Month: August 2016

C Spire Claims Top Spot for Speed

C Spire Claims Top Spot for Speed

From the Hattiesburg American:

C Spire has claimed the top spot as Mississippi’s fastest fixed broadband Internet service provider (ISP) for the second year in a row, according to a new report by Seattle-based Ookla, the worldwide leader in broadband Internet connection testing and performance metrics.

Check out the full article over on the Hattiesburg American website

C Spire Fiber TV is an SEC Lover’s Dream

C Spire Fiber TV is an SEC Lover’s Dream

ESPN and the Southeastern Conference joined forces to create The SEC Network. This channel serves fans of arguably the nation’s top NCAA sports conference – the SEC.

The Fans

  • 30.4 million Americans name an SEC team as their favorite team
  • SEC fans make sports a priority
  • Four of the five highest-rated college football games of 2013 were SEC match ups

The Brand

  • #1 region in the country for college football (SEC territory) — has more avid college football fans than avid NFL fans
  • 14 of the Top 20 college football markets are in states that have SEC teams
  • 7 of the eight past BCS National Champions are in the SEC
  • #1 rated college football conference across ESPN’s networks
  • 4 of the past six College World Series champions have come from the SEC
  • 20 of the past twenty-five NCAA track & field champions are current SEC schools

TV Content

Live

  • 45 Football Games
  • 100 Men’s Basketball Games
  • 60 Women’s Basketball Games
  • 75 Baseball Games
  • 50 Softball Games
  • 40 Volleyball Games
  • 25 Women’s Soccer Games
  • Exclusive coverage of other SEC Men’s and Women’s sports, including softball, track & field, volleyball and soccer
  • 1000 live events (450 linear/550 digital)

Other Programming

  • SEC Now — Daily live studio program featuring hosts Dari Nowkah and Maria Taylor, discussing all the SEC news of the day
  • SEC Nation — Host Joe Tessitore is joined by Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, and Paul Finebaum on a different SEC campus each week for this two hour traveling pregame show with game previews, highlights, features and the sights and sounds of gameday in the SEC
  • The Paul Finebaum Show — A daily four-hour radio show, ESPN Radio’s Paul Finebaum shares compelling opinions on SEC football through a deep knowledge of the conference and interaction with passionate callers that have followed him for years
  • SEC Storied — A features series from ESPN Films exploring the rich athletic history of the SEC’s recent and more distant past
  • SEC Rewind — Classic games featuring SEC teams, including past BCS Championship games, past SEC Championship games, and classic regular season and Bowl games

WatchESPN Access

SEC Network programming is available to all C Spire Fiber TV customers via the WatchESPN app. When prompted, select C Spire as your TV provider and then enter in your cspire.com username and password to access.

The Angry Birds Take Flight On C Spire Fiber TV Video On Demand

The Angry Birds Take Flight On C Spire Fiber TV Video On Demand

The Angry Birds Movie is now available on C Spire Fiber TV Video On Demand!. Order this and thousands of other titles using your remote.

The universe of Angry Birds was once limited to your smartphone and tablet. But through the miracle of computer-generated imagery and Hollywood’s unyielding penchant for box office success, we now have access to these loveable avians via the TV!

Film Synopsis (via Sony Pictures Entertainment):

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes

  • Bill Hader (Trainwreck, Inside Out)
  • Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Sisters)
  • Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
  • Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters)
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele)
  • Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development)
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Sisters)
  • Hannibal Buress (Daddy’s Home, Broad City)
  • Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street)
  • Danielle Brooks (Orange is the New Black)
  • Latin music sensation Romeo Santos
  • YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla)
  • Blake Shelton, who writes and performs the original song “Friends”
We’re Making C Spire Fiber Bill Payment Easy

We’re Making C Spire Fiber Bill Payment Easy

We know that nobody is ever really excited to pay a bill. So we’re not going to try and make this article sound like it’s as fun as a trip to Disney. But we do want to let you know that we’re making paying your bill as easy as we can across a wide variety of methods. That’s Customer Inspired!

Continue reading “We’re Making C Spire Fiber Bill Payment Easy”

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.

iPhone / iPad | Google PlayRoku

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 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

a-hologram-for-the-king

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

the-angry-birds-movie

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

the-nice-guys

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