News

CW Plus and MeTV Added to Waitsfield Cable Standard Package

September 15th, 2014

Effective September 15, The CW Network and MeTV have split into two separate channels, channel 135 and 136 respectively.  CW Plus (channel 135) will feature popular programs like “The Vampire Diaries”, “The 100″ and “The Originals”, plus exciting new fall offerings “The Flash” and “Jane the Virgin”.  MeTV (channel 136) viewers will find a slate filled with memorable TV moments, including classics like “The Rifleman”, “M*A*S*H”, “CHiPs” and “Cheers”. Previously, the two networks shared the broadcast day on channel 135 (WPTZ MeTV-CW) on the Preferred Package.  Both CW Plus and MeTV are now available to Standard Package subscribers.

Please contact our Customer Service Department at 496-5800 or csdept@waitsfieldcable.com with any questions.

To view our current lineup, click here.

View Conference Football Games on Community Channel (11 and 211 in HD)

September 5th, 2014

The college sports season is underway and with that brings ACC  and Conference Football.  Please be advised that whenever NESN has a conflict/overlap of games, additional sporting events will air on our Community Channel (channel 11 and 211 in HD).

The following schedule is through September.  We will continue to keep you updated as we receive notification from NESN.  Enjoy the games!

Saturday, September 20              

3:30pm                 Conference USA Football: Nicholls State at North Texas

7pm                       Conference USA Football: Appalachian State at Southern Mississippi

Saturday, September 27              

12pm                     Patriot League Football: Georgetown at Colgate

3:30pm                 Conference USA Football: FIU at UAB

PBS+ Now Available on Waitsfield Cable

September 2nd, 2014

PBS+ has been added to the Waitsfield Cable channel lineup.   PBS+ features a wide variety of programming including original series and specials ranging from how-to and self-help programs such as This Old House, Hometime and Everyday Food to topical news and information programs like Charlie Rose and Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.  PBS+ also offers content that embraces our country’s cultural diversity through heritage documentaries and holiday celebration programs for both adults and children.  You can find PBS+ on Waitsfield Cable channels 152 in standard definition and 352 in high-definition.

PBS+ as well as the other PBS channels (PBS World and PBS Create) are available to Waitsfield Cable customers who subscribe to the Standard and Preferred Packages. For more information, visit www.waitsfieldcable.com or contact our Customer Service Department at 496-5800.

WatchESPN Now Available To Waitsfield Cable Subscribers

August 26th, 2014

Waitsfield Cable Standard and Preferred customers can now get access to ESPN content through the WatchESPN website. To access, you must first register for access to WatchTVeverywhere. There is no extra charge to use it, you only need to have a cable television package that includes the network you want to watch. Content from channels including A&E, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNBC, CNN, E!, Esquire, Golf, Hallmark, History, HLN, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movie Network, MSNBC, NBC Sports, Oxygen, Syfy, TBS, Turner Classic Movies, Tennis, TNT, TruTV, USA, and more are now available. Once logged in, users are presented with a complete list of all the networks available to them.

For more information and to register for access, click here.

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Seventy Backpacks Donated To Local Schools

August 22nd, 2014

More than seventy backpacks filled with new school supplies have been donated and delivered to local schools by Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom employees.  This is the third consecutive year that WCVT has coordinated the charitable backpack program.  The program is coordinated by Tammy Field, Administrative Service Supervisor for the company.

Field, who also coordinates the company’s Annual Giving Tree program, worked with local schools to help identify families needing assistance of school supplies for their children.  Throughout the year, WCVT frequently collaborates with local nonprofits, schools and community organizations to provide important services in our local communities.

Happy Back to school everyone!

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Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom Announces Scholarship Recipients

June 16th, 2014

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Eunice B. Farr Incentive Award scholarships.  “It is a pleasure to award these scholarships on an annual basis.  We wish these motivated students the best of luck in their future endeavors,” said Gregg Haskin, President and CEO of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom. This year’s recipients were as follows:

Champlain Valley Union High School – Steven Robert, Williston

Harwood Union High School – Siena Damon, Waterbury

Mount Abraham Union High School – Louissa Rosendaal, Starksboro

Mount Mansfield Union High School – Kohlton Butler, Underhill

Middlebury Union High School – Seth Wright, Middlebury

Vergennes High School – Mary Flood, Vergennes

Each year, Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom grants six scholarships, one to each of the public high schools that students from our service area attend.  These scholarships are donated in memory of the late Eunice B. Farr, former owner and operator of the Waitsfield-Fayston Telephone Company and grandmother of Gregg Haskin.  The criteria of the scholarship is as follows, “The award should be presented to a graduating senior that plans subsequent education, be it college or trade school.  The faculty should select an individual that has shown a steady improvement in his or her academics, but is not necessarily at the top of the class.  The award is designed to benefit a hard working graduate that his or her instructors have found to demonstrate a sincere effort to improve grades/results and plans continuing education.”

Waitsfield Cable Announces Channel Line Up Changes

June 2nd, 2014

Effective immediately, two additional channels have been added to our Standard Service package.  Fox Sports 1 (channel 32 and 232 in HD) and FXX (channel 99 and 299 in HD); both channels were formerly part of the Preferred Package and are now available to all Standard Service subscribers.  Fox Sports 1 airs an array of live sporting events including college sports, soccer matches, UFC mixed martial arts, and a variety of motorsports events. FXX programming focuses on original and acquired comedy series, some dramatic programs, and feature films.

For more information, please contact Waitsfield Cable Customer Service Department at 496-5800 or visit www.waitsfieldcable.com.

Independent Cable TV Providers Work Together To Keep Rates in Check

March 26th, 2014

Each year cable networks and broadcast affiliates continue to increase the programming fees they charge Waitsfield Cable for the right to deliver their movies, shows and sporting events. Today, over 80% of cable programming you receive is delivered by nine powerful media conglomerates that continue to push higher fees and require carriage of low value networks to obtain favorable rates on their high value content.

Waitsfield Cable, along with hundreds of local, independent Cable TV providers throughout the country are working together to keep these costs in check. By uniting with other companies, we can work together to achieve more flexibility and better offerings for you at the lowest possible price. We also want to keep you up-to-date on these efforts through a new website – www.tvonmyside.com. 

As always, give us  call or stop by one of our local offices if you have questions.