Bell Aliant adds 5 new shows to IPTV-based community TV channel

Bell Aliant's Atlantic Canada IPTV service has expanded its Community One TV channel with five new shows that highlight local culture and sports.

The programs are being added to a lineup of "nine unique shows featuring colorful perspectives from around the region with programming created to celebrate local culture and sports stories," according to a company press release.

Among the new entrants are "At Home," featuring tours of homes across the region; "Studio Tour," looking at the local art scene; "On Board," a program about board sport culture like skateboarding, longboarding, surfing and snowboarding; "Club One New Releases," profiling new CD tracks from Newfoundland and Labrador local musicians; and "Kitchen unCovered," a cooking show featuring chefs and students using locally sourced ingredients.

The Community One TV content library is also available on demand on FibreOP and Bell Aliant TV. The programming is free for Bell Aliant TV customers on TV or online, an interesting twist since several of the new programs began their lives online as blogs and YouTube videos before developing into full-blown TV shows.

"Customer response to our exclusive Community One programming has been enthusiastic," Andre LeBlanc, vice president of regional markets said in the release. "We are proud to support local hosts and producers and give them an opportunity to tell regional stories relevant to our audience here in Atlantic Canada."

For more:
- Bell Aliant issued this press release

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