CMC Adds 14 HD Channels
The Comcast Media Center has signed transport agreements for 14 additional HD channels representing eight TV network groups, bringing to 20 the current offering of HD channels that will be available via the CMC’s HITS Quantum MPEG-2 programming service. The most recent transport agreements will add channels from A & E Television Networks (History HD); Discovery Communications (Animal Planet HD, Discovery Channel HD, HD Theater, Science Channel HD, and TLC HD); Disney-ABC Television Group (ABC Family HD, Disney Channel HD); Fox News (Fox News HD); Lifetime Networks (LMN HD), NBC Universal (USA HD and SCI FI HD); Outdoor Channel (Outdoor Channel HD); and Travel Channel Media (Travel Channel HD) to HITS Quantum’s MPEG-2 programming lineup. These channels join A&E HD, HGTV HD, Food Network HD, National Geographic Channel HD, Starz HD and Universal HD, which launched on HITS Quantum last year. HITS Quantum’s HD channel lineup is delivered via SES AMERICOM’s AMC-18 HD-PRIME satellite.