In Addition, Comcast Adds Three New Standard Definition Networks as Part of Growing XFINITY TV Lineup
SACRAMENTO, CA (July 11, 2011)—Comcast’s California region has launched twelve new high-definition (HD) networks and three new standard-definition (SD) networks to residential homes and businesses in portions of Central California as part of its growing XFINITY TV lineup. Comcast continues to launch more channels and more ON DEMAND content as a result of reclaiming analog bandwidth and upgrading customers to all digital services. Customers in these communities now have access to over 6,000 HD choices, more movies, TV shows, sports, music, kids' programs, and indie films on XFINITY TV and at XFINITYTV.com.
Communities were new channels have launched:
Butte County, Chico, Durham, Corning, Hamilton, Orland, Willows, Biggs, Butte County, Gridley, Magalia, Oroville, Palermo, Paradise, Gridley;
Lodi, Acampo, Lockeford, Victor, Woodbrindge;
Stockton, Linden, French Camp, Lathrop, Manteca;
Colusa, Colusa County, Live Oak, Marysville, Olivehurst, Sutter, Sutter County, Wheatland, Yuba City, Yuba County, Beale AFB.
12 NEW HIGH-DEFINITION (HD) and 3 NEW STANDARD- DEFINITION (SD) NETWORKS
Name of Network and Channel Number
Sprout HD—Channel 770: Sprout is home to trusted favorites like Sesame Street and Barney and Friends. Parents and kids can share everything from singing to dancing to birthday wishes and bedtime stories.
Oxygen HD—Channel 773: The channel focuses chiefly on reality shows, reruns, and movies, and is directed towards women.
Fox Soccer HD— Channel 803: Get the latest soccer news, scores, standings and video highlights for the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and more!
Investigation Discovery HD— Channel 804: Hollywood crimes, murder and forensic investigations, Investigation Discovery gives you insight into true stories that piece together puzzles of human nature.
History International HD— Channel 805: Discover original programming and documentaries with a global focus only on History International.
National Geographic Wild HD—Channel 806: Nat Geo Wild programming is sourced from various agencies, including UK and European distributors, terrestrial joint productions and National Geographic Television productions. All programs are based on natural wildlife and wildlife history, with a heavy focus on nature's most fierce predators.
BBC America HD— Channel 810: Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who.
The Hub HD—Channel 813: The Hub targets a dual audience, young children in the daytime with original and acquired children's programs, and families at night with reruns of older television sitcoms, dramas and feature films.
Gospel Music Channel (GMC) HD— Channel 814: GMC offers positive, family-oriented programming including music, movies, and inspiring stories.
Galavision HD— Channel 815: Broadcasting a mix of classic and recent Mexican and other Spanish language films as well as Spanish-dubbed recent Hollywood productions.
Bloomberg HD— Channel 821: Global 24-hour business news network that provides continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
Game Show Network HD—Channel 822: GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competition entertainment via its 75-million subscriber television network and online game sites.
Reelz (SD)—Channel 150: Visit Reelz Channel for fresh and original news, interviews, movie trailers, movie clips and movie listings as well as local movie times for today's blockbuster.
BBC World News (SD)—Channel 167: Visit BBC News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories. BBC News provides trusted World and UK news.
Daystar (SD)—Channel 234: Christian Television - Daystar Television Network is Faith Based TV for Today's Generation.
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