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Free Hallmark preview the whole month of October!

Free Hallmark preview the whole month of October!

Pull on your favorite sweatshirt and curl up on the couch because every BendBroadband TV customer is getting Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries included in their channel lineup in October!

If you’ve never tried these channels, you’re in for a treat. During the day you can watch great classic shows such as Reba, Golden Girls, Little House on the Prairie, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Monk, and Murder She Wrote (and more)—but we also can’t discuss Hallmark without talking about movies.

Every evening Hallmark shows one of their original movies, with a new premiere nearly every Saturday night of the year. Hallmark is known for heartwarming films where, even if the characters face a variety of odds, there’s always a happy ending (which is the appeal!). Hallmark is especially famous for their Christmas movies—and you can even watch a few of them before the end of the month because Hallmark is rolling them out before Halloween.

Fall and end-of-summer themed movies this month include “Love Strikes Twice” (Hallmark, October 2), “One Summer”, (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, October 3), “South Beach Love” (Hallmark, October 9), “The Vows We Keep” (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, October 10), and “Advice to Love By” (Hallmark, October 16).

New Christmas movies begin airing October 22 to get you in a holiday mood. Be sure to check out:

  • You, Me, & The Christmas Tree
    Hallmark Channel, Oct. 22
    Olivia is Connecticut’s resident expert on evergreens who, just days before the holiday, agrees to help Jack, a fourth generation Christmas tree farmer in Avon. A mysterious illness has befallen their firs, causing them to die out and threatening his family’s 100-year business. As Olivia tries to get to the root of the problem and extends her stay in town, she and Jack spend more time together and feelings begin to develop. Starring Danica McKellar, Benjamin Ayres, and Jason Hervey.
  • Boyfriends of Christmas Past
    Hallmark Channel, Oct. 23
    Leading up to Christmas, marketing executive Lauren is visited by the ghosts of four ex-boyfriends. She must learn to open her heart or risk losing her best friend, Nate. Starring Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack, and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.
  • Christmas in My Heart
    Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Oct. 23
    Concert violinist Beth tutors the daughter of reclusive country music star Sean to prep her for the holiday concert. They are joined through the connective power of music. Starring Heather Hemmens, Luke Macfarlane, and Sheryl Lee Ralph.

But wait, there’s more! If you can believe it, there are at least five more Christmas movies premiering before the end of the month. Keep an eye out for “The Santa Stakeout”, “Christmas in Harmony”, “Coyote Creek Christmas”, “The Christmas Promise”, and “Christmas Sail.”

All in all, Hallmark has announced 41 (yes, 41), brand new movies for their 2021 Holiday schedule—starring big names including Bruce Campbell (yes, of Evil Dead fame), Leah Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Kevin Nealon, Katee Sackhoff, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

You won’t miss any of them (and you can catch up on any you missed in previous years) by keeping Hallmark part of your BendBroadband TV package. Check out our TV packages online or give us a call at 541-803-8087.

TDS named a top Business ISP by PC Magazine

TDS named a top Business ISP by PC Magazine

Business customers named TDS Telecom (TDS®) as a top business internet service provider (ISP) in PC Magazine’s May 2021 survey.  TDS scored high marks across all measures, landing in the top 10, edging out competitors like AT&T, Spectrum Business and CenturyLink. BendBroadband is a TDS company. TDS Director of Product Management, Erin Danz, credits the company’s… Continue Reading

Week-long Starz free preview!

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Beware: Coronavirus scams are out there

With the concern surrounding the coronavirus, scammers are been busy finding ways to trick unsuspecting victims into revealing personal or payment information. The best way to avoid a scam is to know the red flags. The scams You get an email from an official agency such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or… Continue Reading

The best holiday movie ever is….

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The lowest of the low: charity scammers

The lowest of the low: charity scammers

Arguably, charity scams are one of the ugliest kinds of fraud. By taking advantage of the kindness of others, scammers are stealing money intended to help those most in need. And the reality is, people are very giving. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, individual Americans gave $292.09 billion last year—more than foundations, bequests, and… Continue Reading