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Channels changing names

You might have noticed some changes in your BendBroadband channel lineup.
No, you’re not losing your mind.
Earlier this month, ABC Family (channel 67/667 HD), in what network officials say is an effort to better capture the millennial market, rebranded and is now known as Freeform. The new channel will focus more on shows geared for viewers between the ages of 14 and 34, a target audience the network has coined “Becomers.”

Also in January, CMT Pure Country on channel 197 took on a new moniker and is now CMT Music.

The biggest change in terms of programming will occur on Feb. 29, when Viceland launches on channel 163, replacing H2, a sister network of the History Channel. Viceland, which started as a punk magazine in Canada in the early 1990s, is expected to offer a series of shows that highlight people and places not associated with mainstream culture. Gaycation looks at what it means to be LGBT in different countries around the world. Weediquette examines the business and etiquette of marijuana. And Huang’s World follow’s culinary rock star Eddie Huang as he treks across the globe.

For a complete list of BendBroadband channel lineups, go here.

Don’t fall for scareware

Don’t fall for scareware

Our Remote PC Support team has been fielding lots of calls from customers asking about what’s known as “scareware.” Designed to scare you into action, these real-looking popup windows “warn” you about security vulnerabilities and urge you to call a 1-800 number for help. The thing is, it’s a scam—these popups are NOT from BendBroadband.… Continue Reading

Learn from a jazz master this weekend

Learn from a jazz master this weekend

Here at BendBroadband, we’re proud to sponsor the annual Jazz at the Oxford concert series, which brings world-class jazz musicians to Bend’s renowned Oxford Hotel for live performances throughout the winter, with most artists playing three shows over a couple of weekend nights. The sixth season of Jazz at the Oxford is underway, with two… Continue Reading

Watch Pivot whenever, wherever you want

Watch Pivot whenever, wherever you want

The Pivot television network and its entire library of thought-provoking programming is available to BendBroadband viewers anytime, anywhere through the Pivot app. Launched in March 2013, Pivot (channel 206) focuses on social advocacy, urging viewers to take action on everything from banning dolphin shows in Indonesia to improving mental health care access for U.S. veterans.… Continue Reading

BendBroadband reaches agreement with AMC

Excellent news! After weeks of contract negotiations, BendBroadband has reached an agreement with AMC Networks that will keep four channels in our lineup for the foreseeable future. Those channels are AMC, BBC America, IFC and WeTV. We’re pleased to be able to continue to provide this programming to our customers. Our previous contract with AMC… Continue Reading

BendBroadband reaches agreement with AMC
Holiday giving at BendBroadband

Holiday giving at BendBroadband

Last week, three Central Oregon nonprofits received quite a holiday surprise. BendBroadband staff rolled up to Saving Grace and The Pediatric Foundation in Bend and Redmond’s BrightSide Animal Center, presenting each with flowers, balloons, cupcakes – and a check for $2,000.​ Each year, BendBroadband sets aside money in its field marketing budget to give back to the communities it serves. That money… Continue Reading

Movies on Demand for December 2015

Movies on Demand for December 2015

This month’s selection of Movies on Demand includes an animated mega-hit and two critically acclaimed documentaries about young women. 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! MINIONS Now showing. Rated PG. © 2015 Universal Studios A prequel of sorts… Continue Reading

Watch TV and earn rewards

BendBroadband customers are cashing in with our new rewards program. Since its inception last spring, more than 3,000 customers have signed up for the program and earned more than 1.6 million points. That’s more than $40,000 in Amazon and Fred Meyer gift cards! Racking those rewards up is so simple: Just go to bendbroadband.com/rewards and enter your… Continue Reading

Watch TV and earn rewards