Monthly Archives: April 2020

TDS TV+ officially launching in Bend

BendBroadband, a TDS company, announces an exciting new choice for TV

Bend, Ore. (April 29, 2020) – BendBroadband is bringing a new, state-of-the-art video service to residents in Bend. TDS TV+ is a cloud-based video service that combines customers’ live TV, including local broadcast channels, regional sports content, and national cable channels, with streaming services, like Netflix*, Video on Demand, and apps through TV Everywhere.

“TDS TV+ gives customers complete control over their TV viewing experience,” says Shane West, senior vice president of Marketing, Sales and Customer Operations for TDS. “It makes TV easy and enjoyable again—we’re thrilled to begin offering this groundbreaking product in a forward-thinking community like Bend.”

TDS TV+ is attuned to viewing habits and provides user recommendations. The voice-activated remote allows customers to have quick access to the full functionality of their new TV experience. Customers can also stream live TV and recordings at home on personal devices or stay on-the-go with TV Everywhere.

“I think Central Oregonians are going to be really pleased with the experience,” says Julie Maiers, vice president of Marketing and Product Development for TDS.

TDS TV+ allows customers to search, schedule, record and watch their favorite programs all from one place. They’ll even be able to simultaneously record up to 10 shows and store up to 300 hours of programming by choosing the storage tier that suits them.

TDS TV+ uses a compact receiver that provides a more reliable, higher-quality viewing experience, because it’s maintained and secured by BendBroadband. “This is truly an integrated, intelligent entertainment experience,” says Maiers.

To learn more about TDS TV+ packages and channel lineups, click here.

TDS TV+ has been made possible through a series of network investments. Customers can now receive internet speeds from 100Mbps to 1Gig. “Since 2014, BendBroadband has invested close to 50 million dollars in its network infrastructure in Central Oregon,” says West. “Now is the perfect time for customers to check out our faster speeds and brand-new TV experience.”

*Netflix requires streaming membership.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Wanta | Brand Journalist | TDS | 608-664-1096 | mike.wanta@tdstelecom.com

BendBroadband delivers broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television, and telephone services to commercial and residential customers in central Oregon. Through its Zolo Media division, the company operates KBNZ-TV CBS affiliate, KOHD-TV ABC affiliate, COTV11 and offers multiple video advertising, local advertising and viewing options for Central Oregonians. Visit BendBroadband.com.

BendBroadband, part of TDS Broadband Service LLC, is part of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom). Combined, the companies employ nearly 2,700 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

BendBroadband and TDS Telecom are subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

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