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Encyclopedia > Bell ExpressVu
Bell ExpressVu
Type Subsidiary of BCE
Founded September 10, 1997
Headquarters Flag of Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Industry TV Service Provider
Website www.bell.ca/tv

Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada Enterprises that provides satellite television service across Canada. It launched on September 10, 1997 and as of 2004 it has been providing "ExpressVu TV for Condos", a VDSL service provided to select multidwelling units (condominiums and apartments) in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Bell ExpressVu provides over 400 digital video and audio channels to, as of March 2006, over 1.7 million subscribers. Its major competitors include satellite service StarChoice, as well as various cable and communications companies across Canada, such as Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications, and Videotron. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... BCE is a TLA that may stand for: Before the Common Era, date notation equivalent to BC (e. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article needs cleanup. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Bell Canada Enterprises is a major telecommunications company and a provider of telephone services in Canada. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... It has been suggested that VDSL2 be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Galaxie is a Canadian digital broadcasting or digital television radio service, which offers 45 commercial-free music channels, each devoted to a particular genre of music, using no live, on-air disc jockeys. ... StarChoice is Canadas second direct broadcast satellite television distributor (the other being Bell ExpressVu), and is majority-owned by cable TV operator Shaw Communications Inc. ... Rogers Communications Inc. ... Shaw Communications Inc. ... Vidéotron Limited is an integrated communications company active in cable television, interactive multimedia development, video on demand and Internet access services, serving Quebec, Canada. ...


Bell Canada constructed the name ExpressVu for its universal recognition by both English and French speakers. Anglophones--and Bell's own English-language advertisements--pronounce the name as "express view", while francophones understand "vu" as the past participle of the word "voir", "to see".


ExpressVu was conceived in 1994, at the time of American DSS systems launch, as a consortium of Ontario-based Tee-Comm Electronics, Canadian Satellite Communications (Cancom), Vancouver-based Western International Communications (WIC) and Bell Canada (BCE), with a projected startup date of late 1995. High technology development costs and delays placed Tee-Comm in a severe financial position, prompting the remaining partners to pull out in 1996. Instead, U.S. satellite-TV provider Echostar Dish Network was chosen to provide the receivers and uplink equipment. The Hughes DirecTV system had already been optioned to Power Broadcasting, in Canada; it has since been withdrawn. Tee-Comm on its own managed to launch the first DBS service in Canada, AlphaStar, in early 1997 however in a matter of months the company went bankrupt and the service was discontinued, leaving thousands of consumers with useless receivers. ExpressVu launched service in September 1997, as "ExpressVu Dish Network", using the Echostar logo. In 2000 Bell took over full ownership of ExpressVu. Digital Satellite Service is the assumed acronym expansion of the DSS digital satellite television transmission system used by DirecTV. Only when digital transmission was introduced did direct broadcast satellite television become popular in North America, which has lead to both DBS and DSS being used interchangable to refer to all... Bell Canada Enterprises (TSX: BCE, NYSE: BCE), legally BCE Inc. ... EchoStar Communication Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is the parent company of DISH Network and the maintainer of the satellite fleet that provides the signal which DISH Network markets. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Hughes developed the AIM-120 AMRAAM, one of the worlds most advanced air-to-air missiles Hughes Aircraft Company was a major defence/aerospace company founded by Howard Hughes. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... Power Corporation is a major Canadian company with interests in a number of industries, such as media, pulp and paper, and finance. ... Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is a term used to refer to satellite television broadcasts intended for home reception, also referred to as direct-to-home signals. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...

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Satellites

ExpressVu broadcasts from four geosynchronous satellites: Nimiq 1, 2, 3 and 4iR. All follow an equatorial path, giving coverage to most of Canada. Nimiq is an Inuktitut word for "that which unifies" and was chosen from a nationwide naming contest in 1998. The three satellites are owned and operated by Telesat Canada (a BCE corporation). ExpressVu's uplink site is located in North York which is in the Toronto area. A geosynchronous orbit is a geocentric orbit that has the same orbital period as the sidereal rotation period of the Earth. ... The Nimiq satellites are three Canadian geosynchronous telecommunications satellites used by Bell ExpressVu. ... Inuktitut (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ, literally like the Inuit) is the language of the Inuit people. ... Telesat Canada is a Canadian satellite communications company owned by BCE Inc. ... Bell Canada Enterprises is a major telecommunications company and a provider of telephone services in Canada. ... North York forms the central part of the northern half of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Nimiq 1 was launched on May 20, 1999 and contains 32 Ku-band transponders at 91° W. Nimiq 2, launched in December 29, 2002, also includes 2 K-band transponders. Nimiq 2, launched in December 2002, provides HDTV, international programming, and all newly released channels. It occupies the 82° W slot. Nimiq 3 went online on August 23, 2004. Originally called DirecTV3, it is an old DirecTV satellite moved to a new orbital slot near Nimiq 1 to offload some of the transmitting work from the original satellite. In February 2006, Nimiq 3 was moved behind Nimiq 2 to support it, while another satellite, Nimiq 4i (formerly DirecTV2), took Nimiq 3's spot behind Nimiq 1. Nimiq 4i was replaced with Nimiq 4iR as it ran out of fuel on April 28, 2007 and was de-orbited. Nimiq 4iR is temporary and will be replaced by a newly launched satellite in 2008 which will take the name Nimiq 4. Both Nimiq 3 and Nimiq 4iR feature 16 Ku-band transponders. From the time of service launch in 1997 to the switch to Nimiq in 1999, ExpressVu used the already crowded Anik E2. is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... In telecommunication, the term transponder (sometimes abbreviated to XPDR or TPDR) has the following meanings: An automatic device that receives, amplifies, and retransmits a signal on a different frequency. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Anik satellites are geostationary communications satellites launched by Telesat Canada for television in Canada. ...


Each satellite typically has 32 divisions of signal, ie. transponders. A transponder usually has enough bandwidth to broadcast approximately 10 channels. Because HDTV requires more bandwidth, some transponders on Nimiq 2 will typically broadcast only 4-5 channels. LyngSat provides a listing of channels on Nimiq 1 and Nimiq 2 broken down by transponder.


Satellite TV equipment

ExpressVu currently provides 20 inch dishes to its customers. Canadians living in the territories and certain parts of British Columbia & Newfoundland require larger dishes between 60 and 120 cm; these are used to compensate for the weaker satellite signal available to these regions. The 20" dish supports two LNBs. The size of the dish was increased from 18 to 20 inches in late 2001 to accommodate a second LNB (At the bell call centre in Brantford NCO group we call it the LNBF) to acquire signal from Nimiq 2 (BEV 82) satellite. At the end of the dish's arm, a Y-adapter is found which holds both LNBs. The BEV 91 LNB is in the center of the dish while the BEV 82 LNB is offset to the left. Rotating the dish (ie. modifying the skew angle) changes the position of the 82 LNB while maintaining position for BEV 91. A switchbox, typically an SW21 or SW44, is used to merge both satellite signals into receivers. Ku-band LNB with both sides uncovered. ...


ExpressVu's satellite receivers are manufactured by Echostar in the USA. A multitude of receivers are currently provided, all with internal smartcards:

  • The 4100 is ExpressVu's current basic receiver. It is half the size of all previous basic receivers and provides a coaxial and RCA output. New to the basic model is an optical output for 5.1 surround sound purposes.
  • The 5900 is a single tuner PVR with the capacity to record up to 80 hours of programming. It offers a coaxial output, two sets of RCAs, S-Video, and an optical output. It can respond to both IR and UHF signals. The hard drive has a one hour buffer intended for rewinding and pausing purposes, meaning that you can rewind a channel back up to an hour or keep an event paused for that same duration before it goes back to PLAY mode. Pressing VIEW on the remote will always bring the receiver back into LIVE mode, ie. the user will see what is currently being broadcasted.
  • The 6100 is a single tuner HDTV receiver. It offers both a DVI and component connectors for HDTV purposes. Although defeating the purpose of the receiver, the 6100 also provides two sets of RCA outputs. It also features two sets of RCA inputs that allow users to plug in devices like a VCR or DVD player; from the guide they may select channel 000 which corresponds to those back panel RCA inputs. The 6100 comes with a UHF Pro remote yet can also respond to IR signals from other IR-compatible remotes.
  • The 9200 is ExpressVu's latest and most powerful receiver. It is a dual tuner PVR receiver with HDTV capabilities on output #1 and can record either 180 hours of standard definition or 25 hours of HDTV. The second output provides standard definition channels and is used in the same fashion as the 5200. Output #1 does not provide any other means of connection beyond HDMI and component so it must be used with a HD television. Clients having TVs with a DVI input may use the HDMI to DVI converter included with the 9200. Current software problems that mostly involve HDCP compatibility are causing intermittent video and audio problems on the 9200. HDCP is an encryption protocol used by HDMI. The video signal coming from the HDMI output is encrypted and once received by the customer's HD television, it must decrypt the signal. Such a system was implemented by HDMI developers to prevent piracy and distribution of television content. The 9200 is also ExpressVu's first receiver equipped with a USB port, however it is non-functional for the time being and is intended to be used strictly with Pocket Dish devices.

Current HDTV receivers support resolutions of 480i, 480p, 1080i, and 720p. Many clients end up purchasing HDTV receivers without being properly informed and usually also lack a HD television. Although not supported by ExpressVu, a component connection to a non-HD television set at 480i will actually give picture, but only 1080i and 720p will actually yield HD quality. Additionally, ExpressVu may have 43 HD channels, however the quality of the channels depends on the broadcast from providers. Most shows are still recorded in standard definition with a 4:3 aspect ratio, so even though you may technically be on a HD channel (in the 800s), you may see a standard 4:3 image. The star (*) and PAGE UP buttons of the remote allow the client to change the aspect ratio of their screen enabling them to manipulate the image with a zoom, partial zoom, stretch, and with the use of grey bars. Grey bars seem to be used on 4:3 images to prevent burn-in. High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) developed by Intel Corporation to control digital audio and video content as it travels across Digital Visual Interface (DVI) or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections. ... Phosphor burn-in seen at an airport terminal. ...


To authorize programming a portable smartcard is used for older receivers like the 1000, 2700/3700, 3000/3500, 4000/4500, 4700, 3100, 5100/5800/5900, and the 6000. Newer receivers incorporate smartchips which are permanently installed inside the receiver. In some cases, ExpressVu has switched back to using standard smartcards for the 6100 and 9200 receivers.


Many types of remotes have been released over the years. Models 1000 and 2700 came out with very basic infrared (IR) remotes that could be used only to control the receivers themselves and would operate on all 16 remote addresses. Replacement remotes then came with universal functions allowing users to control the power and volume of their televisions along with VCRs and sound system receivers; these remotes can only operate on a single address at a time. Models equipped with a UHF antenna can respond to UHF remotes; these remotes use radio frequencies rather than IR signals to control the receivers. UHF signals can reach up to 30 meters, depending on the restrictions of building materials. All UHF-compatible receivers can simultaneously respond to IR signals except for model 4500. For this model, modification directions exist on the internet to add IR receiving capability, in order for the receiver to respond to programmable universal remotes. Remote #2 of the 3200, 5200, 9200, and the remote for model 6100 are based on "UHF Pro". "UHF Pro" remotes are strictly compatible with the receivers they are provided with and do not function on regular UHF-compatible receivers. Additionally, "UHF Pro" remotes can only communicate with UHF frequencies and cannot control receivers via IR. To prevent interference with other UHF remotes in proximity, clients should change their remote addresses. All secondary remotes for dual tuners may also be converted to remote #1 by flipping the plastic bottom of the remote. This also switches its transmission mode from UHF Pro to regular UHF and IR; similar to how a 5900 remote operates.


Service policies

Residential accounts are limited to a maximum of six (6) receivers per account, with a maximum of four (4) being rental units. Having receivers on one account located in different locations may be contrary to the Bell ExpressVu Residential and Commercial Agreements but it is certainly not illegal, the worst that can happen is cancellation of service. This is referred to as "Account Stacking".


"Account Stacking" is discussed in detail in CRTC Public Notice 2006-133 and 2006-134, where ExpressVu notes that there is no requirement whatsoever in the Regulations that prohibits a BDU (broadcast distribution undertaking) from providing service at more than one location via a single account.


Most clients and even ExpressVu employees have the misconception that the phone line is used for software downloads and programming changes. The phone line connection is used strictly for sending information and is solely used for ordering Pay-per-view and to verify the client's location. Clients who do have multiple receivers and who do not connect them to phone lines can expect the shutdown of all their receivers except for one by the Multiple Receiver Verification Process department (MRVP). The MRVP department will call clients with multiple receivers and ask for the location ID number contained within the receiver's system information; the location ID number changes on a regular basis. If the client is unable to confirm the location ID of any receiver, the MRVP department may at its discretion disable the unverifed equipment.


Previously, the Nimiq 1 signal was available to most of North America. However the launch of Nimiq 3 cut off access to most transponders below the Canadian border. ExpressVu made this modification to (1) boost signal on most transponders of Nimiq 1 to combat rain fade and (2) prevent American residents and mostly snowbirds in Florida from using its service. The use of ExpressVu's service in the United States is not illegal, however it remains a contentious issue.


Bell ExpressVu provides technical support 24/7, however it will only support its products. Customer service and technical support staff work within the same department, and are trained on a tier system regarding their technical support authority. Every representative spoken with will have at least the basic knowledge of how to troubleshoot connections between the satellite receiver and the television, including multiple electronic piggyback - when the receiver is connected through a VCR, DVD player, stereo system, or other device. However, if a loss of connection or other technical issue stems to a device other than the receiver itself, under no circumstances will they support TV, VCR, DVD, or PC-related problems. Any type of picture troubleshooting must be done with a direct connection from the receiver to the television.


Unlike equipment, labour for installations is only under warranty for three (3) months, regardless if the client is even renting the equipment. As the equipment is not physically linked to ExpressVu's network (other than via microwave transmission) and that most of the equipment is outside and subject to weather, installers can not warrant anything more than three months. Out of warranty service calls cost $75 for the first hour, $15 every additional 15 minutes. The installation of additional receivers can cost $50 per receiver.


A two year contract entitles clients to free basic installation. All rented receivers require professional installation and must be returned to ExpressVu after the committed term; currently ExpressVu has no program to sell receivers after the rental period has expired. Monthly rental prices include 3100 ($5), 4100 ($5), 5900 ($10), 5200 (No Longer Available), 6100 ($10), and 9200 ($20). While paying rental fees, receivers are always under warranty. Purchased equipment comes with a default warranty of one year with the option of taking an extended warranty. The extended warranty ("Dish Care Maintenance Plan") costs $6 per month and must be kept for a minimum of a full year. It entitles customers to two (2) claims (in-warranty replacements) per rolling year on any Expressvu receiver or dish; the receiver in question must be documented as having gone through the highest level of technical support and deemed to be malfunctioning. Only manufacturer's defects will warrant replacement of dish under coverage - a strict policy is in place regarding "Acts of God" and dish damage, which includes violent weather disabling a dish or misaligning it, as well as any physical modifications by the customer (e.g. house paint.)


Pay-per-view access

Pay-per-view events may be ordered either via a remote (requiring a phone line connection), via Bell's website, or via an automated phone system. Ordering via remote is the most effective method. With initial use, the phone line technically does not need to be connected; the receiver's smartcard actually has the ability to unlock permissions to a few Pay-per-view events before it actually has to dial-out. Regular movies cost $4.99, adult movies vary between $6.99 and $9.99, adult packaged events are $24.99, while sporting events can vary up to about $50.00. ExpressVu carries all popular movies that have recently been released on DVD along with major sporting events including boxing, World Wrestling Entertainment and Ultimate Fighting Championship. Red Carpet Vu is a Pay-per-view movie service broadcasted in a group of six to ten different channels where a daily featured movie starts every fifteen minutes. Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article covers the organization itself. ...


Installation Standards

An ExpressVu receiver can only be activated with a minimum of 75% signal. On a clear day in most of the country, a receiver should be able to acquire close to 100% on transponders 11 and 3, two of the strongest transponders from Nimiq 1. Transponder 13 provides software downloads. Receivers should only be activated with proper signal and correct software. An initial software download or update takes a maximum of 7 minutes. Some clients unfortunately point their dish to other satellites, typically Echostar 110. This ends up writing Dish Network software to the receiver which makes it completely useless. Older receivers like the 2700 are said to have the ability to overwrite software simply by pointing back to BEV 91. Newly activated receivers generally also come with outdated smartcard revisions (the smartcard software). Leaving the receiver on for 2 hours max and then resetting the power of the receiver generally updates the smartcard software. In 2006, ExpressVu took measures to improve the Nagravision 2 security system and are constantly updating revisions. Outdated smartcard revisions will leave the client with black screens upon changing channels.


For an installation with one or two receivers, a direct connection from the receiver to the dish's LNB should be made with a maximum amount of 125 ft of RG-6 coaxial cabling. An LNB has two outputs and each receiver should have it's separate connection. Any splitters used will cause signal problems on both receivers. Beyond 125 ft of RG-6 will require a repeater (an in-line digital amplifier). Many installers will unfortunately try to cut corners and use existing coaxial cabling; this cabling is typical RG-59 and experiences significant attenuation on even transponders that require 18 volts. RG-59 is generally made to only handle 13 volts which is what odd (01, 03, 05, etc...) transponders require. The usage of RG-59 cabling will typically cause 0% signal on even transponders which will lead to a loss of half the client's channels.


Three to four receivers will require the installation of a 2x4 multiplexer (MUX). It takes the two lines from the LNB and provides four outputs. Some MUX models also require a power inserter; this provides additional current to the MUX to send proper signal to all receivers. A power inserter is typically connected to output #1 of the MUX. Clients requiring service on both BEV 91 and 82 will require a 4x4 switch instead of a MUX. Both lines from the 91 LNB and both from the 82 LNB come into the switch. The switch then merges both signals and provides four outputs; a power inserter is mandatory on all 4x4 switches.


The installation of more than four receivers is a bit more complicated unless you have a MUX or switch that supports more than four outputs. ExpressVu does not officially provide any MUX or switch to customers with more than four outputs, so typical digital splitters in the range of 2.5 GHz are required to split the LNB lines; this provides additional inputs into a second MUX or switch. It can somewhat complicate the installation, but is still deemed as official and compliant to ExpressVu's standards. The easier (and cheaper) way to install something like six receivers would be to simply install a second dish which costs only $99 vs. installing a second MUX or switch and having to hassle with complex wiring.


Many multidwelling units (MDU) do not allow the installation of more than one dish for an entire building. As a result, an MDU multiplexer system must be installed. These typically involve the installation of larger if not cascaded MUXs. The problem with this is that if anything happens to the dish, the entire building loses service.


Installers are responsible for the activation of all professionally installed receivers. A receiver typically takes a couple of minutes to respond to an activation signal, yet queued satellite signals (hits) can sometimes take up to two hours to process. Additionally, installers are supposed to coach the client on how to use the system.


Interactive services

Any receiver manufactured after model 6000 now supports interactive services (iTV). iTV offers information services like weather, lottery results, and horoscopes. A multitude of games are also available. Most recently, the NFL Sunday Ticket package now offers an iTV service that allows clients to keep track of multiple simultaneous football games. Even if the client is concentrating on one single game, he will be notified if there are any other score changes for other games with the option of switching over to that channel. NHL Center Ice now also provides an interactive channel with updates on games.


VDSL service

This implementation of VDSL uses ATM to deliver television service via telephone lines. The network infrastructure can support very large amounts of bandwidth, up to 26 Mbit/s, and is only available in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. VDSL clients use "NextLevel Communications" (now part of Motorola) set-top boxes that receive television broadcasts in ATM form. Upstream Pay-per-view requests are made via Internet Protocol (IP). The modem can communicate with set-top boxes all over the customer prem via standard Cat-5 network cabling (RJ-45), coaxial cabling (RG-59), or via the existing twisted-pair network. As of January 2007, ExpressVu has 21,000 VDSL subscribers. In 2004, ExpressVu promised the launch of Motorola PVR and HDTV receivers. As of September 2006, there are currently no updates on the launch of these receivers. It has been suggested that VDSL2 be merged into this article or section. ... Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is a cell relay, packet switching network and data link layer protocol which encodes data traffic into small (53 bytes; 48 bytes of data and 5 bytes of header information) fixed-sized cells. ... A digital video recorder (DVR) is a device that records video to a digital storage medium in digital form. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ...


If ExpressVu chooses to expand on its VDSL service, it should cause customers less technical difficulties. No more signal losses due to snow on dishes or misaligned dishes. Additionally, the amount of piracy should be reduced to almost nil as the channel permissions would be dictated by what's defined on ExpressVu's side, not by a smartcard on the customer's end.


Channels provided by Bell ExpressVu

ExpressVu's programming changes constantly. For a list of available channels, please consult with http://www.bell.ca/web/tv/en/all_regions/pdfs/channels/english_menu.pdf. Important channels carried include:

The Movie Network is a general-interest premium television service available in Canada, specifically east of the Ontario-Manitoba border, excluding the territories. ... Movie Central is a Canadian premium television service available in Western Canada and the territories which was launched on April 1, 2001, and is owned by Corus Entertainment. ... Super Écran is a Canadian French language pay TV network that broadcasts the French version of popular movies and television series 24 hours a day on four different channels. ... MLB Extra Innings is an Out-of-Market Sports Package distributed by most cable and satellite providers in North America. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... NFL Sunday Ticket is an Out-of-Market Sports Package that broadcasts National Football League regular season games unavailable on local affiliates. ... NHL Center Ice is an Out-of-Market Sports Package distributed by most cable and satellite providers in North America. ... NASCAR Hot Pass is a pay-per-view television package available exclusively on DirecTV in the United States and on various cable & satellite providers in Canada. ... HPItv is a Canadian category 2 digital cable network devoted to horse racing. ... Setanta Sports is a proposed Canadian category 2 digital cable specialty television channel, to be owned by Rogers Media in partnership with Ireland-based Setanta Sports. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... AOV Adult Movie Channel is a Canadian category 2 digital cable subscription based specialty channel. ... Maleflixxx Television, is a Canadian category 2 subscription based television channel available through satellite and digital cable. ... Playboy TV is a Pay-per-view cable/satellite channel available in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... Galaxie is a Canadian digital broadcasting or digital television radio service, which offers 45 commercial-free music channels, each devoted to a particular genre of music, using no live, on-air disc jockeys. ...

SHOW and EXTRA magazines

ExpressVu produces a monthly magazine called SHOW (the French version is called EXTRA). SHOW debuted in September of 2007, and replaced BellTV Magazine, the previous customer publication from ExpressVu.


SHOW is delivered to over 800,000 ExpressVu customers and showcases the best in entertainment from Canada, Hollywood and around the world. With smart, witty and engaging coverage, SHOW provides readers with the best their television has to offer. Readers get the inside scoop on movies, sports, family programming, specialty networks, gaming, HD and the big-screen home theatre experience.


External Links

See also

  • FTA Receiver

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