NBCUniversal Short Film Festival

ticketsandpopcornArmstrong On Demand is excited to offer the 9th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival to our subscribers. Plenty of time and talent has been poured into these amazing short films. Available from our main On Demand menu under ‘Short Film Festival,” you can access any of these films for FREE.

See below for a list of the available movies.

Bombshell: A ten year-old tomboy must weigh her loyalty to her trusted older brother as the siblings become complicit in a hate crime.

Drudge: What was supposed to be a romantic night in for a young couple, quickly turns into a terrifying encounter with Drudge.

Grief: A young couple coping with the death of their only son, is haunted by a malevolent spirit in their house

Hypebeasts: A boy’s desire to cop the most coveted pair of sneakers is quickly replaced with the fear that he and his sister are in serious danger when racial tensions explode in an overnight sneaker line in NYC.

#nightslikethese: When a night’s escapade takes a disturbing turn for two teen girls, we learn just how disconnected and desensitized social media has made them.

Rattlefly: Sara, a small-town teenage girl with a dead-end existence who finds short-lived hope when she falls in love with the new pastor’s luminous daughter.

Seventh Grade: Everyone is growing up except Patrice. But when a raunchy rumor threatens her best friend’s reputation, she’s forced to join the party and embrace adolescence.

The Incidents: Some kids get detention, some kids starve in a steel cage under the hot sun with no water all day.

Voicemail:A man comes home from vacation to find that he has 20 voicemails from the same person.

NHL

HockeyArmstrong offers great NHL coverage from  NBC, NBC Sports Network* and the NHL Network***, as well as regional coverage of your favorite local team, including Root Sports Pittsburgh, Fox Sports Ohio and Comcast Sports Net.

See below for any hockey games that are NOT on the regional networks.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Wednesday, October 22 – Flyers at Penguins (NBC Sports Network)

Saturday, December 27 – Capitals at Penguins (NBC Sports Network)

Wednesday, January 7 – Bruins at Penguins (NBC Sports Network)

Wednesday, January 21 – Blackhawks at Penguins (NBC Sports Network)

Wednesday, January 28 – Penguins at Capitals (NBC Sports Network)

Wednesday, February 11 – Red Wings at Penguins (NBC Sports Network)

Sunday, February 15 – Penguins at Blackhawks (NBC)

Wednesday, February 25 – Penguins at Capitals (NBC Sports Network)

Sunday, March 15 – Red Wings at Penguins (NBC or NBC Sports Network)

Wednesday, April 1 – Flyers at Penguins (NBC Sports Network)

Sunday, April 5 – Penguins at Flyers (NBC or NBC Sports Network)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Thursday, February 19 – Blue Jackets at Penguins (NBC Sports Network)

Philadelphia Flyers

Wednesday, October 22 – Flyers at Penguins (NBC Sports Network)

Wednesday, November 19 – Flyers at Rangers (NBC Sports Network)

Friday, November 28 – Rangers at Flyers (NBC)

Wednesday, January 14 – Flyers at Capitals (NBC Sports Network)

Tuesday, January 20 – Penguins at Flyers (NBC Sports Network)

Sunday, February 15 – Flyers at Sabres (NBC Sports Network)

Sunday, February 22 – Capitals at Flyers (NBC)

Saturday, February 28 – Rangers at Flyers (NBC)

Wednesday, March 25 – Blackhawks at Flyers (NBC Sports Network)

Wednesday, April 1 – Flyers at Penguins (NBC Sports Network)

Sunday, April 5 – Penguins at Flyers (NBC or NBC Sports Network)

 

*NBC Sports Network is available on Variety Pack channel 485 and HD Advantage channel 172. Order here now!
** NBC Sports Network subscribers have access to the NBC Sports Live Extra app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. ***NHL Network is available on Extra Pack channel 490 and HD Advantage channel 173.
 
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Demand It!

DemandItBannerIt’s October and plenty of channels are running horror movie marathons, family friendly Halloween movies or maybe you have even checked out our Halloween Favorites folder in Armstrong On Demand. Witches, werewolves, vampires and zombies. Yawn!

How about a movie that is void of the supernatural? How about a horror movie that might not be plausible, but totally possible? How about a sequel to a movie that spawned real scare and threat? Do you think that could scare you?

Give it a shot. Check out The Purge: Anarchy this week from Armstrong On Demand.

Repurposing Older Technology

momdaughteripadWe all know how fast technology changes. Just as soon as you buy the most recent version of a phone, laptop, tablet or video game system, it seems like it is already out of date. Every year we get new press conferences detailing all of the upgrades to your favorite device, making the device in your hands at the time seem worthless. Truly what social media would refer to as a “first world problem.”

The newest lineup of iPads are on display and will soon be in the hands of anxious holiday consumers. But what to do with the ancient relic you have in front of you right now? Gizmodo recently listed 8 ways to repurpose your older iPads.

The article recommends using the older devices as a kitchen companion, an e-reader or comic book library. Or if you have really lost all hope for the device a picture frame. I personally like the idea of using the devices for In-Car Entertainment. Downloading movies through services like Vudu, iTunes and Disney take the place of a car DVD player and it can double as a gaming device when movies are over.

I certainly subscribe to this thinking. Our original iPad is still in use as a gaming, video and learning tablet for our kids. Apps like Netflix, ABC Mouse, Minecraft and Angry Birds still work just fine on this dinosaur device. We have done the same with older iPhones. Loading them with games and videos, I am sure the patrons at our local restaurant thank us.

Read the full article here.

Starz Play and Encore Play

popcornStarz is a big name in premium cable channels , offering fresh new release movies and great original programming, including the new basketball drama Survivor’s Remorse, popular period pieces Outlander and Black Sails and much more. Starz’s sister network Encore features some of your favorite movies from several years ago (hence the name, Encore) and some from just a few years ago.

Armstrong subscribers who have the Starz/Encore package can now access Starz Play and Encore Play, the great TV Everywhere suite of websites and apps. In addition to all the movies that Starz has available on their family of channels, Starz Play offers complete seasons of original programming both new and old, including gone-too-soon favorite Party Down and action packed Spartacus. Encore Play, also more than just movies, has classic television series like Diff’rent Strokes, 227, Gunsmoke, Night Court and Magnum PI.

Starz Play and Encore Play are available on their own websites, as well as on iOS platforms, Android platforms and in the Amazon Appstore and NOOK Apps. See the links below to get quick access to some of your favorites.

Starz Play Online

Starz Play on iOS (Apple)

Starz Play on Android (Google)

Encore Play Online

Encore Play on iOS (Apple)

Encore Play on Android (Google)

Major League Baseball

baseball3Baseball schedules for the 2015 season schedule for our regional teams can be found below.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Cleveland Indians

Cincinnati Reds

Baltimore Orioles

 

Demand It!

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My TV weeks are pretty busy lately. I have Gotham on Monday, The Flash on Tuesday and Arrow on Wednesday. That is a lot of comic book TV. But this week I plan to fit in some X-Men. Armstrong On Demand debuts X-Men: Days of Futures Past this week. We finally see the bridging of the Patrick Stewart era X-Men and the James McAvoy era X-Men in this critically reviewed mash-up. We are set up to have a third movie to bring an end to this set of portrayals, but I personally hope there is more. What do you think?

TV Everywhere

shutterstock_159865043UPDATE: Starz Play and Encore Play are now available with your paid subscription. Check out the links to the site and apps below.

Watch ESPN is now available to Armstrong customers. Download the app, visit the site or verify on any available connected devices.

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.

 

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A&E 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
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Encore (Encore Play) Apple Google
ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPN News / ESPN U (Watch ESPN) Apple Google
Fox Business News Apple Google
Fox News 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

Antlers & Anglers

1450252_213718498811121_484142346_nArmstrong has been proud to present Antlers & Anglers in many of its regions over the past few years. Just this past month we held the 2014 edition of Meadville’s Antlers & Anglers. Our Local Programming team was able to catch several presenters and activities at this fall’s event. Check out some of the video below or visit the Antlers & Anglers Facebook page for more information.
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Concert Alert!

concertalertAXS TV is broadcasting LIVE this weekend from the Southern Ground Music Festival Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 from Charleston, SC.

Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Charleston, SC again this year!  If you can’t make it, watch it LIVE only on AXS TV Channel 185!

Enjoy the Southern-Fried beats & eats as Zac Brown Band & many more perform – October 11 at 7PM & October 12 at 5PM!

Enjoy music from ZBB, Blues Traveler, the Old 97s and many more.