Friday, July 27, 2012

Split Screen - Olympics on Bell TV

Bell TV have a five way split screen on Channel 1060 HD and 231 SD (satellite) displaying current Olympic event content.

Each screen features a different sporting event and the relevant channel standard and high definition channel location.

Watching the Olympics on mobile app
   CTV -  Channel HD 1051     SD 212
   TSN -  Channel HD 1400      SD 400
   RSN -  Channel HD 1405      SD 405
   RDS -  Channel HD 1880      SD 123
   V      -  Channel HD 1803      SD 114

Photo Credit: Image: Ambro /

Friday, July 20, 2012

We walked on the moon 43 years ago

At 10.56 pm EST, (2.56 GMT) Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon and say "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."   Word that have gone down in history.

Just thought we would remind everyone about this historic event and ask that you take a moment to consider there would be no smartphone, gps or satellite tv if this first space flight had not happened.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

E! HD and Super Écran now on Bell TV

Three more new channels added to the Bell TV lineup

Satellite Channel 1736

Super Écran HD3
Satellite Channel 1892
Fibe TV Channel 1182

Super Écran HD4
Satellite Channel 1893
Fibe TV Channel 1183

Monday, July 16, 2012

NOW TV launch 17 July 2012 in UK

UK  satellite tv company SKY TV launch their new NOW TV service 17th July 2012.  Subscribers will have instant internet access to Sky Movies and before the end of this year Sky Sports and Sky Entertainment.

The UK only internet service, initially available for PC, Mac and selected Android smartphones, will be extended to include iPhones, iPads next month and to Xbox, Sony Playstation, Roku and YouView users later in the year.

Press Release: Now's the time for NOW TV 
Now TV

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bell Mobile TV

Watch tv programs on your Smartphone, Superphone or Tablet via Bell Mobile TV.
Over 20 channels to choose from in the interactive guide. Watch now, set an alert or watch later using the  On Demand feature.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Satellite TV 50 years Old today (12 July 2012)

Satellite TV is 50 years old, the first broadcast via satellite signal beamed down from space on the 12 July1962.

Telstar 1 launch Image Credit: NASA
Telstar 1, was a  collaboration between Bell Telephone laboratories, AT&T and NASA,  launched on the 10th July 1962.  Transmission of the first satellite tv signal and program broadcast  occurred two days later.  

The satellite began to malfunction 23 November 1962 , was turned off and then re activated on the 4th January 1963.  Telstar 1's onboard electronics finally failed  21 February 1963.  

Telstar 2 was launched 7th May 1963 and was in operation until May 1965.

Bell Business Advantage Launched

Bell Business Advantage Program launched today.  Qualifying Bell Business Service Account* customers will receive discounts and exclusive offers (for up to 50 employees) from these partner companies :

  • Avis 
  • Avaya
  • Budget
  • Bell Media
  • Cisco
  • Grand and Toy
  • Petro-Canada
  • Purolator
  • RBC Canadian Open 
  • The Source
  • Toshiba
  • Whitecaps FC

Does your account meets the Bell Business Advantage program requirements

* Serivce Accounts examples : Mobility and Bell Canada services, Web Design, Long Distance and Toll Free, Security accounts and web hosting accounts.

Source: Bell Media Press Release

Comedy Channel and CTV News now in HD on Bell TV

Two new HD (High Definition) Channels appeared on Bell TV today:

Comedy HD - Satellite Channel 1740
CTV News - Satellite Channel 1562N and Fibe TV Channel 1501

Both channels are being broadcast from Nimiq 6 at 91 degrees.

Monday, July 9, 2012

DNS Changer Malware information and help

 Today many computer users found that web pages they routinely go to had been replaced with pages that were of no interest to them.  This substitution of destination is a direct result of the DNS Changer Malware*  Regular readers will no doubt recall that we advised Bell Customers (Is DNS Changer Malware hidden in your computer) about the this threat and what action to take back in April this year.

What DNS Changer Malware does

     When you type in a website name your computer looks for the Domain Name on the internet, when a match is found it is  Served back to your computer and the web page you requested opens.  An infected computer redirects your request to a server that contains domains (web sites) that the creators of the malware own.  

     The websites that are opened on your computer are not the ones you asked for and are often passable fakes of real website. The difference being any information you enter on the website may be captured and used for criminal activity and if goods are purchased payments will go into the criminals account and thy will also have your credit card or banking details AND your valid password.

How does the DNS Change do this

The switch is possible, on an infected computer, since the boot instructions have been amended. Unfortunately, reverting back to an earlier back up of the computer operating system will not correct the issue.  The malware will reappear when your computer boots up.

How to fix a DNS Changer infected computer

We could continue explaining about the malware and  how to remove it but The DCWG (DNS Changer Working Group)  have this subject covered in great length.  More importantly they have outlined the steps to take to remove the DNS Changer Malware.

*Domain Name Server

Friday, July 6, 2012

Olympic Channels on Bell TV

Three days ago the Bell TV Online Guide briefly displayed these channels: 

High Definition 2012 Olympics on Bell TV

  • Channel 1160 OLYH1
  • Channel 1161 OLYH2
  • Channel 1162 OLYH3
  • Channel 1163 OLYH4
  • Channel 1164 OLYH5 
  • Channel 1831 OLYH5

Standard Definition 2012 Olympics on Bell TV

  • Channel 391 OLY1 
  • Channel 392 OLY2 
  • Channel 393 OLY3 
  • Channel 394 OLY4 
  • Channel 395 OLY5 

When the Winter Olympics were broadcast Bell TV also provided a channel with no commentary No word yet as to when these channels will officially appear or which Programs will be on what channels, when we hear we'll update you too.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

London Olympics start 27th July 2012

The London Olympics opening ceremony starts at 9pm UK time.  Artistic Director, Danny Boyle, his team and up to 15,000 performers will present the "Isles of Wonder" display.

Featuring the British countyside,  achievements and the "Best of British" the spectacle will be followed by the Entrance of the Heads Of State, Athletes and Dignitaries.  The lighting of the Olympic Flame will signal the start of 17 days of competition.

Schedule of Olympic Events

Watch Olympic Events on Bell TV

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Bell TV July 2012 Free Preview Channels

July 2012 Free Preview Channels

This month on Bell TV are :

Satellite Disney XD HD 
Channel 1648
Ends 22 November 2012

Comedy Gold
Satellite TV Channel 637
Fibe TV Channel 637
Until 31st July 2012