Introducing C Spire TV

Introducing C Spire TV

Attention TV lovers: C Spire TV is coming and it’s going to be awesome. How do we know? Because it’s being designed and developed from the ground up based upon feedback and input from you, our customers.

And although we’re in the early stages of development, we wanted to share a little bit about some of the aspects of the new service that we find most exciting.

No More Set Top Boxes

 

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That’s right. That black piece of hardware that you rent and place in every room you want to watch TV in? You can kiss that thing goodbye.

C Spire TV will eliminate the need for a traditional set top box. Instead, the C Spire TV experience will run on will run on today’s most popular streaming media players like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku and more. We’re taking the pay tv features you love and putting them into an app that will run on the devices you already have in your home. What’s not to love about that?

So that’s the first really big change that C Spire TV is bringing to the table — the elimination of traditional set top boxes and all the headaches that come with them.

Skinny Channel Packs

We know many of you are just sick and tired of paying for a ton of channels you never watch. Well C Spire TV has the answer with our innovative Skinny Packs. Skinny Pack customers will subscribe to a base package of core channels including locals and many of your cable TV favorites. Additional Skinny Packs will be available in packages of 5-10 channels organized into genres such as movies, lifestyle, music & trends, documentary, news, etc.

And for those that enjoy the value that comes with bulk purchases, we’re still planning to offer our Standard and Expanded packages which channel for channel will continue to deliver the most bang for your buck.

We’ll provide more info on Skinny Pack specifics as we get closer to launch.

TV On The Devices You Love Most

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As we mentioned above, C Spire TV is being built to run on today’s most popular streaming media devices like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. But that’s not the only way you’ll be able to watch C Spire TV. We’ve listened and know that more and more of our customers are watching more and more TV on a wide variety of devices. So we’re building C Spire TV to run across a huge assortment of platforms including:

  • Streaming Devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV (tvOS), Roku, Chromecast
  • Smartphones & Tablets: iOS and Android
  • PC & MAC laptops / desktop computers
  • Smart TV’s – Android TV and Roku TV models (various manufacturers).

No Compromise, Fully Featured TV

In designing and developing C Spire TV, we’re putting our customers at the center of our focus. What does this mean? It means we’re taking all the things you love about traditional pay tv, and we’re combining those with the amazing search, discovery, and the personalization you’ve grown to love from services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

And unlike a lot of the cord-cutter focused options available today, C Spire TV won’t be cutting corners by eliminating local channels, DVR functionality or whole families of networks!

Here are some of the main features you can expect:

  • Live TV – Pause, rewind, fast forward to your hearts content, just like you can do today with your traditional set top box.
  • Locals – We’ll be carrying each and every local channel available to you today on C Spire TV
  • Cloud DVR – Record multiple shows at once and store them in the cloud for viewing at your convenience.
  • Video on Demand – watch tons of free TV episodes and rent the latest Hollywood hits often weeks before they’re available on Netflix or Redbox!
  • Catch Up TV – Miss a favorite show or forgot to set your DVR? Catch Up TV will enable you to watch up to seven previous days of a channel’s programming on those networks that permit this feature.
  • TV Everywhere Access – Your subscription will entitle you to access network developed apps like Watch ESPN, Fox News, CNN, HGTV, HBO GO and more.

More to Come

In the coming weeks we’ll begin revealing more and more about this exciting new product as well as provide some insight on when you can expect to be able to subscribe!

Questions? Leave us your comments or questions below and we’ll be happy to provide additional info and details as needed.

Catch a Thrill Ride with Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys

Catch a Thrill Ride with Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe in The Nice Guys

Rotten Tomatoes Consensus: The Nice Guys hearkens back to the buddy comedies of a bygone era while adding something extra courtesy of a knowing script and the irresistible chemistry of its leads.

Film Synopsis: Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck private eye in 1977 Los Angeles. Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. Fate turns them into unlikely partners after a young woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) mysteriously disappears. Healy and March soon learn the hard way that some dangerous people are also looking for Amelia. Their investigation takes them to dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind up dead.

The Nice Guys is rated R and is not recommended for children under the age of 17. The Nice Guys is available starting today on C Spire Fiber TV Video on Demand.

Stream Your Favorite Discovery Networks Shows with C Spire Fiber TV

Stream Your Favorite Discovery Networks Shows with C Spire Fiber TV

Watch full episodes and stream live TV from each of the following networks anytime, anywhere. It’s FREE with your TV subscription.*

  • Discovery GO  – Discovery illustrates the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Watch a live stream or full episodes. Available for Desktop, iOS, Android and Apple TV.
  • TLC GO – TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programs that feature fascinating families, heartwarming transformations and life’s milestone moments. Watch a live stream or full episodes. Available for Desktop, iOS, Android and Apple TV.
  • Animal Planet GO – Animal Planet immerses viewers in the full range of the animal kingdom, tapping into the instincts that drive us with stories and characters that resonate with the human condition. Watch a live stream or full episodes. Available for Desktop, iOS, Android and Apple TV.
  • Investigation Discovery GO – From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. Watch a live stream or full episodes. Available for Desktop, iOS, Android and Apple TV.
  • Discovery Life GO – Discovery Life brings viewers a kaleidoscope of human emotions and experiences through the true stories of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Watch a live stream or full episodes. Available for Desktop, iOS and Android.
  • Science GO – Guided by curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as our own backyards. Watch a live stream or full episodes. Available for Desktop, iOS, Android and Apple TV.
  • Velocity GO – Velocity offers the highest quality real world action, adventure, lifestyle, travel and vehicle themed entertainment. Watch a live stream or full episodes. Available for Desktop, iOS and Android.
  • AHC GO** – American Heroes Channel showcases military battles, iconic people and pivotal moments in time, offering a rare glimpse into events that shaped our world, and the heroes who made a difference. Watch a live stream or full episodes. Available for Desktop, iOS and Android.
  • Destination America GO** – The only network to celebrate the people, places and stories of the United States, Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home and natural history programming. Watch a live stream or full episodes. Available for Desktop, iOS and Android.

** Requires Expanded package subscription.

HOW DO I GET IT?

Customers can visit a custom web site for each network, and apps are available to download on the App Store or on Google Play. Please see the Info Sheet for a full list of web sites and for availability on additional devices.

For users that have already downloaded Discovery GO, an automatic update will push out to make it a singular network destination for Discovery Channel. Additionally, users that have been using Discovery GO to view content from other networks will see in-app messaging and notifications guiding them to download the other network apps.

Just sign in with your C Spire.com username and password to get access to all your favorite shows.

Bravo Now Lets C Spire Fiber TV Customers Stream Full Episodes

Bravo Now Lets C Spire Fiber TV Customers Stream Full Episodes

Great news for C Spire Fiber TV customers that love Bravo’s top rated reality and original scripted programming! Customers now have access to Bravo Now, Bravo TV’s streaming app available on iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku devices.

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Each day, Bravo Now will update the programming to include the latest episodes which aired the night before. So if you missed an episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, you can now watch the episode from your smartphone, tablet, Apple TV or Roku streaming player / TV.

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NOTE – Apple TV users, search for Bravo Now on your device.

Tom Hanks Stars In A Hologram For The King

Tom Hanks Stars In A Hologram For The King

Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury).

Rent A Hologram For The King today and see why Rotten Tomatoes gave this film 71% on it’s tomatometer!

C Spire Delivers the Fastest Internet in Mississippi. Again.

C Spire Delivers the Fastest Internet in Mississippi. Again.

Ookla, the folks behind the popular SpeedTest.net website and suite of mobile apps has once again crowned C Spire as the fastest ISP in Mississippi delivering an average of 120Mbps Down and 97Mbps up.

Here’s a screenshot of their Fixed Broadband findings:

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C Spire Fiber TV Launches Two Specialty Olympics Channels For Rio Olympics

C Spire Fiber TV Launches Two Specialty Olympics Channels For Rio Olympics

So what’s better than non-stop 24/7 olympics coverage? How about two channels 100% dedicated to delivering close to 800 hours of soccer and basketball action!

Yesterday, we launched the Olympics Soccer Channel on channel 351. This channel will show nothing but soccer through the end of the games. So no matter what time of the day it is, C Spire Fiber TV customers will be able get their ‘beautiful game’ fix by tuning to channel 351.

And starting August 6, 2016, C Spire will launch the 24/7 Basketball channel where you’ll have non-stop hoops and hardwood action as teams from across the globe battle it out for Olympic gold.

 

How To Watch The 2016 Rio Olympics

How To Watch The 2016 Rio Olympics

Great news sports fans! C Spire Fiber TV will be delivering unprecedented coverage of this year’s Rio Olympic Games in stunning HD. We’re talking about 6,700 hours of programming that will be available to our Fiber TV customers on across a number of TV channels and on a wide array of internet connected devices.

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil is 2 hours ahead of us here in the Central time zone. Which means that each day, you’ll have more live coverage than ever before.

Watch On TV

  • NBC (Channel varies by location)
    • Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, Swimming,  Gymnastics, Track & Field, Diving, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Basketball Finals
  • 124 – USA Network
    • Men’s Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Cycling, Rowing, Synchronized Swimming, Volleyball, Water Polo
  • 256 – NBC Sports Network
    • USA Women’s Soccer, Basketball, Soccer, Track & Field, Archery, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Field Hockey, Judo, Open Water Swimming, Rugby, Shooting, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
  • 604 – Bravo
    • Tennis
  • 282 – Golf Channel
    • Golf
  • 350 – Olympic Soccer Channel
    • 24/7 Soccer
  • 351 – Olympic Basketball Channel
    • 24/7 Basketball
  • 504 – MSNBC
    • Beach Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Volleyball, Water Polo
  • 506 – CNBC
    • Basketball, Volleyball, Archery, Beach Volleyball, Cycling, Rugby, Water Polo, Wrestling

Online & Internet Connected Devices

Watch online on NBCOlympics.com or download the NBC Sports App. Combined, these two outlets will live stream all olympic competitions. Both the nbcolympics.com website and the NBC Sports App require you to authenticate using your C Spire Fiber username and password.

 

C Spire Fiber TV Video On Demand – August 2016

C Spire Fiber TV Video On Demand – August 2016

August brings a bevy of new titles to C Spire Fiber TV including The Angry Birds Movie, Tom Hanks in A Hologram For The King, and Disney’s reboot of The Jungle Book.

August 2, 2016

Mother’s Day | PG-13 | Comedy

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Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a stressed-out, single mom who learns that her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman. Her friend Jesse (Kate Hudson) is a fitness freak who doesn’t tell her parents that she has a family. Bradley is a widower (Jason Sudeikis) who’s trying to raise two daughters on his own, while Miranda (Julia Roberts) is too busy with her career to worry about having children. When their respective problems start coming to a head, the Mother’s Day holiday takes on a special meaning.

Additional Premiers:

  • The Lobster | R | Comedy
  • Batman: The Killing Joke | R | Animation
  • Meet The Blacks | R | Comedy
  • Keanu | R | Comedy
  • The Bronze | NR | Comedy

August 9, 2016

A Hologram For The King | R | Drama

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A beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who’s trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.

August 16, 2016

The Angry Birds Movie | PG | Animation

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Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red (Jason Sudeikis), who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival.

Additional Premiers:

  • God’s Not Dead 2 | PG | Drama

August 23, 2016

The Nice Guys | R | Comedy

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Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck private eye in 1977 Los Angeles. Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. Fate turns them into unlikely partners after a young woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) mysteriously disappears. Healy and March soon learn the hard way that some dangerous people are also looking for Amelia. Their investigation takes them to dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind up dead.

Additional Premiers:

  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War | PG-13 | Action
  • Ratchet & Clank | PG | Animation
  • Dark Horse | PG | Documentary
  • Maggie’s Plan | R | Comedy

August 30, 2016

The Jungle Book | PG | Adventure

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Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

Additional Premiers:

  • Me Before You | PG-13 | Romance
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping | R | Comedy
  • The Neon Demon | R | Horror