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HBO® and Cinemax® FREE Preview This Weekend!

The HBO® and Cinemax® free preview begins tomorrow! Are you ready for all the action and drama? You will have access to chart-topping movies such as The Great Wall, Blade Runner 2049 and John Wick: Chapter 2. Not to mention HBO original shows such as Vice and the premiere of Sharp Objects. The free preview will run Friday, July 6 through Monday, July 9.

The preview is a feature available to Great Plains Communications cable customers. If you are not currently taking advantage of our cable service but would like to learn more about the packages we offer in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and one of our representatives would be happy to assist you.

Don’t Miss the Premiere of Sharp Objects During the HBO® and Cinemax® FREE Preview!

It’s almost time! The HBO® and Cinemax® free preview will be here before we know it, starting Friday, July 6 through Monday, July 9. Hours of must-see movies like Justice League and IT, plus some of the addictive shows. During the preview, don’t miss the premiere of the new HBO short series, Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams. Based on a book by the author of Gone Girl and from the director of Big Little Lies, this new 8-part series looks to be full of drama and suspense. You can find the trailer along with other upcoming premieres below:

Sharp Objects – HBO: July 8, 2018

 

Castle Rock – Hulu: July 25, 2018

 

Making It – NBC: July 31, 2018

 

The Innocents – Netflix: August 24

 

You must be a Great Plains Communications cable customer to receive the HBO and Cinemax free preview. If you would like to sign up or learn about what services we offer in your area, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.

FREE HBO Preview Weekend Starting Tomorrow!

Are you ready for the FREE HBO Package Preview Weekend? This Friday, July 21 through Monday, July 24, 2017 Great Plains Communications will be providing access to chart topping entertainment, such as the second episode of the new Game of Thrones Season 7 and Deadpool.

While the content on the channels are fan favorite shows/movies, we understand that some things may not be suitable for younger members of the household. That’s why Great Plains Communications provides parental controls. This is an easy way to make sure kids aren’t exposed to mature programming, or even the titles. When a program or channel is blocked, the user must enter a 4-digit pin to access the channel. That way, you can still enjoy all programming, but securely.

 

These controls are set up right through your remote and are very easy to configure. Blocks can be set by channel, rating, or even specific show titles. The control is in your hands.

Here are the steps to setting up parental controls:

  • Press the Menu key on your remote
  • Select the Home Icon
  • Select Setup
  • Then select Locks Setup
    • Once you are in the Locks Setup screen, you will be asked to choose a 4-digit pin.
    • Once your pin has been selected, you will be given the following options:
      • TV Rating – Blocking by TV Rating. *Note that you must block every rating you wish to control. This means if you block an R rating, you will also need to block “adult” programming.
      • Movie Rating – This only affects movie channels such as STARZ, Cinemax, and HBO.
      • Channel Locks – This will allow you to block specific channels.
      • Master Lock – Allows you to remove locks, bypass a lock, or change your pin.
      • Adult Titles – This removes titles from adult video programs. The guide will only display the words “adult movie.”

 

Just a few steps ensures your family’s safe viewing habits. We do want to point out that your pin is exclusive to you and we do not keep a record of your entry. If you do forget your pin, we can reset your settings, but you would have to reprogram your preferences. We suggest keeping your number in a safe spot so that you don’t forget it.

If you have any additional questions about the parental controls, you can call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.