The two channels will accompany iN DEMAND’s two INHD channels on a high definition destination tier, available to Time Warner Cable HD customers at an incremental retail cost.
Time Warner Cable continues to deliver the most robust HD lineup in the industry with high definition programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, WB, UPN, HBO, Showtime, Discovery HD Theater, NBA-TV and select Fox Sports Net regional sports networks.
“HDNet’s collection of live, original and licensed high definition programming is a perfect addition to our burgeoning HD offering,” said Chuck Ellis, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Time Warner Cable. “Creating a premium HDTV tier is the next logical step as we continue to deliver on our promise to provide customers with the best in choice, value and control available for high definition programming.”
Launched in September of 2001, HDNet became the world’s first national television network broadcasting all of its programming in spectacular 1080i high definition. HDNet produces and televises more original high definition than any other domestic network. Original HDNet series include “HDNet World Report,” “Across America,” “HDNet Concert Series,” “True Music,” the “NHL on HDNet,” the “MLS on HDNet,” and “Higher Definition.”
“With more original programming shot in HD than any other network, and with more movies premiering in HD (and in their Original Aspect Ratio) than any other network, we’re excited to be partnering with Time Warner Cable, to bring HDNet and HDNet Movies to their HD customers,” said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet.
Time Warner Cable is growing its high-definition programming line-up by expanding the number of value-added HD channels that have standard definition counterparts already being offered, and by adding new premium high-definition services. Time Warner Cable is not charging additional fees for its value-added HD programming. It will offer premium HD services in a destination tier at an incremental retail cost.
Time Warner Cable currently makes high-definition television capable set-top boxes available to 98 percent of its customer base. Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems serving 10.9 million subscribers in 27 states, which include some of the most technologically advanced, best-clustered cable systems in the country with more than 75% of the Company’s customers in systems of 300,000 subscribers or more. Utilizing a fully upgraded advanced cable network and a steadfast commitment to providing consumers with choice, value and world-class customer service, Time Warner Cable is an industry leader in delivering advanced products and services such as video on demand, high definition television, high-speed data, wireless home networking and digital video recorders. Time Warner Cable is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.
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