Comcast’s Xfinity TV service is now offering 150 HD channels in its Philadelphia markets. Comcast says its their first market to reach 150 high-definition channels, with other cities to soon follow including surrounding suburbs of Pennsylvania and Delaware and the majority of New Jersey.
BBC America HD, DIY HD, Ovation HD, PBS Kids Sprout HD and Smithsonian HD are just several of the new HD channels added in Philadelphia which total 50 today.
Comcast also added 22 new international channels (not in HD) including Deutsche Welle (German), Rai Italia (Italian), and SBTN (Saigon Broadcasting Television Network). (See full list below.)
“The addition of new HD and international channels on Xfinity TV has played a major role in improving the Comcast experience for our customers and we intend to continue boosting their level of value and options,” said Amy Smith, senior vice president, Comcast Freedom Region.
A Comcast representative also mentioned Comcast has launched 30 new HD channels in their Garden State market in South Jersey serving Cherry Hill, Camden and surrounding areas.
New international channels include:
- European: Deutsche Welle (German); Rai Italia (Italian); and TV5MONDE (French)
- Israeli: The Israeli Network
- Korean: TVK
- Mandarin Chinese: CCTV-4; CTI-Zhong Tian channel; ETTV Super Channel; Phoenix Info News; and Phoenix North America Chinese Channel
- Russian: Channel One Russia (C1R); Russian Television Network (RTN); and TV1000 Russian Kino
- South Asian: NEO Cricket; SET (Sony Entertainment Television) Asia; SET India GOLD; STAR India NEWS; STAR India PLUS; STAR ONE; TV Asia; and ZEE TV
- Vietnamese: SBTN (Saigon Broadcasting Television Network)