Originally posted by KIRO TV
For Immediate Release
February 2, 2005
KIRO 7 And CBS Programming To Be Carried on Cable In HDTV
SEATTLE, WA - KIRO Television announced today its agreement with Comcast and Charter Communications, Inc., allowing for the carriage of its high definition signal.
KIRO-TV began broadcasting its over the air digital signal free to the public on October 15, 1999, but due to extended negotiations the signal was not carried on Comcast or Charter Cable.
Effective February 9, 2005, KIRO HDTV will be available on Comcast channel 107, and on Charter Cable, the Eastern Washington cable system operator. Viewers with digital receivers and high-definition television sets will now be able to receive KIRO 7 in crystal clear widescreen HDTV and 5.1 Dolby digital movie quality sound.
HDTV offers six times the picture clarity of traditional analog, providing the clearest picture available today.
This is the result of complex negotiations with our cable partners due to multiple location issues across the country, not just the Seattle-Tacoma market, said KIRO-TV vice president and general manager John Woodin. We appreciate the patience of the cable subscribers who have missed KIRO's digital signal for the past several months.
KIRO-TV broadcasts popular CBS programming and weekly hit shows in HDTV such as CSI, CSI: NY, CSI: Miami, Without A Trace and Everybody Loves Raymond as well as the Emmy award-winning daytime drama The Young and The Restless. Viewers can also look forward to KIRO HDTV broadcasts of the Grammy Awards, the NCAA Final Four and NCAA Championship games