Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New channels in Seymour, CT on Comcast

from comcast PR:
Company Providing Customers with Access to Over 100 HD Channels and Grouping
All HD Channel Offerings in 4-Digit Channel Position
SEYMOUR, CT – (August 9, 2011) – Comcast today announced the addition of 40 new channels to its lineup in the Seymour area, including 37 high definition (HD) and three standard definition networks. This massive launch of programming was made possible by the company’s ongoing digital network enhancement. With today’s launches, customers in these communities now have access to over 100 HD networks, along with more than 6,000 HD On Demand choices a month. Additionally, all of Comcast’s HD channel offerings, including existing HD channels, are now located in a 4-digit channel position to group all HD programming in the same channel range and provide customers with a better viewing experience.
The seven Seymour area communities benefitting from this digital network enhancement include Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Naugatuck, Oxford and Seymour. As part of its digital network enhancement, the company is digitizing all of its analog channels in three separate phases in these communities. The company already digitized a majority of its analog lineup in two waves on June 15 and July 12, moving a total of 38 channels from the analog to digital lineup and expects to complete the digitization of its analog lineup on August 16. These moves are clearing the way for additional HD programming, more On Demand choices, faster Internet speeds and other interactive digital services. The latest 40 new channels, which come on the heels of 24 new channels that launched in late June, represent the most recent benefits to local customers in these communities.
Seymour area customers also have access to a newly-launched Hispanic programming package, called MultiLatino, for $14.95 per month. MultiLatino includes popular channels such as Galavision, ESPN Deportes and Discovery Familia.
“After helping so many customers get their digital equipment in recent weeks, we’re excited to deliver on our promise of offering the ultimate viewing experience,” said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President for Comcast’s Western New England Region, which includes Connecticut. “We already offer customers more HD programming than any other provider – more than 6,000 HD choices a month – and we are thrilled to now also provide our Seymour area customers with over 100 HD channels.”
The 40 channels recently added to Comcast’s local lineup include:
· Smithsonian (Channel 146)
· Jewish Life TV (Channel 152)
· Reelz (Channel 234)
· CNN Headline News HD (Channel 1107)
· The Weather Channel HD (Channel 1111)
· NECN HD (Channel 1130)
· Comedy Central HD (Channel 1221)
· G4 HD (Channel 1222)
· Investigation Discovery HD (Channel 1232)
· History International HD (Channel 1271)
· WE-HD (Channel 1308)
· Style HD (Channel 1341)
· Ovation HD (Channel 1345)
· TruTV HD (Channel 1351)
· TV ONE TV (Channel 1360)
· BET HD (Channel 1361)
· MTV HD (Channel 1405)
· VH1 HD (Channel 1406)
· CMT HD (Channel 1407
· FUSE HD (Channel 1420)
· GMC HD (Channel 1435)
· DisneyXD HD (Channel 1516)
· ESPNews HD (Channel 1608)
· Tennis HD (Channel 1612)
· NHL HD (Channel 1711)
· NBA HD (Channel 1770 & 1712)
· ESPNU HD (Channel 1720)
· CBS Sports Network HD (Channel 1721)
· Big Ten Network HD (Channel 1730)
· TCM HD (Channel 1815)
· IFC HD (Channel 1860)
· HBO2 HD (Channel 1912)
· HBO Comedy HD (Channel 1920)
· HBO Zone HD (Channel 1922)
· HBO Latino HD (Channel 1925)
· Action Max HD (Channel 1934)
· Thriller Max HD (Channel 1936)
· WMax HD (Channel 1938)
· 5 Star Max HD (Channel 1941)
· Outer Max HD (Channel 1944)
Additionally, with the company’s ongoing massive expansion of HD programming, Comcast is now utilizing 4-digit display channels for these newly launched networks to group all HD programming in the same channel range and provide customers with a better viewing experience.
As a result, customers will have three ways to get to the channel they want to view, including:
1) Selecting the channel they desire and then pressing “ENTER/OK” on the remote (i.e. to tune to Channel 115, a customer would push 1-1-5-ENTER/OK); or
2) Enter “0” prior to the desired channel (i.e. press 0-1-1-5); or
1) Enter the desired channel and wait 1 - 1 ½ seconds to be auto-tuned to that channel

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