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 Satellite TV

Bell TV, formerly known as Bell ExpressVu, Dish Network Canada and ExpressVu Dish Network, is the division of Bell Canada that provides Direct-to-Home satellite television service across Canada.

The service, which launched on September 10, 1997, has over 1.8 million subscribers and competes with satellite service Shaw Direct, as well as various cable and communications companies across Canada, such as Rogers Communications, Eastlink, Shaw Communications, and Vidéotron.

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.

Happy 10th anniversary to the PVR in Canada

As Digital Home approaches its tenth anniversary in December, we’d like say happy anniversary to one of the most talked about consumer electronic devices on our website over the last decade. Happy 10th Anniversary to the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) in Canada!

The first PVR in Canada, the Bell ExpressVu Model 5100 was released on August 8th, 2001. In the orginal press release, Bell described the 5100 as a satellite receiver that had the ability to pause real-time television programs and “tapelessly” record almost 30 hours of standard definition television programming on a 40-gigabyte hard drive.

Bell TV rolls out firmware update for 9242 HD PVR

Without fanfare, Bell TV this week began rolling out new firmware for the company’s popular 9242 dual tuner HD PVR which introduces internet connectivity, support for larger external hard drives and other minor bug fixes.

Firmware V184 began rolling out on Wednesday and should be available to all 9242 owners by the end of next week.