Category Archives: Entertainment

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

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

IMG_3579.1Buy 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 is a co-sponsor of the Meal of the Year program and awards a scholarship each year to an COCC student. In 2016, Carlos Vazquez was the recipient of the BendBroadband COCC Foundation Scholarship.

When Carlos was awarded the Diversity Education Award, he was described “as one of those rare students who takes the time to deeply process what he has learned and is eager and courageous in wanting to share it all with others.”

Carlos is the secretary of the Addictions Studies and Human Services Club on campus and helped raise awareness about the Spanish-language Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.  He also volunteers to help English Language Learners understand their math assignments and has tutored in Spanish for the World Languages and Cultures Department.

In a thank you letter to BendBroadband, Carlos said the scholarship allowed him to continue his internship at Best Care Latino Services, where he is learning “the techniques” to becoming a future counselor. Carlos said he looks forward to “guiding clients” to educational opportunities before they leave the treatment facilities.”

By being a former addict, Carlos said he “can emphasize with people with their struggles in their journey” and knows first-hand how to guide them through the journey to sobriety and success.

The 2017 event will honor Chris and Jan Wick for their commitment to making Central Oregon a better place for all. Each year the COCC Foundation offers nearly 350 awards totaling $1.5 million for local students.

For more information about COCC Foundation, contact 541.318.3783 or foundation@cocc.edu.

 

“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

Cloo Network going off the air

Cloo Network going off the air

Bad news, Cloo Network fans: NBCUniversal has decided to shut down this channel, effective February 1. This is impacting every content provider in the country who carried Cloo, not just BendBroadband. NBCUniversal has simply decided to not move forward with this programming. You previously found Cloo on channel 147. Continue Reading

PBS KIDS launched, OPB Plus on the move

Kids and parents of kids, 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… Continue Reading

PBS KIDS launched, OPB Plus on the move
The Girl on the Train, Inferno, and MORE On Demand this month!

The Girl on the Train, Inferno, and MORE On Demand this month!

BendBroadband on Demand brings you some first-rate thrills and chills, including films from Hollywood superstars Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise. “Inferno” and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” are classic popcorn flicks – mega stars, top-notch production values and big thrills. If you’re looking for something a little deeper and darker, “The Girl on the Train” delivers… Continue Reading

Resolve to save money on Showtime

It’s a new year, which means you probably have new goals. Eat better. Exercise more. Spend less. Here’s another one to add to your list: Get a tremendous deal on Showtime®! For a limited time, you can add Showtime’s array of blockbuster movies, critically acclaimed original series and award-winning sports coverage to your BendBroadband® channel lineup… Continue Reading

Resolve to save money on Showtime
Bridget Jones’s Baby, Sully, Suicide Squad and more On Demand!

Bridget Jones’s Baby, Sully, Suicide Squad and more On Demand!

This month’s selection of Movies on Demand includes the return of everyone’s favorite singleton, a hero on the Hudson, and a squad of anti-heroes. As always, on-demand movies are available in HD any time of day or night from BendBroadband. Here’s the best of what’s new in December! BRIDGET JONES’S BABY Available Dec. 13. Rated… Continue Reading