Bell TV first in Canada to provide Remote PVR to manage recordings using
Internet and smartphones

Bell TV customers can ensure they don't miss a second of the 2010 Winter Games

MONTREAL, Feb. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced the launch of Remote PVR, a national service that enables Bell TV subscribers to schedule and manage their TV recordings from their Bell Mobility smartphones or any computer with an Internet connection.

Available today, in time for the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Remote PVR is unique to Bell in Canada and makes TV better by enabling customers to manage their HD PVR using three screens - TV, Internet and mobile.

"Anyone who has a PVR understands how these amazing devices have revolutionized the TV viewing experience by letting customers better manage their TV content," said Kevin Crull, President of Bell Residential Services. "Bell TV's Remote PVR takes this even further by enabling subscribers to conveniently schedule and manage their recordings any time from anywhere using their Bell Mobility smartphones or their Internet-connected computers."

Remote PVR allows subscribers to filter their program guide by genres, networks, sports and more; access guide content via an intuitive search feature; view program images; and, on Internet-connected computers, movie trailers too.

Subscribers who connect broadband Internet service to their HD PVR get even more features, such as the ability to track PVR disk space to ensure ample room for upcoming recordings, set recording priorities and review, edit and delete recordings, and even use their smartphone or computer as a remote control.

Remote PVR is available at no charge to all Bell TV subscribers with an HD PVR 9242 or 9241 receiver. Customers can connect their HD PVR to broadband Internet service by using either an Ethernet cable or Homeplug adaptor, both available from Bell stores or on for $50. Data and international roaming charges may apply for those using a smartphone to access the service. Remote PVR is made possible with technology provided by Sling Media, Inc.

The Remote PVR launch comes just in time for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, of which Bell is a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner.

"As Canadians gear up to watch the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Remote PVR will ensure they don't miss a second of the action," Crull said.

Bell TV subscribers and Bell Mobility clients with enabled handsets and applicable data plans will be able to access 2010 Winter Games coverage thanks to Bell's partnership with Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, which includes content from 10 networks in 22 languages. Consortium stations include English networks CTV, Sportsnet, TSN and OLN, French networks V, RDS and RIS Info Sports, and multi-language networks OMNI, APTN and ATN.

Bell TV subscribers will get a virtual front row seat to all the best action during the Games with no-charge access to 5 HD channels featuring exclusive, live and unedited footage from key competitions.

For more information about Bell's support of Canada's Games, please visit

About Bell

Headquartered in Montréal, Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home Phone local and long distance phone services, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on Bell's products and services, please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

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For further information: For further information: Media inquiries: Julie Smithers, Bell Media Relations, (416) 528-9409,; Investor inquiries: Thane Fotopoulos, BCE Investor Relations, (514) 870-4619,

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