Palm Desert, October 20, 2008 –– Time Warner Cable announced today the addition of three new popular high definition channels and two new standard-definition channels to its line-ups. The new HD channels are highly requested versions of networks CNN, Animal Planet, and Discovery Channel.
Time Warner Cable’s additions bring its total number of HD offerings to nearly double what the HD channel count was one year ago.
Time Warner Cable also announced the addition of History en Español to the Spanish language package, Nuestra Tele, as well as the addition of Daystar Television Network.
Time Warner Cable is pleased to offer these new channels to customers residing in the Coachella Valley and Yucca Valley area, including the Marine Base at Twentynine Palms, as follows:
CNN HD, channel 652
Animal Planet HD, channel 649
Discovery HD, channel 640
History en Español, channel 685
Daystar Television Network, channel 297
Customers residing in Banning and Cherry Valley will receive six new HD and two new standard-definition channels as follows:
CNN HD, channel 629
Animal Planet HD, channel 659
Discovery HD, channel 628
National Geographic HD*, channel 722
A&E HD*, channel 619
The History Channel HD*, channel 620
TBS HD*, channel 621
History en Español, channel 665
Daystar Television Network, channel 297
* Indicates channels are already available in the Coachella Valley and Yucca Valley systems.
“By increasing our HD channel offerings, Time Warner Cable ensures customers can get the most out of their HDTVs and watch what they want, when they want, in HD,” said Tad Yo, Vice President & General Manager of the Desert Cities system. “Time Warner Cable is excited to be delivering highly requested HD channels to our customers and will continue to make new HD choices available,” said Yo.
With Time Warner Cable’s Digital Cable, customers get local channels, favorite cable and sports networks in HD at no extra cost.
· CNN HD –– provides 24-hour news including live coverage and analysis of breaking news, and a range of programs covering business, weather, sports, entertainment, health and science news, as well as debate, interview and talk shows in HD.
· Animal Planet HD –– offers a full range of 24-hour animal programming including wildlife documentaries, pet care know-how, drama, family entertainment, event reportage and classic TV.
· Discovery HD –– features exclusive programs from Discovery’s worldwide library of content focused primarily on popular science, technology, anthropology and history, in addition to original programming.
· National Geographic HD –– offers superior image quality and widescreen cinematic picture that will open up new worlds to explore.
· A&E HD –– Offers the hottest programs from hit Real-Life series such as Dog The Bounty Hunter®, Gene Simmons Family Jewels™, and Criss Angel Mindfreak® and more!
· The History Channel HD –- shows The History Channel as it’s meant to be, with The Universe, Digging for the Truth, Ice Road Truckers, and Human Weapon, just to name a few, now all available in stunning HD.
· TBS HD –- offers top-rated line-up of comedy programming, plus exclusive coverage of Major League Baseball's Division Series Playoffs and National League Championship Series.
· History Channel en Español –– gives Spanish-speaking viewers an unparalleled view of history with stunning clarity and rich perspective that they will find nowhere else on the television landcape.
· Daystar Television Network –– offers an extensive blend of interdenominational and multi-cultural programming.
About Time Warner Cable San Diego Division:
More than 1,400 local employees serve customers in the San Diego division with cable television, high-speed online and home telephone services over a fiber-rich broadband network. The Coachella Valley, Banning and Yucca Valley are served by the Desert Cities System of the San Diego Division.
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. As of December 31, 2007, Time Warner Cable served approximately 14.6 million customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. More information is available at www.twcdesertcities.com.