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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.

FREE HBO Preview Weekend – Parental Controls

As you probably saw earlier this week, Great Plains Communications announced that we are providing a FREE HBO Package Preview Weekend April 22-25, 2016. While the content on the channels are chart topping shows/movies such as Game of Thrones and Jurassic World, we also understand that some things may not be suitable for younger members of the household.

That’s why Great Plains Communications provides parental controls with our cable services. This is an easy way to make sure that 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.

 

FREE HBO Package Preview Weekend – April 22 – 25, 2016

Are you hooked on the record setting show, Game of Thrones? With past seasons’ premieres and finales alike drawing in over 7 million viewers each, there is much anticipation for the April 24, 2016 premiere of Season 6. We are excited to announce that Great Plains Communications customers won’t have to miss a moment of the action, no matter what cable package you have with us, as we are providing a FREE HBO Package Preview Weekend April 22 – 25, 2016.

That means, not only will you get to enjoy fan favorite shows such as Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley, but with the HBO Package, you will have access to movies like Jurassic World, Happy Feet, Pitch Perfect 2 and much more. So start buying popcorn now, because it will be a weekend full of cinematic entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

If you aren’t currently a cable customer of Great Plains Communications and would like to learn more about our services, call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to assist you.

New Premieres Start Tonight on the Premiere Networks

Fall is a great time of year here in Nebraska. Big Red football begins, the leaves explode into a stunning display of fiery tones and the new season of television kicks off!
Of course, the majority of new and returning TV shows are on the major networks, many of the best are found on the premiere networks including Starz, HBO, Showtime and Cinemax. We’ve gathered the best of the new (and mostly new) shows premiering on these networks just for you!

The White Queen
Premiering on Starz on Friday, August 9th at 8:57 CT

Anyone who loved The Tudors on Showtime or Game of Thrones on HBO will love this show about the time before the Henry the VIII took power. In a twist from many popular period pieces, this series focuses heavily on the women who helped shape England in the Middle Ages. The series is visually stunning and promises plenty of drama.

Ray Donovan
Airs on Showtime, check Listings for Air Times
Available on Showtime on Demand


Liev Schreiber joins a host of other actors who have made the jump from the silver screen to the small screen. This show, which is currently in its first season, follows an LA power broker to the city’s elite whose charmed life is upended with the release of his father from prison.

Hard Knocks: The Cincinnati Bengals
Premiering on HBO on Tuesday, August 6th at 9 pm CT

Did you spend the summer thinking how amazing it would be to see Rex Burkhead as he made his way in training camp?  Well, you’re in luck because Burkhead, and the rest of the Bengals were the focus of this season’s Hard Knocks on HBO.  The show focuses on the drama and determination on display during training camp.

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The Best New Cable Series this Fall

This year’s new shows from premium cable powerhouses such as HBO, Starz, and Showtime are packing some serious celebrity heat. From Oscar winners to TV veterans, nearly every new show is full of acclaimed actors that are sure to ratchet up the drama. Check out our picks for the best of cable’s fall series premieres.

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Boss

After spending nearly two decades as Frasier, the uptight radio shrink, Kelsey Grammar returns to TV in a very different kind of role. In Boss, he plays Chicago’s mayor with a heavy fist and potentially career-ending secret. With a phenomenal cast that includes Connie Nielsen as his in-name-only wife, the show is guaranteed to pack an addictive dramatic punch. Boss premieres on Starz on Friday, October 21st at 10/9 c.

Homeland

When an American soldier returns after being kept as a POW for eight years, he comes back as a celebrated war hero.  However, intelligence that a POW has been turned causes some to worry that his homecoming is a little too convenient.  Is this a case of luck or a clever plant?  Begin to find out on October 2ndHomeland premieres on Showtime on Sunday, October 2nd at 10/9 c.

Luck

After picking up 19 Primetime Emmy Awards this year, HBO is picking up a couple of Oscars as Academy Award winners Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte star in the channel’s new original series “Luck.”  The show centers around the world of horse racing and all of the legal and not-so-legal betting that surrounds it.  With a stellar cast and HBO’s reputation behind it, we think Luck is a sure thing. Luck premieres on HBO in early 2012.  Check your HBO.com for more information.