FoxNews contract talks under way with HTC, other companies

HTC is working with FoxNews and other Fox channels to renew programming for 2020 at rates and terms that are fair.

FOX is seeking a double-digit rate increase that we do not believe is fair to our hard-working members.

Along with other cable companies, we will continue to negotiate with the hope of no downtime for the channels when the contract expires on Jan. 1.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We at HTC encourage you to slow down for a moment and cherish everything that truly makes your season bright.

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we hope yours is filled with your closest friends and family for festive fellowship.

If you procrastinated on the presents, don’t fret. You can get all the latest tech gear, tablets and smartphones at any of the HTC retail locations.

As the holidays approach, the hours at those locations will be adjusted so our employees can enjoy their family time as well.  Those adjustments will be as follows:

  • On Tuesday, Dec. 24, retail offices and the residential contact center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those retail locations open on Saturday will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • On Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, all retail offices and the residential contact center will be closed all day.
  • Our technical support team is available 24/7 at 843-365-2186 should you have issues.

Don’t let porch pirates spoil your Christmas

Online shopping and super-fast delivery make buying Christmas gifts a snap, but sometimes unsavory folks can spoil it.

Be prepared with an HTC Connected Home security system and additional cameras. You can get a complete security system FREE when you install it yourself, or for $149 with professional installation and NO CONTRACT.

With the additional doorbell and indoor/outdoor cameras, you can monitor your home from your phone or TV.

Stay safe this holiday season and beyond with HTC Connected Home.

There’s still time to watch your favorite holiday movies

Elf / New Line Cinema

We’re almost within a week of Christmas, so fill your spirit glass to the top with a host of holiday favorites.

HTC Digital Cable has you covered, from toons to tissues.

Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas (Channel 5 or 805 for HD) is running 24-hour holiday specials through Dec. 26 and, of course, Hallmark Channel (Ch. 78 or 878) has its Countdown to Christmas, featuring new original films as well.

A couple of newcomers to the festive offerings are It’s a Wonderful Lifetime on Lifetime (Channel 23 or 823), and Bring Home the Holidays on Ion (Channel 39 or 839).

Enjoy!

It’s almost time to tip off the Beach Ball Classic

Beach Ball Classic

The Beach Ball Classic tips off again on Thursday, Dec. 26 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Some of the top teams in South Carolina and across the country will vie for the title this year.

You can catch all the action on the Beach Ball Classic page on the HTC website. On Dec. 28, you can catch some of the action on the Stadium Network, channel 87 on HTC Digital Cable).

For a complete schedule, visit the tournament page hosted by the city of Myrtle Beach.

It’s time to go Bowling!

College football season rolls into the playoffs and New Year’s Day with its annual offering of bowl games.

Palmetto State entrant and defending national champion Clemson will square off against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 on ESPN (channel 28 or 828 on HTC Digital Cable).

In all, there are 40 postseason games, including the national championship on Jan. 13.

Visit the HTC College Football page for a complete schedule.

Set New Year’s resolutions that are achievable

It’s always good to try and make the new year better than the last. However, don’t set yourself up for disappointment by setting unreasonable goals.

Our friends at Good Housekeeping are here to help. The magazine offers 40 achievable New Year’s resolutions for healthier and happier living.

Find out how to better adapt to the tried-and-true resolutions, but tackle some unique ones … like buying a plant.