Press Releases – Members
“Increasingly, our Austin customers want to take their high-speed Internet with them out of the home and on-the-go,” said Area Vice President Kathy Brabson. “The TWC WiFi™ network we’re building for Austin will allow our customers to greatly maximize their TWC Internet subscription – at no additional charge.”
Time Warner Cable today announced the expansion of its home security and energy management system, IntelligentHome, to the Dallas market. IntelligentHome is an easy-to-use wireless system that offers professional home security along with features that allow customers to check in on their kids or pets, arm or disarm their security system, turn on a light or set the thermostat the way they like it – all via a smartphone, laptop or in-home touchscreen.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will provide live television coverage of UIL boys and girls state soccer championships this week from Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, while FOXSportsSouthwest.com will offer live webcasts.
Suddenlink expects to make nearly $100 million in capital investments this year in Texas, and by the end of the year will have invested approximately $700 million in the state since 2006.
Comcast, the nation’s largest Internet service provider, today announced it is increasing the speeds of two of its most popular XFINITY Internet speed plans, Blast! and Extreme 50, in Houston for no additional cost. Customers will enjoy more than twice as fast Internet speeds on multiple devices, allowing them to surf, chat, stream HD movies and TV shows, or game online with double the speed. Also for no additional cost, Comcast is increasing the speed of its widely used Performance plan by more than 60 percent.
Suddenlink has announced that Tim Archer has been promoted to Vice President of Service Delivery for the company’s Commercial & Advertising Operations (CAO) organization, headquartered in Dallas. In his most recent assignment he was Senior Director of Operations for Suddenlink systems in Amarillo, Texas, Clovis, N.M., and certain California systems.
Digital equipment for all TVs required beginning in April
Fort Worth, TX – Charter is more than doubling its high definition (HD) channel lineup for customers in Fort Worth and surrounding communities as part of a $40 million all-digital upgrade to its North Texas network.
Customers in Fort Worth will soon enjoy 83 additional HD channels as a result of the largest HD launch in Charter’s history. Park Cities customers will have 91 new HD channels available.
In all, customers in more than 40 North Texas communities will soon find a total of 141 HD channels on their improved Charter television lineup.
Plus, Charter is increasing its Video On Demand (VOD) offering to a total of more than 12,000 VOD options, including 2,500 HD titles and new Spanish-language selections.
These improvements are made possible by the removal of analog signals from Charter’s network in favor of an all-digital system, but customers must take action to ensure they continue receiving Charter programming on all of their televisions.
Customers not currently equipped with Charter-issued digital set-top boxes or CableCards must acquire them for each of their TVs; and Charter is making it easy for customers to obtain digital boxes at no cost. Customers may visit www.charter.com/digitalnow or call 1-888-GET CHARTER (1-888-438-2427) for more information.
“Analog is an outdated, inefficient technology,” said John Owen, Charter’s regional vice president in Fort Worth. “In the bandwidth or channel space previously needed for providing just one analog channel, we can now provide multiple standard definition digital channels or HD channels. An all-digital network offers the best opportunity to maximize value for our customers.”
More than 96 percent of Charter’s Texas customers now have some form of digital television equipment in their homes, clearing the way for Charter to begin removing analog signals from its Texas system.
Customers in Weatherford and Cleburne will be among the first to experience the all-digital difference beginning in April, followed by those in Granbury, Azle, Fort Worth, Highland Park and University Park. The project is scheduled to conclude in mid-June.
Charter’s new all-digital system will provide improved picture quality and sound for video customers. It will also deliver faster Internet speeds for data customers in the future.
“Charter is beginning a period of significant new investment in Texas with our all-digital effort,” Owen added. “We’re adding many more HD channels and On Demand titles, but we’re also making improvements to our network and customer service. We’re replacing hundreds of miles of aging cable, while providing enhanced training programs for our technicians and customer service representatives. It’s a new day in Texas for Charter and our customers.”
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
Introduces First-Of-Its Kind Internet Destination for African American Entertainment, Content, Features and News at Xfinity.Com/Celebrateblacktv
PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 31, 2013 – Comcast, a global media and technology company, today announced Xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv, a new premier Internet destination site that brings together a wealth of black entertainment content available from a variety of sources in one, easy to navigate location. In addition, starting February 1st, Xfinity customers will gain access to special programming celebrating Black History Month available across Xfinity platforms — TV, On Demand, online and on mobile devices — recognizing the many contributions of the African-American culture and community to the US and the world.
“We are thrilled to celebrate Black History Month this year by sharing with our customers the rich culture and contributions of the African American community,” said Ruben Mendiola, vice president and general manager of Multicultural Video Services. “We invite all Xfinity customers to join in the celebration On Demand throughout the month of February and visit our new online destination at xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv.”
Xfinity.com/celebrateblacktv features award-winning movies, TV shows, videos, celebrity interviews, groundbreaking and upcoming actors and directors, behind-the-scenes footage, plus, the latest in entertainment news. Xfinity subscribers will have access to exclusive content on Xfinity On Demand and other services, while non-subscribers will also have the opportunity to explore a range of entertainment options.
Xfinity’s Black History Month programming includes films documentaries, biographies, sports and specials featuring African American entertainers, artists and historical leaders that have contributed to the news, music and history of this country and the world. Highlights include biographies of President Barack Obama, Aretha Franklin, Bill Cosby, Boyz II Men, Gary Coleman, Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Richard Pryor, The Jackson 5, Tina Turner, Tyler Perry and Whitney Houston from the BIO channel; sports specials from ESPN; music videos from Music Choice and FUSE; Black History specials from the History Channel, Lifetime, Shalom TV and TV One and feature films from A&E and iN Demand including:
This February also marks the third year of Xfinity’s Black Cinema On Demand, a year-round offering that features themed movie collections that highlight African-American films, filmmakers and actors.
Comcast has had a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion since its founding nearly 50 years ago and focuses its efforts in five key areas: diversity in governance, attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier base, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming, and community investment in national, regional and local diverse organizations.
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
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