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Comcast serves up more HD choices in New Jersey

Wed, 04/01/2009 - 8:55am
Mike Robuck

Comcast Cable today announced the addition of new high-definition (HD) programming choices for customers in New Jersey. 

Comcast, which currently delivers more than 1,000 HD choices to its subscribers, is also launching MLB Network HD on its digital cable lineup throughout its New Jersey footprint.

Also today, Comcast is launching MASN HD in northern Delaware and MLB Network HD throughout its Freedom Region (greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware).

“We consistently hear from our customers that they can’t get enough high-definition programming, and we continue to deliver more HD content than any other provider,” said Amy Smith, regional senior vice president of Comcast’s Freedom Region serving the Philadelphia Metro area and New Jersey.  “Whether it’s movies, sports, network shows or other programming, we will bring HD to our customers the way they want to watch it – live or on their own schedule.”

Comcast launched the following HD channels in various systems:

 Comcast of Maple Shade system in south New Jersey (added on or about April 1):

  • MLB Network HD (channel 191)
  • Science HD (channel 194)
  • ABC Family HD (channel 195)
  • HGTV HD (channel 213)
  • Food Network HD (channel 216)
  • History HD (channel 217)
  • CNN HD (channel 221)
  • USA HD (channel 222)
  • Discovery HD (channel 224)
  • Sci-Fi HD (channel 226)
  • Animal Planet HD (channel 230)
  • AMC HD (channel 238)
  • Disney HD (channel 239)

Comcast of Garden State (added on or about April 1):

  • MLB Network HD (channel 191)
  • HGTV HD (channel 213)

Comcast of Monmouth and Ocean County, Toms River, LBI and central New Jersey (added on or about April 7):

  • MLB Network HD (channel 191)
  • CNN HD (channel 221)
  • TLC HD (channel 225)
  • AMC HD (channel 238)

Comcast of New Jersey, Union, Plainfield, Jersey City and Meadowlands, (added on or about April 7):

  • MLB Network HD (channel 191)
  • A&E HD (channel 211)
  • HGTV HD (channel 213)
  • Food Network HD (channel 216)
  • History HD (channel 217)
  • CNN HD (channel 221)
  • USA HD (channel 222)
  • Discovery HD (channel 224)
  • TLC HD (channel 225)
  • Sci-Fi HD (channel 226)
  • Animal Planet HD (channel 230)
  • AMC HD (channel 238)

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•  Cox joins the DOCSIS 3.0 party 

•  From The Cable Show: Video is king when it comes to keeping subs
•  Comcast, itaas join for iTV
•  TWC taps Motorola for multi-room DVR
•  SureWest, TellyTopia launch video upload channel
•  From CTIA 2009: Clearwire showcases Wi-Fi hotspot expander
•  Cox names Bialis SVP of Western Division
•  Sprint offers enhanced services to ops
•  Comcast serves up more HD choices in New Jersey
•  Aurora intros 2 industry firsts: 8-wavelenght LcWDM, full RFPON platforms

•  Jungo takes aim at driving down DOCSIS 3.0 customer support costs 

•  Convergys upgrades OSS/BSS platform
•  ActiveVideo says interactive apps driving operator revenues
•  Openet paving cable's way to transaction model
•  Macrovision launches tru2way technologies
•  Drake intros hospitality headend
•  Imagine touts ICE platforms
•  From CTIA 2009: Samsung unveils WiMAX-capable device
•  From CTIA 2009: Alcatel-Lucent intros EPC for LTE
•  Broadband Briefs for 04/01/09

 

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