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.