By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: January 2008
Lynn Pike, president and CEO, and Silvana Moretti, marketing supervisor, review new promotional material for BTC TV.
Bixby residents and businesses now have one more service from BTC Broadband. BTC TV, a subscription television service, was launched in November. Now Bixby residents can receive all their communication and entertainment services in one bill. Local and long-distance phone service, high-speed internet and now 100% digital television services can be bundled to save time and money.
“Whatever our customers want, we want to provide,” says Lynn Pike, president and CEO of BTC Broadband. “We have listened to our customers and, as a result, have launched an all-digital, full-featured television product. This will give them the flexibility to buy the program packages they want with a very competitive price structure.”
BTC’s digital television service features 145 broadcast and premium channels, including high-definition channels and all the popular sports, news and movie channels. Unlike satellite, BTC TV is not likely to suffer outages during inclement weather. And there is no huge, ugly dish to install outside or expensive equipment to buy. The service is simply delivered through a customer’s telephone line.
The service is user-friendly, and it is easy to select and customize your preferred channel lineup. By subscribing to the General Admission package for $16.95 per month, customers will get several local broadcast channels. From there, any of BTC’s value packages can be added: Sports Fanatic, All About Kids, News, Knowledge, Variety, Movies and Music. Prices of these value packages range from $3.99 to $11.99 a month. An upgrade to VIP Access includes premium movie tiers, such as HBO, Starz and Cinemax. HDTV, high-definition channels, can be added for $9.99 a month. And, to assure that children only watch age-appropriate material, parental controls are available.
Five computers were recently donated to the Daily Family YMCA. Pictured are Jody Bell, TechXPert; Sandra Barton, chief volunteer officer at the YMCA; Mark Nowak, IT administrator; Alan Wyatt, TechXPert; and Jeri Strange, YMCA CEO.
A special video on-demand service stands far above the rest. Unlike other providers that list the times movies will play, BTC TV lets customers watch popular movies from 18 categories any time they want. If a phone call comes in while you are watching a movie, the caller’s number will appear on your television screen with the option of on-screen caller identification.
The remote control that accompanies BTC TV is easy and fun to use. The channel guide lets customers instantly check listings of upcoming shows. Gone are the days of constantly scrolling through dozens of television programs. And all your favorite channels can be bookmarked for faster access.
The company has come a long way since its beginning 100 years ago as the Bixby Telephone Company. But its long-standing commitment has never changed; giving back to the place it calls home and its neighbors is still very important. In 2007, BTC Broadband donated $25,000 in cash and scholarships and over 300 volunteer hours within the community.
The Daily Family YMCA recently received five computers from BTC, as well as assistance to upgrade its PC network. Other community sponsorships and volunteer projects include Bixby Public Schools, Liberty Public Schools, United Way, Bixby Community Outreach Center, Bixby Chamber of Commerce and the Optimist Club.
For more information on BTC TV or their community service, call (918) 366-8000. Customers will always receive local, friendly customer service. When calling BTC Broadband during office hours, a person will always be available to talk to, never a machine.
BTC offers all of its services to residents within the Bixby city limits and contiguous areas in south Tulsa. The company’s customer service center is located at 11134 S. Memorial Drive. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call today and find out how you can enjoy the convenience of BTC TV.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.