Many of our HD customers have asked about INHD networks, and we have good news for you -- we are adding INHD and INHD2 to Time Warner Cable's high-definition programming as of today, Nov 14. This programming will currently be offered to all customers with HD converters at no additional charge.
INHD (channel 290) is a 24/7 digital cable channel that presents the best programming available in the hi-def format including movies, major and college sports and general interest programming. NBA will air in HD next Monday, 11/17 (Boston @ NY). An expanded schedule of NBA games will start on Dec 3.
Sports: NBA regular season and playoff games, plus MLB regular season games, college sports and US Open matches & highlights.
Movies: include blockbuster hits, classic titles and documentaries like "Farther Than The Eye Can See" (a documentary featuring the first high definition footage of Mt. Everest).
INHD2 (channel 291) is a second 24/7 digital cable channel featuring similar general entertainment programming scheduled at varying times from INHD to give you more viewing options at any given time.
For more information on these networks, or to sign up for email notifications about specific programming, go to www.inhd.com.
Other info that may be helpful...
We know you're waiting for good news about ESPN HD, and we're as anxious as you are. To better explain the delay, here's some background on the process for launching new channels. The individual TWC divisions are not permitted to launch new networks until a contract is negotiated at the corporate level. Time Warner Corporate is in negotiations with Disney (who owns ESPN) to provide our customers with the best programming at the best price. At this time, the high-level discussions are taking quite a while to finalize, and we don't have a projected launch date yet. HD Net and HD Net movies are also in the negotiation phase.
WWWB & WJZY
To qualify for HD carriage, broadcast stations must carry a certain level of HD programming. Our technical department is currently evaluating WWWB for carriage, and it's possible that WB may be added to the HD lineup. WJZY (a UPN affiliate) currently does not have enough HD programming for carriage. As soon as we have more info on these or any new products, I will email you again.
The HD DVR product is in the manufacturer's testing phase, and the latest projection for availability to our customers is probably Q1 or Q2 of 2004.
Just for reference, here's a list of the HD programming currently carried on Time Warner Cable. All of our HD programming continues to be available to you at no additional charge (except for HBO & Showtime, which are included free of charge only to customers who subscribe to those premium services).
201 UNC-TV HD
220 WCNC HD
225 WBTV HD
230 WTVI HD
235 WSOC HD
240 WCCB HD
280 Discovery HD Theater
291 INHD 2
318 HBO HD (must subscribe to digital HBO to receive this)
358 Showtime HD (must subscribe to digital Showtime to receive this)
Meanwhile, please let me know if you have any other questions that we can help you with. Your email address will only be used to contact you. We send out a separate monthly email newsletter (about all our products), and if you would like to receive it, please go to www.twcarolina.com
and click on the link for "e-newsletter". As always, we appreciate the fact that you have chosen Time Warner Cable, and value your comments.
Kim Myers Brown
Time Warner Cable - Charlotte Division