Category Archives: On the Tube

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Enjoy a free preview month of Sportsman Channel in October

Enjoy a free preview month of Sportsman Channel in October

If you love hunting, fishing, and outdoor adventure, you’re in luck. During the entire month of October, BendBroadband customers can enjoy a free preview of the Sportsman Channel. With nearly 200 shows to choose from, the Sportsman Channel has the perfect show for every outdoorsman.

Here are some examples of what the Sportsman Channel has to offer:

Archer’s Choice with Ralph & Vicki
Archer’s Choice with Ralph and Vicki is the Sportsman Channel’s number one bow hunting show. In 1993, the show’s hosts, Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo, became the first couple in America to produce a hunting show together. Over the years, their hunting adventures have taken them to five continents, 11 countries, 10 Canadian provinces, and 27 states.

Avian-X TV
Avian-X TV is the Sportsman Channel’s go-to show for all things waterfowl and turkey hunting. Host Matt Morrett travels across the United States and Canada to bring viewers the best bird hunts, calling tactics, and strategies to help hunters improve their skills in the woods and on the water.

Big Deer TV
On Big Deer TV, seasoned hunter Mike Hanback travels across North America in pursuit of the perfect trophy bucks, providing hunting tips and tricks along the way. The show focuses primarily on whitetail deer, but there are a few mule deer hunts each season as well. Big Deer TV features fair-chase hunts that are bound to get your heart pounding from excitement.

Bill Dance Outdoors
Bill Dance Outdoors, hosted by noted fisherman Bill Dance, is the most popular fishing show in the United States. The show focuses on different aspects of recreational fishing techniques, like how to fish and what bait to use.

Handguns & Defensive Weapons
Handguns & Defensive Weapons is one of the most popular shooting shows on the Sportsman Channel. The show primarily talks about guns, ammunition, and accessories that are used for personal protection. It also includes defensive tactics, product reviews, shooting advice, and more.

If you get hooked on the Sportsman Channel during this free preview, don’t worry. You can call 1-541-803-8090  to add the Bronze Sports Tier to your BendBroadband subscription so you can keep watching your favorite hunting and fishing shows.

Here’s the channels you can watch the Sportsman Channel on:

Bend: Channel 39
Crooked River Ranch – Channel 303
La Pine – Channel 303
Madras – Channel 303
Prineville – Channel 303

Christmas in July on Hallmark

Just like stores have Christmas in July sales, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries are getting into the action. They’re showing more than a hundred holiday movies in the middle of summer. Each channel is showing Christmas movies for a so-called week (although technically it’s more like two weeks). Read on to find out… 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

NBA schedules, Thanksgiving Day football, Christmas movies, and more

NBA schedules, Thanksgiving Day football, Christmas movies, and more

Another calendar page has turned in the book of 2016, and with it comes good entertainment on television. Here’s a look at what’s coming up on the boob tube in November. And, as always, check out your BendBroadband channel listing by clicking here. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS Yes, Halloween is barely past and we’re looking ahead… Continue Reading

We are taking a stand against AMC in contract negotiations

We are taking a stand against AMC in contract negotiations

We told you previously about our negotiations with AMC Networks. We’ve now learned we could be forced to drop a collection of channels by AMC Networks on January 1, 2016 after AMC proposed unreasonable terms and rate increases in the contract set to take effect in 2016. We don’t want to put the cost burden… Continue Reading

Universal Sports Network is going away Nov. 16

Effective Nov. 16, Universal Sports Network will no longer be available to BendBroadband customers on channels 45 and 645 (HD). Universal Sports was recently purchased by NBC Universal. Unfortunately, the channel will cease to exist as of Nov. 16 and will be removed from our lineup. This decision, made by NBC Universal, is completely out of… Continue Reading

Free HBO and Cinemax preview this weekend

Awesome news: Today begins a FREE four-day preview of HBO and Cinemax. With the weather turning cooler, now’s the perfect time to curl up on the couch and catch blockbuster and award-winning films, a great comedy special, or even start a new critically-acclaimed series. The tricky part will be watching it all — HBO has nine… Continue Reading