Comcast Media Center scores over a score more channels

Wed, 01/17/2007 - 6:43am
Brian Santo, CED

The Comcast Media Center (CMC) has increased the number of digital video and audio services it transports to more than 200 channels, following the addition of 23 new channels.

The most recent additions to the service include 10 channel feeds from NBC Universal (Bravo East & West, CNBC, MSNBC, SCI FI Channel East & West, Shop NBC, USA Network East & West and Universal HD); eight channel feeds for Viacom networks (MTV Networks' CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike TV and VH1, and BET Networks' East & West Coast feeds for BET); two Disney-ABC Television Group channel feeds (Disney Channel and ABC Family); GSN: The Network for Games; Scripps Networks' DIY Network; and Hallmark Movie Channel.

Transport will be provided over SES Americom's 50-state AMC-4 satellite.

CMC's digital video service is designed to facilitate the cable industry's migration to an all-digital platform. Gary Traver, COO of Comcast Media Center, said, "One of the great advantages of the HITS (Headend in the Sky) solution, thanks to the participation of over 400 cable MSO affiliates, is our ability to address emerging needs such as the migration to all-digital, through centralized investments in digital technology that can be passed along at a fraction of what it would cost each of our affiliates on a standalone basis."


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