Bermuda CableVision launches new basic HD tier

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 1 comment

Bermuda CableVision is making high-definition
television more affordable, with the introduction of a 5-channel Basic HD Tier
that it is offering at no additional charge, to any standard digital Variety
Tier customer who rents or purchases an HD digital converter.

The new Basic HD Tier is being launched with five channels: Nick HD; LifeTime
HD; Lifetime Movies HD; G4 HD; and Versus HD. CableVision plans to add more HD
channels to the Basic HD Tier in the future.

The company also announced the upcoming launch of another HD Channel in its
larger HD Line-up: business network, Bloomberg HD, which will be available soon.
Earlier this summer, CableVision added Fox Business Network HD (Channel 431)
and Fox News HD (Channel 428) to its HD line-up, which now includes, with both
tiers and Premium channels combined, a total of 36 channels.

Along with these changes, the company has
re-organised its HD channel numbering in a more convenient way, placing
channels with similar programming close to each other. Customers are reminded
to re-programme their DVRs, Tivos and other devices to reflect these updates.

CableVision’s objective in introducing the new Basic
HD Tier is to provide a well-rounded, affordable package that offers something
for everyone in the family. “We’re making high-definition television more
accessible to more customers, while continuing to enrich our larger HD
line-up,” says Terry Roberson, general manager, Bermuda CableVision. “Now any
customer who subscribes to our standard digital Variety Tier can enjoy these
five HD channels, at no extra cost, with the rental or purchase of an HD
converter. We also plan to add more channels to the Basic HD Tier going
forward. In addition, to further enhance our customers’ range of options, we
will be introducing a second, more affordably priced HD converter soon.”

A short overview of the new 5-Channel Basic HD Tier (Channel numbers may be subject to change as new
channels are added to the Basic HD Tier):

 

Channel
406: Nick HD

– This is the HD home of “SpongeBob Squarepants” and the teen favourites
“iCarly”, and “Victorious,” among others.

Channel
409: Lifetime HD

features popular movies and an array of favourite series including “Greys’
Anatomy,” “Pawn Stars,” “Cold Case Files,” “Project Runway,” “Will and Grace,”
and many more.

Channel
410: LifeTime Movies HD

caters to the female audience with a full schedule of movies women love, from
drama to romance and thrillers.

Channel
413: G4 TV

– Geared toward a male audience, G4 is a lifestyle channel, revolving around
tech and videogame culture, with popular shows such as “X-Play” and “Attack of
the Show,” featuring gadgets, comics, movies and viral videos.

Channel
416: Versus HD

is focused on fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports, and serves up popular
programming such as “Babe Winkelman’s Outdoor Secrets,” “World of Adventure
Sports,” and “America’s Cup” yacht racing.

The 5-Channel Basic HD Tier will continue to be
offered to all subscribers to CableVision’s larger HDTV line-up, and is
available now to all Digital Variety Tier customers who rent or purchase an HD
converter.  The company currently offers the Cisco/Scientific Atlanta 8300 HD model, which is a DVR, and would replace
the customer’s existing standard digital converter, as only one box is needed.
The HD DVR is available for rent at $35 per month, or for purchase at $850. The
box has all the advanced features of a DVR, allowing customers to record and
store up to 90 hours of standard-definition programming or 20 hours of HD
programming. It is also equipped with a range of parental control options.
CableVision’s second HD converter, to be introduced soon, will have a lower
purchase price than the Cisco 8300 model.

CableVision invites the public to sample its
full HDTV offer at the company’s new Washington Mall Customer Care Centre.

One Comment

  1. having trouble reprogramming my Tivo to agree to the new lineup. Any advice anyone?

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