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TWC kicks off HD mania with the launch of more than 20 High Definition Channels. More than 100 new HD channels still to come.

Release Date: 10/27/2008

There’s no turning back! Time Warner Cable’s Carolina Region is rolling out HD channels like never before.  Time Warner Cable, the home of Free HD, is adding more than 20 new HD channels to the lineup. The channels are available free to customers with TWC’s digital tier of service and HD equipment.  The channels will be added in phases beginning Thursday, October 29th and continuing over the next few months.

The list of high definition channels include: Speed HD, BIO, Discovery Channel, ESPNU, Planet Green, CNN, Disney Channel, History, Animal Planet, ABC Family, Lifetime, ESPNews, Learning Channel, FSNS HD, Cinemax E, Cinemax W, Starz!, TMC and PPV.  The more than 20 HD channels offer something for everyone!

Planet Green
A 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network offering more than 250 hours of original green lifestyle programming that is entertaining, relevant, and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Planet Green features several original shows including The Green Life starring Adrian Grenier of Entourage and Supper Club with Tom Bergeron, host of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

ESPNU HD is the HD simulcast of ESPNU which is currently carried on all digital lineups in TWC’s Carolina region.  The network will carry more than 200 hours of HD programming including live college game coverage. Football coverage includes live games Thursday and Saturday nights.

Discovery Channel
All the fantastic programming you’ve come to appreciate from Discovery in stunning HD format. Popular shows include Deadliest Catch and Planet Earth.

Speed Channel
Speed Channel HD is the HD simulcast of Speed Channel, your number one authority on anything motorsports including NASCAR and Formula One race coverage.
Other HD channels launching in the near future include The Weather Channel HD, FX HD and Hallmark HD. Sprout and MLB will be added in Standard Definition.

The addition of these channels is the result of an infrastructure upgrade of more than $50 million dollars.  “Time Warner Cable is and will continue to be the best HD value available,” says Brian Kelly, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Time Warner Cable’s Carolina Region. “With our advanced fiber network, these additional channels are the first step toward adding hundreds of HD programming choices in the future.” 

Unlike with DIRECTV®, DISH® and some telecommunications companies that charge extra for these HD services, Time Warner Cable customers can watch what they want, when they want, in HD…for free.  Current digital customers can upgrade to an HD set-top at no additional cost. Kelly adds, “With the vast majority of our HD channels included free with digital service, Time Warner Cable offers the easiest transition and best value in HD of any provider today.”

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s Carolina Region provides video, Internet and telephone services to more than 1.9 million customers in 442 cities and towns across North and South Carolina.    Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas — New York state (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves approximately 14.7 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.

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