Thanks to its Project Imagine initiative, Suddenlink Communications added numerous HD channels to various markets last week.
Project Imagine calls for approximately $350 million of capital investments nationwide through 2012, above and beyond the company's traditional capital spending levels. In addition to adding more channels via analog-to-digital conversions, Suddenlink has launched DOCSIS 3.0-based data tiers this year, and it also expanded its phone service through Project Imagine.
Suddenlink recently wrapped up its all-digital conversion projects in El Dorado and Mountain Home, Ark., which led to the addition of the following channels: Cinemax HD, Starz HD, CBS College Sports HD, Versus HD, Speed HD, Sportsman Channel HD, The Tennis Channel HD, truTV HD, CNN HD, Spike HD, Comedy Central HD, Cartoon Network HD, Nickelodeon HD, MTV HD, VH-1 HD, CMT HD, Turner Classic Movies HD, ESPNU HD, Golf Channel HD, Encore HD, Hallmark Channel HD, Lifetime Movie Network HD, E! HD, WGN HD and BET HD.
Suddenlink, the nation's seventh-largest cable operator, also added HD channels in Natchitoches and DeRidder, La., which included: BET HD, CBS College Sports HD, WGN HD, truTV HD, E! Entertainment HD, Headline News HD, Turner Classic Movies HD, Lifetime Movie Network HD, Speed HD, ESPNU HD, ESPNews HD, Golf Channel HD, Hallmark Channel HD, Sportsman Channel HD, Versus HD, Encore HD and The Tennis Channel HD. In Natchitoches, standard-definition versions of The Tennis Channel and Turner Classic Movies were also added.
Suddenlink also recently announced more HD channels in several of its Louisiana cable systems, including Lake Charles, Sulphur, Bossier City and Haughton, as well as in Branson, Mo.
In past all-digital upgrades, Suddenlink has used digital terminal adapters from Huawei.