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Bell ExpressVu to add 76 new channels, including more diginets, HDTV signals

News | 03/13/2003 5:00 am EST

Plans for new services to be introduced by satellite TV operator Bell ExpressVu LP this year point to it being a leader in such areas as high-definition television (HDTV), but continuing to lag behind its cable competitors in video-on-demand (VOD). VOD or subscription VOD (SVOD) services were not among the 76 new services announced by Canada’s leading digital television provider on March 5. Enhanced pay-per-view (PPV) services would become available as "we go down the pathway to powering up our PVRs (personal video recorders) for VOD and SVOD," said Bell ExpressVu president Tim McGee from Toronto in comments delivered via satellite feed in a new channel unveiling held simultaneously in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal.

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