ExpressVu digital TV adds five new French HD channels

Oct 11, 2007

Bell continues to lead the industry with the most French HD channels

MONTREAL, Quebec, Oct. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Canada today announced the
availability of five new French High Definition channels, bringing Bell's
total HD channel count to more than 60. ExpressVu digital TV from Bell
delivers more HD channels than any other Canadian TV provider, including the
most French HD channels.
Launching this week and available to new and existing subscribers, the
five new French HD channels offer something for everyone including movies,
reality TV, Quebec produced dramas, kids programming for ages 6-14, history,
technology and more. These new French HD channels follow last week's RDS HD
launch, which began broadcasting the 07/08 NHL season in HD on October 3.
"With more than 60 HD channels, Bell continues to offer more HD
programming than any other digital TV provider in Canada, delivering an
unmatched portfolio of new and exciting entertainment," said Kevin Crull,
President, Bell Residential Services. "As the HD leader, Bell continues to
provide the only Full HD experience which includes superior picture quality,
the most HD channels and our industry-leading HD Personal Video Recorder."
In an effort to educate consumers on the requirements for true HD
experience, Bell is bringing its Full HD Tour to the Bell Centre in Montreal
on Saturday October 13. The HD Tour will be open to the public from 10 am to
11 pm. The Tour arrives just in time for the Montreal Canadiens first home
game, available in HD via RDS, on ExpressVu channel 863.

New channel line-up

VRAK TV HD (Channel 855): Features French-language programming designed
for children ages 6 to 14. With cartoons, educational shows and original
productions, VRAK offers non-violent, commercial-free entertainment.

Historia HD (Channel 856): Casts a global eye on the past by exploring a
wide range of events that have shaped our world, from full-scale disasters to
little-known, but significant, events. Historical views are presented in a
variety of contexts, from national and political to ancient, military, social
and economic.

Z Télé HD (Channel 854): Futuristic Z reaches beyond the limits to bring
back the latest trends in technology, multimedia, science fiction and the
unusual. With news shows, popular series and games, Z offers TV like it has
never seen before.

TVA HD (Channel 861): From Salut Bonjour to J.E. to the successful
Occupation double, TVA attracts a wide audience. Programming includes reality
shows and serial dramas produced in Quebec, top-rated U.S. shows, and movies
all weekend.

TQS HD (Channel 862): Presents headline news with its Grand Journal, as
well as outstanding sports coverage. Programming also includes comedy, variety
shows and movies.

For more information on these and other HD channels, please visit

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 Communications
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

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Jacques Bouchard, Bell Media Relations, (514) 391-2007, 1-877-391-2007,