ghost Train. Singer Adam Lambert performs.

The second installment of “Underemployed” takes on work-life balance, nepotism and political correctness.

FX, ABC Family and MTV are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Suddenlink2GO Brings TV to You

Watch more than 200,000 movies, clips and shows from 300-plus networks on your computer or laptop at Suddenlink2GO.com.

You can also take many of the channels you love on the go with your iPad®, iPhone®, or Android device.  Enjoy favorite shows on TBS, TNT, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Spike, Nickelodeon, VH-1 and more.  Visit the Suddenlink Apps page for a full list of participating networks and devices.

Customers who do not have a Suddenlink online account can set up one by visiting suddenlink.net, selecting the “Not Registered? SIGN UP NOW” option — found next to the Log In link on the right side of the page — enter the account number and access code from their Suddenlink bill, and follow the registration instructions.

Shows Worth Watching This Summer

There are plenty of reasons to watch TV this summer, writes The Wrap’s Kimberly Potts. Among the 56 shows that she details are TNT’s new “Dallas” series, the return of AMC drama “Breaking Bad,” the third season of A&E’s “Storage Wars,” and ABC Family’s new original drama series “Bunheads.” She also recommends summer fare from MTV (“MTV Movie Awards”), The Weather Channel (“Hurricane Hunters”), TLC (“Craft Wars”), FX (“Anger Management”), USA (“Suits”) and Discovery Channel (“Shark Week”).

The networks mentioned above are available to all or virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Nickelodeon Grabs 40 Daytime Emmy Nominations

Nickelodeon earned 40 nominations for the Daytime Emmy Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television. Nickelodeon’s “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” and “Penguins of Madagascar” each  received eight nominations. The awards will be presented June 23.

Among other cable networks earning multiple nominations were Disney Channel (6), Cartoon Network (3), MTV (3) and Discovery Channel (2). These networks and Nickelodeon are available to all or virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.