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TWC gets official with HD expansion in the Carolinas

Darren Murph
10.28.08
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Hot on the heels of TWC's Greensboro expansion announcement comes some official word from the carrier itself on how it'll be handling new HD rollouts in the Carolinas at large. For starters, many Raleigh-area customers received an e-mail proclaiming that 20 new high-def stations would be coming soon, though it mistakenly claims ESPN2 HD as a newcomer. At any rate, the director of digital communication at Time Warner Cable chimed in to clear things up, noting that the company is "rolling out up to 20 HD channels over the next several months, depending on the division." From the looks of things, Raleigh and Charlotte will be getting just about everything TWC has, while Greensboro, NC and Columbia, SC will receive smaller allotments. Curiously enough, the Wilmington area wasn't mentioned at all, but here's hoping they'll be on the same wave as Raleigh. For the full report from Jeff Simmermon, jump on past the break. [Disclosure: Engadget is part of the Time Warner family]



Hi -- I'm the director of digital communication at Time Warner Cable, and I'd like to clarify a few things here.

We're rolling out up to 20 HD channels over the next several months, depending on the division. Different technical issues apply to different divisions, preventing us from doing a massive simultaneous channel deployment. Hence the staggered rollout times -- but rest assured that we want to give everyone as many HD channels as we can as soon as we can. It's part of staying competitive in this business, and it's important to us.

Here are the channels that will roll out over the next several months. Some will appear on Wednesday, and the entire list should be completed by sometime in January --

Greensboro:

Speed HD
BIO
FSNS HD
Cinemax E
cinemax W
Starz!
TMC
PPV
Weather Channel HD
FX HD
Hallmark HD

We're also adding Sprout and MLB in Standard Definition.

******************

Columbia, SC

Speed HD
BIO
Weather Channel HD
FX HD
Hallmark HD

We're also adding Sprout and MLB in Standard Definition.

*****************

Raleigh, NC

Speed HD
BIO
Discovery Channel
ESPNU
Planet Green
CNN
Disney Channel
History
Animal Planet
ABC Family
Lifetime
ESPNews
Learning Channel
FSNS HD
Cinemax E
Cinemax W
Starz!
TMC
PPV
Weather Channel HD
FX HD
Hallmark HD

We're also adding Sprout and MLB in Standard Definition.

*****************

Charlotte, NC

Speed HD
BIO
Discovery Channel
ESPNU
Planet Green
CNN
Disney Channel
History
Animal PLanet
ABC Family
Lifetime
ESPNews
Learning Channel
FSNS HD
Cinemax E
Cinemax W
Starz!
TMC
PPV

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