The agreement was designed to allow Telus the ability to "instantly" offer a quadruple play of services in markets where it has not yet deployed its IPTV services, while also allowing Bell to increase its television market share in Western Canada.

The Telus-branded service co-exists with the Bell-branded version of Bell TV, which is still offered in the markets that Telus Satellite TV is offered. They are now sold in packages called "Good", "Better" and "Best" similarly to its competitor Rogers Cable in that region.

As a result of this, SES has announced that they will not be replacing the ill-fated AMC-14 now that Dish Network has cut this deal with Telesat & BCE for Nimiq 5 usage.

Channels in the "Best" tier can still be purchased in theme packages, and existing customers with older plans are grandfathered.

This also does not affect other regions such as Quebec, where there are different types of plans.

I’ve written about the crappiness of Bell Canada’s web site before. This is a video recording of what is displayed in the web browser’s address bar when I log in: Marvelous, isn’t it? Whenever you click on anything, you have to get through […] I am afraid I have to write a major correction to what I wrote last month about the service I received from my satellite TV provider, Bell Satellite TV.

At the time, I wrote that I was having pretty serious signal reception problems and that the problems were eventually fixed by repairs completed over a […] When I wrote about my problems with my Bell Satellite TV system and the stellar quality of the service I received from Bell TV on January 11, it was right after the repair had been completed and before I had been able to verify that everything was indeed back to normal.

Nimiq 4i was replaced with Nimiq 4i R as it ran out of fuel on April 28, 2007 and was de-orbited.

Both Nimiq 3 and Nimiq 4i R feature 16 Ku-band transponders.It turns out that, […] I have been rather frustrated with with Bell Satellite TV in recent times.Bell TV (French: Bell Télé; formerly known as Bell Express Vu, Dish Network Canada, Express Vu Dish Network, and now sometimes known as Bell Satellite TV to distinguish the service from Bell's IPTV Fibe TV service), is the division of BCE Inc.Nimiq 4, located at 82° W primarily serves Bell's high-definition television content.Nimiq 6, located at 91.1° W primarily serves Bell's standard-definition television and radio content. A transponder usually has enough bandwidth to broadcast approximately 10 channels.Bell TV provides over 500 digital video and 100 HD and audio channels to, as of May 2010, over 1.8 million subscribers.