MAX 107 service was first launched in the Georgetown, Pflugerville and Leander, Texas, area. Subsequently, MAX 107.0 was introduced in Tyler, Whitehouse, Amarillo, Tulia, Lubbock, Post, Shallowater, and Wolfforth, Texas, and in Gallia, Meigs (Ohio), Mason and Jackson (West Virginia) counties. Later, the service was rolled out in Midland, Texas, Bossier City (including Barksdale Air Force Base), Haughton, Lake Charles and Sulphur, La., Nixa and Ozark, Mo., Conroe and Lake Conroe, Texas, Bryan-College Station, Texas, in several West Virginia counties, including the majority of Boone, Cabell, Putnam and Kanawha counties, plus Jackson, Pleasants, Wetzel, Wirt, Washington and Wood counties, and in Rocky Mount, N.C. Recently, MAX 107.0 was introduced in Batesville and Pocahontas, Ark., and Grambling, Natchitoches and Ruston, La.
For the fifth year in a row, CableFAX: The Magazine, a major industry trade publication, awarded Suddenlink the Top Operators Award for cable system community service programs.
“We’ve consistently been impressed with the number and variety of projects [Suddenlink] engages in and the seriousness with which employees from all parts of the business carry out their tasks,” CableFAX: The Magazine editors wrote.
Among the efforts cited were programs in Amarillo, Midland and San Angelo, Texas.
Starting last week, we expanded the availability of the ground-breaking TiVo® Stream service, which allows customers to stream TV shows around the house wirelessly on iPod Touch, iPads and iPhones, and also transfer DVR-recorded programs to the same mobile devices for later viewing on the go.
Ability to transfer some programs to these devices may be prohibited by the program owners. Android devices and access to video-on-demand content will be added later.
In October, we became the first cable provider in the country to offer TiVo Stream, which is now available in the following communities: Abilene, Amarillo, Andrews, Big Spring, Canyon, Floydada, Lubbock, Midland, Plainview, Post, San Angelo, Snyder and Sweetwater, Texas; Clovis, N.M.; and Greenville, Kinston, New Bern, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Williamston and Washington, N.C.
We expect to further expand the availability of TiVo Stream to additional markets in the near future.
The Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) recently announced the winners of the 2012 Beacon Awards. The Beacons honor excellence in cable communications and public affairs. Among the winners are two Suddenlink-supported community outreach programs.
The Suddenlink Mid South Region received a Beacon Award for Community Relations for its partnership with Arkansas State University on the Johnny Cash Music Festival, held in Jonesboro, Ark. The event featured performances by Cash’s friends and family members, and proceeds went toward the renovation and preservation of the late country music legend’s childhood home in Dyess, Ark.
The San Angelo cable system was recognized with a Beacon Award for Events and Observances for hosting the 2012 Suddenlink Open Tony Gibson Memorial Bass Tournament. The annual event kicks off the area’s bass fishing tournament season and proceeds benefit Hospice of San Angelo (HOSA). The tournament is named for Tony Gibson, a 2009 tournament winner. The Gibson family received support from HOSA before Tony passed away in late 2009.
Beginning today, West Texas and Clovis, N.M., customers with TiVo® Premiere DVRs from Suddenlink will be able to begin watching a program in one room and continue it in another, as well as watch recordings on any TV connected to a TiVo Premiere device. TiVo Premiere DVRs are now offered in Clovis and the following West Texas cities: Lubbock, Plainview, Post, Floydada, Abilene, Snyder, Sweetwater, Amarillo, Canyon, Tulia, Midland, Big Spring, Andrews and San Angelo.New options are the result of software enhancements. For example, Suddenlink customers with three TiVo Premiere DVRs can record up to six shows at the same time, watch recordings on any TV, start watching in one room and resume in another, and have up to 600 hours of recording space.
The TiVo Premiere, first offered by the company last year, combines Suddenlink’s service with TiVo’s best-in-class user interface, to provide access to thousands of hours of entertainment choices, including content from Suddenlink’s video-on-demand (VOD) library and the Web, all accessible through TiVo’s advanced search and discovery features. Suddenlink is the only multichannel TV service provider in the communities to offer TiVo Premiere.
Earlier this month, any-room DVR service was introduced to Suddenlink customers in North Carolina. We will continue to announce launches of this service as they are confirmed.