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GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS BRINGS TV TO VIEWERS WHEREVER THEY ARE WITH LAUNCH OF NEW, FREE FLEXSCREEN SERVICE
Thousands of movies and shows now available online and on the go, including HBO GO® and MAX GO® on iPads, iPhones and select Android devices
SAN MARCOS, TX, March 20, 2012 - Grande Communications today launched FlexScreen, a new free service that moves TV beyond the television screen.
With FlexScreen, Grande customers can watch many of their favorite shows and movies online - anytime, anywhere - including more than 1,800 titles available to HBO and Cinemax subscribers through HBO GO® and MAX GO® on their home or portable computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, select Android devices and platforms such as Samsung Smart TV™ and Roku.®
"TV is in the process of being reinvented and with our launch of FlexScreen, Grande Communications is taking a major step toward realizing the 'anywhere, anytime' dream, by making many of our customers' favorite shows and movies available anywhere they have a computer screen and an Internet connection," said President Matt Murphy.
Beginning immediately, FlexScreen will bring Grande customers thousands of hours of free programming from more than 40 cable and broadcast networks available through Hulu. HBO and Cinemax subscribers get access to both new and archived films and hit series through HBO GO and MAX GO. Coming soon will be programming from CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, with many additional networks to be added later this year.
All customers need is Grande TV service and an Internet connection. FlexScreen is available to customers in all the markets Grande serves: Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Waco, Midland and Odessa.
HBO GO, which offers more than 1400 titles online - most available in HD - allows Grande Communications' HBO subscribers to instantly watch every episode of every season of the best HBO shows including current series like Game of Thrones,® True Blood,® and Boardwalk Empire,® classics like The Sopranos,® Sex and the City® and Deadwood,® plus HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries and specials, as well as a wide selection of blockbuster theatricals.
MAX GO adds more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online - also most available in HD - providing instant access to hundreds of Hollywood hit movies, indies, cult favorites, the MAX After Dark series as well as new and exclusive, primetime high-impact drama series like Strike BackSM.
With both services, Grande customers get most new titles simultaneously with their premiere on the networks, the ability to create a "Watchlist" that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing, bonus content and customizable views. In addition, HBO GO can be personalized through a "Series Pass," which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes.
Most FlexScreen programming initially will be available for viewing on Grande Communications' own Web portal, mygrande.net. "The Grande Web portal serves as a gateway, with easy-to-use search features that make it easy for customers to find programs and movies they will enjoy," said Grande's Murphy. "With all the choices available for anytime-viewing by every member of the family, FlexScreen also becomes a household budget-friendly alternative to online TV and movie streaming and rental services."
There is no additional charge for FlexScreen service. All Grande TV customers have access to free Hulu programming. Cable network programming provided directly through Grande will be available to customers whose service tiers include those networks - the lion's share in our most popular Preferred and Premier TV tiers and the multi-service bundles that include them. Premium channel FlexScreen programming, like HBO GO and MAX GO, is available to subscribers of those services.
Customers who already have a Grande user name and password can activate FlexScreen, as well as HBO GO and MAX GO, online at mygrande.net. All others should call Grande customer service at 866-2GRANDE to sign up.
FlexScreen works on both Windows and Mac computers. Faster Internet speeds will improve picture and sound quality. Grande's Ideal and Ultimate service bundles include both the super-fast Internet service and vast TV programming choices for customers to get the most out of FlexScreen.
Grande Communications is a Texas-based broadband communications company that offers a full suite of Internet, TV and Phone services for residential and business customers through its state-of-the-art, high-capacity, hybrid fiber-optic network. Since its launch ten years ago, Grande has offered Texans a real choice in entertainment and communications providers plus outstanding local customer and technical support. Grande proudly serves the following communities: Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Midland, Odessa, San Antonio, San Marcos and Waco.
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