PBS Kids, TBS, TNT, more channel news

PBS Kids, TBS, TNT, more channel news

Families rejoice: BendBroadband is now carrying the PBS KIDS network on channel 93 in the Limited, Essentials and Preferred packages!

This new channel features high-quality PBS KIDS programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including popular shows like “Sesame Street,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Thomas and Friends,” “Dinosaur Train” and more. Previously, PBS KIDS programming was mostly shown in the mornings on the main Oregon Public Broadcasting network.

In other programming news, OPB Plus has moved to channel 775 and is now being broadcast in high definition for customers with the Limited, Essentials and Preferred packages. OPB Plus is home to movies, music, investigative journalism, Britcoms and more.

Effective March 1, TBS and TNT high definition feeds will be moving from the Eastern Standard zone time to the Pacific Time zone. (Note: that standard definition feeds are already on Pacific Time Zone.

This request is being driven by TBS. Here’s how it will affect BendBroadband customers:
• Show times on high definition will now broadcast three hours earlier from where they were previously.
• DVR recordings. If a customer has programmed a recording on the Eastern Standard Time, when the feed is changed on March 1, the source ID of the original programming feed will cease to exist. The box will not know to record the new program on the new feed/source ID at the new time. Therefore it is recommended that any programs scheduled prior to the change be re-recorded after the change.

The LAFF network is no longer available. The network specialized in comedies and was seen on channels 70 (standard definition) and 670 (HD) in the preferred package. As an alternative, we invite you to visit TV Land (channel 65), TBS (16 / 616 HD) and FXX (129 / 729 HD), each of which air classic sitcoms.

NBCUniversal shut down its the crime-themed channel Cloo on Feb. 1. Cloo was launched in 2006 and aired reruns of crime shows such as Law & Order, NCISMonk and Pysch. This impacts every content provider in the country, not just TDS.

The announcement came the same day NBCU announced that female-targeted Oxygen network would transition into a true-crime branded channel this summer.

The new mybendbroadband.com is here!

The new mybendbroadband.com is here!

Mybendbroadband.com, our website designed just for existing customers, is already getting a new look! When you visit, you’ll notice the fresh, clean design. And, the changes are more than skin deep. The site will be mobile-friendly, plus it’ll be faster and easier to find the content you want. Here’s what you’ll see:   Here’s how… Continue Reading

Oscar-nominated movies coming On Demand

Oscar-nominated movies coming On Demand

If you are looking to catch up with this year’s most critically-acclaimed films, you’re in luck as BendBroadband is bringing a slew of Oscar-nominated films into your home. Best Picture nominees coming out soon include “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight.” There is also Marvel’s blockbuster hit “Doctor Strange,” plus the romantic thriller… Continue Reading

Bend tops list in change score, housing market changes

The landscapes in some communities, especially in the Northwest, have changed dramatically over the last five years. Utilizing data from Zillow and AtoZDatabases, LendingTree looked at cities that have changed the most in recent years. LendingTree examined the cost of home ownership, rent values and changes in foreclosure rates to see where exactly in the… Continue Reading

Meal of the Year, Feb. 25; BendBroadband co-sponsor

Meal of the Year, Feb. 25; BendBroadband co-sponsor

Buy your tickets today for the Central Oregon Community college’s Meal of the Year program set for Saturday, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m., at COCC’s Mazama Gymnasium.  Tickets are $150 each and supports scholarships for COCC students. Guests of this gala evening are treated to a four-course meal, created and presented by Cascade Culinary Institute. BendBroadband… Continue Reading

Webmail login change

Heads up, Bendbroadband Webmail users! The way you log in to your BendBroadband-provided webmail account has changed. Now when you click “Webmail” at the top of bendbroadband.com, you’ll automatically be taken to mybendbroadband.com to log in to your email. You can do that by clicking the “Email” tab at the top of the page: Once you’ve done… Continue Reading

Webmail login change
“Arrival” and Trolls arriving On Demand

“Arrival” and Trolls arriving On Demand

The best films are coming to TDS TV on Demand, including the sci-fi drama “Arrival,” which was recently nominated for eight Academy Awards. On the lighter side, there’s the family comedy “Almost Christmas,” as well as the animated hit “Trolls” – the latter film featuring some great music courtesy of Justin Timberlake. Finally, don’t miss… Continue Reading

LAFF TV dropped from channel lineup

Effective today, the LAFF network will no longer be available to BendBroadband customers on channels 70 (standard definition) and 670 (HD) in the Preferred package. LAFF TV specializes in comedy programming, airing a mix of feature films and sitcoms. You can still watch their web series videos, such as “Big City,” “Cuddling with Carlin” and… Continue Reading