Comcast Adds ESPN HD to Its HDTV Service in Washington
More Than 1 Million Homes to Have Access to High-Definition
SEATTLE, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Cable, the country's leading
cable and broadband communications provider, today announced that ESPN HD will
be available beginning Monday, August 4, as part of its high-definition
television (HDTV) service, giving more than 1 million homes throughout
Washington access to even more robust HDTV programming.
In addition to ESPN HD, Comcast offers HD programming from HBO, SHOWTIME,
selected Mariner home games and beginning Aug. 7, KCTS.
"We are pleased to be able to bring our customers outstanding content from
ESPN with all the sights, sounds and unbelievable detail of sports programming
that only an HDTV signal can provide," said Rick Lang, Regional Vice President
of Marketing. "The addition of ESPN HD demonstrates our continuing commitment
to provide our customers with the most robust high-definition content
HDTV technology provides video and audio that is clearer, sharper and more
vibrant than previous video transmission systems. The service is available
for customers with an HDTV-ready television set and uses a digital cable box
provided by Comcast. In addition, Comcast is working with leading cable and
broadcast programmers to offer the most robust HDTV content lineup possible.
In addition to HDTV, customers who subscribe to Comcast Digital Cable can
receive more than 250 channels, including dozens of commercial-free premium
movie channels, 45 channels of commercial-free music, an interactive on-screen
guide and pay per view sports packages.
For more information about Comcast's products and services, please call
1-800-COMCAST or visit the company's Web site at http://www.comcast.com.
About Comcast Cable
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Cable is a division of
Comcast Corporation, a developer, manager and operator of broadband cable
networks and provider of programming content. Operating in 17 of the
United States' 20 largest metropolitan areas, Comcast is one of the leading
communications, media and entertainment companies in the world. Providing
basic cable, Digital Cable, high-speed Internet and telephone services,
Comcast Cable is the company to look to first for the communications products
and services that connect people to what's important in their lives. The
company's 55,000 employees, in six divisions, serve more than 21 million
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