Time Warner channels change
Seven stations will switch to digital-only format on Dec. 18.
Time Warner Cable customers will soon need a digital converter box or a special adapter in order to watch several well-known cable networks.
CNBC, C-SPAN, the Golf Channel, Ion, Lifetime Movie Network, the Weather Channel and WGN will all shift to a digital-only format Dec. 18, the cable provider has announced.
Time Warner is Central Texas’ largest cable company.
At the same time it is making the digital cable shifts, Time Warner said, several networks will also be moved to new channel numbers.
The change, according to a letter sent to subscribers, is part of Time Warner Cable’s plan to shift towards “a higher quality, digital-only experience to provide better picture and sound, more HD channels and more robust Internet speeds.”
TV sets equipped with one of the company’s converter boxes or a CableCARD will be able to receive all the digitalonly channels without any need for adjustment, while only C-SPAN and WGN will be available on TVs with a QAM A look at the new channel numbers nine networks carried by Time Warner Cable will relocate to on Dec. 18: BET: 29 CNBC: 71 Galavision: 56 Golf Channel: 75 Ion: 72 Lifetime Movie Network: 76 MTV: 38 Telemundo (KEYE-TV Channel 42.2): 55