It’s now easier than ever to watch sports at work. (Note to boss: I would never do such a thing.)
ESPN3.com is now available to Time Warner Cable customers, allowing users to watch live, streaming sports events — cricket, tennis, soccer, football, basketball, auto racing, horse racing, hockey, poker and more — from around the world on their computers.
To access it, you’ll need to prove that you’re a TWC customer. To do that, go to myservices.timewarnercable.com and register for MyServices. You’ll create an account and a password that you can then use on ESPN3.com.
To register, you’ll need an e-mail address and, from a cable bill, your account number and customer code, which can be found right under the account number on the first page.
Last weekend, because of what Scott Pryzwansky at Time Warner Cable called “heavy registration volume in a compact period of time,” some people had trouble accessing the Web site to register.
“We are encouraging customers to register through MyServices a few days prior to an event they know they want to watch, as opposed to waiting last minute — i.e., a few minutes prior to the start of the event.”
MyServices can also be used for another recent addition to TWC’s services, the Remote DVR Manager, which allows customers to program their home digital video recorder to record shows remotely. So if you forget to set a recording before you leave home — say, if you need to record a sports event because your boss won’t let you watch it at work — you can fix that from elsewhere.
AMC’s The Walking Dead drew in more than 5.3 million viewers for last Sunday’s premiere, the highest-rated series premiere in AMC’s history.
Tonight’s episode introduces some new characters, including Jacqui, who is played by Jeryl Prescott Sales, a former teacher at UNC School of the Arts. Aperture will be screening the second episode, a particularly gruesome story called “Guts,” at 10 p.m. today. After the episode, Sales is scheduled to do a live interview with the Aperture audience via Skype from her home in Los Angeles.
Sometimes, just getting the DVDs of a favorite show isn’t enough.
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, which was previously released on DVD in individual releases and in full-season sets, returns to DVD on Tuesday in a plastic replica of the Mystery Machine, Scooby and the gang’s van. Sculpted replicas of Scooby and Shaggy sit in the front seat of the van. The back flips open to reveal eight DVDs with all 41 episodes of the original series and new bonus features.
And Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XIX has a plastic replica of Gypsy, one of the show’s robot characters. The set includes four classically awful movies: Bride of the Monster (from director Ed Wood), Robot Monster, Devil Doll and Devil Fish.
Also new on DVD Tuesday: the first season of Men of a Certain Age, TBS’ comedy-drama about midlife crisis; the second season of Lie To Me, Fox’s crime drama about Tim Roth as an investigator who has an uncanny ability to tell if people are lying; and the third seasons of Showtime’s Californication, with David Duchovny as a lecherous writer, and The Boondocks, the edgy animated series on Adult Swim based on a comic strip about race relations.