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May 29, 2013

Bell Launches Canada's 1st Wireless TV Receiver

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Now you can wirelessly connect up to five additional TVs and enjoy the Fibe experience anywhere in the home. Bell, Canada's largest communications company, providing TV, Internet, wireless, home phone and business communications solutions, has announced the launch of the new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver.

"The new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver is part of Bell's commitment to bring consumers the very best TV viewing experience. Our scale means Bell can access the leading next-generation communications technologies, and that means Canadians will enjoy the best the world has to offer - right here at home," said Wade Oosterman, president of Bell Mobility and Residential Services, and Bell's chief brand officer, in a statement. "Fibe TV is growing fast thanks to its superior broadband network and features, and the Wireless Receiver takes Fibe even further. Canada's best TV service just got better."

Connecting to a customer's home networking modem, a wireless receiver transmitter works with the customer’s main Whole Home PVR to connect one or more compact wireless receivers, supporting many as five additional TVs. Fibe TV clients can rent Fibe TV Wireless Receivers for $7 per month or purchase them for $199, and include the new award-winning Fibe Remote.

"Going wireless means you can watch HD TV anywhere you want in your home -- without the hassle of running more cable across floors or through the walls of your house. All you need is a power outlet," said Shawn Omstead, vice president of products for Bell Residential Services. "Wireless TV is just another example of what Fibe can do that cable can't."

Fibe TV provides a range of advanced features including availability of apps such as Facebook, Twitter (News - Alert) right on TV, the HD On Demand content (with exclusive reviews and recommendations from Rotten Tomatoes) and the largest HD recording capacity (up to 100 hours), the best on-screen guide available, with picture-in-picture and extensive search options. Further it allows users to set, play back and manage recordings on up to 6 TVs, pause and rewind live TV on every TV, and record four shows at once with just one PVR.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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