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Comcast adds more HD in Garden State

Fri, 07/17/2009 - 8:50am
Mike Robuck

As part of a continuing effort to add more high-definition choices for subscribers, Comcast has boosted its HD lineup in its Garden State system.

Comcast said the additional HD channels were available through its “World of More” digital service upgrade. Jeff Alexander, a spokesman for Comcast, said the additional HD channels in the Garden State system were not the result of the digital migration initiative that Comcast has been undertaking in other systems.

“We’re already engaged in the ramp-up to World of More in parts of Philadelphia and New Jersey – though no expanded basic channels have been converted to digital yet,” Alexander said. “We will soon convert in the Plainfield (North Jersey) and Maple Shade (South Jersey) systems. Many other areas are preparing for the changes, including parts of the Philly suburbs and other New Jersey systems. We will complete the changes in 2010.”

Subscribers in the following cities and areas will have access to the six additional HD channels: Camden, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill, Pennsauken and other surrounding areas, as well as Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base.

“Our customers have asked for more HD, and that’s exactly what we’re delivering,” said Amy Smith, regional senior vice president of Comcast’s Freedom Region serving the Philadelphia Metro area and New Jersey.

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