July 2, 2008 – Time Warner Cable has added 12 new High Definition (HD) channels. Including the dozen new HD channels, Time Warner Cable has added 16 HD channels to its lineup in the last three weeks. In addition, Time Warner Cable will relocate other HD channels to make them easier to find.
“As the home of free HD, Time Warner Cable is pleased to add a variety of new HD programs to the roster of High Definition programs our customers receive at no additional cost,” says Damon Porter, Time Warner Cable Director of Public Affairs.
Among the new HD channels are Animal Planet (channel 1057), CNN (channel 1044), TBS (channel 1014), TLC (channel 1040), and Fox News (channel 1060). Sports fans will find ESPN News in Digital HD on channel 1204 while the Versus and Golf channels will combine their HD programming on Versus/Golf on channel 1055. Planet Green will air on channel 1226, Outdoor on channel 1202 in Digital HD, the Travel Channel on 1050, the Science Channel on 1023, and Biography on channel 1217 in Digital HD.
In addition, Time Warner Cable recently added HGTV HD (channel 1054), Food Network HD (channel 1052), Discovery HD (1045) and MHD (channel 1024) which features HD concert series, events and original productions from MTV, VH1 and CMT.
“As the HD leaders, we’re adding more HD content to enhance our customers viewing experience and we’re taking steps to make it quicker and easier for them to locate the HD versions of their favorite shows,” Porter says.
In the near future, Time Warner Cable will reorganize its channels to make it simple to find the HD versions of programs. Viewers will be able to locate the HD version of their favorite channels by adding either 10, 12 or 13 in front of the Standard Definition channel number. For instance, TNT currently is found on channel 32. Its HD counterpart will move from channel 1460 to 1032 to make it easier to find.
The HD versions of channels included in the Basic/CPST Tier will be found in the 1000’s. Channels from the Digital Tier that are broadcast in HD will be located in the 1200’s while channels from the Premium Tier will be found in the 1300’s. Broadcast channels delivered in HD will remain in the 1400’s. Video On Demand (VOD) in HD will be located in the 1500’s.
Customers will be able to access all HD versions of the networks included in their current programming tier.
“We are dedicated to bringing Time Warner Cable customers a broad selection of HD programming delivered in a customer friendly easy-to-use format. The addition of these HD channels and the reorganization of our channel lineup will make it even easier to enjoy the vivid ‘you are there’ HD experience,” Porter says.
Time Warner Cable’s HD delivers programming in a widescreen format with a crystal clear picture that’s up to five times the resolution of Standard Definition TV. In addition, HD programming’s Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound creates a rich theater-quality experience right in customers’ homes.
In the Kansas City area, Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) offers the most advanced cable television, high-speed Internet service, Road Runner and Digital Phone to more than 600,000 homes and businesses in the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area. Time Warner Cable employs 1,000 people in its various Kansas City locations and provides free service to more than 550 schools. Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is Kansas City’s only 24 hour all sports network. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a full complement of business communications tools to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its data, voice, video and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Time Warner Cable is on the Web at www.twckc.com and www.kcondemand.com.