Tuesday, March 31, 2009

First TWC Northeast Ohio HDTV Wave

As noted in our Twitter update, it does appear that Time Warner Cable's Northeast Ohio division has rolled out the first wave of its coming HD channel lineup expansion.

We aren't near the OMW World Headquarters and our own TWC installation, or we'd verify it for ourselves.

Anyway, since we've already written about this extensively, with the help of TWC NEO executive Bill Jasso, we'll just put up the company's press release in this space...with thanks to the company's Travis Reynolds...

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Time Warner Cable Kicks Off High Definition Launch Campaign

Over 30 HD Channels Added In Next Five Months

Akron, OH (MARCH 2009) – Beginning today, Time Warner Cable will rollout five new high definition channels per month. The channels launching today are:

* Palladia HD, channel 469
* Discovery Channel HD, channel 449
* USA HD, channel 443
* SCI FI HD, channel 476
* Disney HD, channel 456

“Time Warner Cable is an industry leader and committed to delivering more high definition offerings for our customers to enjoy,” said Steve Fry, Time Warner Cable Northeast Ohio Division President.

Palladia HD, channel 469, is a music-centric high definition television channel featuring music programming from MTV, VH1 and CMT. Palladia features concert series, events, and original Palladia productions including: VH1 Storytellers, CMT Crossroads, MTV2's $2 Bill, MTV Video Music Awards, VH1 Hip Hop Honors and CMT Music Awards. Original programming includes a weekly music video countdown show, artist interviews, backstage extras and a concert series.

Discovery Channel HD, channel 449, is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network offers a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres, including science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world.

USA HD, channel 443, is a leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, off-net television shows and blockbuster theatrical films.

SCI FI HD, channel 476, is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming.

Disney HD, channel 456, is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies.

More channel additions will be announced as they become available each month. By the end of July, Time Warner Cable customers will have over 30 new HD channels and more than 60 total. Additional HD channels will continue to be added through the end of the year.

5 comments:

Andrew said...

Well, "This TV" on 43.2 lit up at 5:09AM this morning:)

wd8kct said...

43-2 program audio levels were running pretty low... except for an occasional commercial...

Shawn From Amherst said...

Finally!!!!

Seems like I've been waiting forever for TW to catch up to satalite in this regard.

Do we know what other HD channels we can expect in the coming months?

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Andrew said...

Yeah, I noticed the low audio output as well with the commercials blasting me out of the chair. They probably won't bother doing anything about it.

Colin said...

On April 29, TWC NEO is adding Bravo, CNBC, The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, ABC Family to the "standard" (Free) HD tier.

They're also adding ESPN News HD and MLB HD to the digital basic tier.