Comcast announced it has added 46 new high-definition (HD) networks in the San Francisco Bay Area, which includes San Jose, Santa Rosa and parts of the East Bay. That brings Comcast’s total number of HD channels in the area to 99.
The additions also include 13 Spanish language channels, 14 international channels (premium subscriptions) and four standard definition channels.
The additions to the lineup will be rolling out over the next month. Starting today the new channels are available to residential homes and businesses in San Jose and Los Gatos. On Oct. 8, they will be available in Alameda, Hayward, Santa Rosa and Union City.
On October 13th, the channels will launch in Berkeley, El Cerrito, Fremont, Hercules, Newark, Pinole, Richmond and San Pablo. Benicia will get them on November 2nd.
Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, Hercules and Pinole will launch an additional 12 high-definition networks (see list below), bringing their totals up to 85 new networks including 58 new HD networks.
The new HD networks will include: BET HD, Biography Channel HD, CBS College Sports HD, CMT HD, CNN Headline News HD, Comedy Central HD, Disney XD HD, ESPN News HD, ESPN U HD, Fuse HD, G4 HD, HBO Comedy HD, HBO Latino HD, HBO Zone HD, IFC (International Film Channel) HD; Lifetime HD, Lifetime Movie Network HD, MGM HD, MLB Network HD, MSNBC HD, MTV HD, NBA TV HD, NBA League Pass HD, NHL Network HD, NHL Center Ice/MLB Extra Innings HD, Nickelodeon HD, Outdoor Channel HD, Planet Green HD, Showtime Too HD, Spike HD, Starz! Comedy HD, Starz! Edge HD, Starz! Kids & Family HD, Style Network HD, TCM (Turner Classic Movies) HD, Thriller MAX HD, Action MAX HD, TMC The Movie Channel HD, The Tennis Channel HD, truTV HD, TV One HD, VH1 HD, WE: Women’s Entertainment HD, The Weather Channel HD, WGN HD and a pay-per-view (PPV) HD channel.
The extra 12 high-definition (HD) networks that will be launched in Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, Hercules and Pinole, and that have already been launched in the other cities, are Bravo HD, Cartoon Network HD, CNBC HD, E! HD, Encore HD, Fox Business Network HD, Fox News Channel HD, FX HD, Hallmark Movie Channel HD, QVC HD, Speed HD and Travel Channel HD.