We are excited about the spectacular distribution growth this year on cable systems across the country from Texas to Chicago to Boston to California of Multimedios Networks 100% Original, 100% Mexican TV channels. On September 2 Comcast Fresno launched the networks as they are being rolled out on all Comcast California cable sytems including San Francisco. I am also pleased to report the September 1, 2009 simultaneous launch of…
ON COMCAST OREGON AND COMCAST WASHINGTON CABLE SYSTEMS
Comcast Debuts 32 More HD Networks In Oregon, Southwest Washington
Todd Spangler — Multichannel News, 9/1/2009 4:07:20 PM EDT
Comcast launched 32 new high-definition channels in the Oregon and southwest Washington market, to bring its HD lineup to more than 100 in the region.
The operator also is offering 23 new Spanish-language channels, five new standard-definition channels and four international premium channels.
Comcast hit 101 HD channels in the Seattle area in July, and said it would expand the lineup to the rest of the state through the end of 2009.
According to Comcast, the new programming is being delivered in bandwidth freed up by Project Cavalry, which uses low-cost digital transport adapters to let basic subscribers view digital programming on analog TV sets.
“Our high-definition content has exploded in the past year, and we hear from customers that it is exactly what they want from us as more consumers make the switch to HD,” Curt Henninger, Comcast’s regional senior vice president for Comcast of Oregon and SW Washington, said in a statement. “In addition, our ability to offer more and more niche programming provides viewers with the ability to watch shows more closely aligned with their interests.”
The 32 new HD channels are: the Outdoor Channel HD, Tennis Channel HD, CBS College Sports HD, Big Ten Network HD, ESPNU HD, NBA TV HD, Headline News HD, TruTV HD, BET HD, Comedy Central HD, CMT HD, VH1 HD, MTV HD, TCM HD, MSNBC HD, Starz Edge HD, Starz Kids & Family HD, Starz Comedy HD, HBO2 HD, HBO Signature HD, HBO Family HD, HBO Latino HD, HBO Comedy HD, HBO Zone HD, More MAX HD, Action MAX HD, Thriller MAX HD, Showtime 2 HD, Showtime Showcase HD, Showtime Extreme HD, TMC HD, and TMC Xtra HD.
Comcast also is launching Hallmark Movie Channel, Ovation, Retirement Living, C-SPAN 3 and Sportsman Channel; it launched ESPNU in August.
The Spanish-language channels include TeleFutura, Estrella TV (Portland DMA only), Utilisima, HITN, Canal52MX, Mexicanal, MULTIMEDIOS, TVE, WAPA America, AYM Sports, SUR Mexico, TeleFormula, Gran Cine, De Pelicula, De Pelicula Classico, HTV Musica, TeleHit, RitmoSon Latino, TELERITMO, Bandamax, EWTN en Espanol, La Familia and TBN Enlace.
Comcast’s new international premium channels are TV Japan, SBTN (Vietnamese), TV5 Monde (French) and GMA Pinoy TV (Filipino).
About Multimedios Networks:
Multimedios Television Networks are part of Grupo Multimedios, the third-largest producer of original Spanish-language programming in Mexico. The Mexican media conglomerate’s assets include: 37 AM and FM radio stations; nine broadcast TV stations; a 150,000-subscriber triple-play cable system that offers television, broadband and telephony; 12 local, regional and national newspapers; two national magazines; outdoor advertising; music concert venues, amusement parks; radio network La Caliente Radio Network and three television networks all distributed in the U.S. market: General Entertainment Multimedios Television, News Network Milenio Television and Music Channel TeleRitmo.
Multimedios Television, Milenio Television, TeleRitmo