Time Warner chan­nels change

Seven sta­tions will switch to dig­i­tal-only for­mat on Dec. 18.

Austin American-Statesman - - BUSINESS - By Gary Dinges gdinges@states­man.com Timewarner chang­ing chan­nels

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

VH1: 50

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