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NHL uses Bell ExpressVu High Definition Personal Video Recorder for Instant Video Replay
[April 07, 2008]

NHL uses Bell ExpressVu High Definition Personal Video Recorder for Instant Video Replay

(Canada Newswire English Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Attention News/Business/Financial Editors

TORONTO, Ontario, April 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada is proud to announce that the National Hockey League is using its industry-leading High Definition (HD) Personal Video Recorder (PVR) Digital TV Receivers for Instant Video Replay during the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs.

"We are pleased to partner with Bell ExpressVu and their leading HD PVR technology for the excitement and drama that is the Stanley Cup playoffs," said Keith Wachtel, NHL Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales & Marketing. "The viewer's experience is brought to a whole new level with this technology."

"With exceptional HD picture quality, capacity to record 200 hours of programming and the ability to pause live TV, fast forward, fast reverse and view in slow motion, it's no wonder that Bell's HD PVR is the technology of choice for the NHL playoffs," said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Residential services. "We're excited to be part of Canada's favourite pastime and to make the same technology used by the NHL available to hockey fans from coast to coast."

Available nationally Bell's latest HD PVR, the dual tuner 9242, is capable of recording up to 30 hours of HD content and 200 hours of standard definition (SD) programming and can be purchased outright for $599 or on rental basis for $20 per month. The 9242 HD PVR also features the unique ability to view and record independent programming on two televisions in two different rooms, all from one receiver.

Additional features of the 9242 HD PVR include an exclusive 30-second commercial skip forward button, plus a 10-second skip back button, display Caller ID on-screen and a user-friendly enhanced electronic programming guide that enables viewers to scan for their favourite shows up to nine days in advance, record an entire series with the touch of a button, view three hours and up to nine channels of programming per screen.

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services, wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). 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. For information on Bell's products and services, please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit

About the NHL

The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League's international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, more educated, more affluent, and access content through digital means more than any other sport. The NHL entertains more than 100 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (VERSUS, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, NASN, NHL Network and HDNet) and radio (Westwood One and XM Radio). Through the NHL Foundation, the League's charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer, Hockey's All-Star Kids and NHL Diversity, and supports the charitable efforts of all NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to

NHL and the image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and word mark Stanley Cup are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Media inquiries: Jason Laszlo, Bell Media Relations, (416) 581-3311, 1-888-482-0809, [email protected]; Julie Young, NHL Public Relations, (416) 981-2764, [email protected]

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