Time Warner to add 50 HD channels on April 30, plans to offer 100 by end of the year. (1 Viewer)

r_childress

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Interesting article I found on the net. Digitalspy.co.uk

100 linear HD channels on cable in New York
Friday, April 4 2008, 14:22 BST

By James Welsh, International Editor

Time Warner Cable is to carry 100 linear HD channels in New York, it was confirmed today.

The cable operator, which has positioned itself as "the home of free HD", will carry 50 HD channels starting on April 30, and plans to reach its target of 100 linear services by the end of the year.

Among the HD channels to be made available to all digital cable customers at the end of this month are Animal Planet, CNN, Hallmark Movie Channel, and ESPN. Additional sports and movie services in HD will be made available at no extra cost to subscribers taking the relevant package.

Time Warner has also announced plans to roll-out "enhanced HD" services such as "Start Over", a feature already available on some standard definition channels that allows viewers to start watching a programme already in progress from the beginning.

"By delivering the most HD choices and Enhanced HD for free to its Digital Cable customers, Time Warner Cable reaffirms our position as the preeminent multimedia provider in New York City," said Howard Szarfarc, executive vice president of the cable operator's New York City operations. "Our customers can watch what they want, when they want, in HD... for free."

Other US cable operators are adopting new technologies such as switched video, which allocates bandwidth on demand to resolve capacity issues, and the more efficient MPEG-4 compression codec, to accelerate rollout of high definition services
 

aperry

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True, because we all know that there's virtually no way Dish would add 100 national channels by year's end... :)

Seriously though, congrats to the Time Warner viewers in New York!!!
 

ScottChez

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How are they doing it?

Are they doing 3 HD channels per analog channel or 2?

Whats the compression?
 

stevenl

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How are they doing it?

Are they doing 3 HD channels per analog channel or 2?

Whats the compression?

It would really depend on the channel and how much action it has. You can do many more if your watching paint dry.. But a sports game you will put 1 maybe a second that is only paint drying.
 

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My fiancee got this in her email this morning.....the channels are live now!

HOME OF FREE HD: NOW EVEN MORE HIGH DEFINITION CHANNELS AND ENHANCED HDTV COMING TO NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY
50 High Definition Channels Available on April 30
New York, NY -


Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey is poised to carry 100 High Definition (HD) channels and add more than 250 HD On Demand choices by the end of 2008 across the company’s service area, starting with a total of 50 on April 30.
On April 30, the company plans to launch the following 50 channels to all of its digital customers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Later this year, all channels will be available to digital customers in Manhattan, New Jersey, the Hudson Valley region and Mt. Vernon.
Free with Digital Service
A&E HD
ABC Family HD
Animal Planet HD
CNN HD
Discovery HD
Disney HD
ESPN HD
ESPN2 HD
ESPN NEWS HD
Food Network HD
Fox Business News HD
Fox News HD
Hallmark Movie Channel HD
HD Theater (Discovery)
HGTV HD
History Channel HD
The Learning Channel HD
Lifetime Movie Network HD
M HD
MSG HD
MSG+ HD
National Geographic HD
NY1 HD
Science Channel HD
SportsNet New York HD
TBS HD
TNT HD
Toon Disney HD
Travel Channel HD
Universal HD
Versus/Golf HD
WABC HD
WCBS HD
Weather Channel HD
WNBC HD
WNET - Thirteen HD
WNYW Fox HD
WPIX - CW HD
WWOR – My Network HD
YES HD

Free With Sports Packages
MLB HD
NHL HD
HD Premium Tier
HD Net
HD Net Movies
Mojo HD
Free with Premium Services
HBO HD
Cinemax HD
SHOWTIME HD
The Movie Channel HD
Starz HD
Pay Per View
HD PPV


Over the next year in an area-by-area rollout, Time Warner Cable of NY/NJ will launch “Enhanced HDTV” which includes the cable-exclusive Start Over® service for standard and high definition programs. Start Over® is a service that allows customers to start a program over during its allotted time slot without the need for a DVR. Customers with HD set-tops will be able to “Start Over” more than 13,000 standard definition and 1,500 HD choices a month with the click of a button at no additional charge. By augmenting its HD content offerings with Enhanced HD features, Time Warner Cable offers a combination of HD content and features unparalleled by any competing video or internet provider. Channel locations will be available on our website at the end of this month. Visit timewarnercable.com/nynj.
“By delivering the most HD choices and Enhanced HD for free to its Digital Cable customers, Time Warner Cable reaffirms our position as the preeminent multimedia provider in New York City,” stated Howard Szarfarc, Executive Vice President for the company’s New York City region. “The added capacity for HD channels and content didn’t require significant upgrade expenditures or labor costs, and reflects the robust and flexible nature of our existing advanced fiber network.”
“Unlike with DIRECTV®, DISH® and some telecommunications companies which charge extra for these HD services, our customers can watch what they want, when they want, in HD…for free,” added Szarfarc. Current digital customers can upgrade to an HD set-top at no additional cost. With the vast majority of our HD channels included free with digital service, Time Warner Cable offers the easiest transition to and best value in HD of any provider today.





About Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey
Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey serves over 1.4 million customers in four NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. Visit timewarnercable.com/nynj
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.
 

pmb1010

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I went to timewarnercable.com/nynj
and it didn't say anything about any 50 HD channels.

Just the same ones that we get here in Western NY.

FIOS is coming here soon. TW will have decent competition (other than the dish guys...)
 

dom89

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Well its about a month after since the last reply and still on their website, they do not show the addition of these new HD channels. Does anyone know when we will get this or if it is there but they just have not update their website?
 

shaun-ohio

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yeah timewarner csr here told me that, they were going to add 15 more hd channels by the end of the year, thats why i stuck with dtv :)
 

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