TDS adding BBC America to Expanded Basic

624Impress your friends and brush up on British culture with BBC America. More than 28,000 TDS customers will now have access to charming British accents and wit, as TDS is repositioning BBC America from Family Tier to Expanded Basic.  Family Tier customers will not lose the BBC America channel after the reposition as they already have a subscription to Expanded Basic (Expanded Basic is a pre-requisite in order to have the Family Tier).

BBC America offers a combination of original American scripted series and the best in British entertainment. A robust programming lineup of drama, sci-fi, natural history, entertainment, and movies includes hit shows Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Broadchurch, Planet Earth II, Top Gear America and more.

Stacked and loaded with cars, Top Gear America premieres this Sunday. Watch trailer.

New Wild West Documentary
Perfect timing for TDS’ Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Texas customers as America’s Wild West will be featured on BBC America. In this three-part documentary called Wild West, you’ll discover the gritty, tough deserts, the grand mountains and the dynamic coastlands. BBC America explores this fascinating area of North America with its Wild West documentary that premieres on Saturday, Aug. 19, 9/8c.

Part one (Aug. 19) is about the Desert Heartlands where you will travel from the cold deserts of Nevada to the giant cactus-studded lands of Arizona and the scorching Mojave Desert in California.

Part two (Aug. 26) examines the High Country where you’ll discover grizzly bears, giant trees, frigid winters and scorching summers. Experience the life of tough ranchers and gold-rush fever.

Part three (Sept. 2) is known as Restless Shores where you’ll learn how the tectonic forces shaped life on the coasts and created stunning landscapes reaching all the way north to the Pacific coast.

The channel repositions are effective Wednesday, July 26.

Channel Repositions for BBC America
(channel changes)
Arvada (201 to 89)
Cortez (229 to 89)
Estes Park (229 to 89)
Fort Carson (229 to 89)
Fort Collins/Pierce/Ault (201 to 81)
Woodland Park (201 to 89)

Nevada (channel changes)
Mesquite (229 to 93)

New Mexico (channel changes)
Alamogordo (229 to 89)
Carlsbad (113 to 89)
Eunice (113 to 89)
Hobbs (113 to 89)
Jal (113 to 59)
Lovington (113 to 89)
Ruidoso (229 to 89)
Truth or Consequences (229 to 89)

Texas (channel changes)
Alpine (113 to 89)
Fort Stockton (113 to 89)
Seminole (113 to 89)

Utah (channel changes)
Cedar City (remains on 176, no channel change)
St. George (229 to 93)


2 Responses to TDS adding BBC America to Expanded Basic

  1. Ron Webber August 27, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

    Why has TDS Cedar City removed BBC America from Expanded Basic just a couple of weeks after activating it? Thx for info.

    • Cheryl McCollum August 28, 2017 at 7:07 pm #

      Hi Ron,
      I checked on the BBC channel in Cedar City and it should still be there on Channel 176. Can you check again. If it’s not there, please call our tech support at 855-696-8368. Thanks, Cheryl

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