A portal is another name for a Home Page. The Blue Ridge Home Page is available from www.mybrctv.com. We encourage you to make this your Home Page - which is ultimately the page your computer will automatically open to when you access your internet browser.Back to Top
The Blue Ridge portal or Home Page is a robust and dynamic source of information and services, including national and local news, sports, and entertainment. By logging in, you instantly access your Blue Ridge email, and you can also customize the content and location of information on the page, making it truly unique to your interests and desires. Additional features and benefits include:
Log in access is available in the upper right portion of the Blue Ridge Home Page by clicking on a “Log In” link or the green Email button. You can then log in using your Blue Ridge email user name and password.Back to Top
Email access is available in the upper right portion of the Blue Ridge Homepage by clicking on the Email button. You can then log in using your Blue Ridge email user name and password. After you have logged in, you will have a preview of your email inbox available directly from your Blue Ridge Homepage.
Once you have logged in to the Blue Ridge Homepage, you can also access your account for the following email providers.
There are two ways to make the Blue Ridge portal your Home Page:
In Internet Explorer:
The portal has a Homepage, plus many other pages that you typically access by clicking on components or channels. When you go to another page, simply click on your browser's "back" button or click the "Home" button at the left side of the page. If you have not set http://www.mybrctv.com as your Homepage, and you navigate to other URL addresses on the web, when you want to get back to the Blue Ridge Homepage, you will need to enter http://www.mybrctv.com in the browser address bar to return. This is another great reason to make the Blue Ridge portal your Homepage on the Internet by clicking the "Make this my Homepage" link at the top of the page.Back to Top
Use the Mange Account link located at the bottom of the Blue Ridge Home Page to manage your Blue Ridge account.Back to Top
Yes, in order to access the portal your browser must be set up to allow cookies.Back to Top
Cookies are simple pieces of text sent by a server to a web browser. Cookies not harmful to your computer; they are used for authenticating, tracking, and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences used in customizing the portal or the content on the portal.Back to Top
A component is a section of the portal that is complete within itself. It can be moved or removed within the space of the portal when you are logged in. For instance: "3 Day Forecast" is the Weather component on the page.Back to Top
Click on 'Personalize' in the upper right corner of the Home Page above Email Log in, a dropdown display will appear on the Home Page. Here you can choose from several categories to choose content from (business, entertainment, etc). To add content to your Home Page, click on a category of interest in the left column of the content window, and choose a content component. To add the component to your Home Page, click Add. To select the column you wish to place it in select the arrow next to the 'Add' button. If you do not select a column, it will be placed in the column that best fits based on what is already present on your Home Page.Back to Top
If you remove a component and would like to add it back to your Home Page you will need to refresh your page and click 'Personalize' in the upper right corner of the Home Page above Email Log In. Locate the component and click 'Add' to add the component back to your Home Page.Back to Top
There are two ways to move components:
Several things can be customized within the TV Listings component. Click on the TV tab and then click on "Settings" in the upper right hand corner of the component. You can adjust the following:
The "Local Channel" can be found in the directory across the top of the Home Page. The Local Channel can be customized whether you are logged in or not—by clicking on the local channel and then entering your desired zip code and clicking "Go." If there is a local component on the Home Page, the content there will also change to reflect the zip code input on the Local channel.Back to Top
The "In Theaters" component also allows you to search by Movie Title and date.Back to Top
Within the Weather component, there is a edit link where you can enter any zip code or city and state. Simply enter a zip code or city and state to see the weather conditions in the place you are interested in. You can also change whether the display is reported in Fahrenheit or Celsius by choosing the corresponding icon in the top right of the component.Back to Top
The Market Watch component functions in two ways:
To download programs necessary to support premium content, such as Flash or plug-ins, click on Downloads & Plug-ins in the footer of the page. Click 'Download now!' next to the program you are interested in downloading. You will be prompted to download that program.Back to Top
There are many helpful functions available through the toolbar. By adding the toolbar, you can have these functions available to you, no matter what Internet web page you are on. These functions include:
To download the Blue Ridge toolbar, go to the very top of the Home Page and click on the Toolbar link. You will be taken to another page that highlights the features and benefits of having the toolbar as well as directions for downloading.Back to Top
All registered portal users are allowed to post comments. You can also sign in using your Facebook, Twitter, Disqus ID, Yahoo or OpenID to comment.
If you have trouble logging in with Facebook, visit Facebook.com and login there, then visit the portal and click the Facebook Connect button. You should then login seamlessly.
Comments are monitored by BLUE RIDGE via an assigned moderator. The moderator(s) have the ability to immediately edit/delete comments that violate our comment policy and restore comments that have been wrongly flagged. The moderator can also monitor for spam as well as block users.
BLUE RIDGE encourages you to add comment to our discussions. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. Please note that BLUE RIDGE makes reasonable efforts to review all comments prior to posting and BLUE RIDGE may edit comments for clarity or to keep out questionable or off-topic material. All comments should be relevant to the post and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. By submitting your comment, you hereby give BLUE RIDGE the right, but not the obligation, to post, air, edit, exhibit, telecast, cablecast, webcast, re-use, publish, reproduce, use, license, print, distribute or otherwise use your comment(s) and accompanying personal identifying information via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity.
Click on "Flag." Users that repeatedly leave inappropriate or off-topic comments will have their account suspended.
Yes, you can edit a comment after it has been posted. Click on EDIT button in the lower right hand corner of your comment box.
Yes, you can post URLs as comments and users will see a hyperlink when they roll their mouse over the URL.