Category Archives: TV Programs

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).

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

Update: Tennis Channel negotiations continue

Update: Tennis Channel negotiations continue

Dear BendBroadband customers, Our contract to carry the Tennis Channel has expired. Carriage rights for the Tennis Channel is part of a larger negotiation between the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and the Sinclair Broadcasting Group.  The NCTC represents TDS, along with more than 800 other small and mid-size independent video and broadband providers, in a… Continue Reading

Sundance to launch in Bend, IFC to move

Showcasing today’s creative icons and the talent of tomorrow, BendBroadband  is pleased to announce that SundanceTV is now available. Formerly known as the Sundance Channel, SundanceTV features the award-winning series Transparent, an American comedy-drama series that features actor Jeffrey Tambor. In addition, SundanceTV airs documentaries, Academy-Award winning films, independent feature films, short films, world cinema, reality series and news about… Continue Reading

Centric is renaming itself to BET Her

Centric is renaming itself to BET Her

The first network designed for Black Women, is being renamed to BET Her. Starting Sept. 25, BET Networks and Viacom will rename Centric cable network to BET Her. For some history, Centric was previously called BET on Jazz, then renamed to BET Jazz, then BET J, before turning into Centric in 2009. Now starting this fall,… Continue Reading

True-crime story to premiere on HBO May 15

Viewers in search of a very strange, true-crime story should definitely check out the documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest, which premieres on HBO on Monday, May 15. The film details the story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose, who were once beloved residents of Springfield, Mo. That tight-knit community was rocked when… Continue Reading

Catch Mariners baseball on Root Sports!

No Major League Baseball team made more offseason moves than the Seattle Mariners this past winter. The Mariners, who went 86-76 last season and finished three games back of the American League’s second and final postseason wild card spot, got younger, faster and more athletic. Will new players like shortstop Jean Segura and outfielders Jarrod Dyson… Continue Reading