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Spike now called Paramount Network

Paramount Network_WordMark_TM_Blue_RGBSeveral networks have re-branded themselves over recent years and starting Jan. 18, Spike will join the crowd as it becomes Paramount Network. The new name will also include a broader lineup of new and original programming.

The launching of Paramount Network will kick off with Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m.

In consultation with The Estate of Michael Jackson, the one-hour special will include music and performances by Michael Jackson. The show will be broadcast LIVE at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

Migrating over to Paramount Network will include the most-watched series from Spike — Ink Master, Bar Rescue, and Bellator MMA.

On Jan. 24, a six-part miniseries called Waco, about David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. The mini-series stars Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon, and John Leguizamo.

Also watch for two original comedy series. The first, Heathers, is a “modern-day re-imagining” of the dark comedy from 1988 (the original staring Christian Slater and Winona Ryder) premiering March 7. The second stars Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari, in a show called American Woman, set amid the sexual revolution and rise of feminism in the 1970s (premieres June 7).

There’s also a new drama coming, staring the award-winning Kevin Costner. Yellowstone centers on one family who controls the largest ranch in the United States.  Reports describe the show as a cinematic in tone and production. The show premieres June 20, and since apparently it’s one of the most expensive series in TV history, it could be quite epic.

Paramount Network is a general entertainment destination focused on delivering bold, original, premium-quality scripted network series, specials and events.

Paramount Network will be Channel 132 (SD) and Channel 732 (HD).

How Meltdown and Spectre affects you

Meltdown and Spectre are names given to two different security bugs found in June of 2017 by Google. These bugs are far-reaching and impact a wide-range of computers, mobile devices and servers across many operating systems, such as iOS, MacOS, Android, Blackberry, Linux, and Microsoft. Google has been working with various companies, including Apple, Microsoft,… Continue Reading

Agreement reached with NP&G; KTVZ, KQRE and KFXO to remain on the air in Bend

Update: BendBroadband has reached an agreement with the News-Press Gazette Company. The NBC and CW channel (KTVZ), the Telemundo channel (KQRE) and the Fox channel (KFXO) will remain on the air in Bend.   Posted Jan. 14: BendBroadband is now in the midst of negotiations with the News-Press & Gazette Company (NP&G) regarding: KTVZ-NBC (Channel… Continue Reading

Winter break ideas for kids

Winter break is great for spending time with your family, but it’s not long before kids start getting restless with the lack of a routine. Once you’ve exhausted board games and trips to local museums and zoos, try some of these creative ideas to spend time with your kids and keep them entertained. Hot cocoa… Continue Reading

RLTV to go off the air

At 8:59 p.m. on Dec. 29, RLTV will be taken down in Bend. RLTV is on Channel 183 for Preferred BendBroadband TV customers RLTV (previously known as Retirement Living TV) is being taken down by the network programmer so no operator will have it available after Dec. 31. Continue Reading

HSCO: Helping to feed and shelter animals

HSCO: Helping to feed and shelter animals

The Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO) is one of more than 30 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband featured local nonprofits on our website, Facebook and Twitter sites. We hope you enjoyed learning more about these wonderful organizations that help make Central Oregon… Continue Reading