Originally posted by JWhip
I do not forsee a large increase in HD but other channels will be added by the end of the year, bandwidth permitting.
JWhip, John Alchin (Comcast CFO and an executive VP) was quoted on May 4 in the Rocky Mountain News as follows (emphasis mine):
Within six months, Comcast plans to convert analog channels that are being used for some pay- per-view services in Boston to the digital format as the first step in going all digital, Alchin said. The move will allow the company to double the number of high-definition channels for TV viewers in that area to about 24, he said.
That's 11 channels more than we have now. If existing carriage agreements were all
implemented, we'd get the local UPN (Viacom agreement) and WB (Tribune Broadcasting) affiliates, plus The Movie Channel (Showtime) and Encore (Starz). Also, CableWORLD quoted regional VP of marketing Randy Waddell as saying "We've just come to an agreement with Fox Sports to offer the Celtics games in HD." If
that was a separate channel, and
they gave NESN HD its own channel instead of pre-empting INHD2 for Sox and Bruins games, there would still
be five more than we have now. Any idea what they might want to do with the remaining channels?