Elizabeth City, NC (June 25, 2010) – Time Warner Cable is beginning to roll out more than 100 HD and 50 On-Demand channels to its customers in Elizabeth City, Ahoskie, Murfreesboro and parts of Pasquotank and Hertford counties. The company started converting the first customers in Elizabeth City this week and will be deploying the new services across the entire area over the next several weeks. The $12 million project to install advanced fiber optic technology brings customers other new services as well, including Digital Home Phone.
“With this $12 million investment, we are able to offer our customers the very best services and some of the most advanced technology available in the state,” says Christine Whitaker, area vice president of operations, Time Warner Cable. “We’re very excited to bring the most up-to-date news and entertainment programming options to our customers in this area.”
Once customers receive an ‘available now’ notification from Time Warner Cable, either through the mail or by phone, they will need to swap their old cable box for a new digital converter box to continue receiving their digital channels and to access the expanded programming. Customers have the option to schedule an appointment to have the new box installed or swap the old box at the local Time Warner Cable office in Elizabeth City.
Time Warner Cable will host a community celebration event at the Mariners’ Wharf in Elizabeth City on June 29, 2010, at 7:00 PM. The community event features a free barbecue and chicken dinner, along with a performance by the Phil Watson Band. Local elected officials will join Time Warner Cable’s Christine Whitaker on stage before the concert to officially launch the new services. At 8:30 PM, the classic film “My Man Godfrey” will be shown. Time Warner Cable is the presenting sponsor of the 2010 Mariners’ Wharf Film Festival in Elizabeth City.
With High Definition from Time Warner Cable, customers can watch many of their favorite shows and channels in amazing HD, at no additional cost, with Digital Cable. Time Warner Cable’s Digital Home Phone offers outstanding clarity, unlimited calling, a host of great calling features and simple, reliable service—all at one low price.
Customers will also benefit from Time Warner Cable’s new theme-based channel lineup. The new digital lineup rearranges digital channels above 100 into easy-to-find categories based on programming type, such as sports, music, and kids & family.
The new channel lineup will be grouped as follows:
• 100s- Local Broadcasters & Local Programming
• 200s- Kids & Family, Learning & Discovery, Faith & Inspiration
• 300s- Entertainment, Home & Leisure, Shopping
• 400s- News & Information, Music
• 500s- Sports
• 600s- Movies
• 700s- Premiums, PPV & Events
• 800s- International
• 900s- Music Choice
• 1000s- On Demand
• 1100 and above- High Definition
For further convenience, customers can simply add a “1” to the digital channel number to find the HD version. For example, ESPN will be on channel 500, so the HD version will be found on 1500.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s Carolina Region provides video, Internet and telephone services to more than two million customers in more than 400 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 in five geographic areas-New York State, the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, and www.twcmediasales.com.