Canadian multimedia company Bell is raising the 4K stakes by confirming that its Fibe TV customers in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and Québec City can now purchase Bell’s new 4K Whole Home PVR, which it describes as the most advanced 4K PVR available today.
The new Fibe TV 4K Whole Home PVR is the smallest available on the market, has the largest recording capacity (up to 150 hours of 4K content) and is the only one compatible with Bluetooth remote control. Bell’s 4K PVR will also be ready for high dynamic range (HDR) broadcasting as the next step in broadcast technology becomes available.
In late February, availability of the 4K Whole Home PVR for purchase or rent will be expanded to all and new and existing Bell Fibe TV customers and to Bell Aliant FibreOP TV customers in Atlantic Canada.
“Innovation has been key to Bell becoming Canada’s largest TV provider, and offering Fibe TV customers Canada’s best 4K Whole Home PVR is another example of our leadership,” said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business Services. “Joining exclusive innovations like Restart, the Fibe TV app and the Wireless Receiver, the 4K Whole Home PVR makes Canada’s best TV service even better.”
Bell’s 4K Whole Home PVR is now available to Fibe TV customers in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and Québec City for C$599 (€381).
In November, Bell became Canada’s largest provider of television services for the first time with more than 2.7 million TV customers across the country. Nielsen Consumer Insights reported in October that Bell Fibe and FibreOP TV were the Top 2 TV services most recommended by customers in Canada.
With the Bell 4K PVR and a 4K compatible television, Fibe TV customers can enjoy a growing range of 4K content from Bell Media and other providers. On January 20, TSN will debut what Bell terms ‘the ultimate 4K Ultra HD live sports viewing experience’ when the Toronto Raptors host the Boston Celtics at 7:30 pm ET.
On January 8, Bell Media’s Discovery Canada announced that its premium video streaming service Discovery GO now offers a growing inventory of titles available in 4K on Samsung UHD TV, and that its upcoming original Canadian drama FRONTIER is currently being shot in 4K.