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Comcast could market HD “better”

March 11, 2008 |

comcast logoNews from a Dow Jones Newswire yesterday quoted Comcast’s Chief Financial Officer Michael Angelakis as saying that HD competitor DirecTV, a satellite provider, has done a “better job” of marketing its HD offerings. He added, “not every HD channel deserves to be in HD, and there are lots of HD channels that aren’t watched very much.” Read More

Comcast/Florida adds 6 HD channels

March 4, 2008 |

comcast logoComcast/South Florida announced in a press release yesterday that they will add 6 new high definition (HD) channels and VOD choices to their lineup. The new channels will include Food Network HD (Channel 414), USA Network HD (Channel 420), History Channel HD (Channel 422), Discovery Channel HD (Channel 424), Animal Planet HD (Channel 426), and Sci-Fi Network HD (Channel 427). Read More

Comcast adds HD channels in New Jersey

February 28, 2008 |

Engadget reports that Comcast will be adding 10 new HD channels in New Jersey. The channels include USA HD, Sci-Fi HD, Food Network HD, A&E HD, HD Theater, The History Channel HD, HGTV HG, Animal Planet HD and … Read More

Hallmark Channel to go HD

February 22, 2008 |

hallmark channelIn a press release yesterday, Crown Media Holdings announced they will be launching the Hallmark Movie Channel in HD, along with a renewal of their distribution agreement with Time Warner Cable.

Crown Media Holdings, which owns the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, will continue to be broadcast into 12 million homes through Time Warner’s distribution. The agreement includes both standard and high definition versions. Read More

Comcast adds HD channels in Seattle & Spokane

February 15, 2008 |

Comcast announced today it’s plans to add 6 new high-definition (HD) channels in Washington state, on March 4, 2008. The new channels, which will be available in Seattle and Spokane, will include: Animal Planet HD, Discovery Channel HD, The … Read More

HD decides where Super Bowl will be watched

January 29, 2008 | 2

comcast logoA survey from Comcast says that HD will decide where and how football fans will watch the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots vs. The New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII is a must watch in high definition. Come to think of it, wasn’t HD invented just for football?

The survey conducted by Comcast found that 47% of consumers expect to make an effort to watch the Super Bowl in HD. That number breaks down into 52% of men and 41% of women. Also, the study found that 35% of consumers are “more likely to host a Super Bowl party of their own if they have the HD experience at home, while 43% said they’re more likely to accept an invitation to a Super Bowl party thrown by someone else if the host offers the HD experience for the game.” Read More

The Weather Channel moves toward native HD in 2008

January 25, 2008 |

weather channelThe Weather Channel is well on its way to the launch of its first HD studio programs, Your Weather Today and Evening Edition, on June 2, 2008. By early May, sets will be in place for the start of rehearsals from a four- story-high HD studio. Read More

Comcast Bullish on HD

January 9, 2008 | 1

The world’s No. 1 cable operator Comcast Corp. later this year will introduce technology that allows subscribers to download high-definition movies in four minutes.

Comcast plans to bow 1,000 on-demand HD movies at the end of 2008, using over-cable-service-interface-specifications (DOCSIS … Read More

Cablevision adds CNN HD lineup

November 8, 2007 |

Cablevision Systems and CNN Worldwide announced the addition of CNN HD to Cablevision’s high-definition programming line-up. This makes it the 42nd high-definition channel available to Cablevision’s 800,000 io digital cable customers with HD televisions. The network, found on channel 725, … Read More

SureWest of N. California offers more HD channels

October 25, 2007 |

SureWest Communications, serving Northern California, announced Oct. 23 it will enhance its high definition (HD) television offerings and make available at least 38 HD channels by the end of November 2007.  SureWest has a unique edge on other HD providers … Read More

Cox: NFL Network HD launches in Northern Virginia

September 28, 2007 |

Cox Communications Northern Virginia announced today the launch of NFL Network HD. The network is now available on Cox Cable channel 718 on the Digital Sports & Info Tier for Fairfax County and Fredericksburg area. NFL Network offers more … Read More

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