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01/12/18 Stadium Joins Our Line Up

Stadium Joins CBT Cable TV Channel Line Up.

We’re excited to share with you a new addition to our Line Up.  Meet Stadium.

Per their official description, “Stadium is the ultimate destination for the modern day sports fan; a multi-platform sports network that brings together exclusive live games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium breaks the boundaries of traditional sports programming and produces world-class sports content every day of the year, delivering to fans on every device.”.

Further, “Stadium was formed when Campus Insiders, 120 Sports and American Sports Network combined forces to take advantage of a combined collection of professional and collegiate rights and full game archives, as well as to maximize access to a broad array of post-game highlights, up-to-the-moment news, and original, long-form programming.”.

Stadium was built through the merging of 120 Sports’ live studio operations, Silver Chalice’s Campus Insiders’ live collegiate games and Sinclair’s American Sports Network’s (ASN) distribution and live collegiate games. The three entities joined forces in the spring of 2017.

Stadium is owned by a collection of industry leaders including Silver Chalice, Sinclair Broadcast Group, MLBAM, the NHL, the PGA TOUR, and Time, Inc.. The network is headquartered in Chicago.

You can watch Stadium on CBT Channel 39.16 and learn more at watchstadium.com.

12/21/17 Merry Bump Outs

CBT Gets Festive in Lake View!

What’s better than giving presents?  Giving BIG presents!  We sure had a lot of fun building our Christmas Display for our bump out in Lake View.  Although we had some, eh hum, technical difficulties with the wind, it brought a whimsical presence (hehe, see what I did there!) to downtown.  Did you get a chance to see all of the displays?  What a great contest it was, and we really enjoyed seeing downtown Lake View all dressed up in it’s Christmas best!  Happy Holidays everyone!

12/20/17 One Day, TWO Grants

Veterans Memorial Receives Funds.

The Second Charity Grant awarded today goes to the Wall Lake American Legion Post 262 in the amount of $500 towards the Veterans Memorial. Aureon and Corn Belt Telephone Company recognize the Wall Lake American Legion Post 262’s commitment to the betterment of their neighborhood and their passion for their community. Thank you!

Pictured Left to Right: J.D. Siebert of Aureon, Al Schwanz, Dick Petschauer and Arnie Grote of the Wall Lake American Legion Post 262, and Lee Wuebker of Corn Belt Telephone Company.

12/20/17 Grant for Local Hospital

Stewart Memorial Hospital Receives Charity Grant.

Another Charity Grant was awarded today from Aureon and Corn Belt Telephone Company to Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. $200 was granted toward updating the building. Aureon and Corn Belt Telephone Company are committed to advancing Iowan communities. Thank you, Stewart Memorial Community Hospital for your passion for the betterment of your own community!

Pictured left to right: Jennifer Snyder, Stephanie Bellcock, ARNP, Norma Wessling and Mary Ludwig of Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, Lee Wuebker, of Corn Belt Telephone Company and J.D. Siebert of Aureon.

06/20/17 Programming Change

Family Net to Rebrand to Cowboy Channel

Rural Media Group announced today that its FamilyNet cable television network will be rebranded The Cowboy Channel effective July 1. Programming will shift from airing the nostalgic and popular comedy sitcoms of the 70’s & 80’s to being anchored by western sports and everything that encompasses the popular western lifestyle.

Read the full Press Release from Rural Media Group and check out the Promotional Video below.

06/08/17 Save the Date ~ 2017 BBQ

Save the Date ~ 2017 BBQ

Save the date! We’ve booked the Wall Lake Shelter House for our 2017 Customer Appreciation BBQ! Time to fire up the grill and say “THANK YOU” to all of our customers! Write it in your calendars now; Monday, July 10th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! RSVP on Facebook or just stop on by! Who wants to cook on a Monday night anyway?  See you there!

 

04/27/17 Seasonal Disconnect Changes

Seasonal Disconnect Changes

As some of our Seasonal Customers are returning for the Spring and Summer, we would like to remind folks of our Seasonal Disconnect Changes that took effect at the beginning of this year.

Corn Belt Telephone is happy to be able to provide our Seasonal Reconnect and Disconnect Service for Telephone, Cable TV and Internet. Please keep in mind that Seasonal Disconnects will now take place at the end of a billing cycle only (the 15th of every month), when planning for your departure.

03/01/17 Solar Conjunction

Solar Conjunction

It’s that time again! This week, we will be seeing outages due to the Solar Conjunction for approximately 8 to 10 minutes at a time throughout the day on certain channels.
Solar Conjunction occurs when solar radiation overwhelms a satellite signal. Communication with any spacecraft in Solar Conjunction will be severely limited due to the sun’s interference on radio transmissions from the spacecraft.
Just sit tight though, the interruptions don’t last long! This Solar Conjunction episode should last roughly one week.
You can read more about Solar Conjunction or “Sun Outages” online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_outage