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High Definition Television Service Rollouts

Mon, 09/30/2002 - 8:00pm
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Operator: AT&T Broadband
Market(s): Early test launch in select areas of greater Chicago, Ill.
Channels: Local FOX, NBC; HBO; Showtime
Launch Date: Began May 2002
Pricing: HD decoder leased at $10.95 per month
Associated Equipment: Motorola HDD200 high-definition decoder, for use with the Motorola DCT2000 series boxes

Operator: Blue Ridge Communications
Market(s): Stroudsburg, Lehighton, Lansford, Milford, Hawley and Honesdale (Pa.)
Channels: Local ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS; HBO; Showtime
Launch Date: May 2002
Pricing: Lease digital converter for $10.95/month
Associated Equipment: S-A Explorer 3100HD

Operator: Charter Communications
Market(s): Alhambra/Pasadena, Calif.; Glendale/Burbank, Calif.; University Park/Highland Park, Texas; Miami Beach, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.
Channels: HBO; Showtime
Launch Date: May 2002
Pricing: Lease digital STB
Associated Equipment: S-A Explorer 3100HD STB
Market(s): St. Louis, Mo; Kalamazoo, Mich.
Channels: HBO; Showtime
Launch Date: To launch October/November 2002
Pricing: Lease digital STB
Associated Equipment: Motorola 5100HD STB

Operator: Comcast Cable Communications
Market(s): Select Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware markets
Channels: Local ABC, NBC; HBO; Showtime; WHYY-HD (PBS)
Launch Date: Nov. 1, 2001
Pricing: Decoder lease at $10.95 per month, or purchase decoder for $300
Associated Equipment: Digital cable STB, decoder

Operator: Cox Communications
Market(s): Las Vegas, Nev.
Channels: Local CBS, local PBS; HBO; Showtime; Discovery HD Theater
Launch Date: July 22, 2002
Pricing: Digital STB/remote at $10.15 per month; add $5 per month for Discovery HD Theater
Associated Equipment: Integrated digital cable STB
Market(s): Phoenix, Ariz.
Channels: Local ABC, PBS; HBO; Showtime; Discovery HD Theater
Launch Date: Sept. 4, 2002
Pricing: S-A 3100HD converter sold at retail for $499.95; one-time installation charge of $49.95; add $5 per month for Discovery HD Theater
Associated Equipment: Integrated digital cable STB, S-A Explorer 3100HD

Operator: Time Warner Cable
Market(s): High definition service available across 98 percent of footprint
Channels: Local stations where available; HBO; Showtime
Launch Date: Soft launch May 2002
Pricing: No additional cost beyond digital subscription
Associated Equipment:Motorola 5100HD, S-A Explorer 3100HD
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