Bell adds four HD movie channels to its Fibe and Satellite TV line-ups

Bell announced this week it has added the Hollywood Suite of high definition (HD) movie channels to its Bell Fibe TV and Bell Satellite channel line-up.

Bell jacking up prices of Phone, Internet and TV in New Year

Telecommunications giant Bell Canada this week began notifying consumers that it is raising phone, internet and television rates in the New Year.

Effective January 1st, 2012, Bell is raising television rates by $3 a month, phone rates by $2 a month and internet rates by $2 per month plus the maximum usage overage fee will be increased by $20.

Sun News among four new channels coming to Bell TV

Bell and TVA Group have signed an agreement which see four TVA Group speciality channels – TVA Sports, Sun News, Yoopa and Mlle – added to the Bell Fibe and Bell Satellite TV line-up.

The four channels are expected to be available on Bell systems by December 15, 2011.

Bell exchange program to replace 240,000 HD satellite receivers starts this week

Bell Satellite TV, formerly known as Bell ExpressVu, this week began an exchange program that will see the company replace every Bell TV MPEG-2 HD satellite receiver currently in use with upgraded MPEG 4-HD receivers.

Under the plan, Bell will replace an estimated 240,000 High Definition satellite television receivers in 193,000 homes across the company.

Bell TV to replace 240,000 HD satellite receivers

In a national bulletin to dealers, Bell Satellite TV has announced that, beginning later this month, it will be replace all of the MPEG-2 satellite receivers currently in use with MPEG 4 receivers.

Once the swap is complete, it will allow Bell to make the migration to MPEG-4, which offers greater video compression than MPEG-2.

TSN Jets channels premieres tonight

TSN Jets, a new specialty channel dedicated to the Winnipeg Jets hockey team, premieres tonight when the Jets take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in front of a capacity crowd at the MTS Centre.

The pay channel will be available to almost half a million homes in the Winnipeg Jets broadcast region which includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, plus parts of Northwestern Ontario including Kenora, Dryden and Thunder Bay.

Bell Satellite customers angry over new on-screen ads

Bell Satellite TV (BSTV) recently rolled out a new firmware update (version 189) for the company’s 9241 and 9242 dual tuner HD PVRs which Digital Home readers report has added little in the form of new functionality but has added one new major annoyance.

Within the last few days, BSTV viewers have begun complaining about new banner ads showing up at the base of their onscreen program guide.

Discovery HD now airing on Bell Satellite and Fibe TV

Discovery Channel HD, a high definition version of the Discovery Channel, launched today on Bell Satellite and Bell Fibe TV.

If you’re scratching your head thinking, didn’t Canada already have the Discovery Channel in HD then you are not alone.

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