Comcast announced today that it has put the finishing touches on its Project Cavalry analog reclamation initiative in the San Francisco Bay Area.
By converting analog channels to digital, Comcast has cleared up room to launch new channels, including The Africa Channel, Ovation TV and English-language Latino network Sí TV in the Bay Area. All three channels will be available on Comcast’s Digital Classic tier across the San Francisco Bay Area to both residential homes and businesses.
Comcast started its analog-to-digital conversion in the San Francisco area early last year and rolled it out in phases. The digital migration project is called Project Cavalry internally, but Comcast has given it the more consumer-friendly name of “The World of More.”
Under the initiative, Comcast offered digital upgrades to standard cable customers to migrate from analog to digital, and it converted channels 31 and above to a digitally delivered format.
Comcast’s digital upgrade reclaimed enough analog bandwidth to allow the company to provide more products and services to customers, such as faster Internet speeds, more channels and more on-demand content.
Comcast now has more than 100 HD networks in the Bay Area, as well as dozens of international and multicultural language channels.