History to Remake ‘Roots’

Cable network History has announced plans to remake  the 1977 miniseries “Roots.” The new version will unfold in eight hours.  The original, based on Alex Haley’s book “Roots: The Saga Of An American Family,” aired over 12 hours on ABC. Deadline yesterday reported details about the new project.

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

VOD Collection Salutes Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with a rich collection of films from African-American actors and directors, now on Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD). This special collection is available through Feb. 28 and includes popular titles like “Do the Right Thing,” “Malcom X,” “Roots” and “The Color Purple.”

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the collection, go to “Movies & Events,” “Special Features,” “Black History Month.” A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.