HALIFAX, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX: BA) is taking its
first step into community TV programming with the launch of Community
One, its new Atlantic Region Community Channel. The new channel gives a
fresh perspective on the people, places and events that make the
Atlantic Provinces unique.
"With over 85,000 Bell Aliant customers tuning into the best TV
experience in the market, the time is right to start a community TV
channel for the people of Atlantic Canada to share their stories," says
Dan McKeen, Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions, Bell Aliant.
"Community One is just getting started and we will continue to grow the
channel and develop programs that showcase the talent, creativity and
passion of Atlantic Canadians over the coming years."
Community One is initially launching with two original programs - Atlantic Journal hosted by Stephanie Beaumont, and Sessions with Jimmie Inch. Atlantic Journal will focus on news, issues and events that affect the Atlantic
Provinces. Sessions with Jimmie Inch will provide an in-depth look at the East Coast Music
scene and feature music performances and interviews. Community One will
be provided to all Bell Aliant TV customers at no additional charge. It
will be carried on channel 1 and on www.bellaliant.net/community1.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of this great new chapter for Bell Aliant,"
said Stephanie Beaumont, Host of Atlantic Journal. "This new channel will give the community another voice to spotlight
the things that matter to them. I can't wait to showcase Canada's East
Community One will expand its programming and add Video on Demand
content as the service grows and develops. It will also cover local
community events like the Fredericton Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
and Cavendish Music Festival. Viewers will be able to tune into
community content that includes a documentary on the Trews, the ECMA
gala, Les Eloizes - a special performance from Acadian artists, and
championship games from the Midget AAA Atlantic Hockey Tournament
featuring the Moncton Flyers vs. the St. John's Privateers.
Find out more about the new Community One channel by visiting www.bellaliant.net/community1.
About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant is one of North America's largest regional communications
providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with
fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP services. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six
Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and
technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and
value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the
highest quality customer service, choice and convenience.
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