Comcast will be adding 58 HD channels later this week in parts of Central California including Fresno, Los Banos, Merced, Tulare and Visalia (see full list of areas below). The additional channels (totalling 75 if you count standard-def channels ) will be added as part of Comcast’s XFINITY TV upgrade. New HD channels soon to be available include BET HD, MGM HD, MSNBC HD, Nickelodeon HD, Disney XD HD and E! HD.
“We’ve heard from customers that they can’t get enough HD and multicultural programming, so we’re excited to exponentially increase our offering of those networks and give even more value to our customers as part of our digital upgrade,” said Curt Henninger, Senior VP of Comcast’s California Region.
Starting July 29, the new programming will be available in the following cities: Fresno, Clovis, Coalinga, Del Rey, Dinuba, Dos Palos, Exeter, Farmersville, Firebaugh, Fowler, Friant, Hanford, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Lemoore, Madera, Mendota, Parlier, Pinedale, Porterville, Reedley, Riverdale, San Joaquin, Sanger, Selma, Tulare and Visalia.
On Friday, July 30th, the new programming will be available in: Merced, Atwater, Crows Landing, Grayson, Gustine, Los Banos, Santa Nella and Winton.
Comcast is also launching 14 international premium networks and three standard definition channels that include Ovation TV, The Africa Channel, and Retirement Living.
The new HD channels will include: BET HD, Biography Channel HD, Bravo HD, Cartoon Network HD, CBS Sports HD, CMT HD, CNBC HD, CNN Headline News HD, Comedy Central HD, Disney XD HD, E! HD, Encore HD, ESPN News HD, ESPNU HD, Fox News Channel HD, Fuse HD, FX-West HD, G4 HD, Hallmark Channel HD, Hallmark Movie Channel HD, HBO Comedy HD, HBO Latino HD, HBO Zone HD, HSN HD, IFC HD, Lifetime HD, Lifetime Movie Network HD, MGM HD, MSNBC HD, MTV HD, NBA League Pass Team HD, NBA TV HD, NHL Network HD, Nickelodeon HD, Outdoor Channel HD, Planet Green HD, QVC HD, Showtime Too HD, Speed HD, Spike HD, Starz Comedy HD, Starz Edge HD, Starz Kids and Family HD, Style HD, TCM Turner Classic Movies HD, Tennis Channel HD, Thriller MAX HD, ActionMAX HD, Travel Channel HD, truTV HD, TV One HD, VH1 HD, WE HD, The Weather Channel HD, and two NHL/MLB League Pass HD networks.