Monthly Archives: April 2014

C-SPAN’S Bend Weekend

C-SPAN’S Bend Weekend

If you missed the TV premiere of C-SPAN’S Bend Weekend, you’re in luck! The Tower Theater will be opening its doors to the community for a free viewing of the C-SPAN coverage on Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. You can also catch up on what you missed by visiting C-SPAN’S website. There you will find… Continue Reading

Broadcast TV Not So Free After All

Broadcast TV Not So Free After All

In a recent column in the Bend Bulletin, Bob Singer, the general manager of KTVZ, wrote that the “retransmission consent” fees his station charges cable and satellite providers enable his station to provide “free” local programming and news.  Broadcast TV is in fact not “free” for the 90% of Americans who rely on cable and… Continue Reading

Tentative Deal Reached with Viacom

The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) has reached a deal with Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, TV Land and other networks. BendBroadband, along with the other 800 cable companies represented by NCTC, will be evaluating the new agreement over the next week. We are hopeful that we will be… Continue Reading

C-SPAN’s Bend Weekend is Here!

C-SPAN’s Bend Weekend is Here!

As you may remember, C-SPAN visited Bend last month to explore the history and literary culture of Bend. Now it’s time to reveal to a national audience what Bend is all about. C-SPAN’s Cities Tour staff spent a week in Bend last month to explore the city, its history and its literary notables. As a… Continue Reading

Viacom Negotiations Update

It was a long Monday night while negotiations continued with Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, TV Land and other networks. We are pleased that Viacom extended our current agreement to allow the networks to remain on the air until we could complete the negotiation process. Together with the National… Continue Reading