TORONTO, Ontario, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - This month, Bell Canada
celebrates 10 years of delivering Canada's leading digital television
services. The company is marking the milestone by offering Bell Digital TV
subscribers a chance to witness the launch of its newest digital TV satellite,
Nimiq 4, in the spring of 2008.
"The Nimiq 4 satellite will further enhance our Digital TV services by
offering even more High Definition and interactive channels," said
Kevin Crull, President, Bell Residential Services. "With the launch of the new
satellite next spring, Bell TV subscribers will continue to see the great
service and innovation they've come to expect from us."
The new TV satellite is being built and launched by leading satellite
developer and operator Telesat of Ottawa, and will be launched next spring
from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, one of the the world's longest-serving and
largest operational space facilities.
Nimiq 4 launch contest
Bell is offering its more than 1.8 million digital TV customers a chance
to enter to win a once-in-a -lifetime trip for two to witness the launch of
Nimiq 4, as well as thousands of other prizes. The winners will be flown to
St. Petersburg, Russia where they'll enjoy local tours and sightseeing before
heading to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to witness first-hand the
launch of Nimiq 4.
Full contest details are available online at www.bell.ca/10thanniversary
ExpressVu Digital TV from Bell
Over the past 10 years, ExpressVu Digital TV from Bell has delivered a
number of Canadian television industry firsts, including regular national High
Definition (HD) broadcasts, the first Personal Video Recorder (PVR), the first
PVR to feed more than one TV and the first national interactive TV (iTV).
Bell remains Canada's number one digital television provider with more
than 500 channels and customizable programming that features 21 theme packs,
more than 50 pay-per-view channels, more than 50 HD channels, advanced
interactive functionality, and a broad range international content. Bell also
delivers an array of FreeVu! content that includes its HD Concert Series,
exclusive specialty programming and sports broadcasts from around the planet.
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit
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