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BendBroadband hires new GM for Zolo Media

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Hot Topics, Press Release | Comments Off

BEND, Ore. (Oct. 23, 2014) - BendBroadband today announces the selection of Julie Brinks as general manager of Zolo Media. The company operates KBNZ-TV CBS affiliate, KOHD-TV ABC affiliate, COTV11 and offers multiple video and local advertising options for Central Oregonians. “Julie has a reputation for evaluating and improving marketing and media effectiveness at media organizations like Zolo,” says Mark Barber, vice president of Cable Operations at TDS Telecom, parent company of BendBroadband. “We have every confidence her focus on hyper-localism and her strong, demonstrated history...

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BendBroadband Launches Stingray Music Nov. 1

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Entertainment, Hot Topics | Comments Off

On November 1st, Stingray Music will replace the Music Choice digital audio channels in BendBroadband’s lineup. Stingray has continuous, commercial-free music that includes a wide selection of channels covering all popular musical genres. There are several channels in each of the most popular genres: Rock, Pop, Country, Classic, and Jazz. Stingray Music offers: Visually appealing imagery selected to enhance your music experience Professionally programmed channels by music experts No on-screen or audio commercials Special programming features throughout the year Full range of channels...

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Updated Alpha Features

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Featured, Hot Topics, Technology | Comments Off

Updated Alpha Features

It has been three and a half years since BendBroadband launched the Alpha entertainment system, bringing TV, the Internet and communications into a single platform. Many of our customers have chosen Alpha for their homes, and we continue to receive positive feedback about the Alpha experience. As with any good system, Alpha needs to keep up with the times. The system is regularly updated with new software features. Most of this happens automatically, so some of our Alpha customers have these features already but may not know they are there. This article is meant to highlight these new...

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Movies on Demand September 2014

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Entertainment, Hot Topics, Movies on Demand | Comments Off

Movies on Demand September 2014

Welcome back to a busy September with plenty of new movie on demand releases. The top grossing summer movies are finally available on demand with “The Amazing Spiderman 2″ leading the pack. And if you are a fan of action movies, why not check out “Captain America – The Winter Soldier” or the remake of the classic horror-flick “Godzilla.” The highly anticipated “The Fault in Our Stars” is also available on demand. This month’s movie picks is only a small sampling of what is available on demand. If you are ready to check out more movie...

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SEC Network Launches 8/14

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Entertainment, Hot Topics, Sports, Website | 1 comment

SEC Network Launches 8/14

We’re thrilled to add the SEC Network, the hottest new sports network from ESPN, to the BendBroadband channel lineup on August 14. SEC will air on channels 48 (SD) and 648 (HD). The SEC Network will be part of the Residential Preferred package. For our business customers, the network will be available with either the Business Value or the Bar and Restaurant ESPN SD & HD Suites. Headline shows include SEC Nation, with host Joe Tessitore and former Denver Broncos and New York Jets player Tim Tebow. Tebow returns to his Florida roots, covering the Southeastern teams that and games that...

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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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