Monthly Archives: October 2013

Great American Country launches November 1

Great American Country launches November 1

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Great American Country, one of BendBroadband’s most requested networks, will launch on channel 185 and 785 in HD on Nov. 1.
The network features a mix of American lifestyle programming along with music performance specials, live concerts and country music videos. Among the top shows on Great American Country are “Kimberly’s Simply Southern,” a cooking show featuring Kimberly Schlapman of the country music vocal group Little Big Town; “Farm Kings,” a reality show about the King family of Freedom Farms; and “Celebrity Motor Homes,” which showcases mobile homes in which performers and other stars travel the nation.

Great American Country will carry the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Held this year in Las Vegas, the rodeo runs Dec. 5–14.

The network has been known by the acronym GAC but was rebranded as Great American Country in October. While the channel continues to showcase country music, it aims to highlight the breadth of its programming.

Burton Jablin, president of parent company Scripps Network, said the rebranding emphasizes the network’s celebration of American culture.

“We’ve long had a vision for this network to be an all-American lifestyle destination,” Jablin said in a press release. “Think of it as a love letter to America, with heart and soul. It represents how we as Americans live and celebrate.”

Great American Country will be available to BendBroadband customers subscribing to the Preferred residential tier and the Business Value package.

StudentCam competition: Grab Your Video Camera

StudentCam competition: Grab Your Video Camera

    BendBroadband and C-SPAN are challenging students to grab their video cameras and tell Congress what should top its agenda in 2014. In partnership with BendBroadband, C-SPAN is calling for entries in its 2014 StudentCam competition. Now in its 10th year, C-SPAN’s national contest invites students in middle school (grades 6-8) and high school… Continue Reading

Universal Sports Network free preview

Universal Sports Network free preview

As the 2014 Winter Olympics approach, BendBroadband is offering a  free preview of Universal Sports Network, the best place to watch world-class athletes strive to compete in Sochi, Russia. From Oct. 30 through Nov. 8, Universal Sports will be available to all of BendBroadband’s cable television subscribers. The preview is a chance to get acquainted… Continue Reading

Veterans Day: BendBroadband honors those who served

Veterans Day: BendBroadband honors those who served

Veterans Day honors those who have served in all branches of the armed services: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard (including the Reserves and the National Guard). BendBroadband employs a large number of veterans. Veterans Day is a federal holiday, so federal workers get a paid day off. BendBroadband is proud to support,… Continue Reading

Alpha Mobile App no longer available

Alpha Mobile App no longer available

After careful consideration, BendBroadband has made the decision to retire the Alpha Mobile app on May 31, 2017, as updates for it are no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are reviewing options to replace some of the features within this app with new, improved technology. Until these are available, visit watch.mybendbroadband.com to… Continue Reading

Eight Tips for a Strong Password

We all know what goes into a strong password. Lots of random numbers, phrases and characters. But supremely strong passwords are nearly impossible for mere mortals to remember. Strings of random numbers and symbols simply don’t stick in most human brains. Luckily, there are ways to create random, strong passwords that are easy to remember.… Continue Reading