New deal broadens options for TV viewers

New deal broadens options for TV viewers

New deal broadens options for TV viewers

Bermuda Broadcasting Company (BBC)

and Digicel are pleased to jointly announce an agreement that opens up exciting new options for local television viewers.

Subscribers to Digicel’s new Fibre TV service now have access to the local channels and content provided by Bermuda Broadcasting, including its flagship nightly newscast, Bermuda Tonight.

In addition to the local content featured on BBC’s ZBM TV9 and ZFB TV7 channels, the new arrangement also includes the overseas programmes provided by BBC’s exclusive network affiliates, CBS and ABC.

This gives Digicel customers access to the most popular shows on TV, from The Young & The Restless and Jeopardy to America’s Got Talent, Modern Family and Criminal Minds.

Ian Rawlins, Programme Director & Special Projects at Bermuda Broadcasting, said: “We are delighted that this agreement broadens the audience for our content.

“We work hard to provide local news and informative, engaging programmes every day. Digicel recognizes the value of our local content and we are pleased to work with them. Our affiliates CBS and ABS have fully endorsed Digicel’s new platform and have allowed our exclusive, network content to be carried over Digicel’s Fibre TV platform directly into the homes of Bermudians.

“Bermuda Broadcasting recently won back-to-back government tech awards and the kind of collaboration we have achieved with Digicel, along with changes to the regulatory landscape, will help us to continue to innovate.” 

Donn Foggo, Marketing & Product Manager at Digicel Bermuda, said: “Digicel places our customers at the forefront of everything that we do. Getting local channels on our Fibre TV platform has been a direct request from the Bermuda community, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome Bermuda Broadcasting to the Digicel Family.”

Customers looking to sign-up for Digicel Fibre can call 500-5000 (option 1) or visit the Digicel Retail Store located on 10 Church St, Hamilton.