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Food, Football and Black Friday sales; that is what Thanksgiving has become in our recent history. But what is Thanksgiving really about? Getting together with family. What if your family included all the greatest action stars in Hollywood? Well, the family known as the Expendables includes exactly that.

Sly, Arnold, Wesley, Antonio and the whole gang are back for Expendables 3. Gather your rag-tag group around the TV, after the dishes are clean this holiday weekend, and enjoy a new type of holiday classic.

If the guns and explosions aren’t quite your style, check out Armstrong Holiday Favorites folder for movies, holiday baking and ambience.

Also available this week from Armstrong On Demand are The Giver, The November Man, What If?, and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas.

 

Holiday Hoops

basketball2Thanksgiving means family, food and football. But don’t forget about basketball. AXS TV is broadcasting the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis Men’s College Basketball Tournament live from Atlantis, Paradise Island in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving week from Wednesday, Nov. 26 to Friday, Nov. 28.

AXS TV’s coverage begins Wednesday, Nov. 26 with University of Wisconsin vs. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) at 7 p.m. ET and University of Florida vs. Georgetown University at 9:30 p.m. ET.

AXS TV will also broadcast the two evening session games on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27th followed by two games on Friday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET. Additional schools participating in the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis Men’s College Basketball Tournament include University of North Carolina, UCLA, Butler University, and University of Oklahoma.

Check in on Channel 186 this week for full HD coverage of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Wednesday, Nov. 26
Game 3: University of Wisconsin vs. University of Alabama at Birmingham live at 7 p.m.
Game 4: University of Florida vs. Georgetown University live at 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27
Game 7 at 7 p.m.
Game 8 at 9:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 28
Game 11 at 8 p.m.
Game 12 at 10:30 p.m.

Holiday Favorites

christmastreeThe outside conditions have changed quite a bit over the past few weeks. As Halloween is well in our rearview mirror and we are on the doorstep of Thanksgiving, there is no denying that the “holidays” are here. A lot of folks cap off Thanksgiving with a football game or maybe even decorating the tree,  but there are a lot of people who usher in the Christmas season with a favorite holiday movie while they have a second piece of pumpkin pie.

Armstrong On Demand is happy to bring back the ever popular “Holiday Favorites” folder again this year. With great holiday classics like Home Alone, Christmas Vacation and more, there is bound to be something that your family can relax to before gearing up for the Black Friday sales. We even have tons of Kids holiday movies, a whole folder of free Hallmark Christmas movies, holiday baking and cooking shows from Food Network and more.

Or after a day of watching parades and football games, and listening to loud family members, maybe all you want is some peace and quiet. Check out the Holiday Ambient folder with a Yule log or Fireplace; providing the perfect atmosphere to relax to. (Don’t forget to check out the “Thanksgiving” ambience with holiday images and peaceful music; the perfect background for your big family meal.)

Let Armstrong help you get in the holiday spirit this Thanksgiving!

TV Everywhere

shutterstock_159865043UPDATE: HBO GO now available on Xbox One.

Watching TV doesn’t just mean watching a television set that is in the center of your living room, man-cave or bedroom. Watching TV just means watching video programming. Period. Whether it is on the 50 inch HDTV in the living room, a lap top while setting on the couch or a tablet or smart phone while relaxing on your back porch.

It’s all ‘TV’ …everywhere.

We hear from some of our customers that they want to experience this new way of TV viewing, but just aren’t sure what is available to them. Your Armstrong Television Plus subscription lets you unlock thousands of hours of video from hundreds of programmers including apps from over 40 networks on your favorite devices.  Sign in with your Armstrong username and password to get access to apps and websites from networks like USA, TBS, TNT, Bravo, Syfy, NBC Sports Network, ESPN, Cartoon Network, History, A&E, Hallmark and more.

Not sure where to start, check out ArmstrongMyWire.com to see programming from over 300 providers, or find your favorite network below, including links to websites, Apple iOS apps or Google Android apps.

A&E Apple Google
ABC (Watch ABC) Apple Google
ABC Family (Watch ABC Family) Apple Google
BET Apple Google
Bravo Apple
Cartoon Network Apple Google
Cinemax (MAX GO) Apple Google
Cloo
CMT Apple Google
CNBC Apple
CNN / HLN Apple Google
Comedy Central Apple Google
C-SPAN, C-SPAN 2, C-SPAN 3
Deportes Telemundo Apple Google
Disney Channel (Watch Disney Channel) Apple Google
Disney Junior (Watch Disney Junior) Apple Google
Disney XD (Watch Disney XD) Apple Google
E!
Encore (Encore Play) Apple Google
ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPN News / ESPN U (Watch ESPN) Apple Google
Fox Business News Apple Google
Fox News Apple Google
Fox Sports (Fox Sports Go) Apple Google
FX, FXX, FXM (FX Now) Apple Google
fyi Apple
Golf Channel Apple Google
Hallmark Apple Google
HBO (HBO GO) Apple Google
History / H2 Apple Google
Lifetime / LMN Apple Google
MTV Apple Google
MSNBC Apple
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NBC News
National Geographic
Nat Geo Wild
NBC Sports Apple Google
NFL Network/Redzone Apple Google
Nick / NickToons Apple Google
Nick Jr.
Oxygen Apple
Spike Apple
Sprout Apple Google
Starz (Starz Play) Apple Google
Syfy Apple
TBS Apple Google
TCM Apple Google
TeenNick
Telemundo Apple Google
Tennis Channel Apple Google
TNT Apple Google
TruTV Apple Google
USA Apple Google
VH1 Apple Google

Demand It!

DemandItBannerBig change in the weather this week. Big week from Armstrong On Demand. Lots of choices. Lots of chances to stay inside, stay warm and enjoy a new release.

Buddy-cop sequel based on the 1980-era drama, 22 Jump Street. Dark comic book sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Weather thriller Into the Storm. Plus drama If I Stay, Animated The Wind Rises and an unlikely-romance comedy And So It Goes.

Watch one. Watch several. Enjoy from Armstrong On Demand. [Read more...]

Weather On Demand

weathercloudsThe Weather Channel is the go to spot for figuring out what you should be wearing tomorrow, how to plan your weekend or knowing about that next big storm. However, some might not know that The Weather Channel has prime time programming too.

Season 3 of Prospectors starts soon and you can get caught up on all of Season 2 with Armstrong On Demand.

America’s favorite ragtag gang is braving the elements on the hunt for the world’s most precious gems in an all-new season of Prospectors. Catch up on your favorite episodes on demand beginning November 16. Don’t miss the all-new season premiere December 7 at 9pm only on The Weather Channel.

Go to Armstrong On Demand > News > Weather > Prospectors to get caught up today! So, while you can’t actually demand the weather be what you want it to be, you can demand your weather programming.

Safe Travels

We often talk about Safe Surfing here, sharing tips for making your online life a bit more secure. But what about your offline life, are you always doing the right things to keep yourself secure? A recent Mashable article highlighted six red flags that could alert thieves that no one is home.

shutterstock_167973983They touch on the obvious one that involves your online and offline life; not over-sharing on social networks, letting folks know that you are away from your home. However, if you do share pictures and posts prior to your return, always make sure to thank the house-sitter, even if you don’t have one. (Our family has cats and a dog, so we always have someone staying at our home when we are away.)

A few other obvious tips included not allowing packages and mail to pile up while you are gone and not allowing valuables to be easily visible from the street. Check out the full list here to learn some alternatives to leaving spare keys and ways to make your house look less vacant while you are away, particularly with upcoming holiday travelling.

Demand It!

DemandItBannerSeveral new movies available this week from Armstrong On Demand, including Tammy, Let’s Be Cops and Jersey Boys. However, I think the one that will most likely be playing in our house is How To Train Your Dragon 2. With the cold weather blast we are about to have, I am sure some movie time is in our future this weekend. Which of these will be your go-to viewing? [Read more...]

The Concert for Valor

americanflagArmstrong is proud to offer a very special Veteran’s Day event to our customers for free. HBO and Starbucks proudly present The Concert for Valor, live on the National Mall in Washington, DC. on Tuesday, November 11; Veteran’s Day.

Armstrong will offer a free preview of HBO to our customers* on Tuesday, November 11, beginning at 6:00 AM and ending at 6:00 AM, Wednesday, November 12. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM.

The concert will feature live performances and appearances by The Black Keys, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, Metallica, John Oliver, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band, among many others. Additionally, there will be special appearances by Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Visit the website for more information about The Concert for Valor.

In addition to the concert, the free preview will consist of movies like The Wolverine, The Legend of Hercules, Lone Survivor and Taking Chance.

 

*Customers must have a set top box or a digital adapter to view the HBO Free preview.

 

Holidays Are Here

HolidayWhether we like it or not, the ‘holidays’ are here. Every fall people complain that it gets earlier and earlier each year, but really I think that it starts with November 1. Anything happening prior to October 31 is really just the retailers getting a jump on setting out their merchandise.

November 1 marks the ‘red cups’ from Starbucks, we start to see more holiday packaging on items at the grocery store and Music Choice makes their Sounds of the Season switch. We go from Monster Mash to Jingle Bells, from the Purple People Eater to Frosty, from the Werewolf of London to Rudolph. (Let’s be honest, there aren’t any Thanksgiving carols anyways)But this year we get more ‘choice’ when it comes to our holiday ‘music.’

It’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit with Music Choice! Tune into the Sounds of the Seasons, Soft Rock & Romances music channels for Christmas music 24/7.

Soft Rock (719) offers Holiday Hits, for more modern holiday music. Romances (740) offers Holiday Fiestas, perfect for lively holiday parties. Sounds of the Season (741) offers Classic Holiday music we have come to love over the years like favorites from Andy Williams, Bing Crosby and Dean Martin.

Whether you like it or not, the holiday season is upon us and Music Choice is your soundtrack!