Impress your friends and brush up on British culture with BBC America. BendBroadband customers will now have access to charming British accents and wit, as BendBroadband is adding BBC America and WE tv to Essentials TV.
BBC America offers a combination of original American scripted series and the best in British entertainment. A robust programming lineup of drama, sci-fi, natural history, entertainment, and movies includes hit shows Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Broadchurch, Planet Earth II, Top Gear and more.
WE tv added to Essentials
Fueled by personalities, relationships and passion, WE tv rebranded itself in 2014 to the “Real Reality Network.” WE tv now offers mostly unscripted shows including Braxton Family Values, which follows singer and songwriter Toni Braxton, and Kendra on Top, which follows the lives of model Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Bassett. WE tv also offers: Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, Growing up Hip Hop, Ghosts in the Hood and Tamar and Vince, a spinoff of Braxton Family Values.
WE tv does feature one scripted show called South of Hell, which is about demon hunters in Charleston, S.C. WE tv also broadcasts these shows: CSI: Miami, House, Law & Order and Will & Grace.
BBC America and WE tv will no longer be part of the Variety Tier, however they will be part of the Essentials Tier. Current Variety Tier customers will not lose the channel as they already subscribe to the Essentials package. BBC America will be on channels 148/748 and WE tv will be on channels 143/743.
New Wild West Documentary
Perfect timing for BendBroadband customers as America’s Wild West will be featured on BBC America. In this three-part documentary called Wild West, you’ll discover the gritty, tough deserts, the grand mountains and the dynamic coastlands. BBC America explores this fascinating area of North America with its Wild Westdocumentary that premieres on Saturday, Aug. 19, 9/8c.
Part one (Aug. 19) is about the Desert Heartlands where you will travel from the cold deserts of Nevada to the giant cactus-studded lands of Arizona and the scorching Mojave Desert in California.
Part two (Aug. 26) examines the High Country where you’ll discover grizzly bears, giant trees, frigid winters and scorching summers. Experience the life of tough ranchers and gold-rush fever.
Part three (Sept. 2) is known as Restless Shores where you’ll learn how the tectonic forces shaped life on the coasts and created stunning landscapes reaching all the way north to the Pacific coast.