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Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
is an IP-based television service offered by Bell Canada in Ontario
Ontario
and Quebec. It is bundled with a FTTN or FTTH
FTTH
Bell Internet service, and uses the Ericsson Mediaroom
Ericsson Mediaroom
platform. Bell Fibe TV officially launched on September 13, 2010. It is also available in Manitoba
Manitoba
and Atlantic Canada, where Fibe TV is re-packaged, being offered by BellMTS and Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant
with similar services and integrated with Bell Fibe TV.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Availability 3 Hardware 4 Features 5 Channels 6 Internet
Internet
service 7 References

History[edit] Bell began researching for a new television solution in 2004 in order to penetrate into urban markets where building owners restricted the installation of satellite dishes. The launch of Bell ExpressVu for Condos (VDSL service) proved to be ineffective since that service did not allow for customers to benefit from HD programming and PVR options. In 2006, after much research was done, Bell started testing a new technology called IPTV
IPTV
in Toronto, Quebec
Quebec
City and Montreal
Montreal
with Bell employees using the ADSL
ADSL
platform. In October 2007, Bell finally launched a pilot project of IPTV
IPTV
branded as Bell Entertainment Service in select areas and buildings of Toronto. Most of the features that are now available with Fibe TV were offered with Bell Entertainment Service. Some key traits of Bell Entertainment Service were internet and TV charges being billed as one service, "White Glove" customer service and media sharing. After finalizing testing for the new IPTV service in the following years, Bell finally rolled out a contained launch in Toronto and Montreal
Montreal
under the "Bell Fibe TV" brand name in June 2010 followed by an official launch later that year in September. On July 19, 2016 Bell Canada
Bell Canada
stated that its FibreOP TV service available in Atlantic Canada
Canada
would be integrating with Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
in Ontario
Ontario
and Québec.[1] On September 6, 2016, Bell announced a change to their Fibe TV service. Beginning in 2017, Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
customers will no longer be required to also sign up for Fibe Internet
Internet
service in order to access their Fibe TV service.[2] Availability[edit] Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
is currently available in select areas of Ontario
Ontario
and Quebec. It is also available in Atlantic Canada, where Fibe TV is re-packaged, being offered by Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant
with similar services and integrated with Bell Fibe TV. FibreOP has been rebranded as Fibe.[1] There is constant ongoing expansion in provinces. Those noted being offered by Bell in Ontario and Quebec
Quebec
include:

Ontario Quebec

Almonte1 Gatineau

Amherstburg Montreal

Carleton Place1 Quebec
Quebec
City

Guelph Sherbrooke

Kingston Alma

Kitchener Chicoutimi

Ottawa Jonquière

Toronto La Baie

Mississauga Roberval

Niagara Saint-Félicien

Waterloo Rivière-du-Loup

Windsor Thetford Mines

Greater Sudbury Victoriaville

Sault Ste. Marie

1Fibe TV in Almonte and Carleton Place
Carleton Place
is only available in areas that are served by FTTH. Hardware[edit] Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
receivers are manufactured by Arris formerly Motorola. The four models that are currently being offered to subscribers are the HD PVR (VIP2262), 4K PVR (VIP5662), wired HD Receiver (VIP2202), and wireless HD Receiver (VIP2502). The HD Receivers can only view programming and do not contain a hard drive; however, they are able to record and access recorded programs through the networked whole home PVR. Previous models included the VIP1232, VIP1216 and VIP1200. The PVR includes an internal 1TB hard disk drive for recording programs. The PVR and wired HD receivers can be connected to the network through either a coaxial cable or Category 5 cable
Category 5 cable
and the wireless HD receiver connects using 5 GHz 802.11n.[3] Features[edit] Features of Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
include the following:

Whole Home PVR: a brand name also used by many of Bell's competitors. It describes a system where all receivers in a household are connected together via a local network. This allows viewers to record, pause and playback content from any room in the house. Fibe TV PVR's can store up to 150 hours of HD (300 hours of standard) content. Fibe TV On Demand: a VOD service with over 1000 titles, including movies & TV series Ability to search for programs by title, cast members, or a simple keyword search. The electronic program guide has 14 days worth of listings and allows viewers to customize the display to show their favourite channels. Picture in picture browsing and channel surfing: viewers can watch one channel and browse other channels or channel listings. Changing channels happens with virtually no delay compared to satellite service. For every standard definition channel subscribed to, customers receive the HD version (when available) at no extra charge in Ontario. Since the programming options are different in Québec, HD channels are included in "The Basic" package but need to be selected separately for any "A La Carte" option. TV based apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and The Weather Network

Channels[edit] Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
provides up to 500 channels (fewer in Atlantic Canada, about half the number available in Ontario) including all major Canadian and US networks, popular specialty services, PPV, sports packages, over 85 international services and over 115 high-definition channels.[4] Key services include:

Fibe TV on Demand: TMN, HBO, Treehouse and YTV. Also providing rental movies from current releases to 2 decades back. CraveTV: A Canadian subscription video on demand service for cable and satellite subscribers. English-language premium movie channels: The Movie Network, Movie Central, Super Channel and HBO Canada Super Écran: A French-language premium movie service. Several sport-themed premium services: beIN Sports (HD & En Espanol HD), March Madness HD, MLB Extra Innings
MLB Extra Innings
(SD & HD), NFL RedZone (SD & HD), NFL Sunday Ticket (SD & HD), NHL Centre Ice (SD & HD) and Sportsnet World
Sportsnet World
(SD & HD) Vu!: pay-per-view featuring 50 English-language channels and 22 French-language channels Six adult pornography channels (Bell's thirteen Venus pornographic channels are unavailable on Fibe TV) Over 150 international channels in over 27 different languages 68 radio channels, including 45 Stingray Music
Stingray Music
digital music stations and 23 Canadian commercial radio stations

Internet
Internet
service[edit] Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
requires a Bell Internet
Bell Internet
subscription. The speed listed for the Internet
Internet
connection remains unused for the television service. With the 25 Mbit/s dedicated bandwidth, it is possible to watch or record up to four channels simultaneously but only up to three in HD. So to view four channels one of them must be in SD. References[edit]

^ a b c "FibreOP is transforming into Fibe" ^ "Fibe TV Customers Will No Longer Need Fibe Internet
Internet
to Access TV Services in 2017" ^ " Bell Fibe TV
Bell Fibe TV
User Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-10-02.  ^ "Fibe TV Interactive Channel List". Bell. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 

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Corporate Directors

George A. Cope (CEO) André Bérard Anthony S. Fell Ed Lumley John H. McArthur Jim Pattison Michael Sabia Paul Tellier Richard Currie Robert Pozen

Fixed-line telecommunications

Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant
(Atlantic Canada) Bell Canada
Bell Canada
(urban ON & QC) Bell Internet
Bell Internet
(ISP) Bell MTS
Bell MTS
(MB) NorthernTel
NorthernTel
(northern ON) Northwestel
Northwestel
(northern Canada) Ontera (northern ON) Télébec
Télébec
(rural QC) DMTS (Dryden, Ontario
Ontario
area)

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NorthernTel
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Northwestel
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Bell Fibe TV
( IPTV
IPTV
– urban ON & QC) Bell Mobile TV (mobile IPTV) Bell TV
Bell TV
(satellite) Cablevision (northern QC) FibreOP ( IPTV
IPTV
Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant
regions) MTS TV
MTS TV
( IPTV
IPTV
– MB)

Other properties

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Bell Media
1 Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (28%)2 Montreal
Montreal
Canadiens (18%) The Source Glentel (50%)

Advertising and sponsorships

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Cable

Major1

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Cogeco
(Ontario, Quebec) EastLink (Atlantic, Northern Ontario, Western Canada) Look Communications Rogers Cable
Rogers Cable
(Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland) Source (Hamilton, ON) Shaw (Western Canada, Northwestern Ontario) Vidéotron
Vidéotron
(Quebec)

Minor

Access (Saskatchewan) Cable Axion
Cable Axion
(Magog, QC) CityWest
CityWest
(Prince Rupert, BC) DERYtelecom (Saguenay, QC) Novus Cable (select areas of BC Lower Mainland) Omineca Cablevision
Omineca Cablevision
(Prince George, BC) Westman (Brandon, MB)

See also

Defunct cable and DBS companies of Canada

IPTV

Bell

Fibe(Aliant) Fibe TV(ON/QC) MTS TV(MB)

Comwave SaskTel
SaskTel
MaxTV Telus Optik TV Tbaytel
Tbaytel
Digital TV Vmedia Zazeen

MMDS

Craig Wireless

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