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Armchair athletes, get ready!

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As a die-hard sports fan, you love watching your favourite athletes on TV—even when they lose. Sorry, Habs!

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Well, you’re in for a treat this winter, with non-stop sporting events coming your way: Beijing 2022, THE football Sunday of the year, the NHL All-Star Game, and so much more to get excited about. In February, get ready to have your TV on 24/7 to catch all the amazing sporting events.

 

We’ve got a few tips for you to make sure you have everything you need (don’t forget the snacks!) and to ensure your experience lives up to your excitement. Get your remotes ready!

 

 

The Helix TV terminal: your omnipresent referee

 

View all current and upcoming sports content at a glance with the Helix TV terminal options. Access these options from the main menu in the Sports section or from the Program Guide by applying the Sports filter. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

 

For an even more sports-focused experience, go to the “Beijing Olympics” sub-sections. You won’t be able to use On Demand or the Sports app for this event, but don’t worry, we have a solution!

 

 

Helix recordings, so you don’t have to get up at night

 

With Helix recordings, you can watch all your favourite athletes’ Beijing performances, and anything else you don’t want to miss. No need to get up in the middle of the night to watch freestyle skiing—just use the Helix TV app to program your recordings and watch at your leisure.

 

Watch whatever you want, whenever you want, whether it’s the Superbowl on February 13, bobsledding, or even curling. We won’t judge . . . unless you forget the guac and tortilla chips!

 

There’s no reason not to record your favourite events. With the Skip forward and Skip back functions, you can pop into the kitchen to replenish your snacks without missing a second of alpine skiing.

 

 

Take advantage of voice command

 

Use voice command to skip directly to the Program Guide or your recordings. To quickly access what you’re looking for, say the name of the content in question—for example, say “Habs game” or “football.” Just try not to yell “Score!” into the remote when your team scores.

 

 

Reminder notifications, so you don’t miss a thing

 

Do you keep forgetting when your favourite events are on? Set a reminder to prevent that from happening again. If you’re in the middle of preparing delicious pre-game sliders, a reminder will pop up to tell you to speed-skate your way to the TV to watch all the skating events live. Simply activate the reminders so you don’t miss any of your programs.

 

 

The Helix TV app: the armchair athlete’s best friend

 

You can manage almost anything remotely with the Helix TV app . . . at least, when it comes to the sports you want to watch! You can watch your recordings anytime, anywhere, and even without Wi-Fi thanks to the Download to go feature.

 

From the Browse option, go to the Sports section to see a selection of movies, shows, and live content. Search for relevant content using keywords such as “NFL,” “hockey,” or your favourite sports team.

 

Multitask from your kitchen by programming your recordings remotely while you prep your famous mouth-searing chicken wings! Almost as exciting as seeing the Stanley Cup in Montréal!

 

 

The Sports app, or the art of multitasking

 

Can you do two things at once? We sure can! Watch an event and follow the results of other games live with the Sports app You can even see the schedule of upcoming games and live sports updates while watching a different event. Now that's what we call multitasking.

 

 

TV time is just around the corner!

 

You’ve been looking forward to these sporting events for a while, and now the time has finally come! Watch your favourite sports and athletes thanks to the many sports channels offered in our TV Sports plan.

 

Settle in with your remote, nachos, and drinks within reach, and get ready for a sports marathon, live from your living room!