Help and Support / TV
Use the Alpha SuperTicker
This article provides an overview of the SuperTicker feature found within the Alpha.
SuperTicker is a news and information service you can access while watching your favorite show. To open the SuperTicker, press OK on the SuperTicker card in the main menu.
TheSuperTicker runs along the bottom of full screen media and displays information on the latest news headlines, sports scores, financial news, entertainment news, and weather. These are called Topics. An individual story in each topic is called an Item.
Sports scores and stock market index numbers in the SuperTicker update every 3 minutes. All other SuperTicker information updates every 15-20 minutes.
The SuperTicker will automatically scroll through BendBroadband Alphatopic, subtopic, and news item. If you’re interested in a particular topic, you can use the left and right arrow buttons to browse through topics and the up and down arrows to scroll through items in each topic.
Lock a Topic or Item
The SuperTicker lets you lock on a topic or item in case you want to keep an eye on the DOW or a baseball score.
Press OK when the topic or item you’re interested in appears. If you choose lock item, the SuperTicker will stop automatic navigation, but continue to update that item. If you select lock topic, the SuperTicker will scroll through the items in that topic.
The Asterisk button on the remote will rotate the following options:locking a topic, locking an item, and unlocking everything. You’ll know that a topic is locked because the horizontal arrows turn red. When an item is locked, the vertical arrows turn red.
SuperTicker Displaying Weather
1. PROGRAMThe current piece of media being enjoyed.
4. SUPERTICKER ITEMSThe SuperTicker menu items are shown on one line.
2. ACTION MENUPressing OK on an item in the SuperTicker brings up an action menu with that item’s options.
3. NAVIGATIONYou can navigate SuperTicker topics by using the left and right arrows. You can navigate topics by using the up and down buttons.
SuperTicker More Info
View the Whole Story
If you see a headline that interests you, you can read the whole story by pressing OK and choosing more info. You can also press the INFO button. An info note will open up that displays the story.
Use the BACK and NEXT buttons to scroll through pages of the story.