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Cable Technology Feature Article

May 17, 2011

Time Warner Cable Now Offers More Than 175 HD Channels

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable customers in New York City will now have access to more than 175 high definition channels, the company has announced.

The company has created several international packages designed to provide customers with significant savings (up to 65%) and access to many popular in-language channels from select countries through specially-priced packages, along with over 50 international channels currently available to Time Warner Cable Digital TV customers, the company has stated. The offerings include Sahara Filmy, Sony Asia, TV Asia and Zee TV Hindi channels, targeted at Indian viewers.

As the second-largest cable company in the U.S., Time Warner Cable delivers products and services to more than 14 million customers, the company has announced.

“Time Warner Cable offers the best and biggest HD lineup in New York City.  We're excited to announce that our customers now have access to over 175 HD channels and that additional HD On Demand channels are coming soon," said David Gray, Regional Vice President of Marketing for Time Warner Cable's East Region. "Along with the expansion of HD, we continue to augment our digital and On Demand offerings.”

In four New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange (News - Alert), Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties), and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey, Time Warner Cable's New York City footprint serves over 1.3 million customers, the company stated in a press release. The company now provides Bloomberg (News - Alert) HD, Oprah Winfrey Network HD (OWN), ESPN Deportes HD, etc., on demand.

Recently, the company rolled-out a new service called as Business Class Online Backup. This data protection service facilitates businesses to automatically back up computer and server files to a secure and remote data center. Available to all TWCBC commercial customers starting April 11, the Business Class Online Backup service complements the company’s Internet solutions. It is a reliable and a secure service that protects data files.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves