Monthly Archives: January 2016

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

Free preview of SHOWTIME starts Saturday

Free preview of SHOWTIME starts Saturday

Early 2016 is SHOWTIME® at BendBroadband, with a free channel preview for all customers Saturday through Monday, SHOWTIME® ANYTIME now available for viewing at your convenience, and a low introductory price on SHOWTIME subscriptions. Here are the details: FREE PREVIEW WEEKEND All SHOWTIME programming will be available for free preview Saturday through Monday, including the… Continue Reading

Highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show

Highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show

The future promises better wearable electronics, interactive screens on everyday items and massive amounts of data harvesting. Wade Holmes, director of engineering and technology at TDS, was one of approximately 170,000 visitors at last week’s 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “This is the fifth year I’ve gone,” Holmes said Thursday. “In some ways, it’s amazing… Continue Reading

GOP debate available with free preview of the Fox Business Network

Just in time for the sixth Republican presidential debate, BendBroadband customers will have free access to the Fox Business Network. Starting Thursday at 6 a.m., on channel 58 / 658 HD, all BendBroadband television subscribers will be able to view the Fox Business Network, which is carrying Thursday’s two GOP debates. The primetime debate will air at… Continue Reading

GOP debate available with free preview of the Fox Business Network

Website maintenance this weekend

Website maintenance this weekend

Starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, the BendBroadband website will be down for server maintenance. Customers can still access their BendBroadband email accounts through www.mybendbroadband.com. Click on the “Email Manager” tab in the top-right corner to log in. And viewers looking to watch programming through BendBroadband’s TV Everywhere service can go here. During this maintenance period, which… Continue Reading