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Bloomberg Network Update

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Featured, Hot Topics | 0 comments

Bloomberg Network Update

After many years as a free cable network, the Bloomberg channel (Channel 60) is now charging for their content. Based on low viewership and the broad availability of financial news available on other networks we carry, we have decided to stop carrying Bloomberg as of August 1 to avoid an increase in fees. We apologize to Bloomberg viewers, however Bloomberg Network video content is available for free at http://www.bloomberg.com/ and the latest financial news can be found on CNBC (54, 654 HD), CNN (55, 655 HD), C-SPAN (61, 661 HD), C-SPAN2 (62, 662 HD), MSNBC (59, 659 HD) and Fox Business...

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NBC Sports moved to Essentials on July 1

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Featured, Hot Topics, Sports, TV Programs | Comments Off

NBC Sports moved to Essentials on July 1

Good news! More BendBroadband customers will be able to follow this year’s Tour de France on TV. NBC Sports, the official network of the Tour, moved from the Preferred package to Essentials on July 1. The countdown to Tour de France is underway. This year Central Oregon Tour fans will take special notice. NBC Sports, the official broadcast partner for the Tour, moved from BendBroadband’s Preferred package to Essentials on July 1. That means more people in BendBroadband’s coverage area will be able to catch all the excitement from start to finish. This year’s Tour de France is...

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John Hammarley Wins Prestigious EMMY Award

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Hot Topics, Press Release | Comments Off

 Bend Television Reporter John Hammarley Wins Prestigious EMMY Award and Recognition Award Honors Veteran Reporter’s Story about a Bend Man’s Mission to Help Kids Bend, Oregon – June 9, 2014. John Hammarley, feature reporter for BendBroadband’s Zolo Media, won his fifth career EMMY® Award at the 51st annual ceremony of the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Seattle Saturday. Hammarley contributes each weekday to “myWindow,” a Central Oregon lifestyle show featured on the local CBS and ABC stations. His heartwarming story about a...

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ABC Family HD, Disney HD & Disney XD HD Changes

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Entertainment, Hot Topics, TV Programs | Comments Off

Starting Saturday, June 1, BendBroadband is upgrading Disney & ABC Family channels from East Coast to West Coast feed. Shows on Disney Channel HD – channel 687, Disney XD HD – channel 688, and ABC Family HD – channel 667 will air 3 hours later. This change may affect recordings you have set up on your DVR, either as individual program recordings or series recordings. You may have to go into your DVR settings and cancel the existing recordings and set up new for any specific show. Please make sure that your DVR recordings on Disney Channel HD, Disney XD HD, and ABC Family are...

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New Alpha Features, Remote

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Hot Topics, Website | Comments Off

New Alpha Features, Remote

Alpha, our all-in-one home entertainment solution, has always delivered a state-of-the art experience. But a ton of new (free) features that automatically roll out in June will make it even better. TV Roaming With TV Roaming, you can pause a live program in one room and start it in another. Works with up to six media players throughout your house. Menu Customization Make Alpha yours. With Menu Customization, you can choose which options and apps show up in the Alpha menu and reorder them to your liking. De-clutter your menu and find the shows and movies you love faster than...

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A New Chapter for BendBroadband

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Hot Topics, Press Release | 29 comments

A New Chapter for BendBroadband

BendBroadband has been a proud part of the Central Oregon community for over 50 years.  We are pleased announce a new chapter in our storied history as Central Oregon’s premier communications provider.  Yesterday, BendBroadband disclosed that it is being acquired by Telephone and Data Systems (“TDS”).  The transaction includes our affiliated companies Zolo Media and BendBroadband Vault. There are many reasons why this transaction is great news for employees, customers, and the community.  First, TDS recognizes that we have a very talented base of employees, so they have committed to...

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