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 2010 -- 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
    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,
    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
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