We are in for a heatwave this Memorial Day weekend and what better way to celebrate than throwing some food on the grill and enjoying it with family and friends. Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channel, Food Network for some of our favorite grilling tips.
How to Set Up a Charcoal Grill Like a Pro
First things first, you have to get your grill set up. Not everybody has a gas grill, or maybe you will be out at a campsite and will be using the stationary charcoal grill provided. Don’t fret, we have you covered from what charcoal to choose and the easiest way to get the coals lit.
How to Grill Steak for Beginners
Steak can be expensive, so you may be a little nervous about messing it up on the grill or overcooking it. These tips will help you decide what kind of steak to buy, how to prep it, and much more.
How to Grill Salmon Steaks and Fillets
Maybe you are getting tired of grilling burgers and steaks. Salmon is a good alternative and lends well to the grill. Learn what cut of salmon, how to season, and how long you should cook it in the video below.
Forget flowers and chocolates this Mother’s Day. Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channel, HGTV and found some of our favorite gifts you can make at home that add a personal touch.
DIY Watercolor Silhouette
Get the little ones involved with this one! Take a silhouette picture of each child and let them do their own watercolor painting. Then with just a few more steps you will have beautiful art that mom will cherish.
2 Ways to Display Family Recipes
Is your mom a great cook? Maybe she has recipes that have been passed down for generations. Both of these gift ideas are simple, yet beautiful ways to honor those memories she holds dear through the recipes.
DIY Bathtub Caddy with Wine Glass Holder
Give the gift of relaxation through a stylish and homemade bathtub caddy. This is the perfect gift for the mom who likes to sit back in some bubbles with a good book and glass of wine. With only a few pieces needed and the freedom to customize it to your family member, this gift could be put together in no time.
DIY Sugar Scrubs
Going along with the spa and relaxation theme, these sugar scrubs are a super easy gift for all the moms in your life. With just three ingredients, two of which might be in your pantry right now, these scrubs will be cost efficient and still be much appreciated for the homemade touch.
If you aren’t planning on being in Memorial Stadium this Saturday, don’t worry about missing the big Husker spring game. You can still catch every minute of the action with BTN and BTN2GO. The game will be televised on BTN at 1pm CT this Saturday, April 21, and don’t forget about streaming the game on your tablet or phone through BTN2GO. If you aren’t currently taking advantage of BTN2GO, don’t worry, there is still time to sign-up before Saturday! All you have to do is sign-up with Great Plains Communications‘ partner, Watch TV Everywhere, which provides a mobile viewing experience for more than 2 dozen channels.
Today, April 12, 2018 Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International’s BAMTECH Media in partnership with ESPN, launched their new subscription streaming service, ESPN+. This service is targeting avid sports fans on a broad and niche basis, offering subscription streaming access to thousands of additional live sporting events, original content, and an on-demand video library. Some examples of programming would be: 180+ Major League Baseball games, 180+ National Hockey League games, 100 days of coverage of PGA Tour, and year-round boxing matches. It is subscription based and separate from the ESPN TV Everywhere that fans receive as part of their cable subscription as well as being completely separate and a distinct product from ESPN television.
How and Where is it Offered?
ESPN+ will be integrated into the updated ESPN App. The new app will be available on iOS and Android products, as well as the web, FireTV, and additional devices starting today. If you already have the ESPN app, it will either update automatically or prompt you to update it. Once it has done so, you can elect to purchase access to ESPN+.
What Does it Cost?
An ESPN+ subscription will cost $4.99/month or $49.99/year. ESPN+ does not come with your Great Plains Communications cable subscription, but is an additional purchase directly from ESPN.
If you have questions about the new ESPN App or ESPN+, go to support.espn.com or call 1-888-549-ESPN. If you already have the ESPN app, you can also utilize the ESPN App Live Chat Feature.
Easter weekend is almost upon us and we are all about some spring sweets. We have looked to our cable channel, Food Network and found some of our favorite sweet treats that the whole family is sure to enjoy.
Viv’s No-Bake Easter Egg Cheesecakes
This is a fun way to celebrate not only the Easter holiday, but play on April Fools a little as well. These cheesecakes are simple to make without any baking needed and will be sure to entertain with their cheeky presentation.
How to Decorate Little Lamb and Chick Cupcakes
Talk about a fun activity for the kids this weekend! Prep the candies and bake the cupcakes ahead of time and let their creativity shine with these cute creations.
Springtime Strawberry Cobbler
Many of us travel during the Easter holiday weekend, visiting family and gathering around the table. This Springtime Strawberry Cobbler is not only delicious but very simple to make ahead of time. Not a strawberry fan? Feel free to get creative with the fruit choice, maybe even mix a couple together!
It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and Great Plains Communications wants to remind you of some important tips and procedures to help keep you and your loved ones safe during severe weather situations.
We provide local Weather on Channel 2 through GPC Weather, bringing you 24/7 access to up-to-date information. GPC Weather tracks things at the national and local level via advanced satellite imaging along with the five-day forecast.
One of the most important factors to severe weather safety is understanding and receiving up-to-date warnings. Are you in a Watch or Warning, and what does that mean for you?
A watch is just that, when the conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather and should continue to be tracked. At this time, it would be best to take precautions and make sure you have supplies prepared should bad weather arise.
When a warning is issued, severe weather is either occurring or impending. At this point, you should immediately take action to protect yourself, your family and your property.
To keep you updated, GPC-TV’s Weather on Channel 2 uses an easy to understand color guide alert in the case of severe weather. The feature will shift the general color of the channel to yellow if there is a watch issued in the area, and to red if there is a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning.
You must be a Great Plains Communications Cable subscriber to have access to GPC Weather on Channel 2. Check the GPC-TV website for a list of communities with GPC Weather availability. If you would like to sign-up or have additional questions, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483, and a representative would be happy to help you.
How is your bracket doing? This NCAA tournament has been one for the books, with the University of Maryland Baltimore County (No. 16 seed) beating Virginia (No. 1 seed) to multiple powerhouse teams being knocked off in the opening weekend. It should be an interesting fight to the finish to see who will win it all. We have included the schedule for the next couple days below all in Central Time.
6:07 p.m. Nevada vs. Loyola Chicago (CBS)
6:27 p.m. Michigan vs. Texas A&M (TBS)
8:37 p.m. Kentucky vs. Kansas State (CBS)
8:59 p.m. Gonzaga vs. Florida State (TBS)
6:07 p.m. Kansas vs. Clemson (CBS)
6:27 p.m. Villanova vs. West Virginia (TBS)
8:37 p.m. Duke vs. Syracuse (CBS)
8:59 p.m. Purdue vs. Texas Tech (TBS)
If you are not currently a Great Plains Communications cable customer and would like to learn about the services we offer in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
Spring is here! And it snowed on the drive to work this morning. Well, we are in Nebraska. So, if it doesn’t feel like spring, what about today makes us welcome the new season rain, snow or shine? Great Plains Communications has looked to our cable channel, History Channel for some clarity.
On March 20 or 21 of each year, we experience the vernal equinox, which ultimately signals the start of spring for the Northern Hemisphere. So, what is an equinox you ask? As we know, the Earth orbits the sun and tilts at an angle on its axis, then throughout the year different areas get sunlight for different amounts of time. “An equinox occurs at the moment when the Earth’s axis doesn’t tilt toward or away from the sun,” the History Channel explains. “Someone standing on the equator on an equinox can observe the sun passing directly overhead.” Six months after the spring equinox, a second equinox occurs each year around September 22 or 23 in the Southern Hemisphere. Equinoxes are the only times a year that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west for every location.