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BendBroadband TV to carry Blazers, Kraken games on ROOT SPORTS

BendBroadband TV to carry Blazers, Kraken games on ROOT SPORTS

With the inaugural Seattle Kraken season about to begin, and the Portland Trail Blazers’ return to action just around the corner, BendBroadband TV subscribers can catch all the action this season on ROOT SPORTS.

ROOT SPORTS, which can be found on channel 252, delivers more than 500 live events each year across a five-state footprint. ROOT SPORTS is also the television home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Seawolves, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and Big Sky Conference.

“We are excited to continue giving BendBroadband TV subscribers access to local and regional sports. With one of the top regional sports networks in the country, it’s never been easier to watch your favorite teams in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest,” TDS Telecom Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Andrew Petersen said.

The Seattle Kraken’s first regular season game is set for 7 p.m. PT Tuesday, Oct. 12, against the Vegas Golden Knights. Their first game on ROOT SPORTS will be on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. PT versus the Nashville Predators. This season marks the first time a hockey team from Seattle will compete for the Stanley Cup since 1924. ROOT SPORTS will televise approximately 75 of the Kraken’s games during the 2021-22 season.

ROOT SPORTS and the Trail Blazers marked the team’s return to the network after announcing in June a multi-year television broadcast partnership. The team, which is coming off its eighth straight playoff appearance, begins the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 20, against the Sacramento Kings.

NBC Sports Northwest, which previously carried Blazers games and other events, discontinued Sept. 30.

For information on TV options through BendBroadband and to subscribe, visit shop.bendbroadband.com/tv.html.

 

World Mental Health Day Spotlight: Rimrock Trails

World Mental Health Day Spotlight: Rimrock Trails

Sunday, Oct. 10, is World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support of mental health. In honor of the occasion, and to highlight resources available locally, BendBroadband is proud to spotlight Rimrock Trails. For more than 30 years, Rimrock Trails has provided… Continue Reading

On-Screen TV Guide Upgrade

On-Screen TV Guide Upgrade

Great news: BendBroadband is upgrading customers’ TV viewing experience! Starting the week of Aug. 23, customers will see a new look and feel for their on-screen guide. Note that no functionality, programming, or settings are affected. In addition, all past and future recordings will remain. For more information, check out the Quick Start Guide. Continue Reading

BendBroadband Sponsors High Desert Mural Festival

BendBroadband Sponsors High Desert Mural Festival

BendBroadband was proud to sponsor the High Desert Mural Festival’s Equality & Justice Mini-Mural Festival over the weekend of Aug. 6-8. HDMF is a nonprofit organization working to enhance the public arts culture of Central Oregon. As part of its efforts, the group facilitates murals and works with schools to foster local visual arts education.… Continue Reading

Center Foundation launches campaign for Caldera

Center Foundation launches campaign for Caldera

The Center Foundation, Central Oregon’s only nonprofit dedicated to providing sports medicine services to high school students, is working to expand its program to Bend’s newest high school. The Foundation has launched the Campaign for Caldera fundraising campaign to support the addition of a full-time athletic trainer for Caldera High School, scheduled to open in the fall… Continue Reading

Central Oregon Daily photojournalist wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Central Oregon Daily photojournalist wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Congratulations to Central Oregon Daily Photojournalist Steve Kaufmann for receiving the 2021 Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism. “The Edward R. Murrow is the Grand Poohbah of awards for news organizations,” said Central Oregon Daily General Manager Shawn Wilcox “This really is among the most prestigious awards to win in news.”… Continue Reading

BendBroadband employee voted Volunteer of the Quarter

BendBroadband employee voted Volunteer of the Quarter

Who said volunteering can’t be something you truly love to do? Kim Lyon, an administrative assistant in Bend, Oregon, is one of BendBroadband’s newest volunteers of the quarter. Since she was eight years old, she’s been training puppies into guide dogs to help blind and low-vision individuals gain independence. For nearly 23 years, she’s been… Continue Reading

Enjoy a Smarter Way to TV

Enjoy a Smarter Way to TV

What makes TDS TV®+ so smart? Intelligence and integration. Looking for something new to watch? Take advantage of personalized program recommendations based on your viewing habits. It’s like your TV gets to know you! Want a fast way to find to your favorite shows? Use the all-in-one search capability that spans live channels, the On… Continue Reading